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Quick guide to our company formation packages


Ideal for

Reserving your company name for future use.

What's included

  • Private ltd company
  • Digital company documents
  • Free domain name

Digital & Print£18.99

Ideal for

Those who want presentable company documents.

What's included

  • Digital Package plus
  • Printed company documents by post
  • Free domain name


Ideal for

Protecting the privacy of your home address.

What's included

  • Digital & Print Package plus
  • Registered office
  • Service address
  • Free domain name

Privacy Plus£49.99

Ideal for

Protecting the privacy of your home address, with VAT registration.

What's included

  • Privacy Package plus
  • VAT registration
  • First board meeting minutes
  • Free domain name

All Inclusive£94.99

Ideal for

Privacy and an excellent corporate image with a Covent Garden business address.

What's included

  • Privacy Plus Package plus
  • Business address
  • Legal contracts package
  • Confirmation statement
  • Free domain name

Our world class partners

We have teamed up with some of the top business names around
to offer you everything you need to get established.

We make company formation easy

Company Name

Begin by searching for your company name to see if it is available for registration.

Select Package

Select the package that is right for you. We have a range of different options.


Proceed to checkout. You will also have the option to add additional services.

Company Details

Quickly fill in your company details and let us take care of the rest.

1st Formations made the whole process of setting up my limited company painless.
My company number was registered with companies house within hours.

Philip Elliot


My Experience with 1st Formations was very impressive.
Every thing was made possible so that I could get the best results.

Dirk Sutherland


Fantastic support and guidance throughout the whole process.
In a matter of hours we were trading as a registered Limited Company.

Francis Slevin


Why we're different

You get to speak to
senior staff members

We use senior members of staff on our customer service team, because you deserve access to our most experienced people.

With no hidden costs,
we keep our prices low

We believe in clear and simple pricing with no surprises, that works for all, whether you are a small, medium or large company.

You can have meetings
at your registered office

Our clients can hire meeting and conference rooms at their Covent Garden business or registered address.

Are you ready to start your company formation?

We have a package to suit most budgets, with prices starting from £9.99 plus VAT

Let's Get Started

More on company formation - if you are someone who likes reading!

1st Formations registers companies for a living. We are authorised by Companies House and we are a member of ACRA, the Association of Company Registration Agents, ensuring our company documentation is of the highest quality, always up-to-date and compliant with current regulations and legislation.

Please take 5 minutes to read our guidance on company formation, detailing the types of companies we set up (below), to make sure you choose the company structure that is right for you. If you need any assistance, please give us a call at 020 3897 2233.

Private limited companies

The majority of new company formations in the UK are companies limited by shares. This is the standard ‘LTD’ business structure for any company which has been formed with the intention of generating profit for the owners of the business.

It is remarkably popular because it allows the sharing of profits amongst the shareholders whilst also offering restricted financial liability. The shareholders are only responsible for company debts up to the value of the shares they hold in the company. So their personal assets will be protected, should the company encounter any financial difficulties.

We offer a selection of company formation packages designed to make setting up a private company as simple and straightforward as possible.

Guarantee companies

This company structure is commonly used by non-profit organisations in the United Kingdom. It protects the personal finances of the company owners in a similar way as a company limited by shares. Instead of having shareholders and shares, it has guarantors and guarantees. The guarantors' financial liability is restricted to the amount of money they guarantee when forming the company.

Rather than the company owners sharing profits, any money generated is paid back into the company to help further its aims. In some instances, the owners may take a share of the profits, but by doing so they will relinquish the company's right to apply for charitable status.

Limited liability partnerships (LLPs)

The LLP structure is often used by those forming a company in industries which traditionally operate as partnerships, such as law practices or accountancy firms. The primary benefit of an LLP over a traditional partnership is the limited liability protection which it provides for the company partners - meaning their personal finances are protected in the event of the company encountering difficulties.

An LLP is also beneficial as it allows the company partners to remain separate to some extent – each partner is responsible for paying their own individual income tax via Self-Assessment, rather than the business being responsible for paying corporation tax.