Henry Catchpole is Chief Executive Officer, Inform Direct.

Legal advice

Registering as a company limited by guarantee 

A company limited by guarantee does not have a share capital or shareholders, but instead has members who act as guarantors. Here, Henry Catchpole explains the concept.

Legal advice

Why the right business structure is so important

Many start-ups choose to become sole traders or partnerships simply because they are afraid of the paperwork. Here, Henry Catchpole explains why creating the correct business structure offers important legal and tax advantages.


Company secretaries: What to know

Henry Catchpole discusses the role of company secretary and what is really required.


How small businesses can manage their annual return 

Here, Henry Catchpole gives some top tips on keeping your records management simple and getting it right first time.

Business Ideas & Planning

Doing business with family and friends: How to stay professional

Henry Catchpole looks at why putting shareholder agreements in place before the union can protect the company, the friendship and the future for everyone involved.

Crowdfunding for Business

What I learned from my crowdfunding experience

Henry Catchpole broke the record for the quickest close on crowdfunding website Syndicate Room. Here, he discusses why he chose the funding route he did and what he learned along the way.