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AGMs vs EGMs – what is the difference?

Shareholder meetings are an important means of enabling transparency and accountability over company policies and performance. They provide an opportunity for members to question the board over company strategy, hear the views of other shareholders and make decisions.  But what is the difference between an annual general meeting (AGM) and an extraordinary general meeting (EGM)? […]

What is the ICO Data Protection Fee?

The ICO fee MSP Often, in our capacity as a corporate secretariat, MSP is asked why companies are receiving the data protection fee from the Information Commissioners office (ICO). The purpose of this blog is to give interested parties some background as to what this ICO fee is, how much it may cost and the […]

Suzanne Alves – New senior hire

New senior hire for MSP in London   8th November 2021 - MSP Secretaries is delighted to announce the appointment of Suzanne Alves, a highly experienced company secretary,  to lead the London office.   Suzanne has multi sector experience with clients ranging from private to public and single entities to large organisations.  She brings a combination of technical know-how and […]

7 benefits of a long-serving director

A company’s board is its heart – and what goes on in the boardroom will have a significant impact on the health of a company. Companies need to ensure that the makeup of their board provides the best possible combination of experience, expertise, enthusiasm and ability. It is no use if every director is ‘gung-ho’ […]

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5 tips for effective subsidiary management

As the global marketplace continues to expand, businesses are looking to all corners of the world to build their consumer base – and their company footprint. But while there may be huge advantages to expanding your business through subsidiaries – including having feet on the ground in emerging markets – there can be unforeseen problems […]

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10 tips to choose the best company name

The name you pick for your business can have a huge impact on the way that customers and investors will view and connect with your brand. Choose a really effective company name and it can be one of your most valuable marketing tools. But a bad choice could stop your business from taking off. In […]

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John Stuttaford

Press Release, 31st August 2021 MSP Secretaries and Share Registrars are sad to announce the death of their founder and non-executive Chairman, John Stuttaford, who died peacefully on Sunday 29th August. Philippa Keith, Managing Director of MSP Secretaries, said: John started the business over 30 years ago and was a leading light in the industry. […]

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Virtual Board Meetings – 10 tips to make them a success

Ever since the pandemic took hold, businesses have had to adapt to running mostly online. Meetings of all shapes and sizes have migrated to becoming virtual and boards have had to meet more regularly to discuss navigating their companies through uncertain times. Even as restrictions ease, it’s likely that virtual board meetings will remain for […]

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Things to consider when selling a business: Statutory books

So, you’ve decided to sell your company. Congratulations! Selling a business is a significant milestone in both your career and company history. But before you get ready to sign any contracts, there are several steps you’ll need to take—such as getting your statutory books in order to ensure the process is as painless as possible. […]