About the 2018 Forum

Thomson Reuters Practical Law is delighted to host the 4th Annual Forum for Unlisted Companies.

With the advancement of technology, companies need to adopt a new mind set by embracing innovation, this conference will focus on those areas as well as the evolution of the ‘agile Company Secretary’ and what new agile working practices you can start adopting.

Articulating the value of Corporate Governance, the role of the Company Secretary in building a case for your board, bringing diversity to the forefront of your business strategy and Cyber are just some of the other topics that our Advisory Board and delegates have identified as challenges for 2018 and will be covered throughout the day through a mix of plenary and interactive workshop sessions.

This Forum is dedicated to Company Secretaries and senior members of the secretariat team of unlisted organisations, however we welcome professionals from listed organisations who may also want to join the discussions.

We asked our delegates what they most enjoyed about the 2017 Forum, here’s what they said:

“The initial corporate governance session for the cross-room engagement and exploration of issues.  GDPR was informative. Good to have the opportunity to network”

– Victoria Moss, Deputy Company Secretary, Post Office


“GDPR – such a hot topic for us and high up my to do list.  A great summary “

– Sarah Groundwater, Head of Legal, HPD Software


 “I found the Modern Slavery Act section the most informative, but I found that all sessions were extremely topical and found the engagement level extremely useful”

– Danielle Upton, Deputy Company Secretary, BlueBay Asset Management


“First session chaired by Seamus Gillen, it provided much food for thought and new ideas on board governance”

– Shalimar Turner, Company Secretary, The Exeter

To view the 2017 website, including the agenda, speakers, sponsors and more please click here.

2017 delegates included:

  • Allianz Insurance
  • Allied World Assurance
  • Arcadia
  • Ascot Lloyd Financial Services
  • Baillie Gifford & Co
  • Bayes Investments
  • BGL Group
  • BlueBay Asset Management
  • Board Intelligence
  • Brake
  • Bulkhaul
  • BWW Recruitment
  • C & J Clark International
  • Capital One
  • City & Guilds Group
  • Cooper Vision
  • Crosslane Group
  • Diligent
  • DONG Energy
  • Electricity North West
  • eShare
  • Euroclear
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Hasbro SA
  • HCA Healthcare UK
  • Heathrow Airport
  • Hexadex
  • Holidaybreak
  • HPD Software
  • Independent Audit
  • Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
  • J O Hambro Capital Management
  • Leonardo Helicopters
  • Link Asset Services
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Low Carbon
  • Lucy Group
  • Masthaven Bank
  • Merrill Corporation
  • Nasdaq
  • NEX Group
  • NHBC
  • Norgine
  • Nucleus Financial
  • Paul Furey
  • Post Office
  • Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings
  • RCPA
  • Royal London
  • Sabre Retail Fashion
  • Santander UK
  • Tata Steel
  • TDR Quantity Surveying Services
  • The Exeter
  • Throgmorton
  • Travelodge Hotels
  • UC Group
  • UK Payments
  • Waterlogic
  • Whitecliff Management Corporation
  • Wilko Retail