The Company Formation Process

What details are required to set up a limited company?

You must have a registered office address, details of all directors and shareholders and also secretary details if required.

Why do I need a registered office address?

All limited companies are legally required to have a registered office address. All statutory mail will be sent here and the address details will be displayed on public record.

Why does my company have to be registered with Companies House?

Companies House is the registrar of companies in the UK. It is a legal requirement for all limited companies to register with Companies House.

Do I need to be present during the company formation process?

No, you can complete the entire process online without leaving your office or house! Your new company documents will be emailed to you in PDF format on the day of registration.

Do I have to be a UK resident to form a company?

You are not required to be a UK resident in order to register a limited company.

How and when do I receive my new company documents?

As soon as Companies House approves your company registration, you will receive electronic copies of your Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum and Articles of Association and Share Certificates for all shareholders. Printed and bound copies of these documents will be posted to you within 24 hours (if applicable).

How much will it cost to form a company?

The price for incorporating a company depends on the type of activities you have and the services you require from us.

What are the Memorandum and Articles of Association?

The memorandum of association is a company formation document containing the details of a company’s original members (shareholders or guarantors) and their intention to form a company. Any share details will also be included here.

The articles of association prescribe the internal management, rules and regulations of a company and its liability. Together, these documents form a company’s constitution.

Do I have to pay additional fees to Companies House?

No. All the charges included in the price you pay for our packages.

What happens if my application is rejected by Companies House?

Occasionally, this may happen, and it is typically due to an unsuitable company name or incomplete information on your application. Don’t worry – these issues can be easily resolved and you will be given the opportunity to re-submit your online application with the correct details or upload supporting documents and evidence. Our client support team is also on hand to guide you through this process and provide assistance.

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