Register of secretaries

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What’s a register of secretaries and when do you need one?

A register of company secretaries is something that you'll need to put in place if you decide to appoint a company secretary to your business. Many small businesses will not have one and they are not legally required to do so.

Take a look at our guide to a company secretary and their duties for more information about the role of the secretary and whether you might need or choose to have one.

This register is part of our suite of registers, often called the ‘statutory books’, that a limited company must have in place. Other registers within this suite include:

  • Register of debentures
  • Register of directors
  • Register of directors' interests
  • Register of directors' residential address
  • Register of members and share ledger
  • Register of mortgages and charges
  • Register of persons with significant control (PSCs)
  • Register of relevant legal entities (RLEs)
  • Register of share applications and allotments*Register of transfers

Not all of these will be relevant to your business in its initial stages of setup and development – but many, if not all, of them, will be relevant as your business grows. You will need to have them in place and to keep them up to date.

Often, accountants and lawyers, advisers, formation agents and/or administrative agencies will offer variously priced services to help you to manage these administrative obligations.

But you can keep them up to date on Farillio yourself for no additional cost.