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Ensuring we provide the best ongoing customer service to you, we will assist with the yearly requirements for your Offshore Company.

Although it is the Directors responsibility to ensure the company is renewed on time. Everyone likes a reminder to help. Here at CFS, we want to ensure that you are given full support when it comes to the yearly requirements.

To ensure your Offshore Company is renewed on time, we will send you email reminders a few weeks before your company is due for renewal. The email reminders are sent with plenty of notice to give you the opportunity to order before penalties are issued.

We aim to keep our renewal charges as low as possible. Please click here to view the prices to renew your Offshore Company, by selecting ‘More Info’ on a specific location you can also view what is included in our renewal packages.

If you are interested in forming an Offshore Company with us, or if you have any questions about your existing Offshore Company, please contact us by clicking here. 

Do you know how quick it is to incorporate a company in the Seychelles?

Once we have received your Due Diligence and all required information, an incorporation only takes around 24 hours. Or even quicker!

Seychelles is one of the fastest offshore incorporations that we offer and has low maintenance fees, and great privacy. All company details can be entered directly on our website.

Once the company has been incorporated you can start trading straight away, you will also receive a full set of company documents.

Are you interested in incorporating your Offshore Company in the Seychelles? Contact us now to proceed!

Our newest employee Courtney joined the team in September 2017 as a UK and International Business Administration Apprentice. As first point of contact for CFS Formations, Courtney is professional and knows the importance of getting our clients to the right department quickly and efficiently.

We asked her:

What is your favourite thing about working at CFS Formations?

Courtney said “I love that each day is different, speaking to different people and assisting them with their requirements. I enjoy learning and progressing with each task I do, my colleagues and managers are so supporting which is helping me progress quickly.

We also asked Courtney what she likes to do when she is not working:

Courtney said “My favourite thing to do when not at work is shopping and getting the occasional beauty treatment! I also enjoy visiting new places with family and friends”

Courtney is currently working on obtaining an NVQ in Business Administration.

We are looking forward to helping Courtney develop her skills within company formations.

What Does Our Telephone Answering Service offer you?

  • Your own personal telephone number.
  • A real person will answer your telephone calls in a professional manner. We will take a message from the caller and email it to you.
  • Take away those timely wasted sales calls so you can focus on the main customer enquiries.

Please Click Here for more information


Our Website has a direct link to Companies House which allows you to make changes to your UK Company quickly and easily. Our Company manager is user friendly and all the information is displayed clearly.

The company manager allows you to make changes such as: Appointment of Director, Change Director Details, Change Secretary Details, Change PSC Details, Change Registered Office Address and many more services.

We have recently decreased the prices of some of our incorporation packages to ensure the packages remain competitive but also include the services that are the most beneficial to you.

We have also made some exciting changes to the packages too.

Read below to find out more…

Business Package

Our business package now includes our prestigious London Address. This will give a more professional look on your company and will also give the impression that the company is located in London

Most of our Incorporation Packages

We have decreased the price of most of our incorporation packages due to our commitment of always ensuring our services are streamlined as effectively as possible

Please click here to view our most popular Limited by Shares packages

A Non Resident Package is especially tailored for non UK Residents wishing to incorporate a company in the UK. To simplify the company formation process for residents living outside the UK, CFS Formations have created a special Non-Residents package.

Our Non-Resident Package has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of individuals or companies setting up a UK Company from overseas.

The package provides everything you need to set up a ready-to-trade company in the UK within 3 working hours.

This unique package includes fourteen services all beneficial to you and your company.

For further information about this package follow the link to our CFS Page about Non Resident packages. 

Due to the long standing business relationship we have with our banking partner’s we can assist in making the process of opening an account run as smoothly as possible.

Your dedicated account manager will complete all the forms on your behalf and liase with the bank to provide regular updates.

To apply for an Offshore Bank Account, you will need to comply with the identification requirements in the specific jurisdiction for money laundering reasons.


For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Alternatively you can always look at our informative website

Telephone, email and chat support will not be available in Office closing times.

We will be closed from Friday 22nd December at 14.00GMT.

 Our offices will reopen on Tuesday 2nd January 2018 at 9.00GMT.

Electronic incorporations and filings can still be submitted as usual and all other orders will be processed when we return to the office on the 2nd January 2018.

Christmas Lunch

Our offices will be closing at 14.00GMT on Tuesday the 19th December 2017 as the team at CFS attend their Christmas Lunch

If you have any questions in relation to our opening times, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! – From everyone at CFS, we look forward to our upcoming business in the New Year

 If you aren’t ready to trade, but you know the name of the company we can reserve your company for you with a Reserve a name package.

If you purchase our Reserve a Name Package we will incorporate a company with the name of your choice, but the company will be in our name. Therefore you will not be able to use the company until you  request to take over the company. This is only a short term alternative that prevents anyone else using your chosen company name.

If you are interested in this package, please click here to read more information. 

We have found there can be some confusion on what a registered agent actually is and if a registered agent is a requirement.

When dealing with offshore jurisdictions getting the right registered agent can make the difference of your company being in good standing or not.

We have created a page that clearly explains all about registered agents and should hopefully answer any questions you may have with regards to this topic.


When on our home page you will see the top navigation bar now displays our Information Centre.

The information centre contains our FAQ’s and new Help and Guidance section.

We created the Help and Guidance section to give you the opportunity to read in more detail about the services we offer, formation procedure and important offshore information.

This allows you to gain a wealth of knowledge in a structured easy to use area of our website.

Please take a look and let us know what you think.

We can’t keep the secret much longer! We are happy to announce our exciting Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals. As from Friday 24th November we are slashing the price of all our UK, Registered Office Services.
These services will be reduced by 20%!!

This offer includes our Doncaster, London and Scottish Registered office addresses.

To take advantage of this amazing offer its simple, as the price will automatically be reduced on our website so place the order and enjoy the discount.

Act quickly don’t miss out!

This offer expires at midnight on Monday 27th November 2017.

Valid on full price registered office services only.

We are proud to announce that CFS International Formations have contributed towards BBC Children in Need. 

All memebers of staff wore brightly coloured clothes and each donated to the charity. 

Rachel is our Head of Customer Relations, she deals with the service we provide to our clients throughout the whole business.

