AGM Reports

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Halma (HLMA) AGM 2017

Yesterday (20/7/2017), I attended the Annual General Meeting of Halma Plc (Halma). Not exactly a household name so you may not know what they do. In summary, they have a “diversified portfolio of businesses” that are focussed on safety, health and environmental products. Lots of niche businesses in growth sectors and they define their segments as Medical, Infrastructure Safety, Environmental & Analysis, and Process Safety. Revenue last year was £961 million, with post tax profits of £129 million.What attracted me to ...

Telecom Plus PLC (TEP) AGM 2017

Yesterday I attended the Annual General Meeting of Telecom Plus PLC at their head office in North London. Telecom Plus which trades as "The Utility Warehouse" provides a complete range of utility services - gas, electricity, broadband, fixed line and mobile phones via a "club" concept promoted by a network of self-employed (mainly part-time) distributors. Some highlights of the year ending 31st March 2017 are as follows: Revenue down 0.6% Statutory pre-tax profit up 16.5% to £40.9 million Full year dividend up 4.3% to 48p Over ...

NewRiver REIT PLC AGM 2017

Today I attended the Annual General Meeting of NewRiver REIT Plc in the offices of Eversheds Sutherland LLP in central London, commencing at midday. NewRiver is one of the UK’s largest REIT’s focused on the convenience-led retail and leisure sectors.There were 15 shareholders present which is far more than the three that were present last year and 15 times more than the one that showed up in 2015 (it was me!). The company graduated from AIM to the main market in ...

Oxford Technology VCTs AGMs (OXT, OXH, OTT and OXF)

The 2017 combined Oxford VCT AGMs were held last Wednesday (5th July) at the Oxford Technology offices, The Magdalen Centre, Oxford Science Park, Oxford OX4 4GA.At this year’s AGMs there were probably around 20 ordinary shareholders present (probably slightly down on last year). The meeting commenced at 11.00 starting with a brief review from the Manager, this was followed by the four AGMs, which were interspersed with presentations from three investee companies: Castleton (OT4), Arecor (OT2, OT3 and OT4) and Immbio ...

AMATI VCT AND VCT 2 AGM 2017

I attended the AGM of the Amati VCT and VCT 2 funds at the impressive venue of the Guildhall School of Music near the Barbican on the 28th June.About 70 shareholders attended - mostly male and over 60 as is usual with these kind of events.On the morning of the AGM, both funds issued a RNS announcing that they are in discussions over a possible merger of VCT and VCT 2 and that they also plan a new joint fundraising of ...

Paragon Entertainment (AIM:PEL) AGM Report

This was my fourth attendance at the Companies AGM. The usual disclaimers apply. I am not licensed to give financial advice and no advice is intended. All views are my own and should be treated as such. I am a shareholder of the Company. There was an RNS prior to the meeting informing that Martin Barratt NED had resigned. No trading statement was given so it is assumed current trading is in line with Market expectations. It should be noted HY ...

Whitbread (WTB) AGM 2017

Yesterday I attended the Annual General Meeting of Whitbread Plc (WTB). This was at the Church House Conference Centre at 2.00 pm (a good time and venue – although I did have to get through the security cordon around the Houses of Parliament for the Queen’s “opening” and speech and the threatened leftist/anarchist demo which proved to be a damp squib.Whitbread is celebrating 275 years in business this year. Founded by brewer Samuel Whitbread it now only brews coffee. It’s main ...

Inspired Energy (INSE) AGM 2017

The meeting started promptly at 10:00 AM at the offices of their Solicitors in Manchester city centre. Other than the Board there was another Private Investor and myself attending. I was given a warm welcome prior to the meeting with the usual courtesies. The Company provides energy purchasing and energy consultancy services to corporate, and small and medium-sized enterprise energy users.Click here for more details if you are full member of ShareSoc, as these reports are exclusive to our full members. Further ...

Ergomed (ERGO) AGM 2017

This year’s Ergomed AGM was held at the offices of Covington & Burling LLP, 265 Strand, London WC2R 1BH starting at 9.30am on Friday 16 June 2017.For Investors who are unfamiliar with the company, Ergomed is a hybrid Pharmaceutical Services company offering a complete Clinical Development service for investigational drugs and a Pharmacovigilance monitoring service for marketed products. What makes Ergomed fairly unique amongst its peers is its co-development model, whereby it shares the cost of clinicals trials on new medicines ...

ECSC AGM report (ECSC)

This year’s ECSC AGM was held at the Company’s HQ: 28 Campus Road, Listerhills Science Park, Bradford, BD7 1HR, commencing at 14:00 pm on Friday 16 June 2017. For investors who are unfamiliar with the company, ECSC is a B2B business offering clients a full range of Cybersecurity services, which includes ISO27001 compliance reviews, managed, and monitoring cyber-security for clients, testing client vulnerability to cyber-attacks and a response service for businesses that have been attacked.Click here for more details if you are full ...
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