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I joined the Dunlop Slazenger Group as Company Secretary in May 1999, having previously been the Company Secretary at a number of groups of companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. Venetia carried out work for me as a freelance Company Secretarial Consultant. Throughout the period that she worked for me, she handled a number of complex, substantial and important matters very competently.
Alistair Ritchie, Company Secretary Dunlop Slazenger Group Limited
I was Company Secretary of Grantchester Holdings PLC and its subsidiaries until September 2002 when the group was taken over by Hammerson PLC and Venetia worked for me as a freelance Company Secretarial Consultant. Venetia's work was of a high standard at all times and her in-depth technical knowledge and general support was invaluable during a period of great change within the Grantchestergroup of companies.
Ian Hollocks, Formerly of Grantchester Holdings PLC
Venetia is Company Secretary of the DSDM Consortium. Her expert professional advice is highly valued within my organisation and on many occasions her impartiality has proved most helpful in the decision making process. Her many qualities include integrity and sincerity matched with a delightful sense of humour!
Mary Henson, Chief Executive Officer, DSDM Consortium
I have worked in many financial institutions over the last fifteen years as legal adviser and company secretary and, more recently, Venetia worked for me as Company Secretary of a small Internet broker. I enjoyed very much working with her and found her reliable and diligent in her work.
Valentine Steadman, Lawyer and Company Secretary
Venetia advised and helped in the formation of Facilitator Accreditation Services Limited in July 1999 and has since acted as our Company Secretary. As well as ensuring that we comply legally in all respects and giving us good advice as and when required, she has also been very supportive of our main focus in promoting facilitation as a professional career.
Alan Airth, Chairman, Facilitator Accreditation Services Limited
Hit & Run Music Limited and various other associated companies are involved in the management of recording artists, including Genesis, Phil Collins and Mike and the Mechanics. Venetia took her first Secretaryship with us in 1987 and, since than, has acted as Company Secretary to all our companies in all respects. She has handled many complex issues for us. I have always found her to be conscienscientious, hard working and reliable and her knowledge of company secretarial and company law issues has been invaluable.
Robin Moore, Financial Director, Hit & Run Music Limited
I was employed as Group Company Secretary of ACCO Europe PLC and its UK Subsidiaries from September 1999 to April 2003. The Group is a U.S. owned multinational engaged in the manufacture and marketing of Office Products. During the period June 2000 to July 2001 Venetia Carpenter was employed as a freelance Company Secretary to assist me in the operations of the Group Secretariat. Throughout the period Venetia performed her duties conscientiously and diligently and she proved to be thoroughly reliable at all times. Her duties included the filing of statutory documentation for all UK Group companies and the preparation of Minutes. She was also required to research various matters of Company Law including the re-registration of a Company liquidated in error, liquidation of dormant subsidiaries, the re-registration of a PLC as a public company and the handling of issues concerning dissentient shareholders. All these matters were dealt with in an efficient and timely manner. I would have no hesitation in re-employing Venetia Carpenter as Company Secretary or Assistant Company Secretary if the occasion arose in the future.
Patrick J O'Reilly F.C.C.A.
The Chapter Group PLC and the Butcher Robinson & Staples Group of companies, both of which I chair, has had the good fortune of having Venetia assisting in the capacity of Company Secretary for some seven years. During this period Venetia has proved to be a most diligent, competent, reliable and confident source of advice. Added to her professionalism, discretion and confidentiality is an amenable and conciliatory manner, a quiet fortitude, and a calm, unruffled approach to any situation. With well developed and well used interpersonal skills, Venetia is a valued apolitical, respected and well liked colleague.
P R Pennington Legh, Chairman
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