Companies Registered after 6 April 2008
Under the Companies Act 2006 there is no longer a requirement to appoint a company secretary. The majority of companies we register do not have a secretary appointed. Many companies just have one director appointed. If you adopt the model articles when forming a company then you can omit the role of company secretary.
Companies registered before 6 April 2008
We suggest you check your companies Memorandum & Articles of Association (Mem and Arts) as these will detail whether your company needs to maintain a company secretary. Many companies registered before 2008 have constitutional documents that clearly outline the role of the company secretary within the company. In which case you either appoint someone as the secretary or update your Mem and Arts. We can assist with changing the mem and arts, contact us for further information.