Rachel joined the team in 2011 and has been a devoted and essential part of the team here at CFS.

Rachel has experience and knowledge in business start-ups and customer satisfaction, she is responsible for ensuring we provide the best services and company communication possible.

Rachel also specialises in Incorporation Software- a service we provide to formation agents, accountants, solicitors and lawyers (free of charge).

Incorporation Software allows your clients to incorporate a company and order additional services directly on your website.  You will not be promoting CFS on your page however when your clients place an order, we will begin the process on your behalf.

If you have any further questions, Rachel will be more than happy to assist you at any time. Alternatively you could visit our Incorporation software page which is available to you at all times.

Did you know Company Register and Share Certificate are legal requirements?

Every company that is registered in the UK is required to have a Company Register and Share Certificate.

What is a Company Register?

It is a Register that details the company officers and members. The Register contains all of the standard legal sections required under the company’s act 2006. It should be kept up to date with all changes that occur within the company.

What is a Share Certificate?

It shows details of who the Shareholder is within the company. It usually contains the Shareholders name, address and how many shares they hold.

Most company formation agents do not provide these legal documents. We are able to provide a template Register and Share Certificate for your company.

Please click here to go to our sample documents page, to order your templates. 

We are currently working on improving our Registered Office services to provide our clients with a fast and efficient postal service. 

We would like to introduce a scanning and emailing service.

This would guarantee that clients would receive their post on the same day, by scanning their letters to the clients every Tuesday free of charge, Instead of going through the Royal Mail delivery service which generally can take up to a week.

We understand that you may prefer the postal method we already offer, so we would be more than happy to provide either.

If you would like to opt for the scanning and emailing service, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

We are grateful for all of the business our clients bring to us therefore, we are always trying to improve our service to ensure success in any future prospects. 


From the 21st October 2017, we will have new wire / bank transfer details. HSBC have changed our Bank details, as all large banks are required to change their structure within the UK.

Please take note of the following details for when you next send a transfer to us:

When transferring from a UK Bank, please use the following details:
Account Name: CFS Formations LLP
Account Sort Code: 401920
Account Number: 22878984

When transferring from an Overseas Bank, please use the following details:
Account Name: CFS Formations LLP
IBAN Code: GB68HBUK40192022878984
Bank Name: HSBC
Bank Address: 1 High Street, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 1EE, England

If any transfers are made to our old details after the 21st October, the funds will take considerably longer to reach us.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are excited to announce that we have generously reduced the price of our Delaware Offshore Incorporation.


Delaware continues to gain excellent reviews for their:  

  • Fast incorporation usually completed within 48 hours
  • The company only needs one individual/member
  • A visit to Delaware is not required to form your company, everything will be done electronically
  • Ownership of Delaware limited liability company is strictly confidential
  • No accounting/reporting requirements

Delaware is one of our highly demanded Incorporations that we offer in the USA. This is because it provides a complete professional package of incorporation services.

To read more information about Delaware, please click here:


Have you ever considered obtaining an ISIN Number for your company? We can assist you with obtaining one in just 5 working days!

An ISIN Number (International Securities Identification Number) is a 12 digit code which identifies securities like stocks and bonds much like a social security number does for a person. For crosss border trading, and ISIN is mandatory. 

If you require any further information, please click here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Due to our ever developing business structure, we are pleased to have recruited another member of staff to our Business Administration team.

Courtney Gallagher has joined CFS and will work within our UK Administrative team dealing with processing orders, customer relations and ongoing company maintenance.

Courtney has recently completed a Business Studies course which has broadened her knowledge of different company types and structures.

Leanne Coxon Senior Business Administrator at CFS has said: “  I believe Courtney  will be a great asset to the team and I welcome the new addition to our team”

Courtney said: “I am looking forward to starting my journey with CFS. They have a renowned reputation and a fantastic team! I am excited to work with the team and look forward to working with our clients.”


Incorporation Software is more commonly known as a ‘white label’ service.

Our company incorporation software is a free service that is offered to other formation agents, accountants, solicitors and lawyers.

Basically, our incorporation software will provide you with a facility whereby your clients will be able to incorporate companies directly on your website. When your client submits a company, it will come straight through to us and we will incorporate the company for you.

To read more about the benefits of our incorporation software, please click here.

Founded in 2007, TrustPilot have rapidly become one of the most ‘trusted’ review sites. Why?? Unlike many other sites all the reviews on TrustPilot are 100% real and accurate. Their founder and now CEO Peter Mühlmann saw an opportunity to help online shoppers by providing consumers with feedback so that they can ensure the best online purchase is made.

Having information about other consumer purchases and by sharing different experiences, it helps to make the best choice when buying online.

We have recently began a partnership with TrustPilot, where our clients are able to review their experience with us. We are delighted to see how well you think we are doing. All your comments continue to help us monitor and improve the service we provide.

Take a look at our reviews by clicking here.

Starting a Limited company can be an exciting time but it can also be quite daunting, due to the range of different information available.

We receive many questions daily on how to form a company and how easy it is to form a company.

That is why we have decided to create a guide to answer your questions on forming a company in the UK. The guide covers information on the company name, company type, shares and the address for the company and the officers within the company.

We hope you think that the guide is helpful and would love to know your thoughts.

Please click here to view the guide.

Some clients or companies require specific personal articles of association. If you would like to set up a company and use your own articles of association, our system provides you with the facility to add your own articles to your new company formation.

Whilst you are going through the formation process you are able to upload your own memorandum and articles of association. This service is available to all clients and is free of charge.
The memorandum and articles must be in a PDF format and must contain your company name and other important information. 

If you require specific articles of association for all your company formations, you can pay a one off fee of £25.00 and the articles will be available for you when incorporating each of your companies. 
To upload the articles and order this service, please visit your articles settings on your Dashboard.

Our offices will close on Friday 25th August 2017 at 17.00GMT for the August Bank Holiday and will re-open on Tuesday 29th August 2017 at 9.00GMT.

As our offices are closed, we will not be available for telephone and email support.

Electronic incorporations and filings can still be submitted as usual and all other orders will be processed when we return to the office on the 29th August.

We hope you have a great weekend :)

CFS are here to help – our highly experienced formation team have over nine years of experience within offshore incorporations in over twenty-four jurisdictions.

