Agenda and minutes

Companies Governance Executive Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 2.30 pm

Venue: Ground Floor Committee Room - Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG. View directions

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No. Item


Appointment of Vice-Chair


Resolved to appoint Councillor Longford as Vice-Chair for the remainder of the 2019-20 municipal year.


Apologies for absence


Councillor Webster  -  leave


Declarations of Interests


In the interest of transparency, the following declarations were made in relation to item 4, ‘Companies Governance’ (minute 4):




Company associated with:

Councillor Barnard


Robin Hood Energy

Councillor Longford



Councillor Mellen



Councillor Williams


Blueprint, Thomas Bow

Councillor Woodings


Nottingham City Homes

Malcolm Townroe





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Report of Corporate Director of Strategy and Resources

Additional documents:


This item does not contain any decisions eligible for call-in.


The Committee considered the report of the Corporate Director of Strategy and Resources, detailing the new arrangements in relation to governance of companies that Nottingham City Council wholly own or have a controlling interest.


During discussion the following comments were made:


a)  any commissioned work involving companies should be reported to this Committee in a timely manner, as should a business case for any proposed new company involvement by the Council;


b)  companies need to work closer together to help prevent issues arising, possibly including an annual companies conference;


c)  any training for Councillor Directors should also be available to relevant officers.


Resolved to note the report and the terms of reference for this Sub-Committee.


Reason for decision:


To formalise future arrangements for the governance of companies either wholly owned by the Council or where the Council has a controlling interest.


Other options considered:




Future meetings


The Sub-Committee agreed to meet normally on a bi-monthly basis at 2.15pm or the rising of Executive Board (whichever is the later), subject to any additional meetings at the request of the Chair.


Therefore, it was noted that the next scheduled meeting will be on Tuesday 17 March 2020.