7th November 2013, Scottish Youth Theatre, Old Sheriff Court, 105 Brunswick Street, Glasgow, G1 1TF

Due to requests from the network this course for TSI staff has been arranged in partnership between Voluntary Action Scotland, CVS Inverclyde and MacRoberts Solicitors.

This half day course delivered by MacRoberts solicitors is aimed at those who provide advice to third sector organisations (charities, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations) around governance and in particular those advising organisations considering various different legal forms where the organisation wishes to understand the pros and cons of structuring as a company. The training will focus on Companies Limited by Guarantee and Community Interest Companies and will also look at use of Company’s Limited by Shares, widely used as trading companies in the sector.

By the end of the training, participants should be able to:

• Advise third sector organisations about the benefits / disbenefits of different structures and appropriateness of their use across the third sector

• Explain the duties of directors of limited companies, including as against duties otherwise applying to charity trustees

• Ensure directors understand rules around wrongful trading

• Understand the monitoring, accounts and external scrutiny requirements upon companies / charitable companies

• Understand the key processes in setting up, operating and closing a company

• Understand company reporting requirements and companies house processes

Venue: Robertson House, 152 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4TB

Date: 7th November

Time: 1pm-5pm (including lunch)

Cost: £30

To book: e-mail cvs2@cvsinverclyde.org.uk with:

• Name of participant

• Participant’s e-mail address

• Any dietary / access requirements

Places are strictly limited and offered on a first come first served basis.

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