The information needed to appoint a company director is relatively basic, and we’ll touch on this shortly, but first let’s answer one of the main questions we receive here at 1st Formations.
Do I need to include middle names when appointing a director?
Yes, you should use middle names
Companies House, the UK’s registrar of companies, does not need you to include a director’s middle name when making an appointment (whether this is at incorporation or post-company formation).
However, we recommend that you do use middle names. This is because third parties, primarily banks, often request that any people in the company be appointed with their full name.
We have seen instances where a director has had to file a CH01 – Change the details of a director form because a bank, or another lender, could not assist them without their full name.
So, as a general rule, a director’s name should replicate what appears on their passport.
What other information do I need to appoint a company director?
For each person being appointed as a director, you will need to provide:
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Residential address
- Service address (also known as a correspondence address)
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So there you have it – yes, you should use a person’s middle name when they are being appointed as a company director.
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We hope you have found this post helpful. Please let us know, via a comment, if you have any questions about this post – or company formations in general, and we’ll be happy to help.