2014 Annual General Meeting


The 2014 Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 11 November 2014 at 11:30am at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TR. 


Results of AGM

Following the Annual General Meeting of the Company, the Board is pleased to announce that all the resolutions proposed at the meeting were passed on a show of hands. 

A summary of the proxy votes validly received prior to the meeting on each resolution is set out below.

ResolutionTotal votes validly castVotes for (2)Votes againstVotes withheld (3)
Number% of issued ordinary share capital (1)
1To receive the financial statements and directors' report, strategic report and auditor's report.40,450,07463.9640,410,499037,926
2To approve the Directors' Remuneration Policy.40,450,07463.9640,371,06215,25762,106
3To approve the Board Report on Directors' Remuneration (excluding the Directors' Remuneration Policy).40,450,07463.9640,374,11119,24855,066
4To declare a final dividend.40,450,07463.9640,410,499037,926
5To re-appoint Rupert Mucklow as a director.40,450,07463.9639,546,075264,184638,166
6To re-appoint Stephen Gilmore as a director.40,450,07463.9640,402,5877,67238,166
7To re-appoint Jock Lennox as a director.40,450,07463.9640,394,6365,17248,617
8To re-appoint Deloitte LLP as auditor.40,450,07463.9639,544,17611,833892,416
9To authorise the Audit Committee to determine the auditor's remuneration.40,450,07463.9640,171,1611,300275,964
10To authorise the directors to allot new shares.40,450,07463.9640,379,87516,98451,566
11To disapply statutory pre-emption rights on the issue of new shares for cash.40,450,07463.9640,369,03725,83453,554
12To retain a 14 clear days notice period for general meetings other than AGMs.40,450,07463.9636,935,2523,473,34739,826


(1) The number of ordinary shares in issue at 11.30 a.m. on 9 November 2014 was 63,241,338.

(2) Votes "for" include those votes giving the Chairman discretion.

(3) A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the votes for or against a resolution.