Company formations in the UK
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Information Required for Company Setup

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. If you need any help then just get in touch!

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

A Service Address is an official address which will be available on the public register for directors (director's service address), 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 company 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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