Seminar for Company Secretaries
The New UK Corporate Governance Code

The Seminar

This will be held on Wednesday 21 February 2018 at the offices of Schroders plc at 31 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7QA. The event is being organised by Edis-Bates Associates in association with Aspect, the AGM specialists. As usual, the format will be highly practical – and our delegate packs will be comprehensive.


Registration is from 7.45am, when refreshments and light bites will be available. The seminar will start at 8.30am, finishing at about 10.30am, followed by coffee.


£275 + VAT (£330 incl. VAT) per delegate.

Content and Speakers

  • David Styles (Director, Corporate Governance and Stewardship at The Financial Reporting Council) will explain the background behind the FRC’s recent consultation on the UK Corporate Governance Code and the Guidance on Board Effectiveness. He will also be available to answer delegate questions and will no doubt be receptive to feedback on the consultation, which expires on 28 February.
  • Jon Edis-Bates (Director, Edis-Bates Associates) will highlight what the changes introduced by these consultation documents will mean in practice for listed PLC company secretaries, focusing on specific issues. Hopefully this session will also include feedback gathered prior to the event from company secretaries about the changes now proposed.
  • Andrew Ninian (Director, Stewardship and Corporate Governance, The Investment Association) will cover the issues raised in the FRC’s initial consultation on the Stewardship Code. He will also tackle other topical issues, including the recently established public register of shareholder rebellions.
  • Panel Discussion We are putting together a panel of leading industry experts who will provide their insights into the implementation of the changes proposed by the FRC. Kirsty Cooper (Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, Aviva plc) has already agreed to join us.
  • Questions and Answers There will be an opportunity for delegates to ask questions of the speakers and to provide feedback to the FRC on their proposals.

If you are unable to attend, copies of our popular delegate packs will be available directly from Edis-Bates Associates after the event at £95.


Bookings will take place through the events booking service, Eventbrite.

Simply click on the link below, and place your order and pay by card.


If you are booking for more than one person, we shall need full details of each delegate attending. This information can be provided after the booking to:

If you have any queries regarding your booking, please email: Any other questions regarding the event should be sent to Edis-Bates Associates, using the Contact Us facility on our website – or simply phone us on 01923 335335.

We have chosen a large auditorium for this seminar, but the number of places is necessarily restricted, and we have no plans to run a second event. So if you want to be sure of a place, we would encourage you to book your place promptly.

I do hope you can join us.

Jon Edis-Bates


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