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We've been a Companies House approved registration agent since 2003 and customers have been using this website to set up their businesses since February 2004 - That's the same month Facebook went live and a year before Youtube was even launched!
We've registered companies on behalf of clients who have appeared on "Dragon's Den" (and proved you don't necessarily need investment to be a success… but it helps!) and BBC's "The Apprentice" to "name drop" a couple of our higher profile clientele.
A lot has changed over the last 17 years but some things haven't. The majority of our client's are aspiring entrepreneurs keen to exploit a new business opportunity or have perhaps decided the time is right
Low Cost Company Formation is in our DNA
When I started TheCompanyWarehouse.co.uk, if you wanted to start a limited company you had to make a postal application and it took weeks to register a company name with Companies House (this was before the online company formation was possible).
The only way to get round this delay was to buy a ready-made company or an off-the-shelf company from a company formation agent.
The go-to place to get your ready-made company was by looking in The Exchange and Mart.
For all you groovy young hipsters, the Exchange and Mart was a weekly paper based version of “ebay”.
Company formation agents would advertise the names of hundreds of pre-registered companies that were available to transfer the same day.
You picked a name you liked or purchased some like “Purple Monkey Dishwasher Limited” and changed the company name afterwards.
The market price for a company was £80-£100+ with add-ons like getting the documents sent out to you by motorbike courier.
I came along in 2003 and cut prices in half (and also offered customers the chance to pick their own company name too).
Image of our Exchange & Mart Advert from 2003/4
Vanessa, my lovely sales rep at E&M told me the 1st week my ad came out to say she got calls from about a dozen other agents all saying our pricing was too low and would go bust!
That tiny ad cost about £65+VAT / week (£3380) per year. I paid extra for colour so despite having a small ad it stood out on the page.Those other companies were buying whole pages.
In February 2004 I moved to a 100% online company formation service.
How long does it take to register a limited company?
You will see a LOT of claims by company registration agents about how quick their company formation service is.
Our “inter company” record for a company incorporation, registered on the first time it was presented and paying the standard Companies House filing fee is about 14 minutes. That company was presented at the end of the day on New Year’s eve and I think the inspector probably wanted to go home.
Here are the facts.
On any given day the time it will take to register a company will be about the same whoever you choose to use.
Because the company registration process is the same for all agents and actual amount of time that it will take depends entirely on the workload at Companies House.
The Company Formation Process
Why do applications to register a company get rejected?
Sometimes there is nothing wrong with an application and it will still get rejected. For instance when you provide the company director’s address details this must be your “usual residential address”. If the address looks like a commercial address, the inspector may reject the application. This could happen because you think by adding something like “Enterprise House” to the front of your address your business will look a bit bigger and more established. Sometimes people genuinely do live at commercial sounding addresses.
What are the requirements for a company formation?
You can find the minimum requirements for setting up a limited company in our guide here and we have a company formation checklist containing the information we need for each of the company directors and shareholders here.
If you are registering a limited company with more than one person, we’ve made it easy to share the requirements with your business partners, simply use the email or social sharing buttons so that you can be sure you have all the information you require to complete the company registration forms on our secure client area.
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