Who needs a company secretary?
Since the Companies Act 2006, unless there is an express requirement in your articles of association, private limited companies no longer need to appoint a company secretary – so why do I need one?

The simple answer is that even though it’s no longer a legal requirement to appoint a company secretary, the tasks they carry out still need to be done. In the absence of a company secretary the directors must take on the role and responsibilities. So that means even more workload for you.

As a result many directors wisely choose to outsource the role, reducing the administrative workload and burden of corporate governance, thus ensuring their compliance is easily maintained.

Appoint the M&N Group

We’ll provide the professional chartered secretarial services  you need to keep your business on track. We’ll deal with every aspect of company secretarial procedures to keep your business running smoothly. Qualified in company law, corporate governance, administration, company secretarial practice, accounting management and accounting, we are trained to chart a course through regulation, legislation and best practice and to deliver effective operations.

From time to time you may be asked to provide additional information for tax or legal purposes. We can help by preparing legal documentation to manage with such ‘one-off’ situation. We also work closely with law firms, notaries and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to ensure that all aspects of your legal requirements are covered.

We can advise on and prepare the documentation to:

  • Adopt new articles of association
  • Increase or decrease the authorised share capital
  • Change the company name, classification of shares etc
  • Sale and purchase agreements
  • Convene annual and general meetings
  • Minute any directors’ or shareholders’ meetings
  • Assist with the restoration of dissolved companies
  • Draft board minutes to approve and authorise the signing of deeds or contracts
  • Draft board minutes to approve any amendments to the corporate account bank mandate
  • Organise the cancellation of unissued shares
  • Draft indemnity forms for lost share certificates
  • Reconstruct statutory registers and provide ratification minutes
  • Conveyancing administration which include new membership and compliance certificates
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Company Secretary

M&N Group can provide an ‘in-house’ company to act as your named company secretary. Although not mandatory for a private limited company, it is preferable to appoint a secretary to ensure that all compliance and legal regulations are adhered to.

It is a legal obligation for every public limited company to have a company secretary. This must be a suitably qualified person such as:

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Certified Accountant
  • Chartered Secretary
  • Barrister, Advocate or Solicitor


Lubbock Fine
I have known Karen for over 20 years. Throughout the period she and her team have provided excellent service in company formations, secretarial services and advice on other statutory requirements and it has been an absolute pleasure working with them.
Senior Manager