Company secretarial refers to the administration and compliance tasks that must be carried out to ensure that a company operates legally and in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations. This includes tasks such as maintaining statutory records, filing annual returns, and ensuring that the company complies with all legal requirements related to corporate governance. 
As well as being accountants, tax consultants and business advisors, TreyBridge also provides a comprehensive and cost-effective outsourced company secretarial service. Read on to find out what it involves and how we can support your business. 

What does a company secretary do? 

A company secretary carries out multiple tasks that are central to the smooth running of a business, including: 
Maintaining the company's statutory registers, such as the register of members and register of directors. 
Filing annual returns and other legal documents with Companies House. 
Preparing and distributing board meeting agendas and minutes. 
Ensuring compliance with legal requirements related to corporate governance, such as the Companies Act and the Articles of Association. 
Facilitating communication between the board of directors, shareholders and other stakeholders. 
Advising on legal and regulatory compliance issues. 
Managing the company's share capital, including issuing and transferring shares. 
In a nutshell, the role of a company secretary is to ensure that a company meets its legal and regulatory obligations and operates in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations. 

The benefits of company secretarial 

Many businesses grow to the point where they require a company secretary, and our service comes with many advantages: 
Compliance: One of the primary functions of a company secretary is to ensure that the company complies with all relevant laws and regulations. Failure to comply with legal requirements can result in financial penalties, legal action or damage to the company's reputation. 
Corporate governance: Good corporate governance is essential for maintaining the trust and confidence of shareholders, customers and other stakeholders. The company secretary plays a key role in ensuring that the company follows best practices in regard to corporate governance. 
Record keeping: The company secretary is responsible for maintaining the company's statutory records. Accurate and up-to-date records are essential for demonstrating compliance and providing transparency to stakeholders. 
Communication: The company secretary facilitates communication between the board of directors, shareholders and other stakeholders. Effective communication is essential for building trust and ensuring that all parties have the information they need to make informed decisions. 
Risk management: The company secretary can help identify and manage risks related to legal and regulatory compliance, corporate governance, and other areas of the company's operations. This can help mitigate the risk of legal action, reputational damage or other negative consequences. 

Ask us about company secretarial 

We provide a versatile and affordable company secretarial service to businesses across the UK. To find out more, call our Northern office on 01482 235575, our London office on 0207 885 0605, or fill in the contact form below. 
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