A Warwick based start-up which helps small companies and charities manage and improve internal processes, hold Board meetings online and manage risk better, has seen a flood of enquiries seeking help to run virtual board meetings in the weeks following lockdown.
BoardSecure is a board management improvement platform targeting small companies and small and medium sized charities launched earlier this year.
“We had already been incredibly busy since launch” explained founder, Clive Bawden, “but the wave of enquiries has exploded since the world moved to lockdown.”
“BoardSecure was originally created to focus on four areas of pain that I’d experienced practically as an SME Director and Charity Trustee myself – how to hold effective Board meetings online, manage risk better, improve internal processes and how to broaden the skills around the board table. In other words, how to quickly professionalise the Board and make it more accountable for its actions.”
“Since late March, we’ve seen a huge number of enquiries,” he added. “Most have started using tools such as Zoom or Teams for holding virtual meetings but are now finding the lack of structure and the lack of process are holding them back. oardSecure solves those issues, bringing focus to meetings, making the administrator’s life easier and works easily alongside Zoom, Teams and other major tools.”
Founder, Clive Bawden, a former Institute of Directors award winner has previously held roles within corporate finance at leading corporate finance companies such as Catalyst (now Alantra) and Springboard Corporate Finance, as well as charity and voluntary trustee roles including Trustee for Risk & Finance at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Warwickshire Cricket Board. Most recently he has become a trustee at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery as well as joining the international governing council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW).