QCA 2020 Non-Executive Directors Survey
The Quoted Companies Alliance (‘QCA’) have surveyed small and mid-sized quoted companies and their advisor firms to find out a raft of information on Non-Executive Directors (‘NEDs’).
New Board Director’s Programme – e-Learning Tool
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (‘ICAEW’) has launched a new Board Director's e-learning Programme in collaboration with NEDA. The Programme provides board directors with an engaging online learning programme that helps you build presence and influence at board level, and supports individuals through a series of exercises to identify both strengths and development needs.
The Risk Coalition launches new Risk Committee Self-Assessment Tool
The Risk Coalition launched its Risk Guidance Initiative in 2018 to meet the need for coherent, principles-based good practice guidance for board risk committees and risk functions within the UK financial services sector. The outcome of this work was ‘Raising The Bar’ published in December 2019.
NEDA co-founder aims to break trans-Atlantic rowing age record
One of NEDAs co-founders and current NED, Guy Rigby, will be taking part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge next year – the Challenge is a fundraising event which sees teams row non-stop across the 3,000-mile stretch of ocean between La Gomera (just off Tenerife) and Antigua.
Business restructuring and Covid-19
Brands going through an insolvency process face distinct challenges, and not all of them financial. There are important reputational factors to consider which can only be addressed by effective communications. Chief among these, perhaps, is that there is a significant appetite in the media for stories of business travails.
Understanding the Impact of Epidemic on High Growth UK SMEs
The COVID-19 pandemic has sent shockwaves through the economy, where UK’s 3.8m SMEs are being particularly badly affected, mainly because they cannot afford to keep large cash reserves. With 16m being employed by SMEs this goes well beyond being simply a “business problem” but is a problem for society as a whole.