Company Secretarial Practice for PLCs

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


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
  • An ICSA Certificate to show you have attended the course
  • 6 months complimentary professional subscription of ICSA (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.

Special Offer: Get 30% off your copy of The ICSA Company Secretary's Handbook, 11th edition and The ICSA Company Secretary's Checklists, 10th edition

Delegates to this course get the chance to buy the accompanying books at a 30% discount. For more info about our books, please visit the 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   Non financial reporting and corporate responsibility

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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

Following a successful career in the City, Lorraine set up her own company secretarial practice in 2003 which provides advisory services to a wide variety of client companies. She has recently merged her practice with the co sec practice at Shakespeare Martineau LLP. Lorraine is Immediate Past President of ICSA (UKRIAT) and contributes regularly to Governance & Compliance magazine.

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Tony Hoskins

Tony Hoskins is Chair of the Asesoria Group, a professional services company, supporting organisations with their Governance, Corporate Responsibility and Human Capital Management strategies.

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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



£685 +VAT (Non-members)
£617 +VAT (Professional subscribers)
£530 +VAT (ICSA members)
£345 +VAT (ICSA students)

Next course: 28 February 2019
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Location: Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby St, London, EC1N 8TS


Later dates are yet to be confirmed

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