Above all other objectives, the Board is there to ensure that the Group provides long term and sustainable growth for its shareholders. Good corporate governance assists in the promotion of this growth by ensuring that there is effective authority and accountability throughout the organisation.
The base that the Group uses for this is the 2014 UK Corporate Governance Code issued by the Financial Reporting Council and appended to the Listing Rules and which sets out best practice of how a company should be run.
The Directors believe that the Group has complied throughout the period with the code provisions set out in the 2014 Code and our full Corporate Governance Report is available in the Group's Annual Report.
Printed copies of the Combined Code on Corporate Governance and the UK Corporate Governance Code can be obtained free of charge from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC Publications) by emailing email@example.com, by telephoning +44(0) 208 247 1264 or online at www.frcpublications.com.