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Presentation used at AdvoCard's Extraordinary General Meeting on 23 February 2011. The aim was to explain the process of becoming a limited company, prior to voting.

Presentation used at AdvoCard's Extraordinary General Meeting on 23 February 2011. The aim was to explain the process of becoming a limited company, prior to voting.

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  • 1. Extraordinary General Meeting 23 February 2011
  • 2. Agenda
    • Welcome and Apologies
    • Introduction
    • Background and Explanation
    • Questions and Answers
    • Vote
    • Tea, Coffee and Cake
  • 3. Apologies
    • (8 names removed)
  • 4. Introduction Nick Gardner Convener, Management Committee
  • 5. Background and Explanation
    • Why become a company?
    • What does it mean?
    • Will it affect the advocacy provided?
    • What happens next?
  • 6. Why become a company?
    • Currently an ‘Unincorporated Association’
    • Total legal responsibility and liability rests with volunteer management committee members
    • Management Committee members who have money and/or property are at risk
  • 7. Why become a company? (2)
    • A limited company has a legal status of its own
    • A limited company limits personal liability to £1, if Board members act in good faith
  • 8. What does it mean?
    • A new company will be set up with Memorandum and Articles of Association
    • All assets and liabilities of current organisation will be transferred to new company
  • 9. What does it mean? (2)
    • Current organisation will be dissolved
    • AdvoCard (unincorporated) becomes AdvoCard (Ltd)!
  • 10. What does it mean? (3)
    • New company will have the same aims and objectives as current organisation
    • Will do the same things as before (i.e. mental health advocacy)
  • 11. What does it mean? (4)
    • Will need to have a register of members, who support AdvoCard
    • Will have a Board of Directors (instead of a Management Committee) who will govern
    • Staff will continue to carry out the work
    • Will need to register with Companies House
  • 12. Will this affect the advocacy?
    • No
    • Will allow AdvoCard to recruit from a wider pool of potential board members
    • Leading to better leadership, a more effective organisation and therefore better advocacy
    • Training will be provided to Board members on their responsibilities
  • 13. What happens next?
    • Vote
    • If approval for change is agreed:
      • Register with Companies House
      • Transfer assets and liabilities to new company
      • Inform OSCR (Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator)
  • 14. Questions and Answers
  • 15. Vote