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The company that I'm going to investigate is Cadbury Schweppes.

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Task 1 Introduction I have been set to do a coursework, business at work and the company that I'm going to investigate is Cadbury Schweppes. Cadbury Schweppes is a major international beverage and confectionery company. With origins stretching back over 200 years, today they employ over 40,000 people - 55,000 and their products are available in over 200 countries around the world. The type of industry I'm now going to find out what sector my company is in. firstly there are three sectors, primary, secondary and tertiary. Primary industry is where people produce things in a raw state, Secondary industry is processing raw materials to make them useful, making goods out of raw materials or putting components together to make something useful (manufacturing), Tertiary industry provides a service to people. Cadbury Schweppes is in the secondary sector because they produce food and processes it. Business Organisation The organisations are divided up into two types, Private sector and Public sector. Cadbury Schweppes is a private sector. Individuals or groups of individuals own Private Sector organisations. These firms can be large or small, owned by one person or by thousands. ...read more.


Private limited company is a type of joint-stock company, they are small and family run the businesses which are owned by the shareholders. The business can continue if one or more shareholders die. Shareholders normally have little say in the running of the business; it is normally the company directors who run the business. The Board of Directors makes decisions. Private limited companies must have their accounts available for inspection at any time. Then Cadbury and Schweppes merged to become Cadbury Schweppes plc in 1969. They then both became public limited company. This is the other, much larger, type of joint-stock company and, just like a private limited company, a PLC is an incorporated business, is run by the Board of Directors on behalf of the shareholders and shareholders can vote on certain key issues relating to the company. The main difference between a PLC and a private limited company is that a PLC can sell its shares on the Stock Exchange to members of the general public and can, therefore, raise significantly more finance than a private limited company. A PLC has the same advantages as Ltd's, such as greater chance of continuation when a shareholder dies and separate legal identity. ...read more.


* Details about the amount of capital invested. * The signature of at least two of the shareholders. Articles of Association: This document lists the internal details for the company. The same people who signed the Memorandum of Association must sign it. The following details must be included: * How directors are elected. * The director's duties. * How meeting are to be arranged and conducted. * How profits are divided up. Other documents, which must be submitted, include the "Statutory Decleration" which declares that the requirements of law have been met. If the registrar is happy that the documents have been submitted then they will issue a "Certificate of Incorporation". The company is now a separate legal entity. At this point an Ltd can begin to trade, but a PLC must arrange its funding from the public first. It will issue a "Prospectus" giving details about the company plans. Once funding is arranged the registrar will issue a "trading Certificate" and the PLC can then begin to trade. 1: Register with registrar of companies. Submit relevant documents. 2: The business will receive a "Certificate of Incorporation." 3: Issue a Prospectus (brochure). 4: Obtain Capital through a "Share Issue". 5: Receive a "Trading Certificate". 6: Begin Trading as a PLC. Abdul Said 1 ...read more.

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