Off The Shelf Company
Traditionally “off the shelf company” referred to companies that had been registered by a formation agent so they could provide a speedy service for their clients. This was in a time when submissions to Companies House for company registration were made in written form and necessarily took weeks to register. In the current time, submissions to Companies House can now be made online and thus the time taken to form a new company has been reduced. 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
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).
Need a Business Bank Account? These can be opened in around 4 working days from the date an off the shelf company is transferred to you.