What is a company secretary?

A company secretary is an administrative officer for a company. They are responsible for filing documents at Companies House and maintaining company records. By appointing a secretary you are designating someone with the responsibility of dealing with Companies House which may assist in the administration of your company.

The person does not have to be a UK national or resident in the UK. You can even appoint another company to be a company secretary.

It is not a legal requirement to have a company secretary. If you do not appoint a secretary the directors are responsible for the secretary’s duties.

Please see our website for more information on the role of a company secretary.

Please note Companies House processing times are an estimate only and not guaranteed.

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