If you are considering an offshore company - Our Offshore section of the website contains extensive information on each jurisdiction we work with. You can find details on our packages, the benefits to owning your own offshore incorporation and most importantly- what you will need to get started!

If you would like to know more, please click here for more information about getting started with offshore incorporations:

CFS are here to help you eliminate the daunting side of incorporations.
If you have any further questions and would like to speak to a member of our team
please feel free to contact us here. 

Over the past few months our IT department have been working to create a new and improved company register, which will replace the old outdated one.

The emphasis has been on a clearer layout and better design. We have now made the new company register live and this will be sent to you with all new incorporations. We hope that you agree that the new register is more professional and sophisticated. 

If you have not seen the company register and would like to preview this, you can preview it by clicking here.

Any feedback will be more than welcome.

CFS Formations have been forming companies for over 15 years- specialising in incorporating companies in the U.K. and in overseas territory.

Through browsing our pages to any other queries you may have; our team are very experienced in the application process with both overseas and U.K. company formation.

The CFS team will inform you what documents are required for the initial application, and what duties you will need to fulfil as the director of your new company. 

CFS currently offer formations in the following jurisdictions:



  British Virgin Islands (BVI)






  Hong Kong


  Isle of Man



  Marshall Islands




  New Zealand








Our UK and International process has been praised by many of our returning customers for not only our glowing customer service, but our efficiency in completing your order.

If your chosen jurisdiction is not in our current list, please contact us and we will proceed to help you with your company formation in whichever way we can.

You can contact us by clicking here


As part of the implementation of the EU Fourth Money Laundering Directive, which took effect on the 26th June 2017, the PSC requirements have been updated.

PSC information can no longer be updated on the Confirmation Statement, instead separate forms are now required to appoint, edit or resign a PSC using (similar to Director Appointments and changes).

Companies are still required to file a Confirmation Statement each year to confirm the company details and update any changes to the Company Shares / Share Capital.

You will not notice any difference with our system as we will just file the additional forms in the background. The PSC forms will be filed initially and the Confirmation Statement will be held and filed once the PSC changes have been accepted at Companies House.

Using our free ‘Company Manager’ you are able to check the current details of your company. You can access the company manager by clicking here.

If any changes are required to the PSC’s or other information, there is a small fee to file them.

With our ‘Company Manager’ you are able to file the following forms

  • Confirmation Statement
  • Appoint / Change / Resign PSC’s
  • Appoint / Change / Resign Directors
  • Appoint / Change / Resign Secretaries
  • Appoint / Change / Resign Shareholder / Members
  • Increasing Share Capital
  • Change Registered Office
  • Change Annual Accounting Date

We can also assist with filing dormant accounts, ordering official documents, paying penalties etc.

You can view a wide list of our services by visiting our Additional Services

Our Company Manager allows you to obtain the most up to date information about your company. The company manager is linked directly to Companies House which allows you to make company changes quickly, easily and for a small charge. 

To access your Company Manager, please follow the steps below: 

- Go to your Dashboard

- From the right hand menu, select 'Company Manager / Filing History'

- You can then choose a company from the drop down menu or you can add a new company by entering the company number and the web filing code. 

From here you can use the following services: 

- File Confirmation Statement

- Change the Business Activities

- File Dormant Accounts

- Change the Accounting Reference date

- Change Registered Office Address

- Update Company Share Capital

- Amend Officers within the company (Directors, Shareholders, Secretary and PSC)

- You can also order Companies House documents from the bottom of the page.

Would you like to know more? Please contact us by clicking here.

Our management team is not only from a diverse range of backgrounds, but are committed to maintaining the highest possible standards for our customers and are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company.

Spreading across Business Accounts, IT, Company Start-up, Finance and Customer Service - our team have had years of experience; resulting in a fast, efficient and reliable service available at CFS today. The team has, and always will continue to strive towards the success of the company, persevering to find the best products and services for our clients.

Our UK and International formations process is highly recommended by our many returning customers, not only for our efficiency- but for our friendly and positive customer service experience.

If you have a problem, the team here at CFS are happy to help.

We only want the highest standards for our customers, and we are determined to deliver that to you.

Do you want to learn more about our team? Click here for more information.



We are delighted to announce significant reductions in our Readymade Companies incorporated in the following years!

2012 Companies Now £599 Reduced From £639

2011 Companies Now £850 Reduced From £895

2010 Companies Now £950 Reduced From £995

The company changes and transfers are made on the same day of purchase.
A Free change of name is included in the price along with a fully completed company register and other important company documents.

Why choose a UK Readymade Company?

  • Boost your business with an established company – reliability comes with an aged company, clients and businesses will trust you more as the company will have been established for a while
  • Establish business relationships easily – business and banking relationships are easily established with an older company
  • Gain confidence from customers – new and existing clients will feel more confident dealing with you as your company will have a history
  • Simplicity – the process is simple and straight forward, Shelf Companies are immediately available to transfer over to you.

Would you like to know more? Contact our team by clicking here



Offshore companies are mainly used in legal and legitimate ways for business owners to reduce costs, simplify paper work and grow their business.

There is a wide range of jurisdictions to choose from and they all come with their own individual benefits.

It is best to focus on the areas that are most important to you and your business needs, then see which jurisdiction offers benefits in those areas. Each jurisdiction has its own strengths and uses so research is key.

You may also find it useful to know some of the main benefits of moving or starting your business in most offshore jurisdictions:

  • Exemption from all local taxes and stamp duty
  • No disclosure of Directors and Shareholders on the public registry
  • Business can be conducted in most countries throughout the world excluding the place of incorporation
  • Director and Shareholder can usually be the same person which means you can have a one man company
  • No accounting requirements, which means all you need to do is pay an annual fee
  • High level of privacy protection – protecting your information from being displayed on public records
  • A visit is not required to most countries – the process can simply be done via email and telephone communication

Please visit our offshore page to find out more information or contact our offshore specialists via telephone, email or live chat.

Click here

We are delighted to announce that our newly developed and accessible mobile site is now fully operational, brought to you by Castus and Talk To Media.

Having an accessible site, whether you are in the office or on the go is important to us.  We hope that our existing and new clients will be able to browse our services and contact us from any device with no restrictions.

