The directors recognise that the Group is ambitious and seeking significant growth.
The Board has in place a formal process for identifying, evaluating and managing the significant risks faced by the Group, which complies with the Revised Guidance for Directors on the Combined Code published by the Financial Reporting Council.
The directors are responsible for the Group’s system of internal control and for reviewing its effectiveness. However, such a system can provide only reasonable, but not absolute, assurance against material misstatement or loss.
There is a formal process in place to regularly review the control systems across the Group to evaluate whether they are designed appropriately to mitigate emerging risks and in anticipation of expected growth. Twice a year, the Chief Financial Officer presents to the Board, for discussion and approval, a summary of the key internal controls in place during the prior period and proposals for enhancements to these controls in the forthcoming period. Based on this process, the directors believe that the Group has internal control systems in place appropriate to its size and nature.