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Limited company directors – everything you need to know

A director is someone who manages the day-to-day aspects of running of a limited company, which includes all operational, financial, and statutory administrative duties. Along with company secretaries, limited company directors are referred to as company ‘officers. Directors are appointed by the shareholders or guarantors (members) who own the company. In many cases, particularly small…

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Exemption from using the word ‘Limited’ or ‘Ltd’ in a company name

Almost all private limited companies in the UK are required to include the word ‘Limited’ (or ‘Ltd’) at the end of their name when they are incorporated at Companies House. Welsh companies (i.e. those with a registered office situated in Wales) can use ‘Cyfyngedig’ (or ‘Cyf’) instead. However, some companies are exempt if they can…

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