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Nominee Company Secretary


As per Section 270 of the Companies Act 2006, the Company may appoint an officer or person as its appointed Company Secretary but if no such person is so nominated any duty that may normally be required to be done by a Company Secretary may be undertaken by either a director or a person authorised generally or specifically by the Directors.

Where no Company Secretary is appointed any person authorised to undertake the duties of a Company Secretary shall in the view of the Directors be of sufficient competence or experience to undertake such role and the Directors shall in making any such appointment take into account the extensive duties and requirements on the Company under the Companies Acts, 1985 - 2006 and supporting statutory instruments. Article 99 of Table A shall be modified accordingly.

The secretary is the chief administrator for the company and normally takes charge of ensuring that any documents which need to be sent to Companies House are sent on time. For more information on the Qualifications Required of a Company Secretary, see below.

Our fee for this service is: £ 150.00 pa.

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Qualifications of the Company Secretary

The company secretary of a public limited company needs to be qualified as explained below. The company secretary of a private limited company needs no formal qualifications.

Section 286 of the Act (qualifications of company secretaries) says that the directors of a public limited company must make sure, as far as reasonably possible, that the secretary, or each joint secretary, is a person who appears to them to have the proper knowledge and experience to carry out the functions of company secretary. In addition, the secretary must also be a person who:

is a member of any of the following bodies:
  • the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales;
  • the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland;
  • the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland;
  • the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants;
  • the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators;
  • the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants;
  • the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting; or
have held the office of secretary (or assistant or deputy secretary) of the company on 22 December 1980; or

have held the office of company secretary of a company (except a private company) for at least 3 out of the 5 years immediately before his or her appointment as secretary; or

is a barrister, advocate or solicitor called or admitted in any part of the UK; or

is a person who appears to the directors to be capable of carrying out the functions of company secretary, because he or she holds, or has held, any other similar position or is a member of any other body.

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