Corporate Governance

The Board is committed to adopting and maintaining high standards of corporate governance. Principles are applied at Board level and cascade throughout the organisation.

PRINCIPLES OF GOOD GOVERNANCE

The adoption and maintenance of good governance is the responsibility of the Board as a whole. The Board applies the principles of good governance and best practice as set out in the ‘Code’ which can be found on the Financial Reporting Council’s website www.frc.org.uk.

COMPLIANCE STATEMENT

The Directors are pleased to report that they have complied with the requirements of the Code during the year ended 31 March 2016. The Board believes that it has the appropriate blend of skills, experience, independence and knowledge to support the business. The Board will continue to ensure an optimal level of relevant skills experience and diversity amongst its members, appropriate to support the future needs of the business.

The Directors have reviewed the financial statements and, taken as a whole, consider them to be fair, balanced and understandable, providing sufficient and appropriate information for Shareholders to assess the Company’s position and performance, business model and strategy. The Audit Committee provided guidance to the Board to assist them in reaching this conclusion.