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Guaranteed Same-Day Service
Guarantee your company is incorporated today
Emboss your paperwork with company name and number
Hardback Loose Leaf Company Register
A quality hardback loose leaf folder with company registers
Legalise your documents – popular with non-UK residents
Let us process your VAT registration on your behalf
Let us process your PAYE registration on your behalf
Business Telephone Number
Your own 020 London or regional number (pay monthly)
Business Telephone Number + Call Answering
Calls answered in your company name (pay monthly)
Introduction to an accountant
Accountancy services for start ups
and small businesses - free consultation included.
The Certificate of Incorporation is a vital formation document which verifies your company’s existence. It is recommended that you have a printed copy of this certificate as it is often requested by banks and other institutions.
The Memorandum & Articles of Association is an essential company formation document which outlines the purpose of the business and contains a set of rules about the management and structure of the company. Given its importance in the forming of your company it is highly recommended you have a hard copy of this document.
A printed version of your original share certificate(s). This document provides evidence of your ownership of shares within a limited company.
A digital version of your company’s statutory registers including completed initial entries from the date of your company registration. The documents included in the company register are:
Protect the privacy of your home with our prestigious London registered office address.
This service allows you to maintain the privacy of your home address, as our prestigious Covent Garden, London address will appear on public record as the official address of your company. We will then forward all statutory company mail from Companies House and HMRC to an address of your choice for no additional charge.
This service is renewable on a 12 monthly basis at the cost of £49.00+vat.
Please note: Forwarding of official registered office mail within the UK is free. Mail forwarding outwith the UK will be charged at Royal Mail postal rates plus 15%. Mail will be forwarded on a twice weekly basis.
A printed copy of the minutes of your first board meeting where the initial resolutions of your company were passed. Although not an essential company document it can be useful to have evidence of your first resolutions and we would recommend a printed version be kept with your other documents.
Protect the privacy of your home with our prestigious London service address.
This service allows you to maintain the privacy of your home address, as our prestigious Covent Garden, London address will appear on public record as the official address of a company officer. We will then forward the personal statutory company mail from Companies House and HMRC to an address of your choice for no additional charge.
This service is renewable on a 12 monthly basis at the cost of £29.00+vat.
Please note: Forwarding of official personal statutory mail within the UK is free. Mail forwarding outwith the UK will be charged at Royal Mail postal rates plus 15%. Mail will be forwarded on a twice weekly basis.
If there are any employees or directors who will be taking a salary from your company it is a legal requirement to register your company for PAYE with HMRC. Failure to register for PAYE promptly can result in penalties.
Avoid potential complications by allowing our highly trained staff to take care of the registration on your behalf.
As soon as your company is incorporated, we will send you a questionnaire by email, asking for some additional information necessary to complete your PAYE registration application with HMRC.
We will then apply for your PAYE registration online. This process normally takes around 3 weeks and all of your PAYE information will be sent to you by post directly from HMRC.
If your first payday is less than 3 weeks away, do not be concerned. You should process your salary or salaries on the date of your first payday and complete your PAYE return when you receive your registration information from HMRC. If your first filing is late, HMRC will take into account the timing of your registration so there should be no issues arising from this filing.
If you need or want to have your company registered for VAT, we will take care of the formalities and process the application on your behalf.
Companies register for VAT due to the following reasons:
As soon as your company is incorporated, we will send you a questionnaire by email, asking for some additional information necessary to complete your VAT registration application with HMRC.
We will then apply for your VAT registration online. This process can take between 8 and 21 days.
Once your VAT registration has been approved, we will send your VAT Registration Number to you by email. Your VAT Registration Certificate will be sent to you by post by HMRC.
With every Company Formation when you open a Free Business Bank Account with Lloyds Bank
(Claim through your
Company Manager portal)
We will provide you with a London 020 or regional telephone number of your choice. This can be used to divert all calls to your own landline or mobile number. Setting up a call divert is simple and can be done on any handset! Our team will be on hand to guide you through this process.
Calls are unlimited and there are no hidden fees or costs.
Your service will automatically renew every month at a cost of £6.99 plus VAT.
Never miss another sales call, with our exceptional telephone answering service!
