Every company must have formally appointed company officers at all times. A private limited company must have at least one company director and one secretary. A limited company's sole director cannot also be the company secretary. Although, the same person can be both director and company secretary provided there is another company director.
A company director is appointed to manage the affairs of a company in accordance with its articles of association and company law. Anyone can become a company director unless: "you are an undischarged bankrupt or disqualified by a court from holding a directorship, unless given leave to act in respect of a particular company or companies"
There is no minimum age limit in the companies act for a UK company director to be appointed in England and Wales. However, he or she must be able to consent to their own appointment.
Every director has a personal responsibility to ensure that certain statutory documents are delivered to the registrar of companies as and when required by the companies act including:
This is the address of a company to which Companies House letters and reminders will be sent. The registered office can be anywhere in England and Wales and must always be an effective address for delivering documents to the company. If a company changes its registered office address after incorporation, the new address must be notified to Companies House using form 287. The only restriction to a registered office address is that it cannot be a post office box number.
The information provided on this page has been sourced through Companies House.
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