Scottish Network

Find out more about the Scottish Network branch

About Us

ICSA Scottish Network is a networking group for the business community in Scotland. It is run by Chartered Secretaries, ICSA students and other ICSA 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 ICSA students and the business community via email to other related events in their area and providing support for ICSA students. By engaging in these activities we are able to:

  • Encourage ICSA 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.

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

ICSA Scottish Conference 2018

23 May 2018 | 9.00am - 5.00pm | Burness Paull's Edinburgh Office, Edinburgh

This full day conference will cover 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 will be 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.

 

Special meeting on proposed Charter and byelaw changes

Date: Monday 23 July 2018
Venue: Burness Paull LLP, 3rd Floor, Exchange Plaza, 50 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9WJ
Time: 6.00pm - 7.00pm; refreshments and registration from 5.30pm
Cost: Free

ICSA members and students in Scotland are warmly invited to a special meeting this summer. Please join us to receive an update on the progress of current Institute reforms, and to participate in a consultation on a second proposal for Charter and byelaw changes to be presented at the global Institute’s AGM on 19 September 2018. 

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

All members and students are most welcome to take part, and we look forward to hearing your views. If you are unable to make this session, but would like to see if you can attend one of our other branch meetings, see the full list here

We hope that you will be able 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

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 ICSA 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 FCIS, 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 FCIS, 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 ICSA Scottish Network provided a drinks reception in celebration of our 125 anniversary. 

 

ICSA 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.

Review the programme

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

Secretariat Officer

Warrington, Cheshire

£ Competitive + bonus + great benefits

Direct client

Assistant Company Secretary

Manchester M60 6ES

upto £35,000 D.O.E. + excellent benefits

Direct client

Interim Deputy Company Secretary

North West England

£75000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Benefits

DMJ Company Secretarial

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

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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:

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