Select a limited company formation package

£9.99 +VAT

Why choose it…

Ideal for registering a company name for future use or forming a dormant company.


  • Private Ltd company
  • Digital company documents
  • Free domain name
Digital Plus
£14.99 +VAT

Why choose it…

Provides a Ltd company and delivers a full set of company documents by email.


  • Digital Package Plus
  • Digital registers & first minutes
  • Legal contracts & notices pack
£22.99 +VAT

Why choose it…

Supplies a Ltd company with both digital and printed documents. Perfect for opening your bank account.


  • Digital Plus Package
  • Printed company documents
All Inclusive
£59.99 +VAT

Why choose it…

Provides a Ltd company and everything you need to get started in business including VAT and PAYE registration.


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

Limited by Shares Packages

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

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Form a limited company in 5 easy steps

It could not be easier to set up a limited company or LLP with Rapid Formations. To start the company formation process, simply enter your company name into our name check tool, select a package 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 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 formation documents will be sent to you by email.

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.

Company Name

Start by using our company name search tool (see above) to check if your desired name is available or in current use. If it is available, we will tell you immediately. If it is already taken, you should try again.

Select Package

Select a company formation package that suits your requirements. See our package comparison table for full details. We offer private limited companies, LLP and limited by guarantee company registration packages.

Address Services

Protect your home address from going on public record by using our registered office and/or service address. You can also buy a business address, providing your company with an excellent corporate identity.


Check out and make a secure card payment. After payment is made you will receive by email: a payment confirmation, order summary, login details to your customer area, and details of what happens next.

Company Details

Complete your application and provide details of your registered office, director(s) and shareholder(s). This should take no longer than 5 minutes. We will then check your application before sending to Companies House.

Help Centre

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Required information checklist

This checklist outlines the exact information you
will need at hand before starting the company
formation process.

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Company formation in 5 steps

Have a look at our concise guide to find out just
how simple it is to form your own company
with Rapid Formations.

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Online admin portal

All clients have free access to our online admin portal to help them maintain, develop and oversee their companies online.

Choose a company structure that suits your needs

Private limited companies

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By far the most popular type of company formation 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 restricted to the value of the shares issued.


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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. Rapid Formations can provide quick and easy company formation of your LLP online - with full Companies House approval in 3 to 6 working hours.

Guarantee companies

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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 business be wound up. This type of corporate entity is normally used by non-profit organisations such as clubs, associations and charities.


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From £9.99 +VAT