You are a consultant who has been hired by an institutional investor (your client), who is looking to invest in a number of FTSE 350 companies in the near future.
In order to assess potential opportunities, the client needs to understand the corporate governance arrangements within any organisation that they consider for investment, and so they are commissioning you to provide them with this analysis and assessment.
You are therefore required to research and critically evaluate the corporate governance arrangements for one of the ten FTSE 350 companies listed below.
|1||TRUSTPILOT GROUP PLC||£917.69m||Software and Computer Services|
|2||EXPERIAN PLC||£6,184.01m||Industrial Support Services|
|3||HELIOS TOWERS PLC||£1,605.54m||Telecommunications Service Providers|
|4||CINEWORLD GROUP PLC||£597.12m||Travel and Leisure|
|5||GREGGS PLC||£2,669.70m||Personal Care, Drug and Grocery Stores|
|6||ASSURA PLC||£1,972.45m||Real Estate Investment Trusts|
|7||INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP PLC||£8,941.35m||Travel and Leisure|
|8||DOMINO’S PIZZA GROUP PLC||£1,880.80m||Travel and Leisure|
|9||NATIONAL GRID PLC||£39,390.25m||Gas, Water and Multi-utilities|
|10||UNILEVER PLC||£94,128.32m||Personal Care, Drug and Grocery Stores|
Your analysis should demonstrate to your client how the organisation complies with the UK Corporate Governance Code (2018), and highlight any areas of non-compliance.
You should present your findings in a business report format, and provide appropriate recommendations as to how corporate governance may be improved, and your overall opinion as to whether or not the corporate governance arrangements are acceptable, which should then assist the client in their investment selection.
Your report should include the following: title page, contents page, executive summary (no more than 1 page), introduction (containing a brief company background), main body/sections, recommendations, conclusion/opinions and references.