Does a private limited company offer the best protection for my investment company?

25 Apr 2014
Everyone knows that forming a limited company is a great option when seeking to protect individuals and their assets and for this reason they have long been the choice of property investment companies. A lone investor acting as sole shareholder and director enjoys all of the protection that the company can offer him, whilst retaining full control of the day to day decisions relating to... Read More AboutDoes a private limited company offer the best protection for my investment company? »

By Dana Ewans

Cash is king but knowledge is power

14 Feb 2014
The Office of National Statistics (ONS) Q2 UK economic figures show the economy has entered a strong growth phase. Economic indicators show GDP growth is 0.6 per cent, with manufacturing up by 0.4 per cent, services up 0.6 per cent and construction 0.9 per cent. But as the number of B2B transactions are increasing how effective is your company's ability to collect cash on... Read More AboutCash is king but knowledge is power »

By Ray Ruffels

Company names - obligations to display

14 Feb 2014
Displaying the registered name at company premises Every trading company must display its registered name at its registered office and at any other ‘inspection place’.  This would be any location where the company keeps its statutory documents. available for inspection. The registered name also has to be displayed at any location where the company carries on... Read More AboutCompany names - obligations to display »

By Adrian Healey

Just a minute!

14 Feb 2014
The minutes of a company’s board meetings should provide an accurate record of proceedings at the meeting.  They will need to be referred to in the future so it is vital that they are accurate and concise. Here are our top tips :   Preparation is key. Take time to understand the agenda, and review any related documents, such as minutes from previous meetings... Read More AboutJust a minute! »

By Adrian Healey

Trial by Twitter part 2

14 Feb 2014
In the second of her guest blogs, Kate Anthony Wilkinson shares 5 more Twitter lessons you should learn   Recruitment checking More recruitment agencies are now checking for on-line information as part of the recruitment process, so once more that silly joke, rude comment or embarrassing photo may come back to haunt you. Companies may wish to consider... Read More AboutTrial by Twitter part 2 »

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Non-executive directors - making or breaking a business?

14 Feb 2014
Are you a non-executive director? Do you have non-execs on your board? Along with directors’ remuneration, one topic of conversation that never seems to be out of the headlines these days is the role of non-executive directors (“NEDs”) and their impact on the companies that they are appointed to. In response, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries (“ICSA”) has recently published... Read More AboutNon-executive directors - making or breaking a business? »

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Trial by Twitter

14 Feb 2014
Twitter is great tool for communication and sharing of views. But it can create a host of issues and potential problems for companies, employers and individuals. Many problems do not yet have firm answers but awareness of the issues is key. In the first of two guest blogs, Kate Anthony Wilkinson shares her top 5 Twitter tips. Libel - Lord McAlpine has announced that he... Read More AboutTrial by Twitter »

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Family businesses – fair shares?

14 Feb 2014
Family dynamics are such that within family businesses there is greater potential for disagreement than in other types of business. Conflict can often arise around the issue of shares. But much of this can be avoided by making changes to the constitution ( the articles ) of the company from the outset. Here are our top 10 points to consider in this area before taking the... Read More AboutFamily businesses – fair shares? »

By Adrian Healey

Joint shareholders Q and As

14 Feb 2014
A quick round-up of frequently asked questions. Q : Do joint shareholders have equal rights? A : The simple and straightforward answer is “no”. Under s286 of the CA06 (previously regulation 55 of Table A) the first person named in the register of members (the senior holder) has the right to vote at meetings, appoint a proxy and sign a shareholders' written resolution... Read More AboutJoint shareholders Q and As »

By Adrian Healey

Top regional newspaper chooses Jordans business data again.

14 Feb 2014
We were delighted to be consulted once again by the Western Daily Press to provide data on the South West’s top companies for this year’s Business Guide. In last year’s guide, we highlighted how the most successful business were increasingly focusing on risk management. It is clear that this is a progressing trend given the growing numbers utilizing our company information... Read More AboutTop regional newspaper chooses Jordans business data again. »

By Ray Ruffels

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