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Where to register a company name advise!

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9y, 5m agoPosted 9 years, 5 months ago
Hi,

I am looking to register a business name which is currently showing as being available on the companieshouse website.
I'm new in this area, can people advise me where I can get teh best deal for registering a company name?

Thanks in advance,
G
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9y, 5m agoPosted 9 years, 5 months ago
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#2
Thanks for the link, but it still does not really answer my question.

I thought rather than spend a few hours googling a few people might already be aware of websites that allow you to register a company cheaper than others?

G
#3
lol I did a quick search on Moneysavingexpert.com but I see you've already posted on there. :)
#4
I doubt you'll find a 'cheap' website to do this for you.

There are a LOT of things to consider - most important being that by registering a company you are creating a legal entity, of which you are responsible (i.e. you get taken to court if you break any laws). There are a whole host of laws, rules & regulations that have to be abided by, regardless of whether or not you're actually trading as that business or company (e.g. there are mandatory annual returns required by Companies House).

If you're serious then talk to a solicitor or accountant first, to get an idea of what's involved.
#5
The only place to register a company in the UK is companies house, anyone else claiming to do as such will only send your details off to companies house and charge you a lot more for it. Although your documents will need to be signed off by a solicitor in either case.

You really should seek professional advice before doing anything though, it's a big undertaking.
#6
One other thing to consider - you need a minimum of 2 people to register a company. One to act as Director and the other as Company Secretary. If you intend to be listed publicly then the Company Secretary must be a solictor, a qualified accountant or a member of the Institution of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA).
#7
http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk/61ffd2758f7c472410416dfff2bfb04f/wcframe?name=accessCompanyInfo

Here is companies house online webcheck of company names already in use. if your's isnt then register find out about registering it here: http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/infoAndGuide/faq/changeCompNameRes.shtml

you cant do it on the cheap its flat rate of £10
#8
Thanks for all the tips guys!
I am aware that the company has to be registered at Companieshouse, but the companies I have come across that provide this service such as:
https://www.incorporateonline.co.uk/?gclid=CLXPs_nKmo0CFRtJEAod8FR40A - £23.50 (electronic)
http://www.company-wizard.co.uk/eiw/company-formation.aspx
http://www.72hr-formations.com/
[url]www.companiesmadesimple.com[/url]

All do this plus more!

I think I will be going for the companiesmadesimple option!

Can you advise me which package I need to go for:

The Bronze company option is suited to those wanting a dormant company, as most banks will ask for a printed certificate of incorporation when opening a company bank account.

Our Bronze Plus formation package provides a printed Certificate on the required legal paper and company registration for just £39.99.


Would bronze be sufficant?

Cheers,
G
#9
sufficiant for what? you've not give us any details of what your company does or how many employees you have so who are we to say what you need?

Do you have a nominated secretary? accountants etc etc?
#10
Hubby does this and says use companies house. He says that to register a company this is the only place to do it? Bit of a know it all I think :p.
#11
What these companies are offering is to fill in the registration forms for you & charge you for the privilege.

You are new to this 'company' business, so my original advice to you still stands - speak to a solicitor or accountant & find out what's involved with registering a company (not just the forms but the legal aspect as well).

I am actually qualified as a Company Secretary, & I can honestly say that it's not something you can just 'do'. If you want something easier have you thought about setting yourself up as a sole trader? You still need to speak to a solictor or accountant for some good advice, but it may be a better suited option for you (although you haven't actually said what it is you want to do in the long term so it's hard to judge).
#12
cis_groupie
(although you haven't actually said what it is you want to do in the long term so it's hard to judge).


worries me also, i have heard of a few people who have tried this to reap tax and vat benefits by setting up their own companies...

Apparently it was all going swimmingly until vatman turned up on the door step asking for proof of his "office furniture" which happened to be his living room couch :lol:
#13
sufficiant for what? you've not give us any details of what your company does or how many employees you have so who are we to say what you need?

Do you have a nominated secretary? accountants etc etc?


I have started out on developing ecommerce websites for one client, I will be shortly meeting other potential clients and to create a professional image, I saw it as being important to buy a url and then look at registering a company name with the possibility of taking this potential business to another level.

I am quite new in this field, so any advise would be appericated? It will start off as being a one man operation and me working on a part time basis and then if it takes off, the possibilities are endless.

Thanks,
G

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