Simple company formation from £12.99

Over 750,000 companies formed in the UK. Experience you can trust.

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We make company formation easy

1

Company Name

Begin by searching for your company name to see if it is available for registration.

2

Select Package

Select the package that is right for you. We have a range of different options.

3

Checkout

Proceed to checkout. You will also have the option to add additional services.

4

Company Details

Quickly fill in your company details and let us take care of the rest.

Our business banking partners

Pick up a business bank account as part of your company formation and tick off another task on your ‘to do’ list.

 

We offer up to 8 banking options for your new company, each with simple online account opening. Select a bank today and get your account up and running in a matter of minutes.

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The information you need to form a company

Here is what you need to register a company limited by shares – the most popular type of UK company

A company name that is not already in use at Companies House. You can check the availability for your preferred company name by using our company name checker.

A registered office address that is a physical address in the UK. Don’t worry, most of our packages include a registered office service, for example, the Privacy Package.

The details of all company officers (directors and secretaries) and shareholders, including full name, residential address, occupation, date of birth and nationality.

Setting up a UK limited company with us is quick, easy, and completely online. We’ll walk you through the entire company formation process, from picking your company name, right up to sending your application to Companies House. And remember, you can set up a company with just one person, or multiple people, it’s up to you.

Ready to form your company?

Helpful videos

Have a look at our videos for business insights, advice and inspiration.

1st Formations because...

We are obsessive about our customers

The No.1 thing that has made us successful has been our fanatical focus on the customer.

We have been able to greatly reduce our prices

As we have grown we’ve been able to pass on our economies of scale to the customer.

We have the most knowledgeable Customer Service Team

Our company formation training programme is much-admired within our industry.

Frequently asked questions...

The main benefit of forming a limited company is the protection provided by limited liability. This means if your business runs into financial trouble, your personal assets will not be at risk. Other benefits include enhanced credibility and tax efficiency.

It usually takes 3 to 6 working hours to form a company with 1st Formations; however, this is dependent on Companies House workload on the day, and it can take up to 24 hours.

A company limited by shares is the most popular type of limited company. ‘Limited by shares’ simply means the liability of the owners is limited to the nominal value of the shares issued by the company.

No. You can form a company as a non UK resident from most locations in the world. However, you will require to have a UK registered office address, which 1st Formations provides in most our company formation packages.

Our business partners

We have teamed up with some of the top business brands in
the world to give your new company the best possible chance of success.

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We are obsessive about our customers

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The Ultimate Guide to Starting Your Business

Our eBook is available FREE with every company formation package.

Learn how to cultivate a business idea, create a business plan, explore funding strategies, and start your business, with our comprehensive guide.

 

We’ll also show you how to set up a company website, sell online, cope with the stress of running your business – and much more.

Our popular services

1st Formations provide many services to help you set up, maintain and develop your
business after company incorporation. Here is a selection of our most popular services.

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Are you ready to set up your company?

What you can expect from us...

1st Formations are authorised Companies House formation agents, and we are also a member of ACRA (the Association of Company Registration Agents) ensuring our company documentation is of the highest quality, always up-to-date and compliant with current regulations and legislation.

We are available and ready to support you every step of the way; from tentative initial enquires, to helping you choose a package, to guiding you through the company formation process.

If you need any assistance or you would like to form your company by telephone with one of our experts, give us a call at 020 3897 2233.

Once you are ready to start

It’s a simple matter of following our simple 4 step company formation process: Go to our homepage and find out if your company name is available; choose a package; select any company services you may require, checkout and pay; and complete our ‘online company registration form’. This should take you no more than 15 minutes and your new company should be ready to trade in 3 to 6 working hours.

As soon as your new company is incorporated, we will send you a digital copy of your company documents. Printed documents will take between 24 to 48 hours to reach you by post, and if your package included any address services, these will be set up for you within 3 to 5 working hours.

After company formation

Let’s just say our journey together has just started! 1st Formations provides free customer support for the lifetime of your company. So please call or email us if you need help.

We also provide a free Online Company Manager facility for all customers, where they can maintain and update their company records and details, without having to log in and navigate the Companies House website, and a full range of company services.

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