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formation agents in the UK.

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Non-Residents Package £199.99

Ideal for overseas clients. With prestige London address services and international mail forwarding.

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Online Company Formation in 3 hours

Step 1: Is your company name available?

Limited Company Packages (Limited by shares)

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Basic
Package
£13.99
Ideal for reserving your company name for future use.
Digital
Package
£19.99
Delivering a full set of company documents delivered by email.

£42.99

SAVE £23.00

Print
Package
£27.99
Perfect to get your bank account and your business trading quickly.

£72.99

SAVE £45.00

All Inclusive
Package
£69.99
Everything you need to get started in business including VAT and PAYE registration.

£189.99

SAVE £120.00

Limited by Shares Packages

Basic
Package
£13.99
Ideal for reserving your company name for future use.
Digital
Package
£19.99
Providing a full set of digital company documents.
Print
Package
£27.99
Perfect to get your bank account and your business trading quickly.
All Inclusive
Package
£69.99
Everything you need to get started in business including VAT and PAYE registration.

Other Company Formation Packages

£55 CashbackIncluding 18 months
of free business banking.

Company Formation Online – the easy way to register a new company

It could not be easier to register a new company online with Rapid Formations. Simply enter your company name into our name check tool, select a package, add any address services you may require, check out and take 5 minutes to complete your company details. Within 3 working hours your new company should be approved by Companies House and your company documents will be sent to you by email.

Rapid Formations is one of the UK’s leading company registration agents, providing clients with online company formation and address services for registered office, business address and services address. We are a Companies House e-filing partner and so we are able to deliver company documents electronically, allowing you to set up and register your new company online, without the need for paper forms to sign and post.

Limited by Shares

By far the most popular type of company incorporation in the UK is a private company limited by shares, commonly known as a limited company. Its purpose is to make a profit and distribute it to the shareholders. The main advantage of this type of corporate structure is to protect the personal assets of the owners (shareholders) as their liability is limited to the value of the shares issued. Rapid Formations offer four standard limited by shares packages from £13.99, and also a specialist accountants’ package designed for use by industry professionals.

Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs)

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. With our LLP formation package you can quickly and easily set up your LLP online - with full Companies House approval in 3 hours.

Limited by Guarantee

A Limited by Guarantee company is very much like a standard limited company, however, it does not have shareholders but instead has guarantors who undertake to contribute an amount of money should the company be wound up. This type of corporate entity is normally used by non-profit organisations such as clubs, associations and charities. We are one of a few company formation agents to offer online registration of a company limited by guarantee.

We’re always here to help

Talk or chat to our experts and get answers to your questions

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You are in safe hands

  • Lightning Quick

    A new company in 3 hours

    Our companies are usually approved and ready to trade, with company documents delivered within 3 hours.

  • Ask Around

    We’re trusted by you

    Our customers have voted us the #1 rated company formation agents in the UK. Read some of our 902 reviews.

  • Safety First

    Secure SSL website

    Our website is 256 bit encrypted, ensuring our customers' credit cards, passwords and sensitive data are always protected.

  • Fully Approved

    Companies House agents

    We are approved Companies House agents, forming over 24,000 companies a year. Rest assured we have done this before.

  • Simple

    5 easy steps

    Registering a company is simple using our 5 step online process, with no need for supporting documents or signatures.

  • Transparent

    No hidden charges

    No hidden charges and no price increases for renewals. Prices start from £13.99 and include the Companies House filing fee.

We’re always here to help

Talk or chat to our experts and get answers to your questions

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The Rapid Formations Scholarship Programme

At Rapid Formations, we believe in giving back. That’s why we’ve partnered with over 24 of the UK’s top universities to help foster young business talent. Every year, we award twenty scholarships to student entrepreneurs from across the country. To find out if you may be eligible for our scholarship programme, click here.

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Welcome from the CEO of Rapid Formations

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Yes, we are different...

"While most customer service teams are dominated by junior members of staff, at Rapid Formations our senior people lead from the front. We take personal responsibility for customer satisfaction and spend a good part of everyday talking to customers about their company registration. That may be one of many reasons our customers have voted Rapid Formations the #1 company formation agents in the UK.*

Don't believe us? Please take a moment to read a few of our customer reviews or give me a call on
020 7871 9990 to discuss your company setup."

Graeme Donnelly
CEO, Rapid Formations

*Since early 2014 we have been the #1 rated company formations agents on Trustpilot, the consumer review platform, with an Excellent rating of 9.8 out of 10, based on reviews.

Rapid Formation’s magic numbers

Customer reviews
published on Trustpilot to date
25,000Companies
formed every year
42Years - the average age of
our customer service staff
1We're the UK's #1 rated company
formation agents on Trustpilot
7.6Seconds - our average
telephone response time
2Locations
London & Glasgow
20Scholarships given to business
students every year
3Hours to register a company
using Rapid Formations
55Pounds cashback with every
Lloyds Bank account
2014 - 2015
Thank you to all our customers for your support and fabulous reviews on Trustpilot in 2014. We look forward to working with you in 2015 !

Our customer reviews

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Form a company in England
and Wales, Scotland or N. Ireland.

Rapid Formations form companies in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Companies set up in England and Wales will be registered at Companies House in Cardiff, Scottish Companies at Companies House Edinburgh, and Northern Ireland Companies at Companies House Belfast.

We offer online company registration of companies limited by shares and limited by guarantee, and also limited liability partnerships. The online application process should take no more than 5 minutes to complete, with Companies House approval within 3 hours.

Registered office services in
London and Glasgow.

We offer an excellent registered office service for companies incorporating in England and Wales from our location in Covent Garden, London. We also provide a registered office service for companies registered in Scotland at our location on Bath Street in Glasgow’s city centre.

Our services also extend to providing directors service addresses, business addresses and mail forwarding at very competitive rates

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