Change of Company Name Service

You can change the name of your limited company at any time after incorporation. Rapid Formations provides a professional service to change your company name on your behalf.

We will prepare and file the required documentation for a change of name and the process should take no longer than 24 hours to complete.

What is included in our price?

  • Prepare and file form NM01, used to change a company name, including Companies House fee of £8.00.
  • Minutes of directors' meeting agreeing to change the company name.
  • Preparation of written resolution signifying shareholders' agreement to change the name of the company.
  • Digital Certificate of Name Change.

How it works:

  • Select Buy Now, enter the required details, proceed to checkout and pay.
  • We will send you digital documents in 1-2 working days by email for signature and to return to us.
  • The name change should be approved within 24 hours.
  • You will then receive a Certificate of Name Change by email.

Change your company name


Select Buy Now and complete the application form with details of the company name you wish to change.

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Frequently asked questions

How long will it take to change my company name?

It usually takes around 3-4 working days in total to change a company name on the Companies House register. We will send you digital documents to sign within 1-2 working days, by email.

Once you have signed and sent them back via email or post, it will take 1-2 working days for your company name to change with Companies House. We will then email you your documentation the same day the company name is changed.

Will my company registration number change if I change my company name?

No. This will remain the same.

How do I correct a spelling mistake in my company name?

If you made a spelling mistake when you registered your company name, you will still be required to undertake the full process to change a company name as described above.

Can I change the ‘Limited’ part of my company name to ‘plc’ using the name change service?

No. This change is a separate process that requires you to re-register your private limited company to a plc (which culminates with the filing of the RR01 form). For further reading, click here.

I want to use a sensitive word in my new company name, what do I need to provide?

You will need to provide supporting evidence or a letter of non-objection from the relevant authority to support your application. Please forward this documentation to us by email at your earliest convenience.

When a sensitive word is included in the new company name, we will be required to order your company name change by post, and the whole process will take between 5 to 10 working days.

Will I receive a new certificate of incorporation and company documents?

No. Your original certificate of incorporation will remain intact and will be supplemented with a certificate of company name change. The memorandum will not change, as this lists the subscribers to the company on the day it was formed.

In many respects, the memorandum becomes a document of historical significance, through the passage of time.

If you are a non-resident or do business overseas, apostilled documents are an absolute must – and nobody delivers quicker than Rapid Formations.

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