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Our Mission

To remove the barriers to starting a business, by making it easy and affordable for anyone to set up a limited company in the UK.

With over 36,000 business owners per year using Rapid Formations to register their limited companies, we think we are making progress in fulfilling our vision.

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Our Services

As a Companies House approved company formation agent, we specialise in the registration of limited companies and LLPs. As a business services provider, we offer a wide range of address services, banking solutions, meeting room hire, and more…

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Our Customers

We know the company registration process can be a little intimidating, and so we offer our support to give you peace of mind. Our client support is what sets us apart from the competition. It’s also why our customers have rated us the UK’s best company formation agents on Trustpilot - the leading review website.*

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Our Team

We only recruit the best and the brightest to join our team. Over the last few years, our teams in London and Glasgow have expanded quickly and we’re still growing.

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Want to learn more?

Find out more about where we came from, where we are going and the people taking us there, by navigating the tabs at the top of this page.

Rapid Formations' magic numbers

Customer reviews

published on Trustpilot to date

36,000 Companies

formed every year

42 Years

The average age of our
customer service staff

7.6 Seconds

Our average telephone response time

We're the UK's #1 rated

company formation agent on Trustpilot

2 Locations

London & Glasgow

20 Scholarships

given to business students every year

3 Hours

to register a company using Rapid Formations

18 Months

of free banking with every
Lloyds Bank Account

Our Locations

London

71-75 Shelton Street
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9JQ

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Glasgow

272 Bath Street
Glasgow
G2 4JR

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

Rapid Formations has expanded by leaps and bounds – and we’re still growing

Every year, over 36,000 business owners place their trust in our business services. Our expanding range of products has continued to grow - meeting the evolving business demands of our clients, however, we did not rise to be the UK’s top-rated company formation agent overnight...

Where it all began

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Our journey began in 1999, just two months before the impending millennium meltdown and the much-hyped Y2K crash. Undaunted, we boldly opened the doors of Blue Square Offices. Fortunately, that technological catastrophe never arrived – enabling us to roll out a wide array of virtual business services with which to assist businesses from all over the UK.

Leading the pack

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Rapid Formations is now one of the leading company formation agents in the UK, with a reputation for excellent customer service and the industry’s most responsive and functional website. Our business is thriving and developing at a fast pace, serving our UK and international customers from our offices in London and Glasgow.

Company formation services

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Our entry into the world of company formation came about for two reasons. First of all, we had developed our virtual office website to a point where we were seeing it in our sleep. Secondly, when we looked at the company incorporation market, we felt there was room for another provider who could offer a dynamic and competitively-priced product with great customer service. We then proceeded to develop our own website, build our own team of experts, and as they say, the rest is history.

A massive thanks

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At Rapid Formations, we put our customers before profit – which is why we are very proud to be the # 1 ranked UK company formation agent on Trustpilot, the leading customer review website. Your feedback enables us to review and improve our services on a regular basis, allowing us to continue in providing you with the best customer service in the industry. Above all else, we owe a massive thank you to our customers who put us in that position, and we hope you will continue to be a big part of our story.

Simplicity & Affordability

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We want to make sure your excitement in starting a new company isn’t dampened by an assault of confusing legal jargon and never-ending paperwork. Instead, we make it simple, straight-forward and stress-free to register a limited company. Complete a simple online application form and within 3 hours your company should be approved by Companies House and ready to trade.

We also understand how difficult it can be to start a business on a budget. Not only are our services affordable but they can save you money in the long-term. For instance, why hire an expensive office when you can use our mail-forwarding service and meeting room facilities at our prestigious London and Glasgow locations? Why pay professional fees when you can file company updates and documents through our free online admin portal? Our services provide the scope to make big savings without sacrificing a professional image.

Partnering with the best

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As part of our ongoing dedication to supporting new business, we have developed partnerships with a range of respected services and organisations who can further assist in the process of establishing and growing your new company. With the help of these global partnerships, we can provide your company with the best possible chances of success by helping you to open a professional business bank account.

These are our current partners:

Barclays Lloyds Worldpay Haines Watts

Sharing the knowledge

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At Rapid Formations, we realise that some of the terminology and the complex regulations surrounding company formation can be confusing. We’d like to do our part by helping break down those barriers, which is exactly why we have decided to make our in-house expertise freely accessible.

Nobody knows more about limited company procedures than our expert team. From formation options to insurance and marketing, our comprehensive FAQ section and our regularly-updated blog cover every topic under the sun. The content on our website is designed to make it easier for you to find the answers you need.

Great customer service

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Improving the customer experience underpins everything we do. We pride ourselves on offering unbeatable customer service across multiple channels with a highly knowledgeable UK-based team, available on e-mail, telephone and live chat.

