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Last updated: 13 February 2021
R K O’Doherty (resigned 31 October 2020)
F C Stallard
Secretary and Registered Office
Grant Thornton UK LLP
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The directors present their report and the audited financial statements for the year ended 31 July 2020.
The principal activities of the company are the provision of conference and catering services and property development. The activities are mainly centred in the higher education sector and take place in the United Kingdom.
Review of business
Despite all commercial bookings being cancelled since Easter 2020 due to COVID-19, the directors are pleased to report that the company produced a pre-tax profit for the year amounting to £33,458 (2019: £33,115). In the prior year the conferencing activities were reinstated generating pre-tax profits of 43% of income last year and 26% this year.
The directors note the impact COVID-19 may have on the business during 2020/21 and are pleased to have the continued support of the parent company.
It is usual practice for the company to gift aid the lower of its accounting and taxable profits (after transfers to reserves) to the University of Gloucestershire, of which the company is a wholly owned subsidiary. For the year ended 31 July 2020, a gift aid donation of £nil (2019: £nil) was made to the University of Gloucestershire given that the company had negative distributable reserves.
Dividends and transfers to reserves
The directors do not recommend the payment of a dividend (2019: £Nil).
The directors of the company who served during the year and up to the date of this report were:
R K O’Doherty (resigned 31 October 2020)
F C Stallard
Statement of directors’ responsibilities for the financial statements
The directors are responsible for preparing the Annual Report and the financial statements in accordance with applicable law and regulations.
Company law requires the directors to prepare financial statements for each financial year. Under that law the directors have elected to prepare financial statements in accordance with applicable law and United Kingdom Accounting Standards (United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice), including Financial Reporting Standard 102 “The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland”. The financial statements are required by law to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the company and of the profit or loss of the company for that period. In preparing these financial statements, the directors are required to:
The directors are responsible for keeping adequate accounting records that disclose with reasonable accuracy at any time the financial position of the company and enable them to ensure that the financial statements comply with the Companies Act 2006. They are also responsible for safeguarding the assets of the company and hence for taking reasonable steps for the prevention and detection of fraud and other irregularities. The directors confirm that:
There were no employees of the company for the year ended 31 July 2020 (2019: Nil).
Post Balance Sheet Events
There were no post balance sheet events.
The company is a close company as defined by the provisions of the Income Tax Act 2007 and Corporation Tax Act 2010 and this position has not changed since the end of the financial year.
Grant Thornton UK LLP, having expressed their willingness to continue in office, will be deemed reappointed for the next financial year in accordance with section 487(2) of the Companies Act 2006 unless the company receives notice under section 488(1) of the Companies Act 2006.
Small company provisions
This report has been prepared in accordance with the special provisions for small companies under Part 15 of the Companies Act 2006.
Approved by the directors and signed on their behalf on 23rd November 2020 by:
F C Stallard (Director)
We have audited the financial statements of Fullwood Park Limited (the ‘company’) for the year ended 31 July 2020, which comprise The Statement of Incomes and Retained Earnings, The Statement of Financial Position and notes to the financial statements, including a summary of significant accounting policies. The financial reporting framework that has been applied in their preparation is applicable law and United Kingdom Accounting Standards, including Financial Reporting Standard 102 ‘The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland (United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice).
In our opinion, the financial statements:
Basis for opinion
We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (UK) (ISAs (UK)) and applicable law. Our responsibilities under those standards are further described in the ‘Auditor’s responsibilities for the audit of the financial statements’ section of our report. We are independent of the company in accordance with the ethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of the financial statements in the UK, including the FRC’s Ethical Standard, and we have fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance with these requirements. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion.
The impact of macro-economic uncertainties on our audit
Our audit of the financial statements requires us to obtain an understanding of all relevant uncertainties, including those arising as a consequence of the effects of macro-economic uncertainties such as Covid-19 and Brexit. All audits assess and challenge the reasonableness of estimates made by the directors and the related disclosures and the appropriateness of the going concern basis of preparation of the financial statements. All of these depend on assessments of the future economic environment and the company’s future prospects and performance.
Covid-19 and Brexit are amongst the most significant economic events currently faced by the UK, and at the date of this report their effects are subject to unprecedented levels of uncertainty, with the full range of possible outcomes and their impacts unknown. We applied a standardised firm-wide approach in response to these uncertainties when assessing the group’s future prospects and performance. However, no audit should be expected to predict the unknowable factors or all possible future implications for a company associated with these particular events.
Conclusions relating to going concern
We have nothing to report in respect of the following matters in relation to which the ISAs (UK) require us to report to you where:
In our evaluation of the directors’ conclusions, we considered the risks associated with the company’s business, including effects arising from macro-economic uncertainties such as Covid-19 and Brexit, and analysed how those risks might affect the company’s financial resources or ability to continue operations over the period of at least twelve months from the date when the financial statements are authorised for issue. In accordance with the above, we have nothing to report in these respects.
However, as we cannot predict all future events or conditions and as subsequent events may result in outcomes that are inconsistent with judgements that were reasonable at the time they were made, the absence of reference to a material uncertainty in this auditor’s report is not a guarantee that the company will continue in operation.
The directors are responsible for the other information. The other information comprises the information included in the annual report, other than the financial statements and our auditor’s report thereon. Our opinion on the financial statements does not cover the other information and, except to the extent otherwise explicitly stated in our report, we do not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon.
In connection with our audit of the financial statements, our responsibility is to read the other information and, in doing so, consider whether the other information is materially inconsistent with the financial statements or our knowledge obtained in the audit or otherwise appears to be materially misstated. If we identify such material inconsistencies or apparent material misstatements, we are required to determine whether there is a material misstatement in the financial statements or a material misstatement of the other information. If, based on the work we have performed, we conclude that there is a material misstatement of this other information, we are required to report that fact.
