If you would like to make an enquiry simply fill in the quick contact form below and a member of our inhouse team will be in touch shortly.
The Role of a Company Secretary
Classroom: £329 +VAT per person
Online: £329 +VAT per person
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:
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.
“Excellent coverage of a huge subject in a very short time. Available resources are much appreciated. Perfect location for stations and facilities - light and warm premises with good amenities and plenty of refreshments.”
Group Financial Controller
“Excellent presenter - engaging, interesting and fun. He made a potentially dry subject memorable and fascinating.”
Group Finance Manager
“Brilliantly delivered. Made a complicated subject understandable and at times amusing. Thoroughly covered all relevant subjects. Thank you.”
“The presenter made a potentially dry and inaccessible subject informative and educational. I found it particularly helpful that he illustrated principles and points through examples and anecdotes.”
Director of Business Assurance
“I found the course to be engaging, informative and well presented. The attitude to questions was fantastic and the presenter made sure that everyone had a chance to ask anything they wished without letting it detract from the session. ”
Director of Education
“Great course - very informative. Presenter very knowledgeable, friendly and approachable.”
“Excellent and informative day. The trainer engaged well with delegates and made a dry subject interesting. First rate session.”
Chief Operating Officer
“Fantastic course, very well paced and well thought out. Excellent use of attendee participation that didn't feel forced (as is sometimes the case with training courses). Answered all questions patiently and comprehensively.”
Senior Legal Counsel
“Thank you very much for this online course. The structure and content were great. It was so useful to have another trainer to monitor/read the questions as this gave the presenter trainer time to focus on the course. Thanks again.”
Fund Management Accountant
“I found the exercises useful to consolidate learning. Online delivery worked well for this type of course. I was able to concentrate listening through headphones without distractions or others being more dominant and I was comfortable participating. Thank you Kirsty and David, very professional and exceeded my expectations.”
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.
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 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.