We are a fully authorised formation agent that is recognised by, and securely integrated with, Companies House.
Our free online administration portal allows you to maintain and manage your companies.
Free phone and live chat support.
A choice of up to 8 business banks including Barclays, Cashplus, CountingUp, Mettle etc.
£15.99 + VAT
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Complete our online form and we can issue your Certificate of Incorporation and company number from within 3 to 24 hours. Our electronic company registration technology means that we offer the fastest possible service. The company formation process is 100% online without the need for any paperwork or signatures. Our system even checks for errors in your application when you complete it.
Search for your company name to see whether it is available for registration.
Select the package and add address option if needed.
Proceed to the checkout and additional services if needed.
Submit your company details, directors, shareholders.
Affordable but prestigious virtual office address services in London that are designed to help your business become more successful.
A prestigious office address for your business in Kensington, London W8. Any official government post will be scanned and emailed to you free of charge.
Must be provided by directors, shareholders, secretaries, PSCs (Persons with Significant Control) and LLP members. Your home address will not be shown on the public record.
You may use our address as the general business contact address for your company and we will forward your mail to you as soon as we receive it.
Select your free bank account or other benefits from one of our partners.
You may choose from whichever of the banking options is available when you place your order.
Companies House normally register companies between 9.00am and 5.30pm from Monday to Friday and your company will usually be formed within 3 to 6 working hours. This timescale may be subject to change, however, depending upon the workload at Companies House.
If it is vital that your company be incorporated on the same day or as quickly as possible, however, then we recommend adding the additional Same Day Service to your order on the checkout page (subject to its availability from Companies House). Please note that Same-Day Applications must be submitted before 1.30pm Monday - Friday.
All UK companies are required by law to have a registered office address, which is the official address for all correspondence from government agencies such as Companies House and HMRC.
This address must be a physical postal address, not just a PO Box number. The company's address will be placed on public record and must be displayed on all company stationery and websites.
You may choose as a Registered Office Address either:
Most people require a standard limited company since this is suitable for nearly all types of trading. We will be happy to tell you more about the advantages and disadvantages of a private limited company.
A limited company is a form of business legally separate from its shareholders and directors. Even if a limited company has just one person as its shareholder and director it remains a legal entity separate and distinct from that person. The company can enter into contracts, and can also be sued, in its own right.
The owners of the company are protected by “limited liability”, hence it is a “limited” company. Apart from a case of fraud or other serious wrongdoing, the owners are liable for the debts of the business only up to the value of their original investment in it.
The name of your company cannot be the same as, or too similar to, that of another registered company. Whatever name you choose, however, Companies House requires that a limited company has at the end of its name either “Limited” or, in its abbreviated form, “Ltd” (there is no difference between the two apart from how they appear on paper).
You can use our name search tool to check whether a company name is available. This links with a government database of registered company names to find whether the limited company name that you would like to use is available at Companies House.
Company directors are the people responsible for the day-to-day running of a company. Anyone who is above the age of 16 may be a company director. If the company breaks the law then you, as a director, may be held accountable.
The powers and responsibilities of a director are defined in the company's Articles of Association. Usually, the same person can be both a shareholder and a director of a company.
Shareholders are the owners of a company. They own shares in the company which entitle them to receive a percentage of the company’s profits. Most shareholders also have a say in important company issues, such as the appointment of new directors.
A company shareholder can be a person, a group of people, a partnership, another company or any other kind of legal entity or corporate body.
You must provide a company name and personal information about directors, shareholders and PSCs (persons with significant control) such as address, date of birth and nationality. You must also give us your company address.
For further information please read our article “Seven Things to Decide Before You Set Up a Limited Company” and visit the Required Information page.
As a company formation agent we must follow “Know Your Customer” (KYC) requirements and obtain our customers’ proof of identity and address.
If you are a UK resident then we will perform a digital check of your ID and address using the information that you have provided in your company order form. In 90% of cases our customers successfully pass our digital ID checks.
If you are not eligible for our digital ID check, or you do not pass our digital ID check, then we will send you by e-mail a special request that you provide the necessary information and documents. For more information, please see our ID requirements.
We know that the question “How to register a business in the UK” may seem daunting, but that is why we are here for you every step of the way. We provide registration services to various people from professionals, such as accountants and solicitors for whom registering a business is a regular occurrence, to beginners who have never started a business before.
We offer not only UK limited company formations but also registration services for Limited Liability Partnerships and Companies Limited by Guarantee. We also provide many other associated services, including registered office addresses, confirmation statements, dormant company accounts services and many more.
Join the thousands who have already set up their companies through us. Feel free to speak with our knowledgeable team if you need advice on how to start a business in the UK.