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Many of our customers are forming a company for the first time,
so, we have made the process as simple as possible.
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We are a team of 45 members. Small enough to care,
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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.
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.
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.
companies within the last 12 months
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 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.
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.
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.
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.