Limited company checklist

Information needed in order to start forming your company

You'll need the following information to form you company
Don't worry, if you need help with any of this, feel free to contact us.

Company Name

Before progressing, you'll need to think about what you would like to call your new company. Companies House have certain rules that restrict some names and characters from your name. Furthermore, you cannot name your company the same as any other companies on Companies House register.

You will also need to be careful if your company name is similar to other company names as the original company may not like this and appeal against your name. Do you research and make sure your name is unique to avoid any future problems.

Registered office address

This is the company's official address and it must be a full UK postal address - no mailboxes or PO box numbers.

This address is primarily used by Companies House and HMRC to communicate to you. The registered office address of your company is made public on Companies House. If you're operating from home, for example, you will need to decide whether you want this visible. If not, we have packages that offer a registered office address service.

Director details

Companies House require information relating to all directors associated with the company. This information is required and must include the following for each director:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Residential address (this will be your home address)
  • Service address (this could be the registered office address of the company)
  • Occupation

Shareholder details

Where the directors are also the shareholders, you need to supply the details again. However, where the company has additional shareholders you will need to supply their information, including:

  • Full name
  • Date of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Residential address (this will be their home address)
  • Service address (this could be the registered office address of the comppany)
  • Control or shareholding (e.g. the amount of shares they will hold)
  • Security details

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