About FCS Services

FCS Services is your one-stop corporate governance and company secretarial service provider offering a service unique to each and every client.

About FCS Services

We provide an all-encompassing corporate governance and company secretarial service unique to each client.

We do this by listening to client’s needs to gain a full understanding of what happens in their business. We aim to provide a “bigger picture” service offering (i.e. we are not just a form filing agent).

Our Journey

Having returned to Ireland from the UK Anna Holland, a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute, saw an opportunity to offer a unique independent corporate governance and company secretarial service to Irish businesses and the doors to FCS Services opened in January 2012. Rapidly changing legal and regulatory environments within both Ireland and globally since 2012 have led to the growth of our Team; establishing ourselves as a recognised service provider within the corporate governance sector in Ireland; and the development of the unique service offering we now provide.

How are we unique?

  • Our USP – we think and operate as if we are in-house company secretaries (i.e. we are part of your team).
  • Our expertise – having extensive experience across a range of sectors (which include multinationals, financial institutions, high potential start-ups, charities/not-for-profits and SMEs) enables us to provide a bespoke service to each client.
  • We proactively engage with clients – we aim to acknowledge each e-mail, request, etc., within every working day (even if it is just to confirm receipt and expected timeline for actioning).
  • We are trustworthy – clients know we will do what we say…and when.
  • Our transparent pricing structure – all fees are quoted up front and reflect only the services required … there are no hidden costs.

The Team

Anna Holland

Managing Director

In addition to being the MD of FCS Services, Anna is a Fellow of the ICSA: The Governance Institute and a Chartered Secretary/Corporate Governance Professional. Prior to setting up FCS Services Anna gained significant senior experience in the UK working with London based stock exchange listed entities and large multinationals/global organisations. Since establishing FCS Services Anna has worked with leading Irish financial institutions, global groups, Irish fund management entities, charities/not-for-profit organisations, pension trustees and HPSUs/SME’s.

Moira Cleary

Office Manager and Client Filings

Moira joined FCS Services in 2018 and has significant operational and management experience working in the financial services industry where she specialised in Compliance and Risk. Moira holds a QFA qualification from the Institute of Bankers and since joining the Team Moira has enhanced her knowledge and expertise by learning and developing new skills within the company secretarial sector. Moira now has responsibility for CRO filings, maintenance of statutory records, AML obligations and general compliance.

Jill Benton

Governance Professional

Jill joined FCS Services in January 2022 with a legal background having obtained an LLB Law and French degree at Trinity College Dublin. Since graduation Jill has worked in several jurisdictions namely Ireland, America and England and has 18 years’ experience working in paralegal roles with a heavy emphasis on company law, company formation and transactional matters. Since joining FCS Services Jill has worked primarily with large multinational fund entities providing full board governance support.

Seághna Campbell

Trainee Company Secretary

Seághna joined FCS Services in May 2022 as a trainee company secretary after graduating from University of Galway with a Bachelor of Law degree. Seághna works with multiple clients providing board meeting support and assisting with all client statutory filings.

Testimonials

“The team at FCS Services has consistently responded accurately, quickly, and very professionally to our queries, providing expert guidance and support to our corporate needs. Highly recommended!”

“FCS are always informative, efficient and extremely helpful.”

“Gheel has benefited from a very professional, expert and responsive service from FCS since their appointment as our Company Secretary in 2021. As Chair of our Board, I take great confidence from the guidance received from Anna and her team which ensures, not just compliance, but also best practice in our governance arrangements.”

“FCS has been invaluable and essential in helping me to set up a business in the ROI. They made everything so easy, informed me of all the essential administrative processes and guided me though the necessary forms including help in setting up a bank account. They are efficient, approachable and very professional.  They remind me of the required deadlines and help as required. It allows me to get on with my work and not worry about falling foul of the regulations. I would highly recommend them to anyone setting up and or running a business in Ireland.”

“FCS Services provides efficient and effective support in assisting with the compliance needs of my company.”

“Medguard Healthcare Ltd met with Anna Holland in early 2021 and hired FCS Corporate Services to update our Governance records and address any deficiencies in same.  The FCS team were efficient and thorough in addressing this piece of work and so we decided to appoint FCS Corporate Services as our Company Secretary and have them manage all our CRO and RBO requirements.  With the FCS team supporting us, Medguard Healthcare are confident that we are fully compliant with all filing requirements.  We would have no hesitation in recommending their services to others.”

“We engaged the professional services of FCS to assist us with having all our company details up to date and for good corporate governance.  We have found Anna and her team very professional and so helpful over the last few years and would have no hesitation in recommending them.”

“As part of an organisational restructure, XLVets Ireland looked to source a governance and company secretarial service.  Through an in-depth selection process we chose FCS Corporate Services, who have become a valuable partner to XLVets in our operational & annual commitments but also key to our future planning.  Overall, the excellent Team at FCS have made a transition to governance excellence easy, ensuring we have the foundation of strong governance which underpins the quality of our future plans.”

“FCS has been vital in helping us to set up a business and start to trade. They have informed us about all the essential administrative procedures, and dealt with them efficiently on our behalf.  They have also facilitated financial and banking arrangements for the business.   They keep tabs on rules and deadlines and ensure that we meet them.  This allows us more time to focus on business matters.   I would recommend FCS to anyone wishing to start and run a business.”

“FCS Corporate Services provided exceptional support when Fulham Football Club acquired a UK freehold property held by an Irish registered company. Anna and her team worked seamlessly with the Club and our UK and Irish tax and legal advisors to ensure we were coordinated and compliant in a new and unfamiliar jurisdiction.”

“Anna and her team have greatly assisted us in bringing our corporate governance processes in line with best practice. The FCS team provide guidance and knowledge in a very accessible but professional way. We would highly recommend FCS.”

“FCS Services provides a thoroughly professional service. Guidance provided in relation to corporate governance matters reflects current best in class practices but is tailored to ensure it is practical and value adding to the specific requirements of the entity concerned. Attention to detail and a timely response are consistent characteristics of the service provided by FCS Services.”

“From the first contact I had with FCS I knew I’d chosen the right partners to assist me in adding an Irish Limited company to our group.
I invariably receive speedy, accurate responses to any enquiry, I’m 100% confident they will keep me abreast of any regulatory or legislator changes and most important they are a pleasure to deal with, I always find myself smiling after speaking to them!”

“Hotline.ie has been fortunate to have engaged the services of an exceptional Registered Secretary.  FCS have been an integral part of our organisation and have consistently demonstrated their expertise in providing us with excellent guidance on corporate governance matters.  Their professionalism, reliability, attention to detail and commitment ensures we are compliant with all regulatory requirements.  We couldn’t be happier, and we highly recommend their services.”

“The FCS team led by Anna Holland are a trusted advisor and business partner. The FCS team combine strong commercial acumen with excellent technical Irish governance knowledge.”