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Register a business name with the Essential Formation bundle

Essential Formation offers you complete confidence that you’re starting a company with the rules and regulations covered.

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What’s included in the Essential bundle?

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. 

Share Certificates

Once incorporated, we’ll give you access to a digital copy of the documents that confirm the ownership of shares in your company.

FREE Lifetime Customer Support

Got a question about your company? Whether it’s before, during or after the incorporation process, we’re happy to help you.

FREE Business bank account

We’ll give you the option to open a free Business bank account with Barclays.

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.

FREE Business phone number

Increase your chance of Businesses success by looking more professional with a virtual landline number

Start your own business now!

Essential Formation offers you complete confidence that you’re starting a company with the rules and regulations covered.

Need a little extra?

Upgrade to the Essential bundle 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.

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Need a little help?

Speak to a helpful member of our team on:

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Start your own business now!

Essential Formation offers you complete confidence that you’re starting a company with the rules and regulations covered.

Knowledge hub

Ready to have your company set up?
Registering a company might seem an intimidating process, but it’s 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 is a company formation agent?

Formation agents perform company registrations in partnership with Companies House. We’re one of the largest, and also the cheapest. We don’t just get your company registered then leave you to it – we use our experience to help you start your business properly. There are plenty of reasons to use a formation agent rather than go directly to Companies House. If you ask us, though, the best thing is that we go through the whole process with you, and get your application submitted securely online. We provide expert advice on the legal hurdles while you incorporate, and recommend good quality solutions that you might need after you’ve formed.

What’s the difference between sole trader and limited company?

Think of it this way: when you form a limited company, you put a protective shield between you and your business. Being a sole trader is the opposite – you have no protection. As a sole trader, you are responsible for any debt you might come into while you’re in business. When you register and become the director of your own limited company, you have less personal responsibility. The benefits are that you can claim back expenses, and add to your salary with dividend payments at the end of the year. For more information, see our Help Centre article about limited companies and sole traders.

How do I register a company?

Easy, we’ll do it for you. Check out our formation bundles to learn more about our different products. They start at £9.99, and go all the way up to our Super bundle. Limited company formation is a straightforward business if you’re as well-versed with the process as we are. If you’re not sure where to start, check out our company formation guides for an introduction and some insider tips.

Why The Formations Company?

We’re dedicated to British business, and love nothing more than seeing new companies flourish. 750,000 UK companies have trusted us to help them register, and we have thousands of happy customers who’ve seen how simple the formations process can be. We’re cheaper than going to Companies House directly, and cost less than most accountants. Our online application is incredibly simple, and if you’ve got all your documents handy it shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to complete. So what are you waiting for? Start your business today.

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