Corporate governance

Research and development update 2016

Andrew Mosby - Menzies Accountant

Whether you are starting up in your first venture, or expanding into the UK market from overseas, we are pleased to offer an initial consultation, to ensure incorporating a company is the most appropriate format for your business.

Company Formation Services

  • Provide online same-day company formations.
  • Act as your registered office (all UK companies must have a UK registered office).
  • Act as your Company Secretary.

Menzies have a number of dedicated international service desks, designed to support your international business needs.

Menzies Chinese desk
Menzies French desk
Menzies German desk
Menzies Italian desk
Menzies Spanish desk
Menzies US desk

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Company Secretarial

People set up new companies for one reason: they see a commercial opportunity. That is why we believe that company secretarial work should be handled by a team that understands your business, its deadlines and priorities. A team that is committed to helping your company fulfil its commercial potential.

As a corporate officer you have certain legal obligations and duties. Every year the company must submit annual returns, approve and file accounts and formally document changes in the business.

The penalties for missing deadlines and non-compliance can be severe. But why should you have to worry about these matters, when you have more important concerns? Because our company secretaries work closely with our accounting and consultancy teams, we know what documentation has to be filed and when.

You can then focus on your business, secure in the knowledge that we are focusing on your company’s administration.

Company Secretarial Services

Our professionally trained company secretaries will handle all administration matters on your behalf.

Download Menzies Company Secretarial services renewal form.

For a fixed annual fee, we will:

  • Register the appointment and resignation of directors
  • Provide reminders when deadlines are due
  • Complete and file Annual Return/Confirmation Statement
  • Maintain and hold statutory records (including PSC register)
  • Provide minutes for AGM and board meetings approving accounts
  • Provide telephone support and advice relating to statutory matters
  • Document the issue of dividends and provide accompanying vouchers.

Additional available services

  • Provide online same-day incorporations.
  • Register the issue of new shares and document share transfers.
  • Deal with more complex matters such as sub-division and directors’ loan approvals and share buy-backs.
  • Reconstruct your statutory records.
  • Act as a Company Secretary.
  • Act as your Registered Office.

We recognise that you want to focus on building your business. Our company secretarial team will ensure that you are up-to-date with your compliance obligations.

To speak to a partner or for more information about the services we offer please contact one of the Menzies LLP offices or complete our online contact form.

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  • “Menzies provided, audit, tax and company secretarial services to SFW. Their work was always to a  very high standard and we found them easy to work with. When we sold the business Menzies provided significant help during due diligence and completion activities. They were highly responsive, particularly, when we had last minute requests for assistance and were thoroughly professional. I have no hesitation in recommending them.”
    Steve Elliott – SFW Ltd Director

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    SFW Ltd, SFW Ltd August 17, 2016

  • “Lilou et Loic have worked with Menzies over the past year and we continue to be impressed with their knowledge, efficiency and the high calibre of support they provide. The Menzies team look after our year end accounts in a timely and efficient manner, and continue to provide proactive advice in many areas of our business, from keeping track of our product margins and fixed costs to providing us with beneficial forecasting advice. We are also liaising with other teams within Menzies, for example they are assisting us with crowdfunding options and have advised us on building a strong business plan.
    We look forward to continuing our relationship with Menzies and have no hesitation in recommending them.”

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    Lilou et Loic, Lilou et Loic August 17, 2016

  • “Throughout our many years of working with Menzies, we have always found them to be professional in all aspects of their work. The team currently deal with our UK trading company and the holding companies which includes acting as the group auditors for a large international group. Their historical knowledge of our company and operations is highly important to us especially as we have a fairly complicated group structure. The team are reliable, friendly and organised in their approach.

    We would have no hesitation in recommending Menzies to any other company.”

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    Crabtree & Evelyn, Crabtree & Evelyn August 17, 2016

  • “Menzies LLP have acted as our auditor and advisors for a number of years. The company has a holistic range of services to offer, from the compliance aspects of our business and consultancy services which are undertaken by specialist teams. The firm have recently undertaken a business valuation for a successful acquisition of an overseas subsidiary that our group acquired as it continues to grow and branches out into the overseas markets. We have found Menzies to be reliable, honest advisors and would not hesitate to recommend them.”

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    Contechs Holdings Limited, Contechs Holdings Limited August 17, 2016

  • “We have known Menzies for a very long time. The firm acts as our auditors and advisors for the company and our family’s own personal matters. The team fully understand our affairs and come up with pro-active solutions that are in our best interest and tax efficient for the business and family. We also utilise the services of Menzies Wealth Management so the teams work closely together to ensure our affairs dove tail in their advice. The team are trustworthy and reliable and we would not hesitate to recommend them for your personal or company affairs.”

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    Down Street Electrics Limited, Down Street Electrics Limited August 17, 2016

  • “We have been working with Menzies for a number of years for our compliance and advisory matters. The team are approachable, proactive and have been very helpful over the years in meeting our business needs. The team work well to ensure that we achieve our internal deadlines and communicate with us along the way. We would happily recommend Menzies to others.”

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    Emmi (UK) Limited, Emmi (UK) Limited August 17, 2016

  • “We are a very long standing client of Menzies and they deal with all our financial requirements from day to day bookkeeping through to higher level advisory support.  They are always courteous, professional and considered – and relevant to our sector – providing us with solutions that are prompt and accurate and help us to run the business as efficiently as possible.  We would have no hesitation in recommending their services.”
    Takashi Kamimura – Mary Quant Limited

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    Mary Quant Limited, Mary Quant Limited August 17, 2016

  • “What really pleases me is that I’m now, for the first time, proud of my business, seeing it grow and spending less time at work! I’m learning how to have fun and relax again. My hard work is starting to pay off, thanks to Menzies”

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    FTI, FTI May 25, 2016