The #1 rated
company formation
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Rapid Formations are #1 rated UK company formation agent

9.7/10 based on 4,662 Reviews

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Trust our experience - 42,607 companies formed within the last 12 months

Limited company formation packages

Digital
£9.99 +VAT
Why choose it...

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

Includes:

  • 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.

Includes:

  • Digital Package +
  • Digital registers & first minutes
  • Legal contracts & notices pack
Print
£18.99 +VAT
Why choose it...

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

Includes:

  • Digital Plus Package +
  • Printed company documents
All Inclusive
£54.99 +VAT
Why choose it...

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

Includes

  • Print Package +
  • VAT & PAYE registration
  • Confirmation Statement
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We make company formation easy

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

Begin by searching for your company name to see if it is available for registration.

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

Select the package that is right for you. We have a range of different options.

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

Proceed to checkout. You will also have the option to add additional services.

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

Quickly fill in your company details and let us take care of the rest.

4 reasons to choose
Rapid Formations

We are rated #1 everywhere...

Our customers have voted us the top rated company formation agents in the UK, on most major review platforms: Trustpilot, Google, Facebook, Yell. Please be assured, this didn't happen by accident - we work very hard on providing customer service excellence.

Our prices are competitive...

We pride ourselves on providing value for money. Our aim is to ensure our website displays clear, transparent and competitive pricing, with no hidden costs. We will never put an item in your basket without you doing so yourself, and we will never persuade you to buy something you may not need.

Our process is super easy...

Most of our customers are forming a limited company for the first time, and so the goal of our software development team is make this process as simple and easy as possible. Stress does not make happy customers, and we prefer happy customers!

Not too small, not too large...

Rapid Formations is a team of 35 members, well trained and experienced to respond to your individual needs. We like to think we are small enough to care, and large enough to handle the demands of our customers in an efficient and professional manner.

Trust our Experience We have formed 42,607

companies within the last 12 months

Some useful resources

Required information

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

Company formation in 4 steps

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

Online admin portal

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

Don't waste time doing this yourself. Rapid Formations is quick,
reliable and provides value for money.

Heather Hayes

RAPID FORMATIONS CUSTOMER

Very accessible and straightforward. If I find myself in the position of setting
up another company, I will happily use their service again.

David Preston

RAPID FORMATIONS CUSTOMER

Very affordable and straightforward with readily available customer service
agents to assist. I would definitely recommend to others.

Abigail Dubiniecki

RAPID FORMATIONS CUSTOMER

Quick, reliable and extremely efficient.
I highly recommend Rapid Formations to all start up businesses!

Adam Weston

RAPID FORMATIONS CUSTOMER

Choose a company structure that suits your needs

Private Limited Company

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.

LLP

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 Company

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.

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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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 company formation 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 formation 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.