At a glance, some of the new features include:

-          A clear and accessible menu

-          A ‘Call us Now’ button – enabling our clients to call us with ease

-          An extensive and informative ‘Knowledge Base’, helping to answer any business services questions you may have regarding UK and International formations

-          Our glowing testimonials

-           A dynamic colour scheme and logo

-          Easy access to our ‘News’ page, where you can keep up to date with all of our latest developments

Have a browse through our new mobile site, and let us know what you think. We would love to hear your thoughts and feedback!

We are delighted to announce that we have strengthened our administration team by appointing a new UK and International Business Administrator.

Zara has joined CFS and will work within our UK administrative team dealing with processing client orders, customer relations and ongoing company maintenance.

Emily Laycock Operational Manager at CFS said ‘I am pleased that Zara has joined the CFS team. She is a polite and confident individual who will be a great asset to CFS! I look forward to watching her grow with us’

Zara has got off to a great start, she is already working on gaining her business and administration qualification and she is starting to learn more about UK and International business formations. Zara said ‘I am looking forward to working in such a friendly and positive team. I am excited to learn more about business formations and I hope I will be able to provide a professional service to CFS’ clients.’

We have a variety of Ready Made Companies available. If you are considering purchasing a Ready Made Company, you may wish to read more about avoiding hassle with a Ready Made Company. You can read more by clicking here.

Charlotte is one of the first points of contact for our clients, dealing with both UK and Offshore enquiries and orders.

She joined the team in 2013 as a UK and International Administration Apprentice, since then she has gained knowledge and experience with company formations. Charlotte is now a UK and International Business Administrator at CFS.

We asked Charlotte what she enjoys the most about working at CFS:

“I really enjoy speaking to and helping our clients both in the UK and overseas! I also love a good challenge! Each day is so different, you never know what to expect! One day you could be helping someone with a new formation, the next you could be dealing with the annual maintenance.”

What do you enjoy when you are not working?

“I love spending time with my family and socialising with friends. I also enjoy travelling to Sweden when I get chance to visit my brother who plays football for a town in Sweden”

Charlotte is currently working on obtaining an advanced qualification in Business Administration. 

Kindly be advised that our office will be closed for the May Bank Holiday. Our offices will close on Friday 26th May 2017 at 17.00GMT and will re-open on Tuesday 30th May 2017 at 9.00GMT.

As our offices are closed, we will not be available for telephone and email support.

Electronic incorporations and filings can still be submitted as usual and all other orders will be processed when we return to the office on the 30th May 2017.

We hope you have a great weekend :)

Shelf Companies are already registered with Companies House and are clean companies. This means the company should have dormant live accounts, should have never traded or had bad debt. The incorporation certificate will have already been generated and openly available to view. The companies will all have a filing history with all annual requirements met on time.

Would you like to know more? Click here:

A Community Interest Company most commonly known as a CIC Company is a new type of company introduced by the UK Government in 2005 under the Companies Act 2004. CICs are types of limited companies for people wishing to establish businesses which trade with a social purpose, or other activities to benefit their community.

We are delighted to offer a huge 20% discount off all CIC’s incorporated with us throughout May!
Now is the perfect opportunity to start your community interest company.

Why Choose a CIC?

  • This type of company is easy to set up with flexibility, but has some special features to ensure they are working for the benefit of the community.
  • CIC’s are a useful for enterprises of all sizes from a small community care project to a large organisation
  • A CIC Company is intended to use their income and profits to benefit the community they are serving
  • A Community Interest Company (CIC) is a Limited Company with Special additional features
  • A CIC needs be registered both with Company House and the CIC Regulator
  • Community Interest Companies (CIC) must be limited companies. They cannot be a Charity or an unincorporated organisation

Would you like to know more? Contact us by clicking here.

Kindly be advised that our office will be closed for the May Bank Holiday. Our offices will close on Friday 28th April 2017 at 17.00GMT and will re-open on Tuesday 2nd May 2017 at 9.00GMT.

As our offices are closed, we will not be available for telephone and email support.

Electronic incorporations and filings can still be submitted as usual and all other orders will be processed when we return to the office on the 2nd of May.

We hope you have a great weekend :)

We are often asked questions about the requirements for People with Significant Control (PSC).

Please read our beginners guide for important information on PSC's by clicking here.

We are pleased to decrease the price of our Nominee Director service.

You are now able to order our Nominee Director service for: 395.00GBP
The service is valid for 12 months and includes an individual to be appointed as Director of your company.

You can order our Nominee Director whilst in the process of incorporating your company, or this service can be ordered from our UK Additional Services for any companies already registered.

If required, you are able to order a Power of Attorney (POA) separately. The POA is issued to the Beneficial Owner of the company. 

The cost to order a POA is: 195.00GBP

Read more here:

Kindly be advised that our office will be closed the Easter Bank Holiday. Our offices will close on Thursday 13th April 2017 at 17.00GMT and will re-open on Tuesday 18th April 2017 at 9.00GMT.

As our offices are closed, we will not be available for telephone and email support.
During this period Companies House services will also be unavailable due to essential maintenance which is being completed. Therefore, electronic incorporations and filings can still be submitted as usual however, they will not be actioned by Companies House.

All incorporations, filing and any other orders will be processed when we return to the office on 18th April 2017. 

CFS are proud to announce we are now working in partnership with Trust Pilot.

The operations manager Emily Laycock said “We were looking for a way of sharing the fantastic feedback we receive from our customers, but this needed to be done in a transparent and legitimate way, Trust Pilot allows us to do just that. It will give customers the confidence to choose our business and it will provide us with the right platform to interact more with our customers on what really matters – the service we provide”.

We would really like to hear from you, please leave a review on Trust Pilot here.


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Every year it is a requirement for companies in the UK to file a Confirmation Statement and either Dormant or Trading Accounts.

A Confirmation Statement is due 1 year after incorporation, usually on the date of incorporation.

The Accounts are due 1 year after incorporation at the end of the incorporation month.

When you order a UK Company through CFS Formations, out of courtesy, we will email you reminders when the filings are due.
The reminders are free of charge and you can opt out of receiving them if you require.

For further information, please do not hestiate to contact us.

If you urgently require an Offshore Company, we have Offshore Shelf Companies that are available for immediate transfer. The companies we have available have remained dormant since incorporation and have been incorporated to solely keep on the Shelf.

