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Company: Army & Navy Stores Ltd Army & Navy Co-operative Society Ltd

Company name: Army & Navy Stores Ltd
Company name: Board of Directors
Dates in business: 1934-1981

Earlier name: Company name: Army & Navy Co-operative Society Ltd
Company name: Board of Directors
Dates in business: 1871-1934

Locations:
  • London, England

The directors were responsible for conducting and managing the whole business and affairs of the society, subject to the control of the shareholders in general meeting.

The directors had the power to appoint, fix the remuneration of, and delegate any of their powers to one or more managing directors or a manager. They could also appoint and fix the remuneration of a secretary, treasurer and any employees of the society. They also had the power to form and delegate powers to subcommittees for the superintendence of the various branches of the business and establish and delegate powers to local boards or agencies for the management of any of the affairs of the society abroad or in any specified location in the UK. They could also determine the price of goods and services sold by the society.

The directors caused accounts to be kept in books of the assets, liabilities, receipts and expenditure of the society. They had to present a statement of account, balance sheet and report on business to the shareholders at each annual general meeting.

Management of company

In 1871, the number of directors was set at eight. The number could be altered by the society in general meeting. Each director had to hold at least five hundred shares. In 1914, the number of directors was changed to no less than six and no more than eight, and, in 1947, to no less than four and no more than ten.

Company history

The first directors of the society were Vice Admiral Richard Collinson, Captain Matthew Stainton Nolloth, Colonel Robert Barlow McCrea, Major Frederick Bradford McCrea, Major William Vesey Munnings, Captain Robert Wellesley Grosvenor, Captain John Cockerell and Captain Ernest Lewis.

Records held for Army & Navy Stores Ltd:

FRAS 499
Title: Memoranda and articles of association
Date: 1871-1964
The powers of the board and the regulations governing its constitution are set out in the articles of association.
FRAS 611
Title: Correspondence and papers relating to amendments to articles of association
Date: 1961-1972
FRAS 599
Title: Prospectus
Date: 1871
FRAS 497
Title: Annual report and balance sheets
Date: 1872-1937
FRAS 480
Title: Annual and half yearly report and balance sheets
Date: 1872-1909, 1968-1979
FRAS 570
Title: List of candidates for vacant seats on board of directors
Date: c 1897-1943
FRAS 305
Title: Minutes of meetings of board of directors
Date: 1871-1964
FRAS 490
Title: Index to minutes of meetings of board of directors
Date: 1872-1886
FRAS 306
Title: Agenda books for meetings of board of directors
Date: 1940-1953
FRAS 502
Title: Directors' attendance book
Date: December 1929- August 1932
FRAS 590
Title: Extracts from minutes of meetings of board of directors relating to branches in Bombay and Karachi, India
Date: 1872-1894
FRAS 591
Title: Extracts from minutes of meetings of board of directors relating to branches in Bombay, Calcutta and Karachi, India
Date: 1872-1902
FRAS 592
Title: Extracts from minutes of meetings of board of directors relating to agencies in Plymouth and Portsmouth
Date: 1872-1937
FRAS 593
Title: Extracts from minutes of meetings of board of directors relating to building works
Date: 1878-1915
FRAS 595
Title: Extracts from minutes of meetings of board of directors relating to Army & Navy Auxiliary Co-operative Supply Ltd
Date: 1880-1919
FRAS 549
Title: Extracts from agendas and minutes of meetings of board of directors and minutes of directors' daily meetings relating to financial matters
Date: 1916-1917
FRAS 546
Title: Minutes of meetings of finance committee
Date: 1871-1875
FRAS 548
Title: Agendas and draft minutes of meetings of general purposes committee
Date: 1886-1925
FRAS 547
Title: Minutes of meetings of general purposes committee
Date: 1887-1913
FRAS 578
Title: General purposes committee papers
Date: 1912-1913
FRAS 551
Title: Agendas and draft minutes of meetings of building committee
Date: 1926-1931
FRAS 609
Title: Minutes of meetings of group management committee
Date: 1963-1968
FRAS 512
Title: Minutes of directors' daily meetings
Date: 1914-1917
FRAS 672
Title: Diaries of chairman of board of directors
Date: 1888-1895
FRAS 576
Title: Complaints by General S. Braybrooke, shareholder, about Society and replies by directors
Date: 1879-1880
FRAS 679
Title: Letters from general manager to board of directors mainly concerning India
Date: 1910-1912
FRAS 688
Title: Letter from entertainment commitee to board of directors expressing thanks for staff entertainment
Date: 1920
FRAS 572
Title: Chairman's memorandum for board of directors on reconstruction and remodelling of Society's properties
Date: 1928
FRAS 618
Title: Army & Navy Stores Group ten year plan
Date: 1965-1975
This was a report compiled for the board of directors.

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Corporation name: Army & Navy Stores Ltd
Dates of connection: 1871-1981

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