Decision details

Establishment of Rosherville Servicing Limited

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Cllr Lenny Rolles left the Chamber during discussion and voting on this item.

Cabinet was provided with a business case, on behalf of the Board of Rosherville Limited, for the formation of a subsidiary company – Rosherville Servicing Limited. The Director (Housing & Operations) advised that the purpose of the company would be to provide vehicle servicing and repairs for the public and businesses and to provide an income stream for the Council.  Improvements made within the Vehicle Workshop operation had delivered efficiencies and spare capacity to enable the team to undertake the extra work. The business case had been approved by the Board of Rosherville Limited on 25 February 2020 and the Vehicle Workshop would be ready to commence commercial work on 1 April. The Director (Housing & Operations) advised that Covid-19 was bound to have an adverse impact on customer demand but hopefully this impact would only be short term.  If Covid-19 had an adverse impact on the Vehicle Workshop resources, work on the Council’s vehicle fleet would be prioritised.

The Executive Member for Operational Services felt that this was an excellent approach which would enhance the Council’s brand and he had every confidence in the operation and its employees.

Resolved that:

1)      the formation of the Rosherville Servicing Limited subsidiary company be approved;

2)      the provision of £15,000 working capital to Rosherville Servicing Limited as set out within the business case be approved; and

3)      authority be provided for the Director (Housing & Operations) in conjunction with the Rosherville Limited Company Secretary to make the necessary arrangements to register the company with Companies House.

Publication date: 23/03/2020

Date of decision: 23/03/2020

Decided at meeting: 23/03/2020 - Cabinet

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