We have nothing to report in this regard.
Opinions on other matters prescribed by the Companies Act 2006
In our opinion, based on the work undertaken in the course of the audit:
Matter on which we are required to report under the Companies Act 2006
In the light of the knowledge and understanding of the company and its environment obtained in the course of the audit, we have not identified material misstatements in the directors’ report.
Matters on which we are required to report by exception
We have nothing to report in respect of the following matters in relation to which the Companies Act 2006 requires us to report to you if, in our opinion:
Responsibilities of directors for the financial statements
As explained more fully in the directors’ responsibilities statement, the directors are responsible for the preparation of the financial statements and for being satisfied that they give a true and fair view, and for such internal control as the directors determine is necessary to enable the preparation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.
In preparing the financial statements, the directors are responsible for assessing the company’s ability to continue as a going concern, disclosing, as applicable, matters related to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unless the directors either intend to liquidate the company or to cease operations, or have no realistic alternative but to do so.
Auditor’s responsibilities for the audit of the financial statements
Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements as a whole are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, and to issue an auditor’s report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance, but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance with ISAs (UK) will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. Misstatements can arise from fraud or error and are considered material if, individually or in the aggregate, they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of users taken on the basis of these financial statements.
A further description of our responsibilities for the audit of the financial statements is located on the Financial Reporting Council’s website at: www.frc.org.uk/auditorsresponsibilities. This description forms part of our auditor’s report.
Use of our report
This report is made solely to the company’s members, as a body, in accordance with Chapter 3 of Part 16 of the Companies Act 2006. Our audit work has been undertaken so that we might state to the company’s members those matters we are required to state to them in an auditor’s report and for no other purpose. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility to anyone other than the company and the company’s members as a body, for our audit work, for this report, or for the opinions we have formed.
Mark Bishop FCA
Senior Statutory Auditor
for and on behalf of Grant Thornton UK LLP
Statutory Auditor, Chartered Accountants
|Net operating expenses||2||(94,099)||(44,687)|
|Interest receivable and similar income||–||–|
|Profit on ordinary activities before taxation||33,458||33,115|
|Taxation on ordinary activities||3||–||–|
|Profit on ordinary activities after taxation||33,458||33,115|
|Total unrestricted comprehensive income for the year||33,458||33,115|
|Income and expenditure reserve – unrestricted at 1 August 2019||(133,157)||(166,272)|
|Income and expenditure reserve – unrestricted at 31 July 2020||(99,699)||(133,157)|
All items of income and expenditure relate to continuing activities.
There were no other recognised gains or losses other than the profit for the year.
|Cash at bank and in hand||44,907||157,257|
|Creditors: amounts falling due within one year||8||(190,202)||(308,933)|
|Net current liabilities||(190,202)||(308,933)|
|Total net liabilities||(99,599)||(133,057)|
|Capital and reserves|
|Allotted share capital||9||100||100|
|Income and expenditure reserve – unrestricted||(99,699)||(133,157)|
|Equity shareholders’ deficit||(99,599)||(133,057)|
The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the provisions applicable to companies subject to the small companies regime and in accordance with the provisions of FRS 102 Section 1A – Small Entities.
The financial statements were approved by the directors and signed on their behalf on 23rd November 2020 by:
F C Stallard (Director)
These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with applicable United Kingdom accounting standards, including Financial Reporting Standard 102 – Section 1A “The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland” (“FRS 102”) and with the Companies Act 2006. The financial statements are prepared on a going concern basis, under the historical cost convention. A summary of the more important accounting policies, which have been applied consistently, is set out below.
Turnover, which excludes value added tax, represents the value of goods and services supplied. Turnover is recognised in line with the performance of the related services.
The directors have drawn up the financial statements using the going concern basis of accounting because of the continued support of the parent company to ensure that the company will continue to meet its liabilities as they fall due for payment.
Basic Financial instruments are measured at amortised cost. The company has no other financial instruments or basic financial instruments measured at fair value. Cash and cash equivalents include cash at banks and short term deposits, deposits are repayable on demand.
|2020 (£)||2019 (£)|
The corporation tax charge for the period was £Nil (2019: £Nil). The profits for the year were offset by tax losses brought forward.
The emoluments of all directors are paid by the parent undertaking. Their services to this company are of a non-executive nature and their emoluments are deemed to be wholly attributable to their services to the parent undertaking.
There were no employees of the company throughout the year (2019: Nil).
|2020 (£)||2019 (£)|
|Profit on ordinary activities before taxation:||33,458||33,115|
|Results include: |
Auditor’s renumeration in respect of the audit of the company
|2020 (£)||2019 (£)|
|Prepayments and accrued income||39,370||1,822|
|2020 (£)||2019 (restated) (£)|
|Amounts due to parent company||184,426||204,907|
|Accruals ad deferred income||3,844||92,745|
|Authorised||2020 (£)||2019 (£)|
|Ordinary shares of £1 each||1,000||1,000|
|Allotted||2020 (£)||2019 (£)|
|Ordinary shares of £1 each||100||100|
|Fully paid||2020 (£)||2019 (£)|
|Ordinary shares of £1 each||3||3|
The company has taken advantage of the exemption permitted by Financial Reporting Standard 102 section 1A, available to wholly owned subsidiary companies, not to disclose transactions with other group companies within these accounts.
The directors regard the University of Gloucestershire as the ultimate parent company by virtue of its 100% interest in the equity share capital of the company. Copies of the parent’s consolidated financial statements may be obtained from the Company Secretary, University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 2RH.