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How to Register a Company


We will help you step by step

Now you’ve decided to register a limited company, registering the limited company is easy. People like us make it very accessible and quick to do online. The whole process typically only takes a few working hours. From the moment you decide to do it, it is likely the company will be established and ready to go within a day. Our job is to create the company, turn it from an idea into reality and have it listed for all to see with the holder of information for all UK companies and the authorising body, Companies House.

Upon registration your company will be issued a unique company number. That number is used to identify your company and will never change.

Our Simple 4 Step Process

  1. Start here, on our website, with the company name you would like to use. Check the availability and when you’ve found one that is available, choose one of our registration packages that suits you. If you need to talk it through with one of us, get in touch, we’ll happily go through it with you so you end up with exactly what you need for your situation.

  2. Select the chosen package and follow the website, it will walk you through the easy online steps. You will provide the requested information and make a payment online at the end. You have now finished and it’s over to us to do our bit.

  3. We will work with Companies House electronically, to register the company for you. This typically takes 3 or 4 working hours but we tend to say allow a day to be comfortable. It all depends on the volume of companies being registered in the UK that day. If you’re in a real hurry for it, you can pay for a ‘guaranteed same day’ service. This will mean your company is guaranteed to be registered before close of business that day if you successfully complete your order before 14:30. It also, in effect, puts you at the front of the queue so not only is it guaranteed that day, it’s also often (but not guaranteed to be) handled in only an hour! You can select this option as you’re going through the online order with us. Any questions we or Companies House have about your information will be handled by us at this point. We’ll contact you if we need to. Once Companies House are happy, the company will be registered and we will be notified.

  4. Your company is now registered, the company number issued and company name secured. We will send you an email with the Certificate of Incorporation attached. The company registration number will be on this document too. This is evidence that your company exists and you can now move onto the next thing you will need, usually opening a bank account.

It is our business to support you and make it as simple for you as we can. We’re here to support you every step of the way. We can take all the information for the new company over the phone if you prefer. Just call 01233 226220

Your Check List

You will need to have the following info for company registration:


Company Name

This can be anything you like, however there are a few rules. It has to be unique, you cannot have two names the same on the public register. There are certain words that require a little extra info or permission, you can’t use anything rude, sweary or obscene and it has to end with ‘Limited’ or 'Ltd'. Run an idea by us first, we’ll tell you if you can use it and help you with an alternative.

Registered Office

This has to be in the UK and not a PO Box.
We will need:
Full postal address including Post Code and Country

Company Director/s

Every company must appoint at least one Director. The Director/s make decisions for the company, in the company’s best interest. You have to have one but can have as many as you like.
We will need for each director:
Full name (as it is on your passport)
Date of Birth
Nationality
Home address
Public address

Shares

The company must be started with a number of shares and nominated share value. This gives the company a nominal starting value until trading starts. Once the company starts trading the value of the company will increase in relation to the turnover.
We will need:
Number of shares (we recommend 100)
Value of each share (we recommend £1 each)

Shareholders

Shareholders are allotted shares proportionate to their ownership. For example, if there is one owner then they will own all the shares, making them 100% shareholder (and owner). They can be split anyway you like to balance ownership. 60/40, 25/75, 50/50. Therefore, with the number of shares you start with, we recommend you start with a round number, large enough to cope with the distribution you intend.
We will need for each shareholder:
Full name
Public address
Number of shares to allocate them.