The Board meets regularly to monitor and steer the company.
There is a clear structure of responsibility, and a mix of executive and experienced non-executive members.
Support is provided both through committees (eg for Audit and Remuneration) and access to internal subject experts when necessary.
The members of the Board have a collective responsibility and legal obligation to promote the interests of the company and are collectively responsible for defining corporate governance arrangements. Ultimate responsibility for the quality of, and approach to, corporate governance lies with the Chair of the Board.
The Board consists of eight directors of whom five are executives (Samuel Heath, David Pick, Martyn Whieldon, Martin Harrison and Simon Latham) and three are independent non-executives (Anthony Buttanshaw, Martin Green and Ross Andrews). The Board is supported by two committees: Audit and Remuneration. The Board does not consider that it is of a size at present to require a separate nominations committee.
Non-executive directors attend 7-9 board and board committee meetings per year and are available at other times as required for face-to-face and telephone meetings with the executive team.
The Chairman is responsible for ensuring that, to inform decision-making, directors receive accurate, sufficient and timely information. The Company compiles the board and committee papers which are circulated to directors prior to meetings. The Company Secretary provides minutes of each meeting.
Meetings held during the last 12 months (to end of March 2020) and the attendance of directors is summarised below:
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The Company uses its long-established skills and investments in manufacturing metals to produce high-quality products for the bathroom and door hardware markets.
The customer value proposition is supported by:
The shareholder value is supported by: