What you get
We are real people with years of expertise and we’ll answer any and all your questions
Application & Constitution
We prepare and fill out the required documents, and send them for you to e-sign
Filing and Registration
If we file before 3pm, your business will be registered on the same day
Useful things to know before you open your UK business
What data you need to prepare
- Passports and proof of residential address
For yourself and any other directors and shareholders you want to add.
- SIC code
Standard Industrial Classification Code defines your industry, and thus the rules and regulations applied to your business. We’ll help you choose it.
- Company mailbox
Use your home address if you’re ok with this data going public, or get it as a service from us.
Tax reliefs and incentives your UK startup can receive
- SEIS tax relief
- EIS tax relief
- VCT tax relief
- SITR tax relief
- EMI Shares Option scheme
- Entrepreneurs’ Releif
- Capital Investment Allowances
- R&D Tax credit
We explain how to qualify, apply and get these in our brief guide.
We know how to do company formation for your UK business
Now that we have talked about the incorporation details, let’s look at the business opportunities themselves. Here is a short list of industries we help incorporate in the UK. Scan through them to see to get an idea of the possibilities.
Company formation for E-commerce Industry
The UK has one of the most advanced e-commerce markets in the world. It’s never too late to start an online store especially when the country’s e-commerce revenue in 2018 amounted to £688.4 billion.
Company formation for Private School
Private and independent schools educate around 6.5% of the total number of school children in the UK. They contributed £11,6 billion to the GDP in 2017, and an average of £13.7 billion, annually.
Company formation for Pharmacy Company
The pharmaceutical industry is an important player within the United Kingdom. In 2017, the annual turnover of pharmaceutical goods wholesalers in the UK was over £42 billion.
Company formation for Restaurant Business
Despite news of restaurants shutting down, the market's largest segment is Restaurant-to-Consumer Delivery with a projected market volume of £3,204 billion in 2020.
Company formation for Shipping Company
With global shipping numbers growing, the UK takes advantage of its 120 ports. Great opportunity to set up the headquarters of a logistics company.
Company formation for Financial Company
Fintech sector is one of the fastest growing industries. Due to the high concentration of financial institutions, the UK market welcomes cryptocurrency, blockchain, and mobile banking projects.
Company formation for Real Estate Agency
In 2019, there are more than 14,500 traditional estate agent offices in the UK. However, there are opportunities for new business models where agents work online and sell through private seller websites.
Company formation for Event Management Company
Although conferences and exhibitions will be permitted from 1 October 2020, more companies are turning virtual to generate profit at lower costs. The industry was worth £42.3 billion in 2019.
Company formation for Construction Business
In construction, you might find yourself involved in contracting, product manufacturing or professional services. The construction industry in the UK is expected to record a CAGR of 8.5% reaching £236.8 billion by 2024.
Company formation for Travel Agency
Travel agencies can concentrate on domestic tourism as residents are unable to fly out to travel. VisitBritain has forecasted a central scenario for Britain of £46.8 billion in domestic tourism spending in 2020.
Company formation for Food Business
96% of food and drink manufacturing businesses are SMEs and they have experienced growth over the past 5 years. Even at a time of economic uncertainty, there are huge opportunities available.
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What is company incorporation?
Incorporation is when your business is legally brought into existence as a company. Once your business is incorporated into a company, the assets and cash flow of your business are separated from your income as the business owner.
What is a company registration number?
This is an important and unique way to identify your company as a legal entity. It is also known as a business registration number, UK company number or a registered company number. You’ll find that the most common abbreviation used is “CRN” to refer to the company registration number. The CRN is made up of 8 numbers (or 2 letters) followed by 6 numbers.
How do I register a company online?
You can set up a limited company usually within 24 hours by registering online with the Companies House here. You will be registered for Corporation Tax when you do so. Payment for registration costs £12. You can also use company formation agents like us for a fuss-free way to register your company while you settle other important parts of your business.
How do I register a company name?
When you incorporate your company on Companies House, you register your company name as well. Before you register your company, you will have to prepare a company name. Private limited company names have to be unique. Do this by checking if the company name you want is available by using the name availability tool on Companies House. Also, check with the UK Intellectual Property Office that your chosen company name does not clash with an existing trademarked name. No matter how unique your company name is, it will usually end with either ‘Limited’ or ‘Ltd’. If your company was registered in Wales, you can include the Welsh equivalents ‘Cyfyngedig’ and ‘Cyf’ instead.
Who can register a company?
Anyone can register a company in the UK, as long as you are at least 16 years old and not a disqualified director or an undischarged bankrupt. There are no restrictions on foreign nationals being a UK company director, shareholder, or a secretary. You do not even have to live in the UK.
What is a company registration certificate?
When the Companies House issues an incorporation certificate, it will feature your company registration name and number. Once you’ve submitted an application to form a company and it’s been approved by Companies House, you’re granted a certificate of incorporation, which is essentially proof of registration compliance.
What are the company registration documents?
To register for your company, you would need to submit these documents:
- Form IN01, which is your application form to register for a company
- Memorandum of association
- Articles of association
- A written hard copy explanation if your company name includes a sensitive word or expression