Company formations in the UK
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Required Information for Company Setup

What information do I need to provide to form my new company?

1. Company Name.

The name of your company cannot be the same as, or too similar to, that of another registered company. You can use our name search tool to check whether a company name is available.

2. Registered Office Address.

This is an official address of your company which will be available on the public register. This can be purchased from us.

3. Service Address.

This is an address which will be available on the public register for directors, shareholders, secretaries and PSC’s (persons with significant control). This can be purchased from us.

4. Business Activity.

This is shown by choosing an SIC code (Standard Industrial Classification) which describes and classifies business activities. Our online company formation process includes an SIC code search facility. You may wish instead, however, to find your company's SIC code beforehand by looking at the SIC code list.

5. Details of Director:

  • Full Name.
  • Date of Birth (must be at least 16 years old).
  • Occupation.
  • Nationality.
  • Residential Address (not on the public register).

Only one person is required. Although all limited companies require at least one director and one shareholder, it is common for one person to perform both roles.

6. Secretary Details (not mandatory).

If a company secretary is appointed, which is optional, the same details are required as for a director.

7. Shareholder Details:

  • Full Name.
  • Date of Birth.
  • Residential Address (not on the public register).
  • Nationality.
  • Three Security Details (these act as an online signature):
    - First three letters of mother’s maiden name.
    - First three letters of father’s forename.
    - First three letters of town of birth.

8. PSC (a person with significant control) details:

Normaly a shareholder performs the role of the PSC.

  • Full Name.
  • Date of Birth.
  • Residential Address (not on the public register).
  • Nationality.
  • Nature of Control (e.g. the person holds more than 25% of the shares or voting rights in a company).
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