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Limited by Guarantee Package

Set up your not-for-profit company in 3 to 6 working hours.
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A company registration package for non-profit organisations

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Our Limited by Guarantee package, at a cost of just £29.99 +VAT, is ideal for those who wish to set up a limited company for non-profit purposes - i.e. a club, sporting association, community project, workers' cooperative or membership organisation.

This package provides digital and printed company documents, a free client account on our Online Company Manager, allowing you to update company details and report changes to Companies House, and a free .com or .co.uk domain name for one year.

Savings when you choose this package

The cost of our Limited by Guarantee Package is £29.99, however, if you were to purchase each item in this package separately, the total cost would be £62.99 +VAT. That's a saving of £33.00.

This package is not suitable to form the following companies:

  • A Charity company.
  • A company requiring exemption from using the word ‘limited’ in the company name.
  • A company using the words Association, Benevolent, Federation, Foundation, Society or Trust in the company name.
  • A Right to Manage company.

To form these companies or use bespoke articles of association, please call our Customer Service Team at 020 3897 2233, and we will be happy to assist you.

Please note: Company documents are delivered free of charge within the UK. For overseas deliveries, Royal Mail postage rates + 15% will be charged.

Package Features:

Company Formation

Private Company
Limited by Guarantee


Private Company Limited by Guarantee

Your new company will usually be formed within 3 to 6 working hours; however, this timescale is subject to Companies House workload and it may take longer. If it is of great importance that your company is incorporated as soon as possible or on the same day, we always recommend you add the Guaranteed Same Day Service to your order.

Once your new company has been approved by Companies House, you can start trading immediately.

Companies House
£12.00 Filing Fee Included


Companies House £12.00 Filing Fee Included

Companies House charge a £12.00 filing fee for company incorporation. This is included in the package price, so what you see is what you pay - there are no hidden costs.

Email Copy of
Certificate of Incorporation,
Guarantor Certificate(s),
Memorandum & Articles


Email Copy of your Company Documents

As soon as your company is registered at Companies House we will deliver a full set of company documents to you by email, including:

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Memorandum & Articles of Association
  • Guarantor Certificate(s)
  • WebFiling Authentication Code (required to use Companies House WebFiling system)

Email Copy of
Company Register with First Entries


Email Copy of Company
Register with First Entries

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:

  • Register of Members
  • Register of Mortgages and Charges
  • Register of Debentures
  • Register of Sealings or Executions
  • Register of Directors
  • Register of Director's Residential Address
  • Register of Secretaries
  • Register of PSC's
  • Register of PSC's Residential Address

Printed Certificate of
Incorporation & Guarantor Certificate(s)


Printed Copy of your Company Documents

As soon as your company is registered at Companies House we will deliver a full set of company documents to you by Royal Mail post, including:

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Guarantor Certificate(s)

Printed & Bound Memorandum
& Articles of Association


Printed & Bound Memorandum & Articles of Association

As soon as your company is registered at Companies House we will deliver a printed and bound copy of your Memorandum and Articles of Association by Royal Mail post.

The Memorandum & Articles of Association are essential company documents that outline the purpose of the business and contain a set of rules about the management and structure of the company. Given their importance, it is highly recommended you have a hard copy of these documents.

Business Essentials

Free .com or .co.uk Domain Name


Free .com or .co.uk Domain Name

We have partnered with one of the UK’s leading domain name providers to offer you a free .co.uk domain name for 1 year, and help establish the online presence of your new business.

How it works: As soon as your company is approved by Companies House, we will send you an order fulfilled email, which will include your exclusive voucher and a link to the Names.co.uk website. You should proceed to order your .com or .co.uk domain name and apply the voucher code at checkout. This code will expire in 30 days so take advantage of the offer and get your .com or .co.uk domain name now.

Please note: The price of a co.uk domain will be £0.00 (Ex VAT) when registered with names.co.uk for 1 year using the voucher code supplied. Discounts apply for the first billing period only and do not apply to renewals. Offer must be redeemed within 30 days and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. This offer may be withdrawn at any time at the discretion of Namesco Limited. Standard terms & conditions apply. Limited to 1 per customer.

Free Online
Company Manager


Online Company Manager

Our Online Company Manager system allows you to take full control of your company details from one central login:

  • Receive e-mail reminders of key filing dates to avoid missing deadlines and incurring penalties.
  • Make changes to company officer details, addresses, change accounting dates and file confirmation statements online.
  • Form new companies without having to re-enter all the same information each time.
  • Import existing companies, and control all of your business in one place.
  • View and download your company documents easily.
  • View and download your official government and business mail.
  • Purchase additional products and services from the Shop.
  • Manage your payment cards.
  • Renew your annual subscription services.

Prefer to order by telephone?

If you are not confident forming your company online - call our friendly team and we will complete your order by telephone.

Frequently asked questions

What is a company limited by guarantee?

A company limited by guarantee is typically used by non-profit organisations. This type of company has guarantees and guarantors rather than shares and shareholders.

Why would I choose this package?

It is ideal for anyone setting up a not-for-profit company such as a workers’ co-operative, membership organisation, club, or sports association.

A limited by guarantee company structure is very popular for non-profit organisations because it provides limited financial liability to the company owners (guarantors). This means their personal finances are legally protected if the company encounters any financial difficulty or is sued.

What is the difference between a guarantor and a shareholder?

The main difference is that a guarantor will not normally take any profits out of the business in the way a shareholder would. Instead, all profits are usually re-invested in the company to aid the fulfilment of its objectives.

Is this package suitable for setting up a charity?

No - it is unsuitable for setting up a charity because a charitable company requires a special memorandum and articles of association that details the specific objects of the company. The articles provided are unsuitable for this purpose.

« 1st Formations had the most useful and competitive packages and their ordering process seemed so much easier than incorporating directly with Companies House. »

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