You do not need a company secretary for a private limited company. Some companies use them to take on some of the director’s responsibilities.

A company Secretary is essentially responsible for all the company administration.

This means they are accountable for confirmation statements and and other important documents to Companies House, and they often take up a number of other administrative matters such as arranging board meetings.


A secretary cannot be the same person as the limited company director.

  • Company secretary duties:
  • Filing confirmation statements
  • Updating the Company’s Statutory Books
  • Communication with shareholders
  • Maintaining and signing paperwork
  • Compliance

For more information, please use the link below:

GOV.UK Setup a limited company Guide: Appoint directors and a company secretary

If you would like more information, please contact our customer engagement team who would be delighted to assist you further.

Email us: [email protected]

Call us: 0207 781 8033