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The Director and the Shareholder: What’s the difference?

When forming a limited company (by shares) there are two compulsory appointments; the director and the shareholder. So what’s the difference?

The Director

A limited company director (or directors) is responsible for the general running of the company and ensuring all filing obligations such as annual returns and annual accounts are fulfilled.

The Shareholder

A limited company shareholder (or shareholders) is the owner of the company.

It’s worth noting that a limited company can be formed with just one person acting as the director and the shareholder.

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