Governance of Alarm
Alarm is a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee. In all its activities, Alarm must operate within the rules set out in the Articles of Association and Memorandum of Association.
Alarm is governed by a Board of Directors, which consists of nine voting members elected by full voting Members of Alarm, plus four co-opted Directors elected by the Board for their expertise. View the schedule of Board election dates.
Annual General Meeting
Alarm is required by the Articles of Association to hold an Annual General Meeting, which is held each year at the National Conference in June. The meetings are held to conduct business on behalf of the organisation, including: consideration of the accounts, balance sheets, the report of the Directors, the report of the auditors, the appointment of the auditors and the fixing of the remuneration of the auditors. View the minutes of Alarm Annual General meetings (Members only).
Accounting records are kept in accordance with The Companies Act 1985. The accounts of the Company are prepared by the nominated auditors and certified accordingly. Such accounts are presented to the Annual General Meeting following the end of the financial year which runs from 1 January to 31 December. Alarm presents its accounts in an annual report, which also includes a statement from the Chairman, the Secretary's report, the Finance Director's report and an update on Alarm activities. View the Alarm annual report.