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The Company Warehouse has been forming UK limited companies since 2003.
We were one of the first online company formation agents in the UK and we are a registered electronic filing agent with Companies House. We have formed tens of thousands of limited companies and we are the only UK formation agent to offer free company formations.
Our business consultants and legal team can guide you through the process of setting up a limited company and answer any questions you might have. They will also be able to put you in touch with our qualified accountants who provide free start-up advice to anyone who forms a company through us.
When you form a company, or register on our website, you will get access to the My Company Warehouse control panel. Here you will be able to manage your business and add services, download company incorporation documents and access your business registration numbers. You will also gain access to the wider range of services we offer to new and growing businesses.
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Ski-hub Ltd is a unique travel agency that focuses on the ski and snowboard industry. Founded in 2014 by two snow sports enthusiasts, Ski-hub has worked closely with The Company Warehouse on the everyday running of their business and the improvement of their online presence.
The Company Warehouse began working with Pavenet in 2013 when we completed their company formation for them. Pavenet is an expert civil engineering company that wished to establish themselves as a leading construction management company.
Spirit Journeys Ltd
Our relationship with Spirit Journeys began when we completed a free company formation for them. Spirit Journeys specialises in providing customers with a range of specialist holidays in coveted destinations around the globe.
What does company formation mean?
Company Formation means creating a legal business structure separate from the people who founded the business. The formation process involves:
Picking your company name;
Appointing people to act as company directors (managers);
Specifying the company shareholders (owners);
Stating the registered address of the company;
“Presenting” the application to register a company to the UK Government for approval;
Obtaining the “certificate of incorporation” (proof of registration).
Delivering the registration document to the company managers and owners.
If you have any other questions about the process to register a limited company our team of Business Consultants are on hand to provide the answers. We have also gathered together answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about starting a limited company.
Advantages and Disadvantages
What is a Limited Company?
A Limited Liability Company, quite simply is a company whose liability is limited. That’s the short version. The longer version is that a limited company is a type of company which when set-up allows an entrepreneur to keep their own assets and finances separate from the business itself. This means that people who have invested in the business (the shareholders) are only responsible for any company debts up-to the amount that they have invested and no more. It is therefore a good way for a business to get investment without risk to a personal wealth. Essentially a Limited Company is seen as an entity in its own right, which can be subject to legal action. As a separate body, a limited company can even be the director of another company...
Company Name Rule Change
2015 Sensitive Word Changes
The rules around limited company names changed on 31st January 2015. The rule changes are part of a government initiative to cut red tape and business regulations and are the result of a consultation process which began in 2013.
The changes cover both 'sensitive' and 'same as' words. The biggest change is with the 24 'sensitive' words which anyone can now use. New companies would previously have had to seek permission from bodies such as the Bank of England, or meet strict criteria, to use these words. The rule changes do not create a free for all though, the vast majority of sensitive words remain in place and are being enforced by Companies House.
Umbrella VS Limited Company
What is an Umbrella Company?
An umbrella company is quite simply a large limited company which operates as a kind of agency on behalf of contractors from various industries. In most situations, a contractor will be a self employed person who will do short or long terms periods of work for various companies, rather than remaining in the employ of a specific company. There are however situations where organisations are opposed to taking on such self-employed contractors and require invoices to be issued via a limited company. This is where umbrella companies come in. Umbrella companies offer self employed contractors the ability to carry out work for their chosen organisation and the umbrella company will simply invoice...