Governance Framework

The long-term performance and success of an organisation is a direct result of its approach to leadership, management, and the culture; it’s people. The methodology under which these principles and rules exists, and are sculpted, is corporate governance.

A governance framework exists in every organisation whether its nurtured or not. Unnurtured governance creates poor decision making, an unempowered workforce, bureaucracy, inefficiency, and an unpredictable formula for long-term success.

Self-assessment on areas of governance such as leadership, management and culture (people) requires big picture thinking, yet its surprisingly difficult for leaders to achieve this when they’re in the operations. If you know you need to uplift, or create from scratch, a governance framework independent advice can accelerate the process.

Who benefits from Governance Framework Services?



Cut organisational bureaucracy, retain your entrepreneurial culture whilst supporting compliance, delegate power without losing control, hire your first in-house governance professional and run a legally and ethically admired operation.


Chairs & Non-Executive Directors

Transform boardroom culture, take control of succession planning, streamline board meeting operations, gain clarity and direction with board evaluations and be independently assured the organisation remains compliant with its obligations.


Governance Professionals

Transform your governance with ex-in-house peers, gain support through external validation, create more time with an extra pair of hands, independently assess team performance and upskill team technical and soft skills.


Investors (Private equity, HNW and Venture Capital)

Increase confidence in pre-investment due diligence, independently assess organisational compliance, identify costly bureaucracy and upgrade governance quickly creating value for your portfolio and more successful exists.

Our expertise

Our team has over 150 years’ experience working in senior governance roles. We are practitioners first which means we know what works on the ground and what doesn’t. We have a wealth of ideas, experience, and technical expertise to ensure that compliance is not a box tick. We pride ourselves on making sure our recommendations will really work for your organisation and its culture. We have worked in most sectors and bring this cross-sector perspective to our benchmarking reports.
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Our Services

We draw on our expertise and create something that uniquely fits with your culture and ambitions for the future. We ensure your governance framework is fit for purpose and improves performance, profit and efficiency as well as uplift the quality of decision making and compliance. We can provide deep dive or light touch reviews of your governance framework and can provide full implementation too depending on the needs of the organisation.

Our aim is to support organisations to build efficient, performance enhancing governance frameworks that dovetails with culture.

Advice for Boards

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

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.

Meeting Administration Reviews

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

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.

Skills and Diversity Audits

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

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.

Get in touch

Contact us by phone +44 (0)20 3745 1916 or via the form below:


Client Reviews

What our clients say about us

Edwina Blackford
Edwina Blackford
Governance Director, Ruffer LLP
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* 97% of Group Company Secretaries report more effective governance teams We have worked with Beyond Governance for the past year. The team quickly ascertained our needs and worked effectively...
Laura Slack
Laura Slack
Environment and Sustainability Agent
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* 94.4% would recommend us to their peers Honeywell Biscuit Co has always been environmentally and socially conscious, but we made the decision to take this further and to…
Tim Parfitt
Tim Parfitt
CEO of Netcel Limited.
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* 88.8% client retention after Governance Gap Analysis. Beyond Governance works with efficiency and commercial pragmatism to channel their experience to assist Netcel...
Company Secretary
FTSE 250 Investment Management Firm
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* 95% of listed companies reduced their board packs by more than 150 pages working with us Beyond Governance has brought a fresh way of thinking and lots of new design ideas to our annual report process..
Jason Bullock
Jason Bullock
CEO of Numerous Limited
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* 93.8% of business owners felt they gained greater control over their business, process and delegation of authority We invited Beyond Governance in to carry out a governance review and learnt a lot from the experience. We now understand the next level..
Charly Young
Charly Young
CEO, The Girls' Network
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* 80.0% of charity boards felt we made a significant contribution to their efficiency and effective. Beyond Governance have provided vital support in reviewing and developing policy documents and governance practices helping us to ensure that the charity is running ..
Company Secretary
FTSE 250 Investment Management Firm
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* 82.5% of Company Secretaries said they benefited from our cross-sector insights. Beyond Governance has brought a fresh way of thinking and lots of new design ideas to our annual report process which I have found incredibly helpful.

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