Ross McGregorCompany Secretary and IT Administrator
Tel 0131 226 8200
DD 0131 226 8221
Ross’ main role within the partnership is to service the firm’s company secretarial clients. Our Company Secretarial Service is designed to alleviate clients’ worries about their compliance obligations under the Companies Acts, thereby enabling them to concentrate fully on building and promoting their business. This involves preparing and registering the new confirmation Statement. including dealing with the People of Significant Control Register and other key day-to-day forms for over 200 companies.
As well as incorporating new companies, including companies limited by guarantee, private limited companies and Community Interest Companies. Ross can also be called upon to attend client board meetings, where he is vastly experienced in producing board minutes. With the risk of criminal sanctions and severe financial penalties it is important that company directors comply with their obligations under the Companies Acts. Despite there no longer being a statutory requirement for private companies to appoint company secretaries, all the functions traditionally carried out by a company secretary, for example, filing the Confirmation Statement, writing up statutory registers, preparing board minutes, are still required to be carried out. Additionally, companies with only one director will often require a second signature on legal documentation (e.g. when you open a bank account). If you do not appoint a company secretary this documentation will need to be signed by an appointed witness, so a large proportion of companies still opt to appoint one.
Ross has many strings to his bow from assisting the corporate team on nearly every single completion, acting as the conduit between colleagues and MBM’s outsourced IT team, negotiating contracts with various IT associated parties as well as producing and implementing anti-money laundering checks for the whole firm.
Ross is also the social convener, organising the much needed team nights out!
Ross is currently Honorary Secretary of Murrayfield Indoor Sports Club, a private members club based on the west side of Edinburgh best known for its tenpin bowling.
Ross is a keen bowler who has spent countless nights in the Club trying to replicate his high score of 257…and failing!