Contributor: David M Martin
David M Martin, FCIS, FCIPD, FloD
David is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and the Institute of Directors.
He held senior positions with Xerox (US) and SGB Group plc, and for nearly ten years was Director/Company Secretary of Maynards PLC (one of the then FTSE 250) where as well as the normal range of corporate duties, he designed one of the first employee share ownership schemes, implemented a group-wide system of Consultative Committees and complied several employee reports, annual reports and employee newsletters several of which won national awards.
Since 1985 he has run his own business Consultancy – Buddenbrook – carrying out various projects including corporate and internal communications, general administration and personnel documentation for a range of client companies including Filofax, British Aerospace, Safeway, Northern Foods, Boots, Trebor Bassett and others.
For 14 years he has been a CBI representative on the panel of employment tribunal members, is a member of the Registrar of Companies’ Wider Users committee and was part of the consultative process for the Companies Act 2006.
In an extract from The Company Director's Desktop Guide, author David Martin explains the history behind the Companies...