There’s plenty to consider when naming your new limited company. Do you want to include your location? Will you use an abbreviation? Should you mention your own name? Fortunately, if you do form your company and decide you don’t like your name – you can complete a company name change.
But do you get a new certificate of incorporation if you update your company name?
No, you do not receive a new certificate of incorporation
The certificate of incorporation will never change, it will always mention the name that the company was formed with.
However, you will get a ‘certificate of incorporation on name change’ (sometimes referred to as the ‘certificate of name change’). This document includes the following information:
- Company number
- Old company name
- New company name
- The date that the change took place
Here’s an example:
The Companies House public register
If you do update a company name, the original will remain on the public register. This can be found in the ‘Previous company names field’ when you use the Companies House search tool.
It is also possible to see that a company has changed its name in the ‘Filing history’ section of the tool (where you will be able to view a copy of the certificate of incorporation on name change).
We can help you change your company name
Whether you’ve formed your company with a typo in the name or simply want to freshen things up, we can help you alter your company name for only £59.99 plus VAT.
We’ll prepare and file the NM01 for you, provide the necessary minutes and resolution for your company’s records, and give you a digital version of your certificate of incorporation on name change.
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