Setting up a limited company need not be complicated. We have streamlined company formation, creating a simple step-by-step online procedure. Use the simple checklist below to help you get ready. Assemble the details that you need to register a company and enjoy the straightforward application process.
The name of your company cannot be the same as, or too similar to, another registered company. You can use our name search tool to check whether a company name is available.
Your company must have a registered office address in England and Wales, Scotland or Northen Ireland. This is an official address of your company which will be available on the public register. You can purchase this from us.
A Service Address is an official address which will be available on the public register for directors (director's service address), shareholders, secretaries and PSCs (persons with significant control).
The service address can be different to the registered office and does not have to be in the same country as the registered office. It can be purchased from us.
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.
You must have at least one director. The following information is needed:
You do not need to appoint a company secretary, although some companies choose to do so. If you would like to appoint a company secretary, the same details are required as for a director.
A limited company must have at least one shareholder. The following information is needed:
A PSC is a person who meets one or more of the following criteria:
- Holds, directly or indirectly, more than 25% of the shares in the company.
- Holds, directly or indirectly, more than 25% of the voting rights in the company.
- Holds the right to appoint or remove a majority of the directors of the company.
- Has the right to exercise, or actually exercises, significant influence or control over the company.
Normally a shareholder performs the role of the PSC. The following information is needed:
The checklist above provides the required information needed to form a new company. The online process is easy and allows you to complete your company formation in minutes. If you need any help then just get in touch!
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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 and open a limited company, we will use the information from your company order form to check your ID and address. In 90% of cases our customers successfully pass our digital ID checks.
If you are not eligible for our digital ID check, or for some reason you do not at first pass our digital ID check, then we will e-mail you a special request that you provide the necessary information and documents. For more information, see our ID requirements.