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Directors duties: Do you know what they are?

When you are appointed as a director of a company, you automatically acquire various duties towards the company and its shareholders – many having serious consequences of a breach. It is therefore essential that you understand the full extent of…

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Legal View: Who’s in control?

In association with:       Companies have always had to maintain certain statutory registers, for example a Register of Directors, Register of Shareholders and a Register of Charges. But as result of the Government’s vow to increase corporate transparency,…

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SME Toolkit: Learning to lead is the driver for growth

Leadership is not always the first concern when launching a new business, but it’s something that needs to be learned. So says Michael Hill, managing director of Blackburn based Optima Control Solutions which provides industrial automation solutions. He says: “In…

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Why your social media should be like Burnley FC!

One of the things we are delighted to be involved with  is taking up a business hub membership at Burnley football club.  They have fantastic facilities for local businesses here and that, combined with the amazing buzz that’s being generated around…

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The PSC Register: Are you ready for 6 April?

As well as being the start of the new tax year, 6 April is also the date that all companies (unless quoted on a recognised stock exchange) need to start compiling the information to include in their PSC Register. By Debbie…

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Countdown to mandatory gender pay gap reporting

Large businesses in the region are being warned that they need to prepare in advance of new legislation that is coming into force next month. The new rules require private and voluntary sector employers with at least 250 employees to publish information…

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Why your social media success is in your employees hands

Whether you’re a small business with a handful of staff or a large multinational, ignore the power of your employees’ social media ‘clout’ at your peril. By Graham Campbell, Moose Media We’re not trying to scare you here but you…

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Don’t leave succession to chance

Leaving things to chance could place the business you have dedicated an enormous amount of time and effort to building in a perilous position and could short change your loved ones. By Debbie King, corporate partner, Farleys The value of…

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Flooding prompts HR advice for businesses

Unfortunately the Christmas period saw significant flooding across Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cumbria and Scotland with serious damage and devastation to family homes, communities and businesses. By Oliver McCann, employment partner, Napthens Solicitors Many businesses, across all sectors, have been affected and…

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