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Trust our experience - 43,510 companies formed within the last 12 months

Find the perfect package
for your company

We pay the £10 Companies House incorporation fee - for all our customers

£9.99 +VAT
Why choose it...

Ideal for securing a
company name or forming
a dormant company.


  • Private Ltd company
  • Digital company documents
  • Free domain name
Digital Plus
£14.99 +VAT
Why choose it...

A cost-effective package
providing full company
documents by email.


  • Digital Package +
  • Digital registers & first minutes
  • Legal contracts & notices pack
£17.99 +VAT
Why choose it...

A package offering quality
printed documents, perfect
for presenting to your bank.


  • Digital Plus Package +
  • Printed company documents
All Inclusive
£49.99 +VAT
Why choose it...

A complete package with all
you need to get started
including VAT and PAYE registration.


  • Print Package +
  • VAT & PAYE registration
  • Confirmation Statement

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Company registration
in 4 simple steps

Step 1 of the 4 step guide to forming a company.

Choose a company name.

Step 2 of the 4 step guide to forming a company.

Select your package.

Step 3 of the 4 step guide to forming a company.


Step 4 of the 4 step guide to forming a company.

Complete your order.

Why you should choose
Rapid Formations

Our process is super easy...

Many of our customers are forming a company for the first time,
so, we have made the process as simple as possible.

Great value for money...

Clear, transparent and competitive pricing, with no hidden costs.

We are highly rated everywhere...

Our customers have voted us the top-rated company formation agents
in the UK on Google, Trustpilot, Facebook and Yell.

Not too small, not too large...

We are a team of 45 members. Small enough to care,
large enough to handle the demands of our customers.

Use our impressive address
as your company's registered office

London registered office

£39.00 per year

A Covent Garden registered office address
for your company, with all government mail
scanned and emailed to you, free of charge.

Scottish registered office

£39.00 per year

A Glasgow city centre registered office for
your Scottish LTD, with free forwarding of
all government mail by scan and email.

Choose a company structure
that suits your needs

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Private Limited Company

This is by far the most popular type of company structure in the UK and is commonly known as a limited company. It is used by people who go into business for the purpose of making a profit, and has the added benefit of limited liability protection of personal assets.

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Limited liability partnerships (LLPs) are increasing in popularity and are ideal for professionals and consultants who wish to retain the flexibility of a traditional partnership but require the benefits of a limited liability company.

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Guarantee Company

A limited by guarantee company is very much like a standard limited company; however, instead of shareholders, it has guarantors. This type of corporate entity is normally used by non-profit organisations such as clubs, associations and charities.

Trust our Experience We have formed 51,520

companies within the last 12 months

We are here to help
before and after

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Required information

Discover exactly what information
you will need to register a company.

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Company formation in 4 steps

Find out how simple it is, to set up a
limited company with Rapid Formations.

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Online customer portal

Maintain and develop your companies
using our free online customer portal.

Are you ready
to form your company today?

Join the tens of thousands who have already set up their companies from only £9.99 + VAT

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Last minute questions...
We've got it covered.

Setting up a limited company is easy.

It could not be easier to set up a limited company or LLP with Rapid Formations. To start the process, simply enter your company name into our name check tool, select a package (from £9.99 plus VAT) and add any address services you may require, check out and take 5 minutes to complete your details. Usually within 3 to 6 working hours your new company will be approved, however, this timescale is subject to Companies House workload and it may take longer.

If time is of the essence…

If it is of great importance that your company is incorporated as soon as possible or on the same day, we always recommend you add the Guaranteed Same Day Service to your order. Immediately after your company is approved by Companies House, your company documents will be sent to you by email. However, we must receive your submission no later than 3.00pm (Monday to Friday) to for it to qualify for the guaranteed same day service.

What details do I need to set up a company?

To form a limited company you simply need a company name, the business activity of the company, a registered office address in the UK, and the details of the company directors, shareholders and People with Significant Control (PSC). The beneficial owners of the company, those owning more than 25% of the issued shares, may also be required to provide proof of ID and address. For more information, please have a look at our Required Information Checklist.

What if I change my mind and don’t need the company?

Approximately half a million companies are dissolved (shut down) every year at Companies House, so if you decide you no longer need your company and want to shut it down, there is no need to worry – it happens fairly often! Dissolving a company can be done by sending a DS01 Strike Off Form and a £10 cheque to Companies House by post. Or you can ask Rapid Formations to do it, using our company dissolution service.

Authorised by Companies House and members of ACRA.

We are one of the UK’s leading company formation agents, authorised by Companies House and a member of ACRA, the Association of Company Registration Agents. We provide our clients with online incorporation and address services for registered office, business address and services address. We are able to deliver documents to Companies House electronically, allowing you to form a limited company online, without the need for paper forms to sign and post.