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Public Limited Company Package

Register a PLC. Package includes a PLC trading certificate.
Order online or by telephone.

Public Limited Company

£39.99 Order

A Public Limited Company or PLC, is a company with limited liability whose shares can be advertised and sold to the public. This type of company may also be listed on a stock exchange.

PLC requirements:

  • A minimum of two directors must be appointed, together with a qualified company secretary, e.g. A chartered secretary, a solicitor, a chartered accountant.
  • It requires having a nominal share capital of at least £50,000. All allotted shares must be paid up to at least one quarter of their nominal value. Therefore, subscribers to a PLC must contribute a minimum of £12,500.
  • Before trading can commence, a trading certificate needs to be issued by Companies House to confirm the company has allotted the minimum share capital and a quarter of its value has been paid up.

Articles of Association: The model Articles included in this package may not be suitable for clients wishing to apply for a stock exchange listing. If you require a listing, we would advise using your own bespoke Articles.

What’s included

Limited Company Formation Online

Including Companies House £12.00 filing fee


Limited Company Formation Online

Take 5 minutes to complete our online application form, and we will review and forward it to Companies House with your filing fee of £12.00. Your new company will usually be ready within 3 to 6 working hours, although this is subject to Companies House workload.

All company formation agents, including ourselves, have a legal requirement to check Proof of ID and Proof of Address documents.

Digital Certificate of Incorporation

Your Certificate of Incorporation delivered by email


Digital Certificate of Incorporation

We will send you a digital PDF version of your company's Certificate of Incorporation. This is the document which verifies the company is officially registered with Companies House.

Printed Certificate of Incorporation

A high quality printed Certificate of Incorporation


Printed Certificate of Incorporation

We will send you a printed version of your company's Certificate of Incorporation. This is the document which verifies the company is officially registered with Companies House.

Digital Memorandum & Articles of Association

A copy of your Mem & Arts delivered by email


Digital Memorandum & Articles of Association

A digital copy of your company's Memorandum & Articles of Association. These documents are required to form a company under the Companies Act 2006.

The Memorandum lists the subscribers to the company and confirms their intention to incorporate and take at least one share each.

The Articles of Association defines the rules which govern how the company will be run.

Printed Memorandum & Articles of Association

A high quality printed & bound copy of the Mem & Arts


Printed Memorandum & Articles of Association

A printed and bound copy of your company's Memorandum & Articles of Association. These documents are required to form a company under the Companies Act 2006.

The Memorandum lists the subscribers to the company and confirms their intention to incorporate and take at least one share each.

The Articles of Association defines the rules which govern how the company will be run.

Digital Share Certificate(s)

Your share certificate(s) delivered by email


Digital Share Certificate(s)

A digital version of your share certificates sent by email. These official documents provide evidence of your ownership of shares in a limited company.

Printed Share Certificate(s)

A high quality printed copy of the share certificate(s)


Printed Share Certificate(s)

A printed copy of your share certificates, sent by post. These official documents provide evidence of your ownership of shares in a limited company.

Digital Company Register

A set of company registers with first entries delivered by email


Digital (PDF) Company Register with first entries

A digital version of your company's statutory registers, with the first entries completed at the date of incorporation. Our Company Register contains the following documents:

  • Register of Applications and Allotments
  • Register of Members and Share Ledger
  • Register of Transfers
  • Register of Mortgages and Charges
  • Register of Debentures
  • Register of Sealings or Executions
  • Register of Directors
  • Register of Director's Residential Address
  • Register of Secretaries
  • Register of PSC's
  • Register of PSC's Residential Address

Digital Minutes of the First Board Meeting

The first board meeting minutes delivered by email


Digital Minutes of First Board Meeting

A digital (PDF) version of the minutes of your company's initial board meeting, where the first resolutions for your company were passed.

Free Pre-Submission Review

Our experts will check your order for mistakes


Free Pre-Submission Review

When it comes to company formation, administrative oversights can be costly and time-consuming. In order to prevent mistakes, our professional advisors conduct a thorough review of every single order before submitting it to Companies House.

