Scottish Network

Find out more about the Scottish Network

About Us

The Scottish Network is a networking group for the business community in Scotland. It is run by Chartered Secretaries, the Insitute's students and other qualified individuals with strong links to the business community. Our primary aim is to promote continuing professional development by hosting talks and seminars, organising site visits, directing students and the business community via email to other related events in their area and providing support for the Institute's students. By engaging in these activities we are able to:

  • Encourage the Institute's students
  • Raise the profile of the company secretary
  • Promote good relationships with other professional groups
  • Provide a regular forum for discussion and debate
  • Encourage good business and working practices
  • Promote strategic commercial awareness
If you are not on our mailing list and would like to join the mailing list or be involved in the organising committee, you are welcome to contact us at ICSAScotland@gmail.com.

Have you opted in to hear from your local branch?

Keep up to date with your local branch and receive invitations to future networking and professional development events. Log into your MyCG account and update your communications centre, opting in for ‘Branch events.’

Contact the Scottish Network 

For more information please contact Richmond Davies at ICSAScotland@gmail.com.

For membership and study enquiries please contact the student and membership team:

For branch support and event queries please contact the branch support team

Upcoming events

Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies

Date: Wednesday 11 December 2019
Venue: Burness Paull LLP, 50 Lothian Road, Festival Square, Edinburgh, EH3 9WJ
Time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Cost: Free
CPD: 2 hours

Join the Scottish Network for a CPD event taking place on Wednesday 11 December.

We are delighted to announce that Sir James Wates CBE will be our keynote speaker for the afternoon, discussing the Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies and how companies can apply and report on them.

We are also pleased to welcome David Styles, Director, Corporate Governance with the Financial Reporting Council who will be speaking on subsidiary governance. Subsidiaries are now subject to additional reporting requirements as a result of legislative changes in The Companies (Miscellaneous Reporting) Regulations 2018.

There will also be an opportunity for informal networking over drinks after the main presentations have concluded and we would welcome you to join us.

Book now

Contact the Scottish Network 

For more information please contact Richmond Davies at ICSAScotland@gmail.com.

For membership and study enquiries please contact the student and membership team:

For branch support and event queries please contact the branch support team

Previous events

What makes a great company secretary or governance professional?

Date: Tuesday 29 October 2019

We heard from Charis Evans, Business Development Director at the Chartered Governance Institute, who spoke about the Institute’s new competency framework. This framework maps the skills, values and understanding that company secretaries need to succeed at different stages of their careers in today’s evolving governance environment. Developed in collaboration with governance professionals from many levels and sectors, we discovered how it can underpin your development and that of your team.

Find out more and download your copy of the framework

 

Branch Networking Evening

Date: Thursday 12 September 2019

Scottish Network members and student gathered in a relaxing environment to informally meet others within the local network
and share stories, skills, knowledge, and expertise.

 

 

Scottish Network Annual Conference 2019

Date: Wednesday 22 May 2019

This full day conference covered a range of the commercial and strategic issues currently on the agenda of company secretaries and the boards they work with.

With an excellent line-up of speakers throughout the day, attendees heared about developments in corporate governance and compliance, with a particular focus on what the future might look like for company secretaries.

Find out more about the day

 

Corporate Governance Reform Update CPD Event

Date: Wednesday 27 February 2019

We held our first CPD seminar of the year and gained valuable insights on recent regulatory changes in the corporate governance sector.

Our guest speaker was Peter Swabey FCG, Policy & Research Director at The Chartered Governance Institute.

He discussed the new UK Corporate Governance Code and the implications for governance professionals and boards.

This event offered a great opportunity to network with other governance professionals in the area.

 

Networking event

Date: Wednesday 19 September 2018

The Scottish Network invited you to an informal networking event that we hosted on Wednesday 19 September.

Guests joined us in a relaxing environment to informally meet and chat with others within the local network. We had drinks and shared stories, skills, knowledge, and expertise.

