UK Company Formations

UK Company Incorporation

We can usually incorporate your UK Limited company within hours. UK companies are the easiest and most flexible of companies to incorporate within the European Union and visiting the UK is not required to incorporate your company.

The single most important advantage of trading via a UK Limited company is the limited liability of the company's shareholders.

UK Ltd Company Formation

  • Reserving your Company Name
  • Structuring the company as per your requirements
  • Prepare your Company Registration Forms
  • Drafting the Articles of Association / Statutes
  • File the documents with Companies House
  • Appoint the Directors
  • Initial Government licence fee payable on incorporation
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Issue of shares and production of Share Certificates
  • All documents and certificates supplied in a professional folder

Benefits of a United Kingdom Company

  • We offer our clients a reliable company formation service in United Kingdom
  • Your UK company has a legal existence separate from management and its shareholders
  • It is not a requirement to visit United Kingdom to complete your incorporation
  • Our companies incorporation system comply with the United Kingdom Companies Acts

United Kingdom Company Name

We check that your company name is acceptable and is not already incorporated with the UK Companies Registry.

Company Incorporation Documents

Once incorporated we provide a set of corporate documents for your United Kingdom company which includes the Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum of Association the Articles of Association, first minutes and share certificates. Copies of the company incorporation documents are sent via email and the originals from the companies registry are sent to you in a corporate folder.

Registered Office

Your United Kingdom company must have a registered office, which must be a physical address in United Kingdom. The registered office is where documents may be legally served on the company - we provide this registered office service in United Kingdom.

Company Directors and Shareholders

  • Directors and Shareholders may be of any nationality
  • The names of directors and shareholders are filed at the companies registry
  • There is no requirement to appoint a United Kingdom resident director
  • The shareholders of the United Kingdom company can be either corporations or individuals

To start the incorporation of your United Kingdom company we initially only require, the proposed company name, details of the company directors, shareholders and the proposed activities.

We provide you with full expert assistance throughout every step of the United Kingdom company formation process.

UK - Ltd Company Incorporation

UK companies are the easiest and most flexible of companies to incorporate within the European Union. In Europe there are three main types of company:

  • Private Limited Company - (Ltd)
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
  • Public Limited Company (PLC) - The company's shares may be offered for sale to the public and they have a minimum share capital of around £50,000

Foreign Investors

  • You do not need to be a UK citizen or a UK resident to incorporate
  • You do not need to visit the UK to incorporate the company
  • Only one person is required to incorporate a Limited Company
  • A UK company can be incorporated even though it does not trade in the UK

Protection of Business Name

Registration legally protects your company name against anyone else incorporating a similarly named limited company in the UK.

Company Shareholders and Directors

A private company only requires one director and one shareholder.

Private Limited Company - Ltd

  • Owned by shareholders who, in the event of the business failing, are protected by the limited liability
  • Personal assets of directors and shareholders cannot be used to pay off company debts

Incorporation package includes:

Item Description
Original Certificate of Incorporation This is issued by The Registrar of Companies after incorporation. It shows your Company Name, Company Number and date of Incorporation of your new company.
2 copies of the Memorandum These show the rules for the company. They show, where its registered office should be, how much share capital can be issued etc.
2 copies of the Articles of Association The Articles of Association contain regulations, including: rules on the allotment and transfer of shares; the appointment and removal of directors; conduct of board and general meetings
Stock Transfer Form

These forms are your proof that our nominee shareholders no longer own the shares issued on incorporation - keep these forms safe.

No stamp duty is payable on the transfer because no payment was requested or made.

Certificate of Non-Trading This is supplied for UK ready made companies only. This guarantees that your company has not traded or incurred any liabilities prior to having been transferred to you. We supply this certificate.
Combined Company Register This is where you record the issue of shares, the transfer of shares, the appointment and resignation of officers, minutes of board meetings etc.
24 Share Certificates A share certificate or stock certificate is a written instrument evidencing the legal title to shares in the company
Registers Registers of shareholders & Share Ledger, Register of Directors & Secretaries and the Register of Mortgages & Charges

We will happily assist you with any company secretarial advice you may require and can also carry out certain company secretarial duties on your behalf. After incorporation, we can:

  • Act as your registered office
  • Act as your company secretary
  • Register your company for VAT

In addition to our new company formations, we also maintain extensive stocks of ready made companies. These are ready to trade and can be transferred to you within hours.

People with Significant Control (PSC)

A person with significant control (PSC) is someone who owns or controls your company. They are sometimes called ‘beneficial owners’. All UK private limited companies are legally required to maintain a statutory register with information about the people who have significant control.

A PSC must meet one or more of the following conditions of control.

Most PSCs are likely to be people who hold:

  • more than 25% of shares in the company
  • more than 25% of voting rights in the company
  • the right to appoint or remove the majority of the board of directors

PSC information will be entered on the central public register at Companies House, either upon incorporation or when an existing company files its first confirmation statement (previously the Annual Return). You must confirm, and update where necessary, PSC information every 12 months when you deliver a confirmation statement.

UK Fees to Incorporate
  • Company Formation - £80
  • Provision of Registered Office - £220
  • Company Secretary recommended - £280
UK Annual Maintenance Fees
  • Provision of Registered Office - £220
  • Company Secretary recommended - £280
  • Directors Register Maintenance - £120
UK Advantages
  • Time - 1 day to incorporate your UK company
  • Directors - only 1 director of any nationality is necessary for your company
  • Shareholders - only 1 shareholder is required
  • Share Capital - there is no minimum share capital requirement
  • Travel - no requirement to visit the UK to incorporate your company
  • Support - using our 20 years experience we guide you throughout every step of the company formation process
Required to Proceed
  • Company Name - so we can check your company name is available
  • Documents - proof of address and copy of your passport
  • Form - complete this form
  • Upload - proof of address & copy passport can be uploaded here