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.
This is an official address of your company which will be available on the public register. This can be purchased from us.
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.
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.
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.
If a company secretary is appointed, which is optional, the same details are required as for a director.
Normaly a shareholder performs the role of the PSC.
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 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.