Directors routinely have to grapple with dilemmas – whether it's managing diverse shareholder expectations or choosing between business strategies. How can you navigate through the choices?
You might think it is very simple whether are not you are a director – after all, either you have been appointed to the board of a company, or you haven't.
Neil Bennett, director and licenced insolvency practitioner at Leonard Curtis, has 30 years’ experience giving advice to distressed businesses. We spoke to him about the issues facing directors.
Breach of directors’ duties can have serious consequences for directors including personal and potential criminal liability. Have constant regard to them, check the indemnity provisions in the company articles of association and your directors’ and officers’ insurance arrangements.
Alexander Filatov explains how UK training for directors is helping Russian businesses and supporting international trading operations.
When it comes to developing export markets for goods and services, a business’s familiarity with the local customs, culture and business practices, as well as an ability to speak the language, understand contractual procedures and establish key contacts in the community, are all valuable ingredients for success.
It's been a year full of high-profile resignations, from Barclays over the BBC all the way to Yahoo (and the vatican, of course).
These are challenging times for businesses, no matter what sector they are operating in. It’s now more important than ever that board performance is both effective and transparent.
More female directors than ever are on the rise, but women surprisingly earn less than men, the more the sexes share the same occupation.
You've been offered an appointment as director, but have you thought all about the responsibilities, liabilities and extensive duties that come with the position?
Don’t rush to promote your fabulous manager to a director-level role. It’s likely to end in disaster.
Very few entrepreneurs have cracked the challenge of how to find the perfect non-executive director – at a price they can afford. Jo Clarkson of The Alternative Board shares her tips.