Simple answer is no, Company Secretaries are no longer a legal requirement in the UK - here is why
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You are no longer legally required to have a Company Secretary appointed to a UK LTD company. Many companies tend to outsource their secretarial duties to professional business services providers such as Hatton & Berkeley to keep the associated cost company secretarial duties down to a minimum.
This now applies to all UK companies registered on or after 6 April 2008 including but not limited to companies limited by shares and companies limited by guarantee.
For companies registered before the 6th April 2008 then the company's Memorandum and Articles of Association should state that a company secretary had been appointed.
Unless you change your Memorandum and Articles of Association to be current with the Companies Act 2013 this will mean that you are always required to keep a secretary recorded at Companies House.
You should speak to a professional lawyer that deals with your specific business sector whenever drafting new Articles of Association.
We can assist you with your Company Secretarial requirements, please feel free to get in touch, you can speak to an advisor via telephone on +44(0)20-7889-3000 or alternatively you can email your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org