Please read below why you should consider purchasing a Shelf Company:

  • Boost your business with an established company – reliability comes with an aged company, clients and businesses will trust you more as the company will have been established for a while
  • Establish business relationships easily – business and banking relationships are easily established with an older company
  • Gain confidence from customers – new and existing clients will feel more confident dealing with you as your company will have a history
  • Simplicity – the process is simple and straight forward, Shelf Companies are immediately available to transfer over to you

You can view a list of the most popular Offshore Shelf Companies here:

We would like to inform you that Royal Mail will soon be increasing their postage charges.

This means that the cost to forward on your post will increase slightly. The changes will come into effect on the 27th March 2017.

Royal Mail have informed us that the price increase is due to the increase in overseas delivery costs.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

Leanne joined the team in 2011 as a UK and International Administration Apprentice. Leanne has shown hard work and dedication over the past 6 years, this reflects her job position now as a UK and International Senior Administrator.

We asked Leanne:

What do you enjoy the most about working at CFS?

I have enjoyed my time at CFS because of the people I work with, we all get along really well and work well as a team to ensure we provide first class customer service to all of our clients. I really enjoy speaking with and assisting our customers to ensure their requirements are met. I like how every day at my job is different, one day I could be working on UK Companies, the next I could be working with a customer on an Overseas Incorporation.

What do you like doing in your Spare time?

‘ I love going on holiday and visiting new countries, recently I have been to Greece, Portugal and France.
I am a bit of a fitness fanatic and love going to the gym in my free time’

Leanne is currently working on obtaining a qualification in Business management.

Some clients require specific articles of association for their company, if you are setting up a company that requires specific articles our system allows you to add your own articles to your new formation.

When you are going through the incorporation process you are able to upload your own memorandum and articles of association.

If you require specific articles of association for all your company formations, you can pay a one off fee of £25.00 and the articles will be available for you when incorporating each of your companies.
To upload the articles, please visit your articles settings on your Dashboard. 

Would you like to take the stress out of incorporating a new company without lots of time consuming paperwork?

If so, you are able to incorporate a range of UK companies online through our website
Please see the different company types here:

Registering a company online has never been as easy, you can enter the details online, submit the company and the leave rest to us, all we require is:

  • 1 Director
  • 1 Shareholder
  • 1 PSC
  • Secretary (Optional)

There are 5 simple steps to incorporating a company online, they are as follows:

  1. Choosing a Company Name
  2. Entering the relevant company officers
  3. Checking your company details
  4. Making payment
  5. Wait for your company documents

Once the company has been submitted it is sent straight for Incorporation, then all you have to do is wait for the company documents and then start trading.

Please contact us for further information today.

Do you ever wonder what would be the best company type for you?, or how to File a VAT Return?

If you do, we have developed an excellent accountancy referral service with an accountant who are happy to help our customers with any enquiries.

Why would you need to be referred to an Accountant?

Our accountant can provide advice on a number of things most commonly:

  • Best company type for your business
  • Filing of VAT Returns
  • Filing of Tax Returns
  • Preparing Trading Accounts with HMRC and Companies House

What do you need to provide to be referred to an accountant?

You are only required to provide the company name and your contact details.

How can you be referred and what happens next?

Our Accountancy Referral service is included with our UK Incorporation Packages, or you are able to place your order on our UK Additional Services page, the referral is free of charge.

Once your order has been placed you will be emailed a contact number and further instructions for you to contact the accountant. When contacting the accountant you are able to discuss your requirements with them.

Please contact us today for further information.

Do you find yourself coming to our website every day to incorporate companies?

Why don’t you take advantage of our incorporation software, this will allow your clients to incorporate companies directly on your website! Saving you time!

You can choose what services you would like to offer and you can add your own mark up to our prices, meaning you make a profit on our services too.

You can read more about our free incorporation software by clicking here.

You can enable the incorporation software directly from your ‘Dashboard’ once you have logged in. If you are looking at enabling the incorporation software, please contact us and we will send you our easy to follow guide which helps you set up the incorporation software

If you would like to see what our incorporation software would look like on a website, please have a look at our test page by clicking here.

To set up a company offshore, specific identification documents are required.

The most common requirements are:

  • Certified copy of a Passport – this must be a clear copy of a passport and the photo shown must be clear and visible
  • Certified copy of a Utility Bill – this is usually a Bank Statement, Gas or Electricity bill and should be dated within the last 3 months, the name and address of the officer must be visible on the bill. If the document is not in English, it should be translated by a translator
  • Reference Letter - References from a Bank, a practicing attorney or a certified accountant are acceptable. Reference should be dated within the last 3 months, prepared on the entity’s official letter head and must indicate the following:
    • A period of relationship for at least 2 years
    • Type of relationship
    • Status of relationship

When documents are being certified, they should be certified as a true copy of the original by either of the following:

  • Lawyer
  • Accountant
  • Solicitor
  • Certified Auditor
  • Notary Public

The certification on the document should be in English and should state the following:

  • I hereby certify that this is a true copy of the original’
  • The certifiers printed name and signature
  • Name of the organisation
  • Status/Position
  • Date certified
  • Contact information – including email address and contact number

If you are interested in a specific jurisdiction, please contact us for more information on the ID requirements. 

If you are looking at setting up a new UK Company, why don’t you take advantage of our Privacy Package?

Our Privacy Package includes a variety of services which helps keep your addresses from being displayed on public records.

The contents of the package is:

  • Incorporation of a UK Company
  • London Wood Green Registered Office
  • London Wood Green Correspondence Address
  • Fraud Protection

By preventing your address from being displayed on public records it will prevent unsolicited junk mail, and visitors at your home/residential address


As head of customer relations Rachel is the driving force behind each of our clients receiving a first class customer experience.

With a strong background in business and customer satisfaction Rachel is responsible for ensuring we provide the best services and company communication possible.

Rachel joined the team in 2011 during which time many changes were being implimented for the Companies Act 2006.

We asked Rachel what she likes best about her role at CFS:

“That’s easy to answer, I love dealing with our clients both in the UK and Internationally. Both myself and the team work hard daily to provide the best possible service for our customers and seeing the end result and feedback we receive is extremely rewarding. I’m not sure what other job I could do whereby I get the opportunity to be part of such a positive close knit team. It’s fast paced and there is certainly never a dull moment!”

