Off The Shelf Company

Off The Shelf Company

Traditionally “off the shelf company” referred to companies that had been registered by a formation agent in their own name and were then transfered to customers to provide a speedy registration process. This was in a time when submissions to Companies House for company registration were made in written form and took weeks to complete.

Submissions to Companies House can now be made online and a new company can be formed in a matter of hours. For people looking for an off the shelf company we now supply a number of distinct services to meet your needs.

  • New Company Formation – Now carried out online, our fast, simple company formation service starts from free and can have your new company properly registered with Companies House in as little as 2–5 hours!

  • Vintage Companies – Companies already registered with Companies House for a number of years, with accounts and returns submitted where appropriate may be a preferable choice for some people looking to start a company. They feature a number of benefits. Please follow this link or speak to one of our advisors for more advice.

  • Dormant Companies – Dormant Companies are another alternative to off the shelf companies. Registered with Companies House, they have never traded and have no significant activity on their accounts.

The above packages (excluding new formation) offer an alternative to the historic “off the shelf company” package and enable you to choose a company that already has a company registration number and include the ability for you to change the company name. They also include:

  • Certificate of Incorporation

  • Memorandum and articles of association

  • Register of officers

  • Register of Shareholders

  • Share Certificates

  • Application for shares letter

  • Consent to act letters for appointed directors

  • Completed Stock transfer form

VAT Registration can be applied for once an off the shelf style company has been transferred to you. In certain circumstances we may be able to make a retrospective application (back date the VAT registration).

For more information about setting up a new limited company please see our company formation guidance or speak to one of our business consultants on 01245 492777.