Free Online Portal to Manage your Company

Including free lifetime company support by our experts


Free Online Portal to Manage your Company

We provide a free online customer area which allows you to monitor and update your company details from one place. This facility has a range of features including:

  • Email reminders of key filing dates for your companies.
  • The ability to easily make changes to officer details, company addresses, and file your Confirmation Statement online.
  • Register a new company without having to re-enter all the same information.
  • Import existing companies and control everything in one place.
  • View payment history and renew services.
  • Access and download your digital company documents at any time.
  • Access and download your official government and business mail at any time.
  • Manage your payment cards.
  • Renew your annual subscription services.
  • Purchase additional products and services from the Shop.

Free Business Bank Account (Optional)

Choose an account from up to 8 banking partners


Free Business Bank Account (Optional)

Choose from our 8 business bank account partners during the company formation process.

Barclays: Get 1 year of free banking. Your bank account will be opened within 5 working days.

NatWest: With a time-saving App and online banking facility. Apply for your account in just 10 minutes.

Mettle: Online account that allows you to add receipts and create invoices. Your account can be opened within minutes.

Cashplus: Online account with no credit checks. Once your details have been verified, your account number and sort code will be sent to you.

Tide: Manage all of your company’s financial administration from one place, with accounting and invoicing all taken care of via the App.

Monzo: Winner of the 2022 Best Business Banking Provider. Includes free UK transfers, instant notifications when you spend and 24/7 support.

Countingup: Online banking solution that automatically categorises your income and expenses with its innovative accounting software.

ANNA: Cutting-edge online banking solution that will create invoices and chase them when overdue. Your account can be opened in as little as 3 minutes.

Important: The above banks are only available to companies where the directors and shareholders live in the UK. Account openings are subject to approval.

Free Domain Name

Get your own .com or domain name for 1 year


Free .com or Website Domain Name

Our partnership with means that everyone who forms a company with us qualifies for a free (for 1 year) / .com (it’s your choice) domain name. Perfect for getting your new business up and running with an online presence.

About this offer: Price of the domain is £0.00 (Ex VAT), when purchased with Discount applies to the first year only and will not be applied to any renewals. Offer must be redeemed by the customer within 30 days of being sent the exclusive voucher code. Can’t be used in conjunction with other offers. This offer can be withdrawn at any time at the discretion of Namesco Limited. Terms & conditions apply. 1 voucher code, with one use, per customer.

FREE pre-submission review with each and every package

Our experts will conduct a review of your new company application form, checking for mistakes and typos, as well as looking for problems in grammar and presentation, before sending it to Companies House.

Why do we do this? By reviewing your order, we will greatly reduce the chance of it being rejected by Companies House, and your company documents will also be perfectly presented with no formatting or capitalisation issues.

Prefer to order by telephone?

If you are not confident in completing your new company order online - call our friendly team
and we will complete your order by telephone.

020 3908 0044

Frequently asked questions

What package do I need?

The answer to this question depends on your requirements:

  • If you're operating on a tight budget you may wish to choose the Basic Package.
  • Do you need high quality printed company documents? The Privacy Plus and Fully Inclusive Packages will provide these.
  • Do you need privacy and do not want to display your home address on the public record? The Privacy, Privacy Plus and Fully Inclusive Packages provide registered office and service addresses.
  • If you need VAT registration - you may wish to consider the Fully Inclusive Package.
  • You may have a need for one of our specialist company formation packages, e.g. an LLP, or a limited by guarantee company for your charity business.

Why not give our friendly Customer Service Team a call at 020 3908 0044, who will be happy to hear from you and discuss your new company requirements.

Can I buy the Basic Package and add services at a later date?

Yes, you can add additional services later from the Shop area in your Company Manager Portal; however, they will not be at the discounted prices of the packages.

Can I order my new company by telephone?

Yes absolutely. Please call our Customer Service Team at 020 3908 0044 and one of company experts will process your company formation order with you by telephone.

What information do I need provide to form a company?

Forming a limited company is a simple online process; however, before starting the process you will need the following information to hand: the company name, registered office address, director details, shareholder details (can be the same person as the director), and how many shares you want to issue.

For further reading, please have a look at our resource page: Information Required to Register a Company, which provides a useful company formation checklist.