What do you enjoy when you are not working?

“I really enjoy travelling with my husband, son and daughter, we love to explore new places, I have recently spent time in both America and Finland. “

Rachel is currently working on the ongoing development and promotion of our Incorporation Software.  

All UK Shelf Companies that we have available are readily available for you to purchase and trade. The cost of our Shelf Companies include:

  • Non Trading Company
  • Free Name Change (if required)
  • Transfer of the ownership
  • Preparation of new documentation

By transferring the company over to you we complete the following changes:

  • Changing of Registered Office Address
  • Resignation of the current Directors
  • Appointment of the new Directors
  • Appointment of the new Secretaries (if applicable)
  • Changing the company name (if applicable)
  • We provide a transfer of shares document showing the transfer of the company shares

As soon as the company has been transferred over to you, we will prepare new documentation that shows, you are the new owner of the company. You are then able to trade and do business with the company.

We would like to congratulate Adam, our Technical Specialist on his second year of service with CFS International Formations. Since joining CFS in December 2014 Adam has created and developed the functionality of our site and made many improvements to help the overall customer experience.

Well done Adam for all your hard work and dedication to CFS over the last 2 years.

Adam commented “it’s been a pleasure working for CFS and I am so pleased that I have been able to develop my skills further. I am really excited to see what the future holds!”

“Receiving feedback from satisfied customers is one of the best parts of our job. We have registered many offshore and UK companies for customers located over the world. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service” said Leanne Coxon, UK and International Senior Administrator. We love to hear that our clients are happy with the service provided by CFS! One of our clients from Norway said: "I was looking at setting up a new company in Barcelona and I found CFS International Formations. It was very easy and straight forward to set up the company in Barcelona with help from CFS, they made the whole process painless".

Don’t just take our word for it, please read more about what our clients say about us:

Kindly be advised that our offices will close from Friday 23rd December at 15.00GMT for the festive period. Our offices will reopen on Tuesday 3rd January 2017 at 9.00GMT.

As our offices are closed, we will not be available for telephone and email support from Friday 23rd December at 15.00GMT.

Electronic incorporations and filings can still be submitted as usual and all other orders will be processed when we return to the office on 3rd January 2017. 

May we take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

On Tuesday 20th December, our offices will be closed from 15.00GMT as we are away from the office having Christmas Dinner.

As our offices are closing early, we will not be available for telephone and email support from 15.00GMT.

Electronic incorporations and filings can still be submitted as usual and all other orders will be processed when we return to the office on Wednesday 21st December. 

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. 


In 2001 Nuala Heaney our Company Director co-founded CFS along with Tony Thornton.

We asked Nuala to tell us about some of CFS’ achievements over the last 15 years.

“One of our greatest achievements was CFS taking off and moving from the converted garage where we first set up business to actual offices. Over the last 15 years we have built up CFS and have gone from strength to strength.  Our latest achievement, which we are all very proud of, being our new website.”

Apart from hard work, what did you bring to CFS 15 years ago?

“My main asset that I bought to CFS all that time ago was customer service.  I wanted everyone’s experience at CFS to be positive, helpful and some where you would go to again and again for all your business needs.  I had a lot of customer service experience as I had worked for a multi-national pharmaceutical company where I managed a large call centre and set up a customer service centre. The offices were based across 2 sites in the UK giving a wealth of experience in managing customers, staff, organisation and procedures.”

Nuala is closely involved in the business, so we asked her what she likes to do to unwind.

“I love to socialise, I am very close to my family and friends so most of my spare time is spent with them, either shopping or dining out” 

We are delighted to announce that we will be celebrating our 15 year anniversary next week.

Since 2001 we have grown from strength to strength establishing a reputation in the industry for fast, simple and transparent services that go the extra mile to ensure we have complete customer satisfaction.

The Managers Emily Laycock and Rachel Griffiths are backed up by a dedicated team of specialists in company formation and company maintenance.

Our directors Tony Thornton & Nuala Heaney said “We would very much like to thank our clients who have worked with us and supported us over the years, we are proud of the services we provide and that we always have customer satisfaction at the forefront of everything we do. We feel honoured that many of our very first clients continue to use our services.”

To mark the occasion we are offering our UK Limited by Shares Email Package at a discounted price of £15.00 – one pound for every year we are celebrating.

The discount will last for one day only on the 13th December 2016.

We look forward the next stage of CFS and what the future will bring. 

You are able to upload your own articles of association to each company formation you set up through us. Whilst you are going through the incorporation process you are asked what articles of association you would like to use for your formation, at this point you are able to choose one of ours or upload your own articles free of charge.

The file must be in PDF and the memorandum of association must be at the front of the articles. Once your company has been submitted, we will not edit or amend the memorandum and articles, they will be sent straight to Companies House to have your company incorporated. 

Emily Laycock has been our Operations Manager since the beginning of 2009 bringing with her a wealth of experience in business finance, compliance and team management.

We asked Emily what changes have happened to CFS since 2009?

“I joined the team during a period of major change and development as we were just starting to develop the new XML (computer language) with Companies House and simultaneously implementing the Companies Act 2006 which became law in October 2009, since then we have continued to develop our website software to ensure we strive to be always one step ahead of our competitors. I was pleased to be part of the launch of our new website in 2016 which had been 2 years in the planning. It’s brighter, more current and has fast easy to use navigation.”

What do you like best about your role at CFS?

“This is extremely hard to answer as my role is so diverse and every day is different, I love dealing with clients both in the UK and Internationally but I also love researching our products to ensure the services we provide are second to none.”

Finally what do you enjoy when you’re not working?

“I am a bit of a shopaholic and I love dining out, but most of all I enjoy spending time with my husband and two young sons.”

Emily is now looking forward to celebrating CFS’s 15th anniversary!


We hope you will join us with our 15th Birthday celebrations next month. More details coming soon

By using a registered trademark, you can protect your brand by restricting other people from using its name or logo.

A trademark is a sign that is used to distinguish your business’ goods or services from other traders.

Securing a registered trademark protects your brand, and provides you with the tools to prevent someone using similar signs and using the back of your business. With your brand registered, you are within your rights to take actions against parties who have attempted to register conflicting trademarks, or are operating with conflicting brands and damaging your business.

