Limited Company Formation
A Limited by Shares Company, most commonly known as a Limited Company is our most popular type of UK Incorporation. This type of company is a legal entity which exist separately from its owners. As the company is a separate legal entity from the people running the company they will not be responsible for the company’s debts.
Our comprehensive packages for Limited by Shares Company are shown below. If any of the packages do not suit your requirements, please contact us and we can tailor make a package to suit your specific requirements.
Reserve Name The simple and easy way to reserve / protect a company name£13.50Buy now >
E-Mail Package The standard package, providing all legal documents by email.£27.95Buy now >
Premium Package The standard package printed in a hard copy format.£44.95Buy now >
Privacy Package Privacy protection for you, using our address as the director's correspondence & Registered Office address.£119.00Buy now >
Business Package The complete professional package, including our Registered Office, nominee Secretary & Fraud Protection.£149.00Buy now >
Non-Resident Package Especially tailored for non-residents incorporating a company in the UK. Includes all the required addresses, services & VAT registration for you to legally start a business in the UK.£159.00Buy now >
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|Fast Online Formation - No Paper Work and No Signatures It’s quick and easy to complete our online application, it takes approximately 3-4 minutes. Your company should be ready to trade in 3 hours, our quickest time is 6 minutes (subject to Companies House).|
|Government Registration Fees Companies House Registration Fees are included in all of our packages and prices. There are no hidden extras.|
|Emailed Copy of Certificate of Incorporation A PDF version of your Certificate of Incorporation. This is an official document which confirms your company name and company number.|
|Ready to Trade Company As soon as your application has been approved by Companies House, your new limited company will be ready to trade.|
|Free UK Bank Account Referral A Free Referral to a UK Bank for UK Residents only|
|Accountant Referral for Individual clients We will refer you to an Accountant to help you with your tax and accounting questions. Individual clients only|
|Free Google Adwords Voucher for Individual clients (worth £75) We are delighted to offer you an Adwords voucher of up to £75, when you spend £25.00|
|All Official Company Documents emailed to you Once your company has been formed we will email you a completed set of your new official company register documents and share certificate.|
|Online Company Manager Our Company Manager is linked directly to Companies House. You can view your live company details and make live changes to your company.|
|Emailed copy of Memorandum of Association A PDF version of your Memorandum. This is a statement which shows the subscribers intention to form a company under the Companies Act 2006.|
|Emailed copy of Articles of Association A PDF version of your Articles of Association. The Articles are basically the rules of your company, outline the Director’s responsibilities and provide information on the type of business.|
|Emailed Copy of Share Certificate(s) An electronic version of your Share Certificate. This is a legal document which confirms the ownership of the Shares within your company.|
|Emailed Copy of Company Register with first entries An electronic version of your Company Register fully completed with the first entries from your company registration.|
|Emailed Copy of the Minutes of First Board Meeting An electronic version of a suggested initial board meeting where the initial resolutions for your company were passed.|
|Web Code to make future changes to your company For added security to your company. This code is unique to your company, and can be used to make electronic changes. Not many Company Formation Agents provide this service.|
|Emailed Reminders We will email you to remind you when your accounts and confirmation statement are due, to ensure you will never be late|
|Laminated Certificate of Incorporation The Certificate of Incorporation is an essential document that confirms your company exists. It is recommended that you have a printed version of this certificate which we can laminate.|
|Bound Company Register Includes your Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum of Association, Minutes of First Board Meeting, Company Register with First Entries and Share Certificate printed and professionally bound together.|
|Laminated Memorandum of Association The Memorandum of Association outlines the subscriber’s intention to form a company under the Companies Act 2006. Therefore, it is recommended that you have a hard copy of this document.|
|Printed Certificate of Incorporation (included in Bound Register) A printed copy of your Certificate of Incorporation. This is an official document which confirms your company name and company number.|
|Printed Share Certificate(s) (included in Bound Register) A printed copy of your Share Certificate. This is a legal document which confirms the ownership of the shares within your company.|
|Printed Memorandum of Association (included in Bound Register) A printed copy of your Memorandum. This is a statement which shows the subscribers intention to form a company under the Companies Act 2006.|
|Printed Articles of Association A printed copy of your Articles of Association. The Articles are basically the rules of your company, outline the Director’s responsibilities and provide information on the type of business.|
|Registered Office Official Letters (Companies House and HMRC) Wood Green, London This provides your company with a Registered Address located in London, the capital city of the UK. Your address will be protected as our address will appear on public records.|
|London Correspondence Address for 1 Director The Correspondence Address is the address show on public records for the officers within your company. This will prevent your private address from being displayed on the Public Records|
|Fraud Protection The Fraud Protection service helps protect your company from Fraudsters. This stops most paper documents from being filed for your company, forms can be filed electronically using your unique code.|
|Monetary Account Introduction A Monetary Account is similar to a Bank Account; the Account is all based online. You can make and receive transfers in multi currencies. Accounts are usually opened within 24 hours|
|Prestigous London Registered Office Official Letters (Companies House and HMRC) Regent Street, London This provides your company with a Prestigous Registered Address located in London, the capital city of the UK. Your address will be protected as our address will appear on public records.|
|Nominee Secretary Service Protect your identity, CFS will be appointed as Nominee Secretary of your company.|
|VAT Registration Assistance with obtaining a unique VAT Number for your company It is optional to apply for VAT. However, if your taxable supplies exceed £81,000 in 1 year, you must register for VAT|
A Company Limited by Shares divides its share capital into shares of fixed amounts, the shares are then issued to the Shareholders within the company. This type of company is managed by the Directors and owned by the Shareholders. A Limited Company is a business structure where Shareholders have their liability limited to the contributions which they have made or invested in the company, usually just the value of the shares.
We can incorporate your company with different share classes and currencies, you can view more information about different classes by clicking here.
Why choose a Limited by Shares Company?
A Limited by Shares Company is the most popular type of company formation in the UK. It is a business structure where the Directors or Shareholders have their liability limited to the contributions which they have made or invested in the company. A limited by Shares Company can be formed by anyone going into business to make a profit.
- Most popular incorporation structure in the UK
- Simple and flexible business structure
- Type of company is good for individuals or a group of people
- Can undertake any nature of business
- Suitable for commercial trading purposes
- Can be owned by any number of people and companies known as shareholders
- If one member of the company should pull out of the company, the company can still function unlike other types of companies
- The company name is protected after registration no other company is legally permitted to trade under the same company name in the UK
A Limited by Shares Company takes approximately 3-4 minutes to enter the required information and is usually incorporated within 24 hours, ready to trade. However we have previously incorporated a company within 6 minutes but we are dependent on the workload at Companies House.
Requirements for a Limited by Shares Company
To register a Limited by Shares Company, you will be required to supply the following:
- The company name including the name ending of ‘Limited’ or ‘LTD’
- The Registered Office Address located in the UK, we can supply and address if required
- A Minimum of 1 Individual Director and 1 Shareholder must be appointed
- The Officers can be any nationality and reside anywhere in the world
- Name and Address of the Director and Subscriber/Member
- The minimum Share Capital is £0.01
- There is no maximum Share Capital
- Minimum number of shares which must be issued is 1
A Limited by Shares Company can be incorporated electronically on our system. You will be asked to complete an online order form, before placing your order. Before you place your order, you will be able to review all the company details you have provided and amend anything if necessary. Once your company has been incorporated you will receive your Certificate of Incorporation confirming the existence of your company and many other fully completed incorporation documents.