Can a non-resident form a UK company?

Yes, you do not need to live in the UK to form a UK limited company. If you are at least 16 years old and not disqualified, you can form a company regardless of nationality or location.

Quality Company Formations provide a Non-Residents Package which is ideal for overseas customers who wish to form a UK limited company, as it provides the required address services and free international delivery of company documents. It also provides a Wise UK business bank account, which is the simplest and quickest banking solution for non-UK residents.

Can I get a business bank account for my new company?

Yes, we provide up to 8 business bank accounts for our UK customers to include in their company formation, including Barclays, NatWest, Tide, Monzo, Cashplus, ANNA, and Mettle.

We also offer a Wise business bank account for our non-UK resident customers to send, spend and receive multiple currencies with the real exchange rate. You will get a UK account number and sort code, Eurozone IBAN, and US account and routing number within minutes, regardless of where you are in the world.

The Wise account is included in our Non-Residents Package; however, it can also be added to your basket during the company order process with any other package. There is a fixed one-time onboarding fee of £45.00 (or equivalent in local currency). Account openings are subject to approval.

*Wise have reported large delays at present when opening new business accounts. You have the option to wait for Wise to onboard your company. If you need a banking solution sooner, we can provide you with an alternative banking solution – Payoneer. Once your company has been incorporated, we will send you an Order Fulfilment email which contains links to both Wise and Payoneer.

How long does it take to form a new company?

It will take you no more than 5 to 10 minutes to complete the online company application form on our website. Companies House will then usually take 3 to 6 working hours to approve your new company registration. Please note this is subject to Companies House workload on the day and it can take up to 24 hours.

If it is very important your company is incorporated as soon as possible, we would recommend you add the Guaranteed Same-Day Service to your order.

How many shares do I need to issue?

You must issue at least one share to form a limited company. If there is more than one shareholder, you must issue at least one share per person. Most new companies issue up to 100 Ordinary shares of £1 each. Issuing 100 share at £1 means you have flexibility to issue shares to other shareholders in the future and your liability is limited to £100.

What is the difference between the address services included in the packages?

The registered office and service address are legally required to form a limited company or LLP, and both are displayed on the public record. The registered office is the official address of a company, and the service address is the official address of a company director, PSC, company secretary or LLP member.

We provide a Registered Office Service and a Service Address Service, as many customers prefer to keep their home address private. All official government mail is sent to these addresses and as part of our service we will forward this mail to you by scan and email free of charge.

The business address is not a required address to register a limited company. The benefit of the Business Address Service is to provide a prestigious location and enhanced corporate image for your company. The forwarding of your general business correspondence is charged at the cost of the Royal Mail postage rates plus a 15% handling fee.

What is a SIC code and can I have more than one?

A SIC code or Standard Industrial Classification code is used to categorise a company's business activity. To register a limited company or LLP you must choose at least one SIC code, although you can choose up to four. Do not worry if you do not know the SIC code relevant to your business activity, Quality Company Formations provide a simple SIC code search tool where you can choose your SIC code or codes.

How do I obtain my free domain name?

As soon as your new company has been registered at Companies House, we will send you an order fulfilled email. Within this email you will receive a voucher code and instructions on how to set up your new domain using the '' website.

Do I need to provide ID?

All company formation agents have a legal obligation to check Proof of ID and Address; however, most customers do not need to do anything, as we carry out digital checks using the information supplied in your online company application form.

Those customers who require to provide ID can do so in a matter of minutes using their mobile phone and a simple App which we will provide. This App is supplied free of charge.

If I change my mind and want to close down my company - is this difficult and costly?

It is a simple process to close a limited company. Quality Company Formations offer a Company Dissolution Service at a cost of £49.99 + VAT. This cost includes the Companies House fee, filing the DS01 form and providing the Board Resolution to approve the dissolution of the company.

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Your company is 10 times less likely to be rejected

We provide a free check of all new company registration orders for omissions and errors
- greatly reducing the chances of rejection by Companies House.

Less chance of rejection

Our checking process reduces the average rejection rate of UK company applications, from 10% to just 1%

Perfect documents

We are able to fix typos and errors before they appear on the finished company documents.

...and it's free!

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