If you do not protect your trademark by registering it, then you may find you are legally prevented from expanding your business.

Visit our Additional Services page for more information on our free referral.

In Gibraltar there is no capital gains tax, sales tax or VAT. The main tax for companies is corporation tax. Gibraltar resident companies are taxed on income received in or obtained from Gibraltar. A company is deemed to be resident in Gibraltar if:

  • The management and control of the company is in Gibraltar
  • The management and control of the company is outside Gibraltar, but those managing and controlling the company are resident in Gibraltar

The standard rate of corporate tax in Gibraltar is 10%.

Click here to incorporate a company in Gibraltar

On an annual basis a Gibraltar Company must ensure they comply with the following requirements:

  • Annual Return
  • Annual Accounts
  • Registered Agent Renewal
  • Registered Office Renewal

The recent changes to Gibraltar Companies means that all Gibraltar companies are required to have a Tax Identification Number (TIN). If your company does not have a Tax identification Number (TIN), this must be obtained at the time of renewal. For more information about Gibraltar’s new requirements, please click here.

Don't miss out on our November offer!

We have reduced the price of three of our Shelf Companies.

The new prices and the name of the companies are show below:


Take advantage of this great offer, as it isn't here for long!

To purchase a Shelf Company, please click here.

Offers end 30 November 2016.

PayPal are currently carrying out random security checks on Accounts and we are lucky to be chosen. 

Due to this our Account is currently down, and therefore unfortunately we are unable to take any payments via PayPal.

We have been informed by PayPal that we should be back up and running soon.

Please accept our apologies on behalf of PayPal for any inconvenience caused.

If your company’s registered office address is expired it will now be registered as invalid at Companies House and therefore, not be in good standing.

Under these circumstances we will need to deal with the change by paper and provide supporting evidence that the address is valid and to ensure your company address is put back into good standing. There is a small administration charge of 20.00GBP per company for us to deal with this.

The changes cannot be processed electronically.

We are delighted to announce that we have strengthened our administration team by appointing a new UK and International Business Administrator.

Chloe Myatt from Doncaster has joined CFS and will work within our UK administrative team dealing with processing client orders, customer relations and ongoing company maintenance.

Chloe has just completed a Business Studies course focusing on Company Business within the UK and has achieved excellent results.

Emily Laycock Operational Manager at CFS said: "Chloe will be a great asset to the team and will bring a fresh approach to our UK Business sector, we are all really looking forward to working with her.”

Chloe is already involved in our UK Registered Office accounts. Chloe said “I am excited to work for CFS Formations they have a renowned reputation in the industry and have a fantastic team. I am looking forward to working with our clients and furthering my skills”.

In 2001 Tony Thornton our Technical Director co-founded CFS along with Nuala Heaney.

We asked Tony, what gave him the idea to start one of the first Companies House approved company formation agents?

“I had extensive experience in electronic programming and also incorporating companies by paper, so it seemed obvious to pull these two skills together and by doing this I created one of the first web based solutions for incorporating companies electronically. This was unique as you didn’t need to buy expensive software from us you could just start incorporating quickly, easily and on a pay as you go system.”

Tony is closely involved in the business, so we asked him what he likes to do to unwind?

Travel is a great passion of mine, which is why I feel privileged to have the opportunity to travel all over the world to meet with our clients. This has enabled me to build strong and trustworthy business relationships. I also enjoy watching football which with being English can sometimes be more frustrating work than enjoyment!”

Tony’s technical background spans over 30 years and includes working in a number of different cities across the world including London, Zurich and Munich.

Tony and his wife now live in a small village in Yorkshire. 

We provide a first class service for incorporating and managing UK Companies. We are here to assist UK and Overseas clients throughout the formation and management of their company and we are available via telephone, email, online chat, skype and social media for any support.

There are many advantages of using CFS over Companies House, to read some of the very few advantages, please click here to read more.  

Your Registered Office Address is the official address of your company, and this is where your company post will be sent.

If you would like to change the Registered Office Address of your UK Company, you can do this simply by using our Secretarial Services.

All you need is the company number, authentication code and new Registered Office Address. 

Our Secretarial Services is linked directly to Companies House, which means you can make changes to your company quickly and easily.

If you require any assistance using our Secretarial Services, please do not hesitate to contact us.



Our technology specialist and overall business enthusiast Adam Jones investigates:

After the unexpected announcement that 52% of the UK voted to leave Europe I wanted to know how Brexit would affect (if at all) the amount of new business being created in the UK.

The UK government have increased their focus on helping UK start-ups and with a renewed effort to create trade deals with the rest of the world, this could be an opportunity for UK start-ups to look at solving problems for a much wider range of markets.

So are people still looking at the UK as an attractive jurisdiction to start their businesses? I found some interesting facts:

  • The number of companies in the UK has hit an all-time high.
  • Start-up rates have increased at such a speed the UK is now emerging as the most entrepreneurial major economy in the world.
  • We now have 1 incorporated business for every 17 people
  • More than 170,000 non-UK nationals registered firms with Companies House in 2015

We are delighted to announce that we have won the 2016 Legal Award for the best UK and Offshore Incorporation Company.

This could not have come at a better time, as we have just launched our new website which consists of new branding, new features and improved navigation.

Emily Laycock, Operational Manager said ‘We are thrilled to receive this award. We have always strived to be one of the market leaders in UK and Offshore Incorporations. I feel the new offshore section of our site will be incredibly beneficial for our clients. A massive thank you to everyone who voted for us.’

Please take a look at our offshore section and let us know what you think. 

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We are very proud that we have created a website that is informative about our business and products but also provides a good insight into our company values and how we work as a team.

Our website has a fresh new look with improved navigation which allows you to find information quicker and easier.

At a glance, some of the new features include:

  • Logo and Colours
  • Wide range of new UK Formation packages to suit all needs including lots of FREE extras!
  • Unique user dashboard where you can view all your companies and account information in one place.
  • Ability to choose your own PSC’s during the company formation process
  • Meet the team – opportunity to meet the management team and put a face to a name
  • Offshore Formations – easy to compare all jurisdictions at a glance
  • Uploading of your own Articles during the company formation process
  • Incorporation Software – we provide the facility to add company formation software to your own website
  • New Log in area at the top of the website and log out on the dashboard

One of the most noticeable changes on our website is our logo. When redesigning our logo we learnt that blue evokes trust, loyalty, security and strength. Qualities that we hope our clients will use when describing us.

