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Each year Companies House organises or attends a variety of events to support and advise businesses. This includes attending business focussed exhibitions throughout the UK and organising Seminars to support new directors and secretaries.

We also travel throughout the UK:

  • promoting Companies House's services
  • advising businesses on how to meet their obligations under the Companies Act
  • to provide opportunities to meet and discuss issues with our staff

Free Seminars

To help keep companies on the right side of the law we arrange several seminars throughout the year covering the legal responsibilities of company directors and secretaries under the Companies Act 2006 legislation.

The aim of the seminar is to help you:

  • ensure that company officers and their advisors are familiar with the filing requirements of the Companies Act 2006
  • discover how best to file your documents online
  • provide advice on recent changes in legislation and the impact they may have on companies and their officers
  • explain future developments
  • find out how you can check your own company information online

Our seminars last for approximately three hours and are free to attend. You can choose to come along to a morning seminar or afternoon seminar - so don't miss out.

Further information
on Seminars

First Time Directors Seminar

If you have just been appointed to a Company for the first time and want to know more about your responsibilities to Companies House then this is the seminar for you *.

The seminar is free of charge and is held on site at Companies House, Cardiff.

The aim of the seminar is to:

  • explain the incorporation process
  • explain how to easily and securely send information to Companies House
  • inform you about Companies House compliance
  • make you aware of changes to the Companies Act
  • demonstrate how you can search and use Companies House information

You will also get the opportunity to:

  • meet some of the Companies House team
  • trial our online services
  • meet a representative from the Intellectual Property Office

* Please note that the content of this seminar is suitable for anyone who has been appointed to a Company for the first time.  If you are an established Company Director or Secretary you may find our Information Days more suited to your needs.

Further information on
First Time Directors Seminar


We attend and support a variety of exhibitions throughout the year. Attending exhibitions allows us to:

  • raise awareness of Companies House, our functions and our services
  • meet and help our existing users and introduce ourselves to new customers
  • answer company legislation queries including compliance issues
  • provide a platform for presenting and demonstrating our online information services
Further information
on Exhibitions

Focus Groups

We are continually striving to improve the services we offer to our customers. To do this effectively it is important for our organisation to have a broad understanding of its customers’ needs. One of the ways in which we gain and improve our knowledge is through our regional focus groups.

Meeting regularly, these sessions continue to provide us with valuable feedback, so that we can address customer issues and better plan how our projects should be taken forward.

Further information on
Focus Groups