UK Corporate Governance Code

The Board understands that good corporate governance is an important element in helping to build a successful business in a sustainable manner. The UK Corporate Governance Code 2018, publicly available at (the Code) applied to the Company for the year ended 31 December 2020. The latest corporate governance report  explains how the Company has applied the Principles set out in the Code. During the year ended 31 December 2020, the Company has complied with the relevant provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code 2018, except in two instances, where our approach has differed. Further details can be found in the Corporate Governance report.

Board Diversity

We remain committed to ensuring that the Board is balanced, with the Directors having a broad range of knowledge, skills and experience. Diversity is a matter which we consider constantly, our diversity policy sets out our aims to ensure an appropriate mix of skills and experience as well as gender and ethnic diversity.