We offer a range of board, governance and company secretarial services. No two companies are the same, and through our experience and expertise we will work with you to ensure you are getting a customised solution. Whether you need us as your appointed company secretary and full-time advisor, or need dedicated short-term resource to push through projects or transactions we will be there to support you.
WHY CHOOSE INDIGO?
As independent governance experts, we offer analytical clarity, transparency and complete integrity.
We offer an individual and personalised service based around good communication and trust – not merely a standard product.
We listen hard. At the heart of how we operate is hearing what it is you need and making sure we deliver on objectives.
Bringing an experienced perspective, we remove complexity and offer solutions designed for simplicity and empowerment for the business.
Drawing on our extensive experience, we deliver innovative, custom-made solutions. We understand unexpected situations can arise when we are needed to move at pace.
The company secretarial services provided by Bernadette are second to none. The team provide excellent customer service, are extremely responsive, and work hard to achieve an in-depth knowledge of their clients’ businesses, which is invaluable. I would highly recommend Bernadette and her team to any potential client.
Nichola Buchanan, Legal Counsel, easyHotel Limited
Following an extended period of unexpected resource challenge during the year, the Indigo team has provided efficient, professional and effective support to the function. The Indigo team worked diligently to address a backlog of subsidiary matters, engaging positively with key stakeholders across the Group and supporting the function to improve the day-to-day service we provide. The team has also provided ‘on demand’ support for our busy Board and Committee meetings, quickly becoming a trusted service provider who we can rely on to supplement resource in our small team as needed.
David Eveleigh, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, Serco Group plc
Indigo are Simplyhealth’s partner of choice for corporate governance support and company secretarial services. We value Indigo’s adhoc guidance throughout the year, with the team always able to respond at pace to a range of enquires; from in-depth technical questions through to Committee administration support at very short notice. The Indigo team have also been keen to provide a number of value add services, such as horizon scanning and networking opportunities.
David Pugh, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Simplyhealth Group Limited
Indigo provides a great CoSec support service to Motorpoint. Getting the appointment right was incredibly important for Motorpoint, who were striving for consistency of support in this key area. The role they play is seamless with the business cycle at Board level; and I have only had positive feedback from fellow Board members on their team. What I find most positive about them is their willingness to pick up the baton, whatever the task in hand is, and they are a pleasure to work with.
Chris Morgan, CFO, Motorpoint Group Plc
In the second Indigo INSIGHT in our series addressing changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code, we look at the guidance released by the FRC to support boards and their advisors in implementing the changes. The new Guidance offers helpful detailed advice and examples. The Guidance, published alongside the Code, aims to clarify principles and stimulate discussion for effective decision-making, within the familiar ‘comply or explain’ regime. The Code will apply to financial years starting on or after 1 January 2025.
The effective minuting of meetings is a deceptively challenging and time-consuming task, but one that is invaluable to boards and far more than an administrative formality. In our latest indigo INSIGHT, drawing upon the results of a recent LinkedIn poll, we consider the merits of different methods of in-meeting note taking, including on-the-spot typing, the use of recordings as well as traditional pen and paper.
The FRC have announced revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code to enhance transparency and accountability for UK public limited companies, aiming to foster growth and competitiveness and attract investment. Key changes include clarifying reporting focus on board decisions, promoting diversity, strengthening risk management and introducing malus and clawback clauses in directors’ contracts. The revised Code will come into effect for financial years starting on or after 1 January 2025.
The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act introduced a new corporate offence (s199) – ‘failure to prevent fraud’. The offence, targeting large organisations, aims to protect victims, improve corporate culture, and could result in severe penalties, including an unlimited fine. Boards are advised to act now to ensure they have ‘reasonable procedures’ in place to mitigate fraud risks and provide them with a defence if necessary.