We are rated the Number 1 company formation agent in the UK by the independent customer review platform Trustpilot. We are proud of our position as a customer service leader in this highly competitive field and we are continually striving to be even better. You can read all of our customer reviews here.

Company Formation

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Rapid Formations is an authorised Companies House e-filing partner, registering new limited companies online for clients in the UK and overseas. We incorporate companies limited by shares, companies limited by guarantee and Limited Liability Partnerships. Furthermore we offer two specialist packages to suit the needs of both non-UK residents and industry professionals.

We will normally have your company formed within 3 working hours without the need for any signatures or paperwork. Our online company manager facility then allows for simple maintenance of your records and the provision of further support throughout the life of your company.

Address Services

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Our range of prestigious London & Glasgow address services allows new companies to present a professional image without excessive costs. The services we provide are:

Registered Office Address: Providing a desirable official address for your limited company or LLP.

Service Address: Use our London or Glasgow address as your Service Address and protect your residential address.

Business Address Services: Offering an excellent corporate identity in Covent Garden, London or Glasgow’s City Centre.

Company Documents

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We also offer a selection of company document services for both new and existing companies. If you are based outside the UK, we provide the option to have your company documents Apostilled - certifying them for official usage in any country which is party to the 1961 Hague Convention.

Additionally, we can provide your existing company with a Certificate of Good Standing. This is often required when opening a business bank account or forming an overseas arm of an existing UK-based limited company.

CEO & Founder

" Rapid Formations was launched with the mission of making it as simple as possible for people to start a company online. We’ve made incredible progress in achieving this and the real driving force behind our success has undoubtedly been the people we have brought on board.

We have made it our policy to only hire the very best people, whose enthusiasm and innovative thinking allows us do things in the very best way. I believe the quality of our staff is demonstrated by the success we have achieved. "

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Company Secretarial Services

Customer Service

Admin

Mail

Reception

Media

Finance

Compliance

Join our team

What our people have to say

At Rapid Formations, we are always looking for great new people to join our team. We only want the most enthusiastic, passionate and
innovative people who are in-sync with our values and can help us shape our company’s future.

Below you will find summaries of the three main departments we operate. If you think you have what it takes
to join our team, send us your CV with a covering letter supporting your application to - jobs@rapidformations.co.uk

Customer Team Services
London

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We are known for exceptional customer service – we are recognised as the No.1 rated company formation agents in the UK based on our Trustpilot customer reviews. We are committed to providing our staff with the skills and knowledge needed to provide unbeatable service for our clients via telephone, e-mail and live chat.

Are you enthusiastic about providing memorable customer experiences every day? Do you love speaking to new people, and have a flair for problem solving? If so, you might just be a perfect fit for our customer service department. Why not send us your CV - jobs@rapidformations.co.uk

The Role

  • Provide excellent telephone, live chat & email support
  • Develop a strong understanding of limited company procedures
  • Assist in the process of sorting, scanning and forwarding client mail
  • Work on maintaining and improving our customer service standards

Attributes we love

  • Positive attitude
  • Dedication to offering service that goes the extra mile
  • Great communication skills, both verbal and written
  • IT and web savvy
  • Out of the box thinkers and problem solvers

Administration & Mail Team
London / Glasgow

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One of the secrets behind our efficiency is the excellent work done by the administration & mail teams. They work with speed, accuracy and focus to ensure new customer documents are issued within 24 hours of ordering and that all client mail is appropriately categorised, scanned and forwarded as quickly as possible.

As the backbone of the day-to-day work we do, we only bring the very best people on board for this role. If you think you have what it takes, then why not send us your CV - jobs@rapidformations.co.uk

The Role

  • Process, sort, scan and forward client mail
  • Fulfil company formation documents orders
  • Assist in the filing of Confirmation Statements and VAT Registration
  • Maintain and update client records
  • Assist in developing our administration and mail systems

Attributes we love

  • A great team player
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong IT skills
  • Positive attitude

Web Development & Media
Glasgow / London

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Are you a designer, developer, content writer or social media expert? Are you enthusiastic about exploring exciting new ideas and applying them to a constantly expanding business?

We pride ourselves on being one of the most innovative companies in our industry. A major part of our progress in this area stems from our dedication to making our website the most intuitive and comprehensive facility for incorporating a UK limited company.

We are always looking for the most ambitious and creative new people.

If this sounds appealing then send us a CV and a little bit about yourself to - jobs@rapidformations.co.uk

The Role

  • Website design
  • Website maintenance & updates
  • Social media
  • Content writing
  • Digital marketing and PR

Attributes we love

  • Creative
  • The courage to try new ideas
  • A natural flair for design
  • An eye for simplicity
  • Quick learner – it’s important you understand our industry

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