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Private Companies

 Experience in your sector

Approximately 95% of limited companies are ‘private’. This is by far the most common form of limited company.

When you choose Bridgehouse Company Secretaries as your partner you have access to the expertise you need on tap. Our knowledgeable and experienced team of company secretaries are on hand to provide valuable support to your senior management team whenever required and you pay only for the professional time you actually use.

Even though the 2006 Companies Act abolished the legal obligation for a private company to appoint a company secretary, this does not mean the responsibilities covered by the company secretary no longer exist. What we continue to find is that even though private companies may legally not be required to appoint a company secretary, the invaluable governance support provided by a company secretary is still necessary to ensure the private company is properly governed.

Our services

Activities usually covered by the company secretary that can be carried out by our Private Company Secretaries include:

Maintaining the shareholder register

Ensuring the statutory register of shareholders is kept up-to-date, with all transfers and allotments properly actioned and recorded.

Companies House requirements

Ensuring filings are kept up-to-date at Companies House. This could include filing the allotment notification on a form SH01, filing changes to company officers, filing changes to the registered address and filing confirmation statements.

Board meeting support

Supporting your board meetings by preparing meeting packs, attending the meeting to take minutes, preparing action lists and saving signed minutes.

Project work

Drafting resolutions for reorganisations, the creation of different classes of shares, company re-registration from private to plc, change of company name and filing the necessary paperwork at Companies House.

For more information on company secretary services for companies in the private sector, talk to us about how we can help.