U.K. Professional Clients
U.K. Private Customers
To register a private company rapidly in UK, you must meet a variety of legal requirements. These cover everything from the name you choose to who can be directors.
The reputable & rapid company formation agent, such as Coddan, will help you ensure you meet all the legal requirements before you go through the process of filing your application electronically.
When you choose to start a private company formation, you must give it a name. This cannot be a name used by any other entity. Part of the private company registration process is checking that your name is available. On our website you can check the name for your company.
You will also need to get special permission if you want to use certain words or expressions as part of your business's name. These include things that could give the impression of pre-eminence or status, indicate an association with the government, or cause an offence. If your name does include any words or expressions from a specific list, you will need to explain why it contains it and apply for permission to use it.
Naming your ventures not as simple as it may seem. Your chosen name must end with "limited" or "Ltd" and must not already feature on the Companies House index of names.
You must to nominate at least one director. This person can be of any nationality, but must be over 16 years of age. If you have more than one director, the additional directors can be only private individuals. There is no limit to how many directors a company can have. A director can also be the member (shareholder).
As part of the application process for the private limited company formation, you will need to provide details of all directors and members. If you want to appoint a secretary, their details will also be included. It is no longer a legal requirement to have a secretary, however, we advice our clients, who are setting-up a company first time to appoint a professional legal secretary, who will deal with the corporate governance.
You cannot choose anyone who is under the age of 16, bankrupt or disqualified from taking on the role of director.
A private company will also need to have shares. These do not need to be made public, such as on the stock market, but they do need to be split up amongst the stakeholders. If you have not worked this out, we, as your professional company formation agent can help you with the process. There must be at least a single share.
Every company must have a registered address in UK. This will need to be provided when you start a private company registration, and will generally be your office address. If you do not have an office address, you can use a home address.
However, many clients prefer to use the service provided by Coddan, as the well-known company formation agent, we are given a registered address in London for the private company registration. This can add security and look great on your documents!
We have a number of private company formation packages to suit various requirements. Our prices start at just £24.99 and includes the government filing fee, electronic certificate of incorporation and tailor-made memorandum and articles of association.
We do not use the standard model articles as many other registered agents are do.
Our reasonable low-priced on-line private company registration service includes the option of a free bank account referral. In addition, clients can also apply for the VAT & EORI numbers.
Please read the descriptions of our four simple company formation options, check what we included into the prices of our options, make the decision which one suits your needs, them click on the order button and complete the application.
Those applying for a simple private company formation for the first time need to be mindful of the name they have chosen for it. By law, the corporate name must end in either "Limited" or "Ltd". For people in Wales, they can choose the Welsh "Cyfyngedig" or "Cyf" in place of "Limited".
We have added a number of important notes to the order form to help you to avoid some common mistakes that sometimes result in Companies Registrar rejecting a private company formation' application.
Also, in the actual name you have chosen for your new easily-done private company registration, there are various words that are not allowed by Companies House. These include sensitive words that may cause offence and those that may imply the business has a connection to the government.
Of course, you cannot have a name if it already exists on the Company House, and all new applications are first checked. If there is a problem with your chosen name, we will contact you to discuss the matter.
To start a private company formation with Coddan, you do not need to create an account with us; you do not need to apply for any sort of a membership on our website. All you need to do is to complete our company formation application, pay for the order and we will do the rest.
If you need to set-up only one business venture, it is not a big issue, if you need to establish many firms for behalf of your customers, all of your orders will be under your own control, through our web-admin client administration panel.
Those who are registering a limited company online with us, can also use one of our legitimate registered addresses, which grants a level of privacy and also privilege.
As we provide official registered addresses at prime locations in cities around the country, including the provision of a registered address in London, Liverpool, Manchester, registered address in Belfast and registered address in Edinburgh.
A private company formation online is a fast and efficient way to get your business created so you can quickly get it off the ground. If you have any questions, or need more information, please contact Coddan' specialists.
We will start your own private company formation from scratch using your own registered address, and appoint your own candidates to the roles of a director, secretary (not always needed, but it is still recommended), shareholder and the person with significant control.
Upon a private company registration, these details will be recorded as the original details of your business.
Your application will be submitted electronically. We are the approved E-filing partner of Companies House' and our on-line technology is the most advanced in our industry.
Our experienced consultants have broad and deep business experience with a company registration requirements, and procedures, we can offer a free initial consultation either by e-mail or via the phone. Personal consultations at our main office location in London, which is situated in 120 Baker Street. At the current time are not available due to Covid-19 restrictions. We endeavour to respond to your e-mails within 24 hours.
If you require any basic or general information regarding our on-line company formation order forms, procedures, fees or legal requirements, you can address your enquiry over the phone: +44 (0) 207 935 5171 or 0330 808 0089.
If you would like a personal face-to-face consultation & dedicated help with your private company obligations, responsibilities & legal requirements, tax advice, business planning services, do not hesitate to call us: +44 (0) 207 935 5171, or 0330 808 0089. Unfortunately, we can't make the appointments at our office in London due to the Covid-19 restrictions.
An LTD company in England or Wales must have at least one director, one shareholder, and may have a secretary. If there is only one director, that person can't act as the secretary.
A private company must have at least one director who is a natural person. You can set-up a sole director' company, if you are familiar with the secretaries duties and responsibilities, because all of them belongs to a sole director. The directors and secretary of your private company can also be shareholders.
The Companies Act imposes no restriction on the minimum age of directors. However Companies House will actively discourage the appointment of anyone under the age of 16 from taking-up the directorship because the individuals concerned may not fully understand the legal liabilities that go with the position and for the most part will not have the experience necessary to perform the duties of a director.
Under the Companies Act 2006, there is no restriction on any or all of the members/shareholders being from an overseas country (i.e. outside the United Kingdom in terms of residency, domicile, and citizenship, or all or any of those concepts). Nevertheless, this general proposition may be subject to any applicable foreign investment rules which may apply from time to time.
The low-cost company formation usually takes as little as four to six hours from the time that your application & payment are received by Coddan. We will file your application electronically with the Companies House, allowing the fastest possible incorporation.
This generally means that if you place an order before 13:00 (London time) on the normal working day; your private company will be done by the end of that day. Private company formation' can sometimes takes slightly longer.
Although the majority of business ventures are incorporating within a maximum of 24 hours, there may be occasions where the process takes longer due to circumstances beyond our control.
The private company will come into existence on the date of its incorporation. On that date, it can validly enter into contracts and/or undertake legal activities. If someone enters into transactions in the name or on the private company's behalf before the date of incorporation, the subsequent contracts are known as pre-incorporation contracts.
Our incorporation procedure is very swift & simple. You will need to: -
To provide a private company name
To provide the details of the applicant
To provide the details of your director(s), shareholder(s) and a secretary (if any)
To provide the details of the registered address
To chose the standard industrial classification of economic activities
That's all you need to do. As soon you your application and payment be received by us, we will submit your private company for the registration. Our primary objective is to minimise your tax liabilities whilst maximising your income.
Coddan provides customers the full range of support services to help to develop and enjoy profitable growth into the future.
There are various ways to start a company formation in UK, and we shall guide you through the process, and advise you whether an off the shelf or ready-made company, or your own-name company is most suitable for you.
You will not need to complete paper forms, as everything managed electronically, and once the actual venture been registered, we can help you with a much wider range of business services including the bookkeeping and accountancy services, tax advice & annual accounts preparation.