Croma Security Solutions Group Plc - CSSG Investors


Primary Country Listing: UK

Status: Aim Listed

Index: FTSE AIM All Share

Shares in Issue: 15,898,656 (including 996,514 in treasury).

The company has not agreed to or applied to have any of its securities (including its AIM securities) admitted or traded on any other exchanges or trading platforms.  There are no restrictions on the transfer of any of AIM listed securities

Restrictions on transfer of AIM Securities: None

Sector: Consulting & Outsourcing


Registered Company Number: 3184978

Country of Incorporation: England & Wales

Main Country of operation: UK

This information has been disclosed pursuant to Rule 26 of the AIM Rules for Companies, it was last updated 25 September 2018.



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Directors' responsibilities

The directors are responsible for preparing the annual report and the financial statements in accordance with applicable law and regulations.

Company law requires the directors to prepare financial statements for each financial year. Under that law the directors have elected to prepare the group financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) as adopted by the European Union and the company financial statements in accordance with United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (United Kingdom Accounting Standards and applicable law). Under company law the directors must not approve the financial statements unless they are satisfied that they give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the group and company and of the profit or loss of the group for that period. The directors are also required to prepare financial statements in accordance with the rules of the London Stock Exchange for companies trading securities on the Alternative Investment Market.

In preparing these financial statements, the directors are required to:

  • select suitable accounting policies and then apply them consistently;

  • make judgements and accounting estimates that are reasonable and prudent;

  • state whether they have been prepared in accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the European Union, and for the company financial statements state whether applicable UK Generally accepted accounting practice have been followed subject to any material departures disclosed and explained in the financial statements;

  • prepare the financial statements on the going concern basis unless it is inappropriate to presume that the company will continue in business.

The directors are responsible for keeping adequate accounting records that are sufficient to show and explain the company’s transactions and disclose with reasonable accuracy at any time the financial position of the company and enable them to ensure that the financial statements comply with the requirements of the Companies Act 2006. They are also responsible for safeguarding the assets of the company and hence for taking reasonable steps for the prevention and detection of fraud and other irregularities.

Directors Biographies

Sebastian Morley, Executive Chairman

Mr. Morley was originally appointed to the Board in February 2006 as an executive director. In July 2007 he assumed the role of Group CEO. He was educated at Eton and attended the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. He was subsequently commissioned in The Black Watch with the rank of Captain, and undertook a period with the United Kingdom Special Forces where he held the rank of Major. Sebastian has been involved in the security industry for 15 years.

Roberto Fiorentino, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Fiorentino is currently Chief Executive Officer of the Group. Mr. Fiorentino has been involved in the security industry for 34 years and has been responsible for a number of ground breaking technological advances within the mechanical and electronic security sector, including the installation of High Security Master Key Locking systems, Vehicle Alarm Systems, Access Control, CCTV with transmission systems, CCTV over IP, Video Analytics, and most recently, the arrival of FastVein™.

Richard Juett, Finance Director

Richard returned to the Group and the role of Finance Director in 2016.  Richard is a Chartered Accountant who trained with a firm which is now part of PwC.  During his career he has worked in several senior finance positions including B&Q, Kia Motors, BDO and Ernst & Young.


Paul Williamson, Executive Director

Paul joined the Board in April 2017.  Paul founded Vigilant Security in 1997 having served in the Army from 1987 to 1992 and worked in a number of commercial operations thereafter. Paul is the operations director of Croma Vigilant.

Charles McMicking, Non-Executive Director

Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Mr. McMicking is currently Chairman of and director of Coburg Capital and F4G Software. Mr. McMicking has specialised in financing and developing dynamic fast-growth companies for the last 16 years, and was previously Head of Private Equity at Noble Group. Mr. McMicking joined the Board at the time of the acquisition of the CSS Group in March 2012.

Nicholas Hewson, Non-Executive Director

Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

Mr. Hewson is a graduate of Cambridge University and has spent over twenty-five years as a director of various public companies, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1984. He was Finance Director of property developer and investor, Citygrove PLC, on its flotation on the then Unlisted Securities Market in 1986, and its full listing on the London Stock Exchange in 1988 before resigning in 1989 to co-found the specialist retail warehouse property developer, Grantchester Holdings PLC, in 1990. Grantchester was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1996 and was a very active public listed company, raising equity capital and issuing a novel debenture in 1997, buying two other listed businesses in 1998, and engaging in substantial capital repayment programmes before the company was acquired by Hammerson PLC in 2002 following a hostile takeover.

Since 2002 nick has invested in a number of clean tech ventures, pioneering electric cars in London, as well as continuing to develop property transactions mainly in the London office and residential markets. He is a non-executive director of national house builder Redrow PLC and chair of the audit committee. 

Shareholdings & Director's interests

The total number of shares in issue is 15,898,656 of whch 996,514 are held in treasury.

The total number of voting rights in the Company is therefore 14,902,142. This figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.

There are no restrictions on the transfer of shares.

The percentage of share capital not in public hands is 38.5%.

The directors' beneficial interest in shares are laid out below:

Roberto Michele Fiorentino: 3,902,175

Sebastian Morley: 575,000

Andrew Nicholas Hewson: 203,565

Charlie Neil McMicking: 50,000

Paul Williamson:  170,639

Richard Anthony Juett: 12,500

This information is correct at 25th September 2018.


Shareholdings in the Company of greater than 3% as advised at 6 April 2018 are as follows:

Canacccord Genuity Group Inc 11.1%

Mr Francis Maurice Erard 5.0%

Liontrust Investment Partners LLP 3.8%


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