Derringtons Limited can deliver the exact services that you want on an individually tailored basis so that you don’t have to pay for something you don’t actually need, and we will agree a fixed fee with you in advance, to be paid monthly, quarterly, annually or on a project basis, to suit you. These services can be as simple as offering a company incorporation or registered office function to a fully integrated “in house” service. The latter will give you a dedicated qualified company secretary available to take your board minutes, file documentation or provide your directors, shareholders or advisers with relevant information and/or advice whenever they need it, without worrying about charges mounting up every time you pick up the phone to ask a question. In addition, you won’t incur the unnecessary expense of paying for an employee or providing desk and storage space for your company’s statutory records.
Company incorporation - we can incorporate a company to your specifications rather than just buying “off the shelf”.
Registered office - we can provide an address for your registered office and ensure that all mail is redirected to you promptly on a timely basis.
UK subsidiary company incorporation and management - this is a service we offer particularly for US and other overseas companies wishing to start up operations in the UK. We appreciate that the legal requirements of complying fully with United Kingdom company legislation can appear rather daunting and expensive. As well as incorporating a company for you we will ensure that it complies fully with UK law by managing all your company secretarial needs (including all filings and returns) on an ongoing basis.
Basic annual package - we will maintain your company's statutory records and registers electronically in our computerised company administration and management system, producing all the necessary documentation for day to day events and filings at Companies House, for example, annual return, share allotments and transfers, changes in company officers, changes in capital, change of accounting reference date, shareholder meetings, production and filing of dormant accounts, as well as providing suitable board minutes for all these activities. As part of the service, we will run a diary system for your company to ensure that you never miss any filing deadlines.
Company records review/correction - if you are involved in acquisitions or disposals, or are trying to raise finance we can review your company records as a one-off exercise to ensure they are complete and up to date or help you carry out due diligence on the company secretary records of third parties.
Board meetings, committee and general meetings - we can provide a highly experienced board secretary to attend and minute regular board and/or committee meetings or just occasional board or general meetings, as required. There is no substitute for accurate and independent minutes which properly record decisions taken and comply with the necessary legislation. If, for example, your company has just received its first outside investment and an investor representative has been appointed to your board, then this is a good time for you to consider using an independent secretary.
Corporate Governance and legal compliance - we can provide advice to your directors to ensure that they understand and carry out their responsibilities properly, and ensure that your company complies with all its statutory requirements and does not become a victim to identity fraud.
Data Protection - we can advise you if you need to be registered with the Information Commissioner and prepare all the necessary paperwork for you.
Client portfolios we are happy to take responsibility for the provision of company secretarial services for a portfolio of clients for accountancy or legal partnerships which do not have a dedicated in-house resource.
Full company secretarial service we can undertake all your company secretarial requirements from basic filings at Companies House as above, to attendance at, and minuting of meetings, and liaison with your shareholders or advisers, eg accountants and lawyers. In short, we can provide the continuity and benefits of having your own in house company secretarial function without the overheads. Your nominated qualified company secretary will be able to respond on a daily basis via phone or email to any queries and act on them straight away. If necessary, this can include attendance at your offices on a part-time basis.
If you need assistance in other areas such as accounting, payroll, tax, public relations, marketing, web domain registration, email, website design and setup, we can help too.
Our services are fully backed with professional indemnity insurance so we can provide you, your directors and your shareholders with peace of mind.
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