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Quick guide to our
company formation packages

Digital

£12.99
  • LTD Company
  • Email Copy of
    Company Documents

Privacy

£19.99
  • LTD Company
  • Email Copy of
    Company Documents
  • Registered Office
  • Directors Service
    Address

Professional

£44.99
  • LTD Company
  • Email Copy of
    Company Documents
  • Printed Company
    Documents
  • Registered Office
  • Directors Service
    Address
  • Confirmation Statement

Prestige

£69.99
£119.99 40% OFF
  • LTD Company
  • Email Copy of
    Company Documents
  • Printed Company
    Documents
  • Registered Office
  • Directors Service
    Address
  • Business Address
  • Confirmation Statement
  • VAT Registration
Special Offer

All Inclusive

£139.99
£229.99 40% OFF
  • LTD Company
  • Email Copy of
    Company Documents
  • Printed Company
    Documents
  • Registered Office
  • Directors Service
    Address
  • Business Address
  • Confirmation Statement
  • VAT Registration
  • PAYE Registration
  • Full Company
    Secretary Service
Special Offer

Our company formation packages

Register a basic limited company that is ready to trade.

A limited company with registered office and service address, perfect for protecting the privacy of your home address.

Our Privacy Package plus printed company documents and the filing of the first confirmation statement.

Providing a limited company, registered office, service address, business mail forwarding address and VAT registration.

The ultimate, providing everything in the Prestige Package and 1st Formations will act as your company secretary.

A unique package for non-residents who wish to set up a UK limited company. Complete with printed company documents, 3 address services and VAT registration.

An ideal package for professionals who require limited liability, including printed LLP documents and a free draft LLP Agreement.

Our Limited by Guarantee package is ideal to set up a LTD company for non-profit purposes, including printed company documents.

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Prefer to order by telephone?

If you are not confident in forming a company on your own - call our friendly team
and we will complete your order by telephone.

020 3897 2233

We make company formation easy

1
Company Name

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

2
Select Package

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

3
Checkout

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

4
Company Details

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

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Our business partners

We have teamed up with some of the top business brands in
the world to give your new company the best possible chance of success.

1st Formations because...

We are obsessive compulsive
about our customers

The No.1 thing that has made us successful
has been our fanatical focus on the customer.

We have been able to
greatly reduce our prices

As we have grown we've been able to pass
on our economies of scale to the customer.

We have the most knowledgable
Customer Service Team

Our company formation training programme
is much-admired within our industry.

The Ultimate Guide to Starting Your Business

Our eBook is available FREE with every company formation package.
1st Formations Ultimate Guide to Starting Your Business

Learn how to cultivate a business idea, create a business plan, explore funding strategies, and start your business, with our comprehensive guide.

We’ll also show you how to set up a company website, sell online, cope with the stress of running your business – and much more.

Frequently asked questions...

Why should I form a limited company?

The main benefit of forming a limited company is the protection provided by limited liability. This means if your business runs into financial trouble, your personal assets will not be at risk. Other benefits include enhanced credibility and tax efficiency.

What is meant by a company limited by shares?

A company limited by shares is the most popular type of limited company. 'Limited by shares' simply means the liability of the owners is limited to the nominal value of the shares issued by the company.

How long does it take to register a company?

It usually takes 3 to 6 working hours to form a company with 1st Formations; however, this is dependent on Companies House workload on the day, and it can take up to 24 hours.

Can I register a company on my own?

Yes. One person can form a limited company in the UK. You will need at least one director, who can also be the company’s shareholder (owner).

What information do I need to set up a company?

  1. A company name that is not currently registered at Companies House. You can check if your company name is available using our company name checker above.
  2. A physical address in the UK to use as your registered office address. Most 1st Formations packages include a registered office address service, for example, our Privacy Package.
  3. The details of all directors and shareholders, including full names, residential addresses, occupations, dates of birth and nationalities.

How many shares do I need to issue?

A limited company must issue at least one share. If there is more than one shareholder, it requires to issue at least one share per shareholder. It is often recommended to issue more than the minimum number of shares to avoid the need to issue more in the future.

Do I have to be in the UK to form a company?

No. You can form a company as a non UK resident from most locations in the world. However, you will require to have a UK registered office address, which 1st Formations provides in most our company formation packages. Have a look at our Non-Residents Package.

What methods of payment do 1st Formations accept?

We accept all major credit and debit cards including Mastercard, Visa, Maestro, and American Express.

Do I need a business bank account?

There is no legal obligation for a limited company to open a business bank account; however, in practice it is almost impossible to operate without one. A limited company is a separate legal entity from its owners, therefore you should keep your personal and business finances separate.

When can I start trading with my new company?

You can start trading through your new limited company immediately after it is registered at Companies House.

What are the annual filings?

The annual filing requirements for a limited company are the confirmation statement, annual accounts and Corporation Tax Return.

Do 1st Formations provide support after I form my company?

Yes, 1st Formations provide full telephone and email support for all customers during the lifetime of their companies. We also provide an Online Company Manager and a full range of company services to help you maintain and develop your company.

Are you ready to
set up your company?

Order online or call our friendly team to complete your order by telephone - 020 3897 2233

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What you can expect from us...

1st Formations are authorised Companies House formation agents, and we are also 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.

We are available and ready to support you every step of the way; from tentative initial enquires, to helping you choose a package, to guiding you through the company formation process.

If you need any assistance or you would like to form your company by telephone with one of our experts, give us a call at 020 3897 2233.

Once you are ready to start

It’s a simple matter of following our simple 4 step company formation process: Go to our homepage and find out if your company name is available; choose a package; select any company services you may require, checkout and pay; and complete our online application form. This should take you no more than 15 minutes and your new company should be ready to trade in 3 to 6 working hours.

As soon as your new company is incorporated, we will send you a digital copy of your company documents. Printed documents will take between 24 to 48 hours to reach you by post, and if your package included any address services, these will be set up for you within 3 to 5 working hours.

After company formation

Let’s just say our journey together has just started! 1st Formations provides free customer support for the lifetime of your company. So please call or email us if you need help.

We also provide a free Online Company Manager facility for all customers, where they can maintain and update their company records and details, without having to login and navigate Companies House website, and a full range of company services.