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.
If you are not confident in forming a company on your own - call our friendly team
and we will complete your order by telephone.
Begin by searching for your company name to see if it is available for registration.
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.
Quickly fill in your company details and let us take care of the rest.
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Learn how to cultivate a business idea, create a business plan, explore funding strategies, and start your business, with our comprehensive guide.
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1st Formations registers companies for a living. We are Companies House authorised agents, and we are also a member of ACRA (the Association of Company Registration Agents); thus ensuring our company documentation is of the highest quality and always up-to-date and compliant with current regulations and legislation.
Please take 5 minutes to read our guidance on company formation below, detailing the types of companies we set up, the ordering process and what you can expect from 1st Formations during and after company incorporation. If you need any assistance, please give us a call at 020 3897 2233.
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.
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.
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.
Why not take a look at our Company Set Up Checklist to find out what information you need at hand before starting the company formations process. 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 your chosen company formation agents, we are available and ready to support you every step of the way; from tentative initial enquires, to helping you choose a package, to getting you through the online application form. We are happy to tell you that 99% of all calls to our customer service team are answered in less than 7 seconds.
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.
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, including adding and removing directors, changing the company name and registered office address.