Change of Company Name Service £39.99 +VATBuy Now

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. Once the documentation has been completed and signed, and the submission made at Companies House, the