What is the role of a UK Nominee Director?

A UK Nominee director plays the most important role in a company's success and also can open a business bank account on your behalf.

Therefore, while forming a UK company, you must make sure that the director understands the goals of the business. 

A limited company chooses a company director to manage its day-to-day operations, finances, and compliance with all legal filing requirements. A company directors must conduct themselves honestly, adhere to the law, and make decisions that will benefit both the company and its shareholders. A company director should thrive to make a company successful by promoting and achieving its business goals with smart judgement and experience.
Company directors act together as a “board of directors” but sometimes the board will give specific authority to a board committee or to a single company director.

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The roles and responsibilities of a company director are set out in the Companies Act 2006, the articles of association, and any service agreements that may exist between a director and the company.

1. Act within his designated powers
2. Promote the company’s success
3. Perform Independent judgement
4. Avoid conflict of interest
5. Reject benefits from third parties

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Who is eligible to be a company director?

  • An individual; the age should be at least 16 years (he can be the company secretary or shareholder)
  • A corporate body
  • A partnership
  • A group
  • Another limited company
  • An organisation/business/charity
  • Not an un-discharged insolvent

Difference between a shareholder and a company director

A shareholder owns all or a portion of a company, while directors are chosen by shareholders to oversee all business operations and financial aspects necessary to ensure a company runs smoothly. 

Difference Between a Company Secretary and a Company Director

The company directors appoint the company secretary. Company secretaries provide assistance with tasks to lessen a company director's workload and, as a result, boost productivity. Almost all of a company's secretary's responsibilities are those of the board of directors. However, the directors ultimately have the legal responsibility for these obligations.

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How many directors are required to set up a limited company?
The number of directors a company can appoint during or after incorporation is not restricted, however, a minimum of one director is needed to register a company.
A company's shareholder and director can be the same person. A company can have more than one shareholder and director during incorporation and any time thereafter.

What information of a Company Director is available in the Public Records?
Here are the information of directors that are available on the public record by Companies House:

  • Natural director
  • Full name plus any former name(s)
  • Nationality
  • Office address (residential or other)
  • Date of birth
  • Date of Appointment
  • Profession
  • Corporate director
  • Registration place of corporate director
  • Registered name and number of corporate directors
  • The principal address of corporate director

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