Corporate Governance

How To Add Value To Your Company: A Practical Implementation Guide


  • Alex Knell, Company Secretary, The Automation Partnership Group PLC, Cambridgeshire, UK

Aimed at the senior managers of SMEs who are looking to sell all or part of the business. This book shows how to implement Corporate Governance procedures to add both perceived and real value to a business. Implementing CG procedures before sale of the business is likely to add a premium to the price, increase the pool of buyers at the asking price and bring a business to the top of the acquisition shopping list. The book is in two sections. The first addresses the basic theory underpinning Corporate Governance to help the reader understand and decide which compliance issues are immediately useful to their business, and which can wait. Prioritisation is key.The second section explains the Code, section by section. It indicates clearly what is being asked for with a “translation” into plain English. It explains what needs to be done and provides a series of check-lists. CG standards are here to stay and the demands are rising. This book is a guide to voluntarily adopting CG to demonstrate the pedigree and worth of any business – and to let that business stand out from the rest.
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Accountants, Senior Managers and Directors of ambitious small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), or unlisted companies, particularly those planning to sell all or part of the business, or undergo flotation in the medium term.


Book information

  • Published: March 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-6924-5

Table of Contents

Enhancing Value; No CG Recognition; Why No CG? Basic Concepts; Applied Concepts; Director’s Duties; Who Are The Other Stakeholders?; The Key Areas Addressed by CG; The ACCEPTS™ Method; Basic Steps; The Board; The Chairman and Chief Executive; Board Balance; Board Appointments; Board Information; Board Performance Evaluation; Board Re-Election; Board Rewards; Accountability; Relations With Shareholders: Dialogue, Constructive Use of the AGM; What To Do Now;