Director Responsibilities

See Companies House information page for Director responsibilities  here

Directors and Secretaries Guide – GBA1  August 2007 version 13


  1. Limited companies: the basics
  2. Role of a company director
  3. Role and duties of a company secretary
  4. What you have to send to Companies House
  5. Quality of documents
  6. Further information

This is a guide only and should be read with the relevant legislation.

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Appointment to the Board

Sutton Chamber – Acceptance of Appointment

In accepting the invitation to become a member of the team for the Sutton Chamber of Commerce Ltd, I confirm that:

  • I have completed the attached statement of personal information, and I confirm that this gives a true and balanced view of my credentials for being a member of the Team, and of the contribution that I believe that I can make as a member of the Chamber Team;
  • I am not aware of any reason why I shouldn’t be a member of the Team, including any interests that are, or that could be construed as being, in conflict with membership;
  • I am not aware of any circumstances whereby my membership of the Team might reasonably be expected to bring the Chamber into disrepute.
  • I will make reasonable efforts to contribute to the work of the Chamber in accordance with the Terms of Reference, especially by: attending meetings, contributing my specialist information and knowledge to the Team’s deliberations, and  acting as an ambassador for the Chamber.
  • I will follow the Seven Principles of Public Life set out by the Committee on Standards in Public Life as attached.


Personal Statement

Name: Signed: Date:
Credentials for Membership
Potential contribution to the Team
Register of interests
Personal ambitions for the Chamber


Principles of Public Life


Selflessness – Holders of public office should take decisions solely in terms of the public interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, their friends or organisations.

Integrity – Holders of public office should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might influence them in the performance of their official duties.

Objectivity – In carrying out public business, including making public appointments, awarding contracts, or recommending individuals for rewards and benefits, holders of public office should make choices on merit.

Accountability – Holders of public office are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is appropriate to their office.

Openness – Holders of public office should be as open as possible about all the decisions and actions that they take. They should give reasons for their decisions and restrict information only when the wider public interest clearly demands.

Honesty – Holders of public office have a duty to declare any private interests relating to their public duties and to take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interests.

Leadership – Holders of public office should promote and support these principles by leadership and example.