Company formations

company-formation-TorfaenStephen Napier & Company can register a limited company at Companies House on your behalf (subject to money laundering checks). Once we have confirmation from Companies House that the company is set up, we email you the Certificate of Incorporation and the Articles of Association.

The limited company should be incorporated before the start date of any contract or business the company is to undertake. If you have any concerns regarding the date of incorporation, please contact us.

In order to set up a limited company for you, we require the following information for Companies House:

  • The company name (please supply 2 options)
  • Your full name
  • Your address
  • Your home and mobile telephone numbers
  • Your date of birth
  • Your nationality
  • Your National Insurance number
  • Your job description (IT, accounts, marketing, business consultant, etc.)
  • The Registered address of the company

Small companies are no longer required to appoint a company secretary but if you wish to appoint one, it can be any person over the age of 18, regardless of whether they are in full time employment. It is not necessary for the person to be a UK citizen or resident but they should be easily contactable in order to sign company documents.

Company Formation

The process we undertake for you includes:

  • Formation and registration of company at Companies House
  • HMRC registration for VAT and flat rate scheme, if applicable
  • HMRC Corporation tax registration
  • Registration of PAYE Scheme

Checking if a name is available

The easiest way to check if a company name is available is to run a search on the Companies House website. This will display  any similar names of companies matching your search.

The cost of this service varies according to the elements required but typically registration and setting up with the statutory authorities will be less than £100 (excluding VAT).