Cathy Dilena

Cathy Dilena
Company Secretarial Manager

Cathy started at Ward Williams in 2004 as PA to the Director of Consulting. From this Cathy progressed to Office Manager while undertaking her ICSA qualification and started the Company Secretarial Department in April 2009.

Cathy is responsible for providing appropriate advice and guidance to clients, to ensure that their business stays compliant with the statutory requirements and legal obligations under the Companies Act 2006.

Company Secretarial Services

We offer a comprehensive service aimed at assisting UK Private Limited Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships maintain, monitor and manage their statutory compliance obligations under Company law. We offer a reliable and cost-effective service with on-going support on a range of company secretarial matters allowing you as a business owner to focus on running your business.

Services include:

  • Preparation and submission of a Confirmation Statement at Companies House;
  • Making efficient use of share structuring to save costs of future re-structuring;
  • Changes to share capital to include:
    • Re-designating shares for greater flexibility in the payment of company dividends;
    • Sub-dividing shares, allowing for changes to the shareholding whilst maintaining the capital structure;
  • Advice to directors of their codified duties and best practice;
  • Dividend vouchers and minutes;
  • Registered office facility and maintenance of electronic company statutory registers;
  • Company incorporations;
  • Company restoration (in line with Companies Court Practice Note 1 of 2003 or the Administrative Restoration process);
  • Shareholder agreements;
  • Share options.

This makes our Company Secretarial Department uniquely placed to not only help with statutory obligations but seamlessly provide support when any changes are made to a company’s structure.

For more information on our Registered office facility, please read our Registered Office terms and conditions.

This list is not exhaustive. Some of the above form part of a bundle of services provided by the Business Services Department of the Accountancy practice. If you would like to find out more please contact us.

We can also provide support to in-house company secretarial staff by providing an additional resource or covering gaps between recruitment.

At Ward Williams we pride ourselves on a highly personal service, providing consistency and continuity, working in a collaborative and approachable way. We take the time to build long-term relationships, with the aim of becoming a trusted and valuable company secretarial resource.

Statutory compliance is our passion and we are committed to assisting in a professional way of working that sets a business apart and adds business value. Our approach is to ensure that statutory compliance is fully embedded within a business to ensure continued success.