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THE ALEXANDER BEARD GROUP PLC
DIRECTORS’ REPORT -
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 NOVEMBER 2013
The directors present their report and the financial statements for The Alexander Beard Group plc (the company) and its
subsidiaries (the group) for the year ended 30 November 2013.
PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES
The principal activity of the group during the year continued to be that of providing independent financial services. There
have not been any significant changes in the group’s principal activities in the year under review.
RESULTS
The profit for the year, after taxation and minority interests, amounted to £24,080 (2012 - £63,776).
DIRECTORS
The directors who served during the year were:
P D Beard
A Taylor
N A Benn
F J Randall
DIRECTORS’ RESPONSIBILITIES STATEMENT
The directors are responsible for preparing the Directors’ report and the financial statements in accordance with applicable
law and regulations.
Company law requires the directors to prepare financial statements for each financial year. Under that law the directors
have elected to prepare the financial statements in accordance with United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice
(United Kingdom Accounting Standards and applicable law). Under company law the directors must not approve the financial
statements unless they are satisfied that they give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the company and the group
and of the profit or loss of the group for that period. In preparing these financial statements, the directors are required to:
- select suitable accounting policies and then apply them consistently;
- make judgments and accounting estimates that are reasonable and prudent;
- state whether applicable UK Accounting Standards have been followed, subject to any material departures
disclosed and explained in the financial statements;
- prepare the financial statements on the going concern basis unless it is inappropriate to presume that the group will
continue in business.
The directors are responsible for keeping adequate accounting records that are sufficient to show and explain the company’s
transactions and disclose with reasonable accuracy at any time the financial position of the company and the group and
enable them to ensure that the financial statements comply with the Companies Act 2006. They are also responsible
for safeguarding the assets of the company and the group and hence for taking reasonable steps for the prevention and
detection of fraud and other irregularities.
The directors are responsible for the maintenance and integrity of the corporate and financial information included on the
group’s website. Legislation in the United Kingdom governing the preparation and dissemination of financial statements and
other information included in Directors’ reports may differ from legislation in other jurisdictions.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO AUDITOR
Each of the persons who are directors at the time when this Directors’ report is approved has confirmed that:
so far as that director is aware, there is no relevant audit information of which the company and the group’s auditor is
unaware, and that director has taken all the steps that ought to have been taken as a director in order to be aware of any
relevant audit information and to establish that the company and the group’s auditor is aware of that information.
AUDITOR
The auditor, Mazars LLP, will be proposed for reappointment in accordance with section 489 of the Companies Act 2006.
This report was approved by the board and signed on its behalf.
P D Beard
Director
Date: 26 March 2014
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