Ltd Companies

How to register a Limited Company

Registering a limited company is easy, especially with our help! The whole process typically only takes a few working hours – meaning you could be up and running by the end of the day.
We here at Ltd Companies work with Companies House to register your company details – to date we’ve helped almost half a million companies!
Registering your company is as easy as …

1. Pick your company name

2. Pick a registration package

3. Enter your details

4. We register your company!

All good things start with a name – once you’ve decided yours we help you check the availability of the name with Companies House – we’ll let you know right away whether it is available for use.

Once you’ve picked an available name choose from one of our packages – we’ve tailored them to ensure every companies needs are met – simply choose the level of services you require.

Then it’s time to tell us your company details – such as directors, shareholders, and company addresses. We have a handy checklist below! Once that’s done we’ll register your company with Companies House (usually within a day if not sooner!) and you will receive all your new company details via email.

Here’s everything you’ll need to have to hand to register your company:

✅ Company Name

This can be anything you like, however there are a few rules. It has to be unique (you cannot have two names the same on the public register). There are certain words that require a little extra info or permission, you can’t use anything rude, sweary or obscene and it has to end with ‘Limited’ or ‘Ltd’.

✅ Registered Office Address

This has to be in the UK and not a PO Box.

We will need:

  • Full postal address including Post Code and Country

✅ Company Directors

Every company must appoint at least one Director. The Director/s make decisions for the company, in the company’s best interest. You have to have at least one – but can have as many as you like.

We will need for each director:

  • Full name (as it is on your passport)
  • Date of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Home address
  • Public address

✅ Shares

The company must be started with a number of shares and nominated share value. This gives the company a nominal starting value until trading starts. Once the company starts trading the value of the company will increase in relation to the turnover.

We will need:

  • Number of shares (we recommend 100)
  • Value of each share (we recommend £1 each)

✅ Shareholders

Shareholders are allotted shares proportionate to their ownership. For example, if there is one owner then they will own all the shares, making them 100% shareholder (and owner).

Shares can be split anyway you like to balance ownership. 60/40, 25/75, 50/50. To make your life easier we recommend you start with a round number!

We will need for each shareholder:

  • Full name
  • Public address
  • Number of shares to allocate them.