Introduction to the role of Company Secretary


Event summary

This event offers an introduction to the core duties of the company secretary. It explains the events that give rise to a need for company secretarial action, and provides the basic tools to ensure compliance.


10 May 2018
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 15:45


CIPFA Mansell Street Internal Meeting Rooms
77 Mansell Street
E1 8AN
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Standard price

£325.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£295.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Setting up a local authority trading company is a popular alternative service delivery model. However, local authorities are venturing into areas which they may lack knowledge and expertise, in particular in the areas of legal and statutory framework governing companies. This event is developed specially for LATC board members, non-executive directors, and those newly appointed or considering the post of company secretary, to equip them with the essential knowledge to succeed in this challenging.

Who should attend?

This event is suitable for both existing LATC company secretaries and those newly appointed or considering the post of company secretary. It is also relevant for board members and non-executive directors.

How will I benefit?

By the end of the workshop, delegates will understand:

  • the duties and responsibilities of a company secretary
  • the rules on company constitutions and articles
  • the requirements of the different legal forms
  • how and where to keep the registers, public rights of access and the
  • rules of confidentiality
  • how best to support the board
  • the governance framework
  • the impact of Modern Slavery Act and the Bribery Act
  • requirements of gender pay gap report and the General Data Protection regulation.

CPD hours

Four and a half.


  • Accounting
  • / Alternative service delivery
  • / Audit
  • / Capital finance
  • / Education finance and academies
  • / Financial management
  • / Governance
  • / Housing
  • / Leadership
  • / Police
  • / Property
  • / Treasury management
  • / Value for money

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