AIM Listed Companies
Experience in your sector
AIM (formerly the Alternative Investment Market) is the London Stock Exchange’s international market for smaller growing companies. A wide range of businesses including early stage, venture capital-backed and more established companies join AIM seeking access to growth capital. Launched on 19 June 1995, it allows smaller companies to float shares with a more flexible regulatory system than applies to the main market. More than 3,000 companies have joined AIM, raising over £60 billion in new and further capital fundraisings.
As with any business, an AIM-listed company is subject to a range of regulatory and legal obligations with which it must comply. The primary obligations owed by a company are set out in the Companies Act 2006. These include having in place articles of association which set out the company’s constitution, including the core duties and obligations of its shareholders and directors.
AIM companies also need to comply with the AIM rules as provided by the London Stock Exchange and the Market Abuse Regulations (MAR) which came into effect on the 3rd of July 2016.
We appreciate that keeping up-to-date with all relevant legislation and sector-specific codes can be a daunting and time-consuming task. Bridgehouse can take on the role of AIM company secretary, advising AIM companies5 on their statutory and regulatory obligations.
Services for AIM-listed companies:
- Financial calendar – Ensuring key dates/events are not missed, including closed periods, financial reporting and meeting preparation
- Board and committee meeting support
- AGM support
- Half yearly and annual reports – Project managing the production of reports and preparation of the governance and committee reports for inclusion in the annual report
- Subsidiary Management/Annual Compliance
- Assessing compliance against the QCA (for small cap companies) and Corporate Governance Codes – Impress others by using our innovative checklist to show how your listed company Complies, Cares and Caters for the QCA code. This is a visual, commonsense tool developed by Bridgehouse Company Secretaries for listed companies that demonstrates compliance obligations are under control
- Ad hoc company secretarial tasks such as insurance management, market notifications and share options
- Data Protection Officer services (GDPR)
- Compliance with Listing Rules, Compliance with Market Abuse Regulations (MAR)
- Trademark registration, drafting of specific resolutions
From filing your annual report and accounts to help setting up a comprehensive governance framework, one of the things that sets Bridgehouse Company Secretaries apart is our ability to tailor services around you. This flexible approach extends to our packages and pricing so whether your company secretarial needs are large or small, talk to us about how we can help.