Land Securities Group 961X460

Land Securities Group

02 April 2014

A closer look inside Equiniti's role for the Land Securities Group PLC.

As the UK’s largest commercial property company, Land Securities Group PLC has a subsidiary list of 400 companies, is a member of the FTSE100 and has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange. With a company of this size, having reliable support on hand is essential, and in the case of Land Securities Group, it turns to Equiniti David Venus when it needs a little extra support.

“Equiniti David Venus has been excellent in supporting us,” says Lucy Turner, Assistant Company Secretary at Land Securities Group PLC. “They are reliable, always available to help out at short notice and deliver on time and on budget,” Lucy says.

One of the key tasks that Equiniti David Venus supports Land Securities Group with is the filling of Annual Returns: “Equiniti David Venus files all of our Annual Returns, making sure all 400 are filed by the deadline,” Lucy says.

Equiniti David Venus doesn't just support Land Securities Group with its Annual Returns. As a leading firm of Chartered Secretaries, it is able to provide professional and dedicated Company Secretarial support to any organisation – large or small. “Since supporting Land Securities with its Annual Returns, we have been requested to provide our expertise to assist in other areas,” says Marla Balicao, Director at Equiniti David Venus. “We have maintained a strong relationship with Land Securities since we started working with them and believe that the increase in work is down to the quality of our services and getting ad-hoc work completed at short notice.”

“When we have really busy periods, Equiniti David Venus support us with our more routine work load; accounts approvals, capital reductions and share transfers. These are all things we can trust them to do well,” says Lucy. “They are also handling a one-off project for us; selling or share gifting numerous low-value shareholdings held by a subsidiary company. This will enable us to strike off the company. As there are a large amount of shares involved, having Equiniti David Venus’ help has proved very useful and it has freed up my time to do more value-add work for the business.

“Overall, Equiniti David Venus has been a great help. Knowing that we can outsource to them and they will deliver gives us real confidence,” Lucy says.

If you would like to find out more about the services that Equiniti David Venus offers, please contact your Relationship Manager or Marla Balicao by email, marla.balicao@davidvenus.com, or by telephone on 01372 465330.