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In this Q&A we refer to a signature by a Head of Finance who is not a director of any of the companies.
A company can execute simple contracts in one of two ways:
by a company, or
on behalf of a company
See section 43 of the Companies Act 2006.
Execution by a company can be achieved by way of a signature of two authorised signatories or a director who signs in the presence of a witness who attests the director’s signature.
Execution can also be achieved by a person signing (usually a director) the contract under their express or implied authority. Whether or not the company is bound by t
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