Effective Company Secretariats Case Study

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Effective Company Secretariats Case Study

The Challenge

Our client was a busy, collegiate Company Secretarial team with long-standing members. The team’s outputs met the needs of the organisation but they were not demonstrating their skills. Benchmarking was also difficult due to the team’s long service.

 

Their ultimate goal was to become more efficient and effectively, work smarter, introduce appropriate technology and automate processes where they could. Time saved would be reallocated to raising the team’s profile internally and bringing more value and insights to their board and internal stakeholders.

The Solution

We carried out a Performance, Productivity and Efficiency Audit for the CoSec team which reviewed areas such as their skills, team dynamics and culture as well as the team’s ways of working. The Audit identified recommendations in over 30 areas. The Audit involved a mix of observations, meetings, calls and emails. We also introduced our client to Beyond Governance’s Performance Matrices to benchmark themselves.

 

We quickly identified and made recommendations:
Benefits

Client:

Efficient, effective Company Secretariats

Project type:

A large unlisted global employee owned company with c.350 employees.
Our Services
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Advice for Boards

Support and advice on all aspects of being a director and board responsibilities. Resolve director dynamics, benchmark yourselves and successfully discharge your duties.

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Advice for Boards

Support and advice on all aspects of being a director and board responsibilities. Resolve director dynamics, benchmark yourselves and successfully discharge your duties.

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Board Effectiveness Reviews

Assess the effectiveness of the board, advise and support on internal reviews and act as an independent intermediary collating annual evaluation questionnaire responses.

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Board Effectiveness Reviews

Assess the effectiveness of the board, advise and support on internal reviews and act as an independent intermediary collating annual evaluation questionnaire responses.

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Meeting Administration Reviews

Increase the effectiveness of board, committee and management meetings and decision making, streamline meeting papers and cut unnecessary bureaucracy.

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Meeting Administration Reviews

Increase the effectiveness of board, committee and management meetings and decision making, streamline meeting papers and cut unnecessary bureaucracy.

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Governing Document Reviews

Introduce or update the board’s matters reserved, committee terms of reference, articles of association, director service agreements, and all board approved policies and procedures.

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Governing Document Reviews

Introduce or update the board’s matters reserved, committee terms of reference, articles of association, director service agreements, and all board approved policies and procedures.

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Skills and Diversity Audits

Identify the skills and diversity gaps on your board, assess what is required and make plans to address them.

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Skills and Diversity Audits

Identify the skills and diversity gaps on your board, assess what is required and make plans to address them.

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Succession Planning

A-Z advice and solutions for planned and unexpected Chairman, CEO, CFO and senior leader succession in listed, unlisted and family run companies.

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Succession Planning

A-Z advice and solutions for planned and unexpected Chairman, CEO, CFO and senior leader succession in listed, unlisted and family run companies.

Our Partnerships

We believe great brands should help one another, which is why we have partnered with some amazing people and companies who have a similar ethos and outlook on life as we do:

 

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