Company Secretarial Practice for PLCs

A one-day course examining the duties and responsibilities of the company secretary in a public listed company.

Upcoming dates to be confirmed

If you need any further assistance or advice, please call +44 (0)20 7580 4741 or contact us


Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, we have converted our classroom training courses into virtual training courses. Due to the regulations around social distancing, we have put all of our classroom training on hold until early 2021. Once these dates are open for booking you will find them listed below.  But for now, please visit our Virtual Classroom Training section and register for the virtual edition of Company Secretarial Practice for PLCs.  

UK law places unique demands on PLCs and the teams that manage them. This intensive course, delivered by experts, covers the essential knowledge and activities of the successful company secretary.

What you get

By the end of the day you will understand:

  • The core duties of the company secretary in a listed business
  • The relevant legal and regulatory frameworks including listing, disclosure and transparency rules
  • Best practice in corporate governance
  • Key relationships – including working with the board and investor relations
  • Techniques for key tasks – including taking minutes, managing share plans and year-end activities
  • See the full programme below for further details​

You will also receive:

  • A Delegate Pack containing comprehensive course notes and presentation slides
  • A certificate to show you have attended the course
  • 6 months complimentary professional subscription to the Chartered Governance Institute (see below)
  • 6 hours credit towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Your complimentary 6-month professional subscription

We support our attendees long after they complete the course. Your professional subscription includes a subscription to G+C Magazine, as well as access to briefings, discounts and our knowledge base.

Get your copy of Company Secretary's Handbook, 12th edition and Company Secretary's Checklists, 11th edition

Delegates to this course get the opportunity to buy the accompanying books. For more info about our books, please visit our book shop.


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9:00   Registration & tea/coffee

9:15   Role and duties of the company secretary

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  • Statutory requirements
  • The real-life role
  • Conflicts and problem areas
  • Core duties

10:00   The board and committees

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  • Role of the board and committees
  • Terms of reference
  • Planning
  • Attending the meeting and taking minutes

10:45   Tea/coffee

11:00   The Listing Regime

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  • Listing framework and overview
  • Continuing obligations
  • Inside information
  • Announcements
  • Financial reporting
  • Case study

12:30 Lunch

13:15  Corporate governance

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  • Background to and contents of the UK corporate governance code, plus recent developments

14:00   ESG issues and non-financial reporting - Key things the Company Secretary needs to know

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  • The strategic report; social, ethical and environmental issues - (speaker: Tony Hoskins)

15:00 Tea/coffee

15:15   The year end and general meetings

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  • Planning and practical issues

16:00 Questions and answers

16:15 Close

Course leader

Lorraine Young BSc FCIS ACIArb

Lorraine is a governance professional and accredited mediator who offers board advisory and related consultancy services. She is a non-executive director of City of London Group plc and PHSC plc, both AIM listed companies. Lorraine is a Past President and Fellow of ICSA, the Governance Institute. She has held senior governance roles at a number of FTSE companies. She ran her own company secretarial and corporate governance advisory practice for 13 years, which in 2016 she merged with the company secretarial team at Shakespeare Martineau LLP.

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Melissa Kittermaster

Melissa Kittermaster is Chief Executive at Asesoria Group, a professional services company specialising in Governance, Sustainability, Leadership Capability and Board Services. Melissa’s expertise covers board and committee effectiveness reviews, ESG and non-financial reporting, as well as stakeholder engagement.

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Lorraine was an excellent presenter making everything clear and clarifying a lot of queries. Both Lorraine and Tony were extremely informative.
Carol Tennant, Company Secretary, SANNE



£705 +VAT (Non-members)
£635 +VAT (Professional subscribers)
£545 +VAT (ICSA members)
£355 +VAT (ICSA students)

Upcoming dates to be confirmed

Location: Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby St, London, EC1N 8TS


There are no upcoming dates at this time.

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   +44 (0)20 7580 4741

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   Saffron House, 6–10 Kirby Street, London, EC1N 8TS

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