020 3897 2233

8.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday

71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ

Easy company formation from £9.99+VAT

Use our simple 5 step process and register a limited company today

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Our company
formation packages

Digital £9.99

Ideal for reserving your
company name for future use.

Highlights

  • Ltd company
  • Digital company documents
Digital & Print £19.99

With a full set of digital and
printed company documents.

Highlights

  • Ltd company
  • Digital & printed company documents
Privacy £39.99

A package to protect the
privacy of your home address.

Highlights

  • Ltd company
  • Digital & printed company documents
  • Registered Office address
  • Directors service address
Privacy Plus £59.99

Protects your privacy and
includes some useful extras.

Highlights

  • Ltd company
  • Digital & printed company documents
  • Registered Office address
  • Directors service address
  • VAT Registration
All Inclusive £99.99

Everything your new company
needs to get started today.

Highlights

  • Ltd company
  • Digital & printed company documents
  • Registered Office address
  • Directors service address
  • Mail forwarding service
  • Confirmation statement
  • VAT registration

Quick guide to our company formation packages

Digital

£9.99

Ideal for

Reserving your company name for future use.

What's included

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

Digital & Print

£19.99

Ideal for

Those who want presentable company documents.

What's included

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

Privacy

£39.99

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

£59.99

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

£99.99

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
Barclays bank account

Get a Barclays Business Bank Account opened quickly

Including 12 months
of free business banking

Lloyds bank account

Get a Lloyds Business Bank Account opened quickly

Including 18 months
of free business banking

An introduction to
company formation

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 introduction to company formation, detailing the types of companies we set up (below), and 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.

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Private limited companies

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

This structure 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. They range from the basic Digital Package - providing the minimum legal requirements for official company registration - to the All Inclusive, which includes a range of useful extras, such as a prestigious registered office, a business address service, VAT and PAYE registration and the filing of your company's first Confirmation Statement (previously known as the Annual Return).

We also offer a Non-Residents Package, which provides a limited company formation and a full range of UK address services with international mail forwarding, making it easy to operate a company from outside the UK.

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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.

Our specially designed limited by guarantee company formation package provides everything you need to form a company for non-profit purposes, at the very reasonable price of just £29.99 plus VAT.

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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 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.

Our specialist LLP package represents excellent value at a one-off cost of just £34.99 plus VAT. This includes everything required to set up an LLP, with digital and printed documents and a draft LLP Agreement template; which can be used to finalise an agreement which we will print and bind if required.

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.

  • Simple and transparent
    pricing with no hidden costs

    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 address or registered office.

« Clear choices on the website, and a very efficient process to register our company. The level of service provided for the cost is phenomenal. »

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