This is an exciting time at the Artisanal Spirits Company, owner of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS). They are the leading curator and provider of premium single cask Scotch malt whisky for sale, primarily online, to a discerning global membership. Having initially proven its premium experience model in the UK, SMWS is now able to offer its unrivalled breadth of distinguished flavours to an expanding international market. With the growth of the business, they are investigating an IPO on the AIM Market and this new key role will support the corporate governance as it continues to develop.
The role will be responsible for acting as Company Secretary for all group companies and providing legal counsel to the company on a variety of areas and where required source appropriate legal advice. You will provide corporate governance advice and support to the business, ensuring the board and committees are operating effectively and in accordance with best practice. On a day to day you will manage group company statutory records including keeping internal corporate records up to date and accurate and assisting with approvals and filings of accounts. You will work collaboratively across all areas of the business and liaise with finance, marketing, operations, production and HR department as appropriate. In addition you will be the nominated Data Protection Officer (DPO) with all Company and employee related responsibilities.
We are looking for an individual with at least 5 + years’ experience of working in a company secretarial position or legal function with PLC experience. You will have relevant Corporate Secretariat qualifications and be used to working with senior managers and directors. Knowledge of relevant company law and corporate secretarial requirements is a given alongside well developed knowledge of regulated board processes and procedures. Ideally you will have worked in a business with global reach given the development of the ASC market internationally. This is a fantastic time to be joining the business in a new role within the structure and you will help the business navigate the next steps in its development and growth.