If you’re thinking about setting up a limited company, you may be wondering who can complete the process? Does it have to be a director in the company? Or maybe it has to be a shareholder? Or can it be someone not involved in the company at all? Let’s explore this.
Directors are tasked with the general running of the company, so taking care of the company formation would certainly fall within their remit.
Shareholders are the owners of the company, so it could sit under their responsibilities.
Secretaries are generally in charge of the day-to-day administrative duties for a company, so if you do choose to appoint one (it is now an optional appointment), registering the company may be on their to-do list.
Directors, shareholders, secretaries, and anyone else with permission can set up a company
Whether you are forming directly with Companies House or using a company formation agent such as us, it does not matter what role someone is to take up in the new company, they can be put in charge of the incorporation process.
This includes individuals who are not actually going to have any role in the company, for example, an accountant, or anyone else who is familiar with the process.
Of course, this is working on the assumption that the person tasked with the job has the permission of all the named individuals in the company, as well as all the necessary information that’s required to set up a UK limited company.
So, to answer our initial question – yes, someone can form a company on your behalf!
The role of the account holder when setting up a company
If you choose to set up a company with us, we are required to take the name and email address of an account holder.
This is the only person that we can discuss the company with, so if someone is forming on your behalf, consider using a shared company email address that you can use for correspondence with us.
Ready to set up a company?
We offer a number of formation packages designed to get your business up and running quickly and simply… regardless of who’s completing the process.
Please leave a comment if you have any questions.