Governance Support 2016-11-21T17:42:11+00:00

Governance Support

Governance is all about the way the organisations are directed, controlled and held accountable to deliver their purpose over the long term. The organisation’s practices and procedures should be organised so that the organisation achieves its mission and goals, whilst complying with the law and sound ethical practice. A series of high profile scandals in different sectors have shaken the public’s faith in many organisations. A system of good governance is vitally important for organisations:

  • Investors, funders, government and regulators need to have confidence that the organisation is well-run
  • Managers will be held to account for running the organisation and delivering long-term success
  • Conflicts of interest are identified and properly managed
  • Risks can be identified and appropriate financial and operational controls put in place to ensure that the organisation’s assets and funds are protected and that it remains viable
  • It maintains public confidence in the organisation and protects your valuable reputation and goodwill
  • High levels of trust lead to high morale, which in turn makes it easier to recruit, motivate and retain the best people – which, in turn, drives performance!
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Our new governance review product, providing an objective independent review of your governance arrangements.

How can we help?

The challenge of good governance is to reconcile and balance the often conflicting objectives of managers, employees, funders and wider stakeholders, such as service users and commissioners. In most organisations, the Board is entrusted with setting strategic aims, providing leadership, supervising management and reporting to stakeholders on progress. The Board may sometimes need help to deliver this.

Good governance isn’t just about box-ticking bureaucracy – it should also be about the values and behaviours of the organisation – an attitude of mind which should become embedded in the culture.

Elderflower Legal can provide governance support to help you to set things up in the right way to achieve success.

Contact us today to find out more.

Contact us

Elderflower Legal is unique in bringing together a blend of skills and experience to help organisations develop good governance practice across legal, financial and organisational design and development. Our experience spans the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Our Services

  • Company Secretary Services – a range of fixed price subscription packages to support your organisation on an ongoing basis with governance and compliance issues. Find out more
  • BoardCheck360™ – Board Effectiveness Reviews – find out how well your board is performing and identify areas for improvement. Find out more
  • GovernanceCHECK360™ – Governance Reviews – get an objective assessment of how your governance arrangements measure up and identify areas for improvement. Find out more
  • Personal Risk Review – Do you have concerns about your personal exposure and potential liabilities? We can bring clarity and peace of mind. Find out more

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What our clients say

Mark provides clear and responsive commercial advice. He identifies the key areas of risk for our business and provides practical solutions.
Elderflower Legal has helped us to manage commercial risks and resolve problems quickly and effectively. Mark’s approach is to ‘roll up his sleeves’ and provide practical support, rather than legal theory.
Jason Pickford, Owner, Digital Transcendent Limited
Elderflower Legal has helped us to manage commercial risks and resolve problems quickly and effectively. Mark’s approach is to ‘roll up his sleeves’ and provide practical support, rather than legal theory.
Mark provides clear and responsive commercial advice. He identifies the key areas of risk for our business and provides practical solutions.