Your business calls will be professionally answered in your company name by our highly trained reception staff, during the hours of 8.30am - 5.30pm, Monday – Friday.
After a call has been answered, you have the choice of the receptionist transferring and announcing the call to you personally, or alternatively a message can be sent to you free of charge - by SMS or email.
Please contact us at any time to change your call handling instructions – free of charge.
This package includes a London 020 or regional landline number, 30nr calls answered per month, with free messaging. Call forwarding is charged at BT standard rates. Additional calls answered will be charged at £0.45 per call.
Your service will automatically renew every month at a cost of £19.99 plus VAT.
Open a Barclays business bank account with one of our company formation packages and get £50 cashback.
If you wish to open a business bank account with up to 2 years free banking, we can forward your application directly to the bank as part of your company formation order. An advisor from Barclays will then contact you within 48 hours to arrange a meeting to finalise the opening of the account.
Once your account has been activated, you can claim your cashback through our Online Admin Portal:
Once Barclays has updated our system (it may take between 2 to 6 weeks), we will send you a cheque for £50.
Cashback must be claimed within 90 days of your account opening.
A professional and stylish hardback folder to house a full selection of company registers and additional documents. This hardback register is perfect for ensuring that your company’s statutory documents are well organised.
Please note: The postage of company registers within the UK is free. Postage of company registers outwith the UK will be charged at Royal Mail postal rates plus 15%.
A professional business address located in the heart of London can provide a number of benefits for your business - boosting your corporate image and extending your company’s presence.
You can use our address as your company’s primary correspondence address, and we will forward all your business mail to an alternative address of your choosing, on a daily basis.
This service is renewable on a 12 monthly basis at the cost of £99.00+vat.
Please note: This service does not include a registered office service, which should be purchased separately. All general business mail will be handled by us and forwarded to your UK or overseas address at the cost of Royal Mail postal rates plus 15%.
We have partnered with Haines Watts, one of the UK’s top 20 Chartered Accountant firms who specialise in providing annual accounting and tax services to new businesses.
Within 48 hour of your company being incorporated, Haines Watts will contact you to arrange a free consultation, which can be in person, by telephone or skype. The purpose of the consultation is to introduce their services to you and also provide you with an opportunity to obtain some free advice on tax and accounting.
Haines Watts have developed affordable accountancy products for micro and small businesses, which also include the free of use of Kashflow accountancy software.
Business finances can often be complex, so having an experienced accountant to look after your accounts and taxation matters can be invaluable for a new business.
Please note: You should negotiate your fees with them directly.
Making changes to your company after incorporation can be a time-consuming and costly process. The simplest way to avoid this is by having one of our experts review your new company application and correct any errors before it is submitted to Companies House.
1st Formations process the majority of applications within the advertised 3 hours, however, as this is dependent on Companies House workloads we cannot always guarantee this timescale. If you wish to ensure a speedy registration, you can take advantage of the express service to fast track your application and guarantee your company is registered before the close of business today.
Please note: We must receive your submission no later than 3.00pm (UK) for it to qualify for the guaranteed same day service.
With our customised Company Seal you can emboss all official paperwork with your company name and registration number. The company seal is a hand plier design and comes complete with its own protective wallet.
Please note: The postage of company seals within the UK is free. Outwith the UK will be charged at Royal Mail postal rates plus 15%.
As a non-UK resident forming a UK limited company, you may require having some of your company documents legalised before they can be used overseas. Without this you may not be able to do certain things, such as opening a business bank account. An Apostille Certificate can be attached to official UK documents to authenticate them for use in other countries.
The attachment of an Apostille Certificate will ensure the documents are verified for use in all countries which are party to the 1961 Hague Convention.
You can use our Apostille service to have various company documents authenticated, such as your company's Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum & Articles of Association or Share Certificates. Any additional documents you may wish to have Apostilled can be specified during the ordering process. Any such documents which are not filed at Companies House or existing signed documents, will need to be provided by you.
Please note: Documents can take up to 14 days to be certified by The Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
What happens next?
Money Back Guarantee
If you pay for your order and then decide you do not want to proceed, we will return your money in full. Just as long as the company application has not been sent to Companies House for incorporation.