Register a business name with the Essential Formation package
Essential Formation offers you complete confidence that you’re starting a company with the rules and regulations covered.
What’s included in the Essential Package?
Electronic Certificate of Incorporation
Once incorporated, we’ll give you access to a digital copy of the document to prove your company exists.
Memorandum & Articles of Association
Once incorporated, we’ll give you access to a digital copy of the document that sets out how your company will be run and governs its relationship with the outside world.
Once incorporated, we’ll give you access to a digital copy of the documents that confirm the ownership of shares in your company.
An official Printed Certificate of Incorporation
Once incorporated, we’ll send you the Certificate of Incorporation printed on Companies House approved grade paper to prove your company exists.
Official Printed Shareholder Certificates
Once incorporated, we’ll send you all Shareholder Certificates printed on Companies House approved grade paper to prove your company’s ownership.
No Hidden Extras or Surprise Costs
There are no hidden or recurring costs for you. Even the Companies House £10 registration fee is included in the price.
Essential PackageSet up a company that’s ready to start trading.
Got a question about your company? Whether it's before, during or after the incorporation process, we're happy to help you.
FREE Access to Business Apps
We'll give you free access to a collection of online tools worth over £340 per year.
FREE Consultation with an Accountant
We'll give you a free consultation with an approved local accountant.
FREE Business bank account
We'll give you the option to open a free Business bank account with Barclays.
Need a little extra?
Upgrade to the Entrepreneur Package to include
3 Official Printed Certificates of Incorporation
Once incorporated, we’ll send you three Certificates of Incorporation printed on Companies House approved grade paper to prove your company exists.
3 Official Printed Memorandum & Articles of Association
Once incorporated, we’ll send you three copies of Memorandum and Articles of Association printed on Companies House approved grade paper.
Electronic Company Register
Once incorporated, we’ll create a company register for you to download from your online portal. You need this register, by law, ready for inspection.
Only £39.00 extra
Need help? Call our helpful support team at
020 7129 8651
(Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:30pm)
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Frequently Asked Questions
Am I ready to set up a company?
Yes, definitely! Registering a company might seem an intimidating process, but it is actually much simpler than you think: especially in the hands of seasoned company formation agents like us. We’ll not only help you with registering a company but offer a range of services to support your business at all stages of its life. We’ll help you sort out your company registrations online, with a process so quick and easy you can go ahead and focus on the fun bits.
What type of company am I buying?
You’ll buy a fully trading UK Private Limited Company, limited by shares. The company is set up as a separate legal entity which is owned by shareholders. If the business runs into trouble the amount that shareholders are liable for is limited to the value of any investment they have made in the shares of the company. Any profits made belong to the company and can either be reinvested in the company or passed onto the shareholders using dividend payments. The company cannot sell shares to the general public.
How long does it take until I can start trading?
It will take around 3 working hours until you can start trading if your incorporation complies with the Companies House company registration regulations. However, this depends on how quickly Companies House is able to process applications. A formation should take no longer than 48 working hours maximum to process.
Is there anything I need to do after incorporation?
Once we’ve registered you as a limited company you’ll need to contact HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to let them know that your company is active and has started its first accounting period. An accountant should be able to support you with this, as well as advising you on other organizations that your business needs to register with.
What about my bank account?
Our deal with Barclays means you can benefit from a dedicated service and an automated application process for your business bank account. Once your incorporation is complete we’ll automatically send your company registration details to Barclays. They will then contact you, within one working day, to arrange a meeting to open your Barclays Business Current Account.