 

Special meeting on proposed Charter and byelaw changes

Date: Monday 23 July 2018

Simon Osborne, The Chartered Governance Institute UKRIAT Chief Executive, updated you on the introduction of the new qualifying programme syllabus, affiliated membership and the new designation of chartered governance professional. Simon also sought your views on the International Council proposals to build on these innovations, including a new name for The Chartered Governance Institute. You can read more about the proposals here

 

The Chartered Governance Institute Scottish Conference 2018

Date: Wednesday 23 May 2018 

This full day conference covered a range of the commercial and strategic issues currently on the agenda of company secretaries and the boards they work with.

Hearing from an excellent line up of speakers, attendees were kept up to date on some of the latest challenges and opportunities facing the business community, developments in corporate governance and compliance, and what the future might look like for company secretaries.

Visit the conference page to find out more.

 

General Data Protection Regulation seminar

Date: Thursday 22 February 2018

David Goodbrand, Commercial Partner at Burness Paull LLP, provided an overview of the requirements in the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and consider the practical changes to policies and processes that will be necessary as a result.

 

Chartered Secretary Qualifying Scheme update

Date: Thursday 15 February 2018

We will be introducing a new syllabus for our qualifying scheme in autumn 2019. Our first priority is to make sure that, as a current student, you know what’s changing, how it may affect you, and exactly what your next steps should be. It is important to us that your studies are not disrupted by these changes and that you move seamlessly from the current syllabus to the new one.

Your exam results will be available online on 30 January. Later that week, please look out for a letter from the Institute advising you which modules you should take in the following examination sessions. There will be three further examination sessions before the syllabus changes, which will make it easy for you to plan for a smooth transition. Once you have received your letter, our student support team will be on hand to answer any further questions that you have.

 

Special briefing on proposed Charter and byelaw changes

Date: Wednesday 20 September 2017

Simon Osborne FCG, CEO of the UK, Republic of Ireland and Associated Territories division, outlined the strategic drivers for the proposed changes, and what they would mean for you. They also answered any questions that you have and look forward to hearing your views on these issues.

 

Presentation on the UK tribunal system

Leslie Milliken FCG, Chairman of the Scottish Network Committee, presented in Edinburgh on the complexities of the UK tribunal system. The presentation explored how tribunals work and whether the principles identified in The Franks Report remain relevant today.

 

Cyber Crime

Date: Thursday 27 April 2017 
This evening CPD event discussed the increase of cyber crime, and the effects and measures that can be taken to prevent it.

 

125 Anniversary Drinks Celebration Evening 

Date: Thursday 20 October 2016

The Scottish Network provided a drinks reception in celebration of our 125 anniversary. 

 

The Chartered Governance Institute Scotland Conference 2016

This conference, held at the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh, reviewed the upcoming political and regulatory challenges facing governance professionals working in Scotland.

Contact the Scottish Network 

For more information please contact Richmond Davies at ICSAScotland@gmail.com.

For membership and study enquiries please contact the student and membership team:

For branch support and event queries please contact the branch support team

Jobs

ICSA has a new jobs service called ‘Jobs in Governance’ to bring you a more tailored approach to receiving the latest job roles.

Please go to www.icsa.org.uk/jobs to view the site and find your next role.

You can search for roles on the site by locations, job titles, salaries and keywords but we would strongly recommend registering for the site and setting up personalised ‘Job alerts’. To set up an account please click here: https://www.icsa.org.uk/jobs/register/

Should you have any queries about the service, please contact Jonathan Samuel on jsamuel@icsa.org.uk

Contact the Scottish Network 

For more information please contact Richmond Davies at ICSAScotland@gmail.com.

For membership and study enquiries please contact the student and membership team:

For branch support and event queries please contact the branch support team

News

Recent news from Mondaq

Read more from mondaq an ICSA content partner

Mondaq in your inbox

Build your twice weekly summary of updates delivering major legal developments and legal insights from across the globe.

Sign-up to Mondaq twice weekly wrap-up

Contact the Scottish Network 

For more information please contact Richmond Davies at ICSAScotland@gmail.com.

For membership and study enquiries please contact the student and membership team:

For branch support and event queries please contact the branch support team

Search ICSA