The responsibility for deciding who will be company directors lies with the owner or shareholders of a limited company. There are some restrictions that are also to be found in the Companies Act 2006. These include anyone who is an un-discharged bankrupt and anyone who has been disqualified from becoming a director. According to Scottish law, a person must also be over the age of 16.
Directors of a limited company must be registered at Companies House, taking responsibility for a range of duties which include Companies House and other legal responsibilities. There are two types of director; executive and non-executive directors. The executive directors carry out operational duties and deal with the general running of a company. Non-executive directors usually offer the benefit of their experience and expertise to offer guidance. They may be appointed as a result of having specialist knowledge in an area, delegated to a specific duty.
When selecting directors for a company, it is crucial to appoint the most suitable candidate to ensure the success of a business. Rather than choosing a candidate who you like, it is more appropriate to follow the traditional route for recruitment. The company’s articles of association set out the details for the appointment of directors. For instance, the articles of association may restrict the number of directors. If the appointment of directors isn’t covered in the articles of association, the procedure for appointing directors should be documented. The directors appointed for a company should offer a range of skills and expertise to ensure the success of the company.
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