Name of company
International Pole Sports Federation
Not-for-profit Company Number - 8376312
147a High Street
Tel: 077969 06256
Formed - December 2009 USA
Incorporated - May 2010 USA
Transfered - January 2013 UK
Not For Profit Information
What Company Limited by Guarantee?
Guarantee companies are useful for non-profit organisations that require corporate status. This means that its profits are not distributed to its members but are retained to be used for the purposes of the guarantee company. Of course this does not mean that the guarantee company cannot make a profit, as indeed it is almost paramount that it can and does so. Where an organisation is likely to enter into contracts it may need the benefit of limited liability to protect its Board of Trustees and its members, who may be involved on a voluntary basis. The following are examples of these contracts
- Employment contracts
- Purchasing land, buildings or property
- Contracting with service or product providers
- Contracts with fund raisers
A guarantee company provides a clear legal identity. This provides the ability for the company to own property in its own name and a democratic structure where its participants are required to adhere to the strict laws and regulations governing limited companies generally.
What are the differences between a company that is limited by guarantee and a company that is limited by shares?
A guarantee company does not have shares. The members of the company do not own the company but are the decision makers for the company. This means that the profits of the company cannot be distributed to the members through dividends and that they do not have any claim upon the assets of the company. The members of the company may appoint Directors often called 'Trustees', who are given the responsibility for creating and implementing policies for the company. The Directors also enjoy limited liability, provided that they have not acted negligently, or fraudulently, and have not allowed the guarantee company to continue trading when it was insolvent (this is known as "wrongful trading").
What is the constitution of the company?
The constitution of the company limited by guarantee is the Memorandum & Articles of Association. The Memorandum sets out the objects of the company and the powers of the company may be exercised to meet these objects.
The Articles of Association state when meetings of the company will be held and proceedings of the meetings. They also state the voting rights of members, number of trustees and the powers of the trustees. The Articles also include the procedures for appointing and retirement of members and trustees. This is a brief overview to provide an understanding of the constitution of the Internationa Pole Sports Federation
WORLD POLE SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIPS LONDON JULY 14
Newsletter now online
World Record Attempt
Congratulations to everyone that took part in the Pole 4 Life World Record Attempt. We are collating the information over the next month and it will be anounced at the WPSC14 if we have been sucessful or not World Record
World Pole Sports Championships
Tickets go on sale for the WPSC14 as well as applications open for qualified athletes on 1st March. The championships will be held on 19th and 20th July York Hall, Bethnal Green, London. Tickets