Structure and Ownership

Cognus Limited was spun out from the London Borough of Sutton in November 2016 as a stand-alone limited company.

Our main shareholder remains the London Borough of Sutton, but we also invite schools to become shareholders in our company – and where possible offer reduced prices to them when buying from us.

There is an annual Shareholder meeting (AGM), where the company formally shares it’s accounts and business plans, and discusses items requiring shareholder sanction and approval.

The company has its own Board, comprising of a Chair, five Non-Executive Directors and the Managing Director of the company.

The Managing Director runs the company on a day to day basis, working with a senior management team, team managers and all our front line and supporting employees.