We are often asked to explain the difference between ‘Limited’ and ‘Ltd’ at the end of a company name. There is absolutely no difference, other than the fact that one is a complete word and the other is the shortened form. So, you can use whichever one you like.
Limited or Ltd – decisions, decisions!
When you’re setting up a limited company, one of the first decisions you have to make is whether to choose Limited or Ltd for the end of your name. However, your choice will only affect the way your company name is displayed on your incorporation documents. During the life of your firm, you can use whatever format you like. You can also interchange between them, displaying different formats on your website, letterheads and business cards as you so please.
LIMITED, LTD, Limited or Ltd are one and the same. You are free to use any version. It should be noted, however, that Companies House always registers and records names in capitals and never produce certificates of incorporation in lower case.