• Excellent overview, good detail, well organised, many thanks.




    K. G.
    Lensbury Ltd
  • Very thorough with a lot of information to take away.



    J. T.
    DHL Exel
  • Very useful and very enjoyable. The presentation of the course and its structure ensured that I learnt a lot.

    S.V.
    Wellington Primary School
  • This was an extremely well presented and relevant course. A very enjoyable day.


    L. R.
    Runnett & Co, Solictors
  • A very valuable course and a very enjoyable day. Worth every penny!


    P.L.
    Source Software Ltd

Discounts

Reductions are available for companies booking multiple places on the same course (same date):

2 places £60 off the total
3 places £120 off the total
4 places £240 off the total
5 places £340 off the total

The Company Director: a practical & essential guide

Course Overview

Directors of companies face an ever-increasing range of legal requirements, failure to comply with which could entail harsh penalties. New laws and requirements proliferate - DBIS calculates the average company is subject to around 22,000 laws.

These new requirements as well as those encapsulated in the Companies Act are fully addressed in our popular one-day seminar. They include:
  • Current legal expectations of directors as set out in the Act’s 7 explicit duties
  • If no Company Secretary is appointed who is responsible for legal obligations?
  • Proactivity regarding the onerous obligations of the Bribery Act using examples of a delegated authority chart, a code of ethics, and a gift policy
  • Consideration of requirements under the Corporate Manslaughter, Competition and Enterprise Acts
  • Personal obligations under safety legislation to employees, workers and sub-contractors
  • Requirements of Modern Slavery Act
  • Employment obligations including:
    • Avoiding 'employees from hell' by proactive recruitment
    • The disciplinary/dismissal code (using a complaint form)
    • The effect of the Equality Act
    • Avoiding the prohibition on enforcing retirement
    • The new leave/benefit rights for parents and those who adopt
    • Comparability requirements for agency, part-time workers, fixed term employees
During the interactive seminar you are encouraged to ask questions and raise concerns. We suggest essentially practical solutions rather than addressing legal theory and will supply comprehensive and user-friendly notes containing 'ready to use' checklists, procedures and policies (including safety and vehicle folders).

The session is presented by David Martin, former Director of one of the top 250 listed PLC's who writes on all subjects covered. Attendees have voiced that his approach is clear and enjoyable.

The Course fee includes course materials, lunch and refreshments.

A Certificate of Attendance is issued on completion of this course.

Timetable: The course will begin promptly at 9.30am and end at approximately 4.45pm, with breaks for refreshments and lunch.

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In-house Courses

Do you have over 8 people in your organisation wishing to attend the same course?

If the answer is yes, an In-house Course closer to home, could be the most cost effective training option for you.

Course Content

Corporate administration

  • Who or what is a director
  • Definition, Qualification - and disqualification
  • Appointment - contracts, induction
  • The veil of incorporation and ultra vires rules
  • Status - employee, officer, or what?
  • Corporate compliance if no Company Secretary
  • A directors '10 Commandments' and the Companies Act's '7 explicit duties'
  • Conflicts of interests - declaration and updating
  • Persons of Significant Control - 2016 register for all companies
  • Retirement, rotation and removal
  • Knowledge of solvency - 'wrongful' and 'fraudulent' trading
  • Indemnities and insurance

Commercial challenges

  • The Competition and Enterprise Acts - obligations and penalties
  • Corporate Governance - risk assessment and obligations
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Corporate social responsibility & Greenhouse Gas emissions reporting
  • New obligations re Strategic/Annual Reports
  • Delegating and controlling authority
  • Combating business fraud
  • The Bribery Act 2010 implications using delegated authority, ethics and gift policies

Safety and security

  • Being proactive regarding safety issues
  • The Corporate Manslaughter and Health & Safety Offences Acts
  • Using specimen Safety and Vehicle folders
  • Data Protection Act - latest requirements and sanctions

Employment

  • Proactive recruitment to avoid 'employees from hell'
  • Conditional job offers
  • Remaining rights to enforce retirement
  • Reserving the employer's right to change the terms and conditions
  • Increased rights to transfer leave for mothers - and for those who adopt
  • Extension of flexible working requests to everyone in 2016
  • The revised ACAS dismissal code, using a complaint form
  • Redundancy: essential requirement to consult
  • Extending religious discrimination to cover 'philosophical beliefs'
  • Monitoring employees and social media sites


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Dates, Locations + Fees

Dates to be announced

Discounts

Reductions are available for companies booking multiple places on the same course (same date):
  • 2 places £60 off the total
  • 3 places £120 off the total
  • 4 places £240 off the total
  • 5 places £340 off the total

* (+VAT) per person.

Testimonials

Highly informative. A great overview of important obligations for Company Directors - considering 22,000 points of responsibilities are in existence. T.B. BIB Opthalmic Instruments
David was very knowledgeable and gave a great course. All of it was very useful E.T. Beka Associates
Thank You. Very illuminating! A.T. BP International
Excellent course J.P. CQC Ltd
A very informative, well constructed enjoyable course. I have come away armed with a lot more knowledge to help me in the workplace. Thank you. C.J. The Irongate Group Ltd
Very useful - I will come again! J.H. Springvale Leisure Ltd

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