AQSE Rule 4.14
The Directors are committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance, and propose, so far as is practicable given the Company’s size and nature, to comply with the UK Corporate Governance Code. Following Admission, due to the size and nature of the Company, audit and risk management issues will be addressed by the Directors as a whole, rather than by separate committees. As of 21 June 2019, the Company has formed an audit committee comprised of Melissa Sturgess, Peter Redmond and John Treacy as committee Chairman. Due to the size and nature of the Company, risk management, renumeration and nomination issues will continue to be dealt with by the Board as a whole. As the Company grows, the Board will consider establishing separate risk management, renumeration and nomination committees and will develop further policies and procedures, which reflect the principles of good governance.
The Company has adopted a share dealing code for dealings in securities of the Company by the Directors and Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibility which is appropriate for a company whose shares are traded on the AQSE Growth Market. This will constitute the Company’s share dealing policy for the purpose of compliance with UK Legislation including the Market Abuse Regulation and Rule 71 of the AQSE Rules. It should be noted that the insider dealing legislation set out in the UK Criminal Justice Act 1993, as well as provisions relating to market abuse, will apply to the Company and dealings in Ordinary Shares.
The Company has implemented an anti-bribery and corruption policy and also implemented appropriate procedures to ensure that the Board, employees and consultants comply with the UK Bribery Act 2010.
The Directors have established financial controls and reporting procedures, which are considered appropriate given the size of and structure of the Company. These controls will be reviewed in the light of an investment or acquisition and adjusted accordingly.