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The Role of a Company Secretary

6-hour course  |  6 CPD hours

£329 +VAT per person

£329 +VAT
per person
£329 +VAT
per person

  • 18 & 19 January 2023
    2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Book
  • 9 & 10 May 2023
    9:30am - 12:30pm
    Book
  • 17 & 18 October 2023
    2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Book

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At UK Training we have taken a fresh approach to online training that we're sure you will enjoy. We've taken all the best features of the classroom and replicated them online meaning you'll get the same high quality training combined with the time and money savings that come with training online.

All our online training is visually engaging, highly interactive and informative ensuring your online experience will be just as rewarding as the classroom.

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About our online courses

At UK Training we have taken a fresh approach to online training that we're sure you will enjoy. We've taken all the best features of the classroom and replicated them online meaning you'll get the same high quality training combined with the time and money savings that come with training online.

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The Role of a Company Secretary

6-hour course

Course prices:

Classroom: £329 +VAT per person

Online: £329 +VAT per person

Course overview

The role of the company secretary continually evolves and it is crucial that the person given this responsibility is fully aware of the duties they must perform to protect their company and themselves from any penalties.

This comprehensive course explains the duties of a company secretary, providing you with a thorough understanding and ensuring you are fully up-to-date and compliant with your legal responsibilities. It guides you through the role step by step, explaining exactly what must be done to comply with the Companies Act, company articles and other legislation.  

It is a practical day, focusing on real-life situations and is a guide to:

  • The key responsibilities of a company secretary
  • The records and registers that are required
  • Working with directors and assisting the board
  • Handling meetings and keeping minutes
  • Additional duties throughout the year

It will explain what a company secretary should know, the questions they should ask and what to do when problems arise. This will enable you to approach the job with confidence and equip you with the essential knowledge to succeed in this challenging role. 

What will you learn?

  • What are the legal responsibilities of a company secretary?
  • Exactly what must be reported to Companies House?
  • What are the statutory registers and how are they written up?
  • What is the company secretary’s role at a Board Meeting?
  • What is the law and best practices for keeping minutes?
  • How does the company secretary support the work of the board?
  • Can the company secretary ever overrule the Directors?
  • What is the law about the execution of documents?
  • What information must by law be shown on e-mails and websites?
  • How does a company limited by guarantee differ from other companies?
  • How does a company secretary set about changing the Articles?
  • How do the new model articles differ from Table A?
  • What are the time limits for sending the accounts to Companies House?
  • What must a company secretary do if they believe that the company is insolvent?
  • What is the law about companies using email and websites to communicate with their members?
  • What rights do shareholders have?
  • What is the requirement to report details of share capital to Companies House?

Extra benefits

  • An exclusive eBook, 'UK Company Law - the Complete Guide', only available to delegates 
  • A course pack containing the information presented on the day
  • A certificate of attendance
  • Complimentary refreshments and lunch provided

Who should attend?

This course is an essential primer for those who are new to the role – and also acts as an ideal refresher for more experienced secretaries, hoping to build on their existing skills.

This course is for all companies that are registered at Companies House. However, if your company is a Charity that is registered at Companies House we recommend that you attend Charities: The Role of the Secretary instead.

Course presenters

  • David Impey

    David Impey is a solicitor of 37 years’ standing, during which he has specialised exclusively in corporate/company law for private limited companies. He lectures regularly on company law and practice, and is known for his lively, practical approach. David helps people to understand the relevant company law rules and regulations, identify the practical pitfalls to look out for and the available solutions, and choose the best options for their company or client.

    David has worked in-house, been a director of a market-leading legal services company, and set up and run two small businesses of his own. His technical competence in company law is underpinned by an in-depth understanding of the needs and priorities of both small and medium sized businesses. David is also co-author of ‘The Company Director: Powers, Duties and Liabilities’, ‘Running a Limited Company’ and ‘Modern Law of Meetings’ and a contributor to ‘Jordans Company Administration and Governance.’ 

  • Kirsty Semple

    Kirsty Semple ACIS LLM is a Chartered Secretary.  She worked in public practice for over 20 years, specialising in governance and compliance. She has acted as Secretary for a wide range of companies – both companies limited by shares and guarantee companies. The remainder of the time she provides consultancy, training and support to Boards. She is an experienced lecturer, who also has up to date, practical experience of the role of a secretary. Kirsty is also the editor of ICSA’s Charities’ Handbook.

Course dates

Online course dates

  • 18 & 19 January 2023 | 2:00pm-5:00pm Book
  • 9 & 10 May 2023 | 9:30am-12:30pm Book
  • 17 & 18 October 2023 | 2:00pm-5:00pm Book