Tony Thornton our managing director said “it has been daunting rebranding the site and making sure we chose the right logo and colours, we feel we have got it right and think it will breathe new life into our business and products”. 

We also wanted to give new clients an opportunity to get to know us better and who we are as a company. By browsing through our ‘About Us’ section, you will get a good idea of who we are, what we do and what our existing clients have to say about us.

Have a browse through our website, and please get in touch with us. We would love to hear your feedback and thoughts! 

We are pleased to inform you that our internet and telephone issues have been resolved. 

We are experiencing problems with our internet and telephone lines. We are working hard to get the issue resolved as quickly as possible. We will respond to all emails as soon as possible. 

How to register my company for VAT?
We can register most businesses for VAT online. We can assist you throughout the process of registering your company for VAT. If the applicant is resident overseas, we will require an emailed copy of ID documents

View our Additional Services

We have never been more reachable..
You are able to contact us via email, telephone, skype (id:cfsinternationalformations), social media and live chat

3 Year Service
We would like to congratulate Charlotte on her third year of service with CFS International Formations

Companies House LLP IN01's
Some recent LLIN01's are omitting the OC (prefix letters) which are part of the registration number. This does not undermine the legality of the formed LLP

Nominee Director, Secretary and Shareholder
A nominee is a third party, who is appointed to act as a Director, Secretary or Shareholder of a company. A nominee is used for a number of different reasons but the main one is usually to create legal anonymity – protecting the privacy of the owner of the company.

View our Additional Services

Registered Office Address
All companies registered in the UK must have a Registered Office in the UK. We have addresses available in London, Yorkshire and Glasgow

Correspondence Address
If your taking advantage of our Registered Office, you can use our Correspondence Address for a Director of the company. This will prevent your home address from being displayed on public records

3 Year Service
We would like to congratulate Yasmin on her third year of service with CFS International Formations

Where to start with an Offshore Formation?
Most people consider Tax Benefits, Confidentiality, Set up and Annual Fees, whether a visit is required and how long it takes to form the Offshore Company

Read more

PSC Changes
After months of planning and preparation, the PSC Changes are now live on our website. PSC Registers are now included with all our UK Incorporations

Companies House back log
We would like to inform you that it is now taking around 24 hours for new incorporations to be accepted, this is not due to any of the Companies House changes

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act, proposed some significant changes to the information that is to be provided to Companies House on an annual basis. One of these changes is that from the 30th of June 2016 the Confirmation Statement will replace the Annual Return.

What is the ‘Confirmation Statement’ and how is it different from an Annual Return?
A Confirmation Statement has pretty much the same function as an Annual Return. However, there are some differences – Please click here for more details.

How to file the all new Confirmation Statement?
1. You can either file the Confirmation Statement by paper or electronically, many people choose to file electronically as this is quicker and easier

2. You can also use our unique Secretarial Services to file your Confirmation Statement, there are many benefits to using your Secretarial Services including the following:

  • All live company information in one place
  • Automatic updates when company information is changed
  • Lower costs for services as you enter information yourself
  • We can hold the confirmation statement and file on the due date
  • Automatic confirmation once the filing has been accepted

Company Diary
Penalties can be imposed if your annual filings are late.

Why not use our FREE Company Diary to remind you of your filing dates and keep your company in Good Standing.
Click here to view your company diary.
You will need to be logged into our website to view your companies up to date information.

NEW - PSC Register
From 6th April 2016 all UK Companies must keep a PSC Register (Person of Significant Control).

Companies House aim to ensure that the individuals who are the ultimate beneficial owners and controllers of the company are identified. From 30th June 2016, these details will have to be filed with Companies House, at time of incorporation and on the Confirmation Statement (new name for the Annual Return).
All our new incorporations will nowbe provided with a PSC Register.

Companies house are enforcing a new policy on 6th April 2016 that will affect all UK companies who have an invalid or expired registered office address.

What is a UK Registered Office Address?
A registered office is the official address of an incorporated company.

How Will the New Change Affect You?
If you are using any of our CFS addresses as your registered office address you will probably already be aware that they are valid for 12 months and then you will be required to pay for the address to be renewed. From 6th April 2016 if you do not renew your address and change to a new UK address, Companies House will investigate why the company is using an address without authorisation.

What Happens Once They Have Investigated?
After the investigation if they are satisfied that the company is not entitled to use the registered office address (if the address has not been renewed or changed) they will have the power to change the registered office address of that company or LLP to an ‘invalid’ address.

What is the Invalid Address?
An address at Companies House which will make all authorities aware that the company is using an address without authority, this will have potential implications on the company’s good standing. The company will also not receive any important official post.

How Can CFS Help?
There is some good news!
If you are using a CFS registered office address you can be reassured that you will receive reminders in plenty of time before your registered office expires ready for you to renew in time.
If you no longer wish to use one of our registered office addresses you can change it using our simple and easy to use secretarial services.

Discover three services that we feel could benefit your business needs

Give your company a Prestigious London Business Address
London is a prominent financial city which we are sure will help boost your businesses profile and will help increase confidence in your brand.
We also offer one of the most prestigious addresses on Regent Street London along with other locations.
Prices from 100.00GBP

Create a dynamic new website or improve your internet presence
Having a professional website is one of the most important investments you can make. We will refer you onto an expert team who will liaise with you to create the best possible site for your product and brand. They can also assist in increasing your internet presence through search engine optimisation (SEO). SEO is good for not only your business visibility but also strengthens the trust potential clients will have in your company

Company Bank Account

Most trading companies will require a bank account and most clients require this account quickly with as little documentation as possible. Here is where CFS can help with a new account based in St Vincent and Grenadines(Caribbean Island) which is available to all companies irrespective of where your company is incorporated*.
You can hold one, or multiple currencies in your bank account, giving you the flexibility and protection to conduct business locally and around the world. Accounts are opened within 3-5 working days with basic due diligence only required, the price for this service is 450.00GBP

*Not available for USA citizens