The Future of AGMs

From mid-March UK regulators realised guidance – behind other countries – encouraging hybrid AGMs but denying a complete virtual move. This was later expanded upon however and new measures were introduced granting greater flexibility. AGMs could now be conducted online, by phone, using only proxy voting or even postponed completely. This new freedom came with

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Why you might still struggle to recruit Company Secretaries and Governance professionals despite the recession…

According to the ONS (September, 2020), in August the number of employees on payrolls in the UK was down by c695,000 compared with March 2020. The unemployment rate has also risen to 4.1%, while the number of people claiming benefits has risen by 120% between March and August! Looking at the data, redundancies are predominantly

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Recruiting Company Secretaries and Governance professionals during Covid-19

Despite the slight ease of lockdown measures, the return to the office and face-to-face interview processes still seems distant. Although many sectors are struggling and have put recruitment on hold all together, there is still recruitment activity in the governance market both for permanent and interim positions. If anything, secretariats are busier than ever with

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The Company Secretary Market Survey 2020: The Impact of Covid-19 & Remuneration

As Covid-19 is having an unprecedented effect on our economy, businesses and individuals, we’re focusing our latest Market Survey on the impact of this crisis. As Company Secretarial and Governance professionals, our clients and candidates have a unique insight into how businesses are responding to this pandemic.  We would, therefore, greatly value your input, so

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