Board Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting Minutes

Board Meetings

Board meetings are a place where so many important and strategic decisions are made, alongside ensuring legal obligations are fulfilled. Therefore, depicting these important discussions are vital, but due to the prominent nature of the meetings, having a minute taker present to capture these meetings with accuracy are invaluable.

Board Meeting Minutes

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It also removes the need for someone within the business to be asked to attend, who could be perceived as having bias or perhaps a member of the board meeting being expected to juggle being part of the meeting and recording minutes, which for this type of meeting, could be considered inappropriate and a conflict of interest.

Any UK board of director are required by law to have board meeting minutes taken and held for 10 years.

Minutes of a board meeting, are a legal document in the UK, in the sense that directors will rely on board meeting minutes to show that they have fulfilled all of their responsibilities. 

Directors can be held liable for non-compliance and not having clearly minuted board meeting. So getting it right is critical. Therefore outsourcing this requirement to a professional and experienced minute taker, alleviates the need for concern, as you will know you will be provided with accurate and factual minutes provided.

Alongside the legal obligations, the level of responsibility and strategic decisions discussed at Board meetings creates a necessity to ensure the board meetings are minuted to provide a written document of what was discussed, agreed, and follow-up actions. This is why using a minute taker is so important.

The minutes will represent the actions of the Board and company leadership, and are considered legal documents by many interested parties, such as auditors, shareholders, and courts.

Minutes capture important details that can’t be ignored if you want to keep your business in line with laws, compliance, regulations, policies and contractual agreements, and can back up any disputes. Minutes represent the actions of a board, company leadership, personnel matters and within some industries they are considered legally binding by auditors and the courts.  

Therefore using minute taking services will guarantee the Board members are able to focus on the important business at hand, the actions, and outcomes, without distraction. The minute taking will record the meeting with accuracy, ensuring all facts, and clarity.

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