Our experienced and dedicated Company Secretarial team is qualified to advise on all aspects of the administration of private companies and to perform the unique role of company secretary.
We appreciate the challenges faced by companies and we help share the resources and dedication to help meet those challenges. Our Co Sec team gives practical advice to companies as and when required by their businesses, and also ensures that routine, but vitally important items, are not overlooked.
We incorporate most types of company electronically, offering options regarding bolier plate or tailored sets of articles of association.
We can incorporate a company with the chosen name in place, which eliminates effort and expense in changing the name later. We then prepare all the necessary documentation to tailor the company to meet specific needs with regard to company officers, the make up of the share capital and the shareholders, the situation of the registered office, the accounting reference date, etc.
Our team of experts also have extensive experience of incorporating Limited Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships and advising on the annual statutory compliance going forward.
The use of our office as the registered office of a company means that we receive all statutory mail. This will ensure that annual returns and other Companies House correspondence can be dealt with by us immediately. All other mail received by us will be recorded and forwarded to the chosen contacts on a timely basis.
By appointing NRB as company secretary we will be able to sign Companies House documents, agreements and bank mandate forms on behalf of the company. This frees the directors from the administrative duties of complying with the mandatory requirements of the Companies Act and enables them to focus on running the business.
It also ensures that there is always a second signatory on hand to sign documents that require two signatures.
Business information reports and searches
We are able to undertake searches on companies in the UK. Whether searches are needed for money laundering procedures, or to check the details of the officers and shareholders, we will be able to assist.
Where required, we can prepare the documentation relating to the annual general meeting (including notices, agenda and minutes). We can also prepare board minutes relating to the approval of annual accounts, changes to the officers, accounting reference date, registered office, share transfers and / or issues, etc.
We will ensure that the documents are filed with Companies House within the required time.
We will also prepare any forms that are required in relation to any of the changes. Any resolutions, whether they be written, special or ordinary, that are required following general meetings will also be prepared. We will also arrange for these resolutions to be filed with the Registrar of Companies.
If the situation arises and a company is no longer required, we can advise on the most convenient way to have it dissolved.
We will carry out all due diligence in respect of the statutory books and records of a target company as part of a takeover or sale. Directors’ service address The Companies Act 2006 allows directors and company secretaries to provide a service address for every office they hold instead of their residential address. The service address will be on the public record, making residential addresses protected information. We offer the use of 5 New Street Square as a service address for directors and company secretaries, and will deal with all the required filings at Companies House.
We can provide an electronic filing service at Companies House, thereby speeding up the process by which documents appear on the public register.
Each of our services is offered on a stand-alone basis. However, for an annual fee the services of maintaining and updating company statutory records, preparing the annual general meeting documentation and the provision of a company secretary can be combined. As part of this service we will also prepare board minutes to authorise and approve the annual accounts. Where required, we will prepare dormant company accounts. This service removes the onerous responsibility and the administration that can be a burden to companies and frees them to concentrate their energies on the future development of the business.
Integrity is at the forefront of everything we do as we apply the strongest ethical and moral rigour across how we work and assist our clients.
At NR Barton we understand the importance of trust and through our integrity we make sure this underpins absolutely everything we do.
We like to do the best for our clients and this isn’t always easy. We aren’t afraid to use our integrity to confront difficult situations. We firmly believe that acting with our utmost integrity those difficult conversations will help to build our trust with our clients. Sometimes the difficult option is the best.
It is also our integrity that has helped us to build a strong local relationship in our market place and the thrive as a business for the last seventy years.
We’re here for the long term and our integrity will help us to achieve that.