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Ideal for securing a company name or forming a dormant company.

Ideal for protecting the privacy of your home, with a registered office and service address.

All you need to get started including a registered office, service address, trading address and VAT registration.

Business banking and merchant accounts

Get up to £100 in cashback when you open your accounts

£50 Cashback

Including 12 months
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£50 Cashback

Including 18 months
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When you open a
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Our team of advisors are standing by, ready to assist you. We’re here to help you make the right decisions and walk you through the company formation process, step-by-step.

This is what you will need
to set up a company

Unique company name

Find the perfect name for your company by using our namecheck tool above.

Registered office address

The official address of a company, which will appear on public record. We can provide this for you, if you don't have one.

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code

Used to classify your company's business activity. Don't worry if you do not know it - we provide a SIC code search tool as part of our order process.

Director(s) details

Name, date of birth, nationality, service address, home address and occupation.

Shareholder and share details

Name, date of birth, service address, home address, and the number, type and value of shares to be issued.

For further information, please have a look at this useful resource Information required to register a company

We are the company formation experts - and we do it right.

If you choose to order your new company using one of our competitors, at the end of the ordering process you will hit the Submit button, and your new company application will be sent straight to Companies House.

If you choose Quality Company Formations...after you select the Submit button, your order will be sent to us – not Companies House. Our team of experts will then quickly check your application, making sure there are no mistakes. After we are satisfied all is correct, will we send it to Companies House.

Our customers benefit with...

Less chance of rejection

By checking applications for errors, we dramatically reduce the average rejection rate of new company applications in the UK, from 10%, to just 1%.

What’s more, if a company is rejected, we will fix the problem and re-submit the application.

Perfect documents

If we didn’t check our clients’ applications, in most cases the company documents would not be properly presented.

This is due to capitalisation problems and grammatical errors being transferred to the finished company documents.

...and it's free!

We review our clients' company applications, and handle the rejections free of charge.

Our aim is to achieve customer service excellence by delivering new companies with perfectly presented documents to our customers, without undue stress or delay.

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FREE pre-submission review with
every package

Errors, omissions and typos can cause your company to be rejected by Companies House.
To help prevent this, we conduct a free review of all orders.

Questions and answers
for our new customers

How long does it take to form a limited company in the UK?

It will take about 15 minutes to complete and submit our simple online application form, where you will insert the details of your new company. We will conduct a pre-submission review of your order, and then forward it to Companies House, who usually take between 3 to 6 working hours to approve a limited company or LLP. Please note, this timescale is subject to Companies House workload on the day and it can sometimes take longer.

How will I know when my company has been formed?

As soon as Companies House incorporate your company, we will send you an order fulfilled email with a PDF copy of your company documents attached, and a note of your Companies House Authentication Code. The attached documents will include the certificate of incorporation, memorandum and articles of association and share certificate(s). Unfortunately, Companies House do not provide any updates on progress during the registration process.

What company type or structure should I choose?

The majority of companies formed in the UK are companies limited by shares - also known as private limited companies. They are used to conduct normal commercial business with the purpose of the owners (shareholders) making a profit, while providing limited liability protection should the company hit financial problems.

Alternatively, if you wish to start a non-profit organisation, perhaps for a sports club, or workers co-operative, you will require forming a company limited by guarantee. Another structure is the Limited Liability Partnership or LLP, used by professionals, who require limited liability, but are precluded from trading as a limited company by their professional governing body.

Quality Company Formations also provide several limited company structures with specific requirements and purposes: companies with multiple share classes, charities, right to manage companies, property management and PLCs.

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If I change my mind, can I close down my company cheaply and easily?

The short answer is yes! If you form a company and decide not to start trading, closing (or striking off) the company is a simple and cheap process. Quality Company Formations provide a cost-effective company dissolution service. If the company has traded, it is slightly more complicated, as you will require filing up-to-date accounts with Companies House and HMRC, and making sure all taxes are paid, prior to closing the company.

How do I open a business bank account?

The best way to open a business bank account for your limited company is to let us make the application for you, with one of our banking partners - Lloyds or Barclays Bank. We will take the hassle out of the application process, and within 48 hours of your company being incorporated, you will receive a phone call from your chosen bank inviting you to an account opening meeting. Your new business bank account will come with up to 18 months of free banking and £50 cashback.

Why do you offer different address services, and what purpose do they serve?

We offer three address services. The registered office address and service address are legal requirements for all limited companies and LLPs. Companies House require an official correspondence address for the company (the registered office address), and an official address for company directors, shareholders and company secretaries (the service address). Both addresses are placed on the public record, and so many clients prefer to use our address and protect the privacy of their home address. The third service is the business address (or trading address) which is not a legal requirement, but provides a prestigious business location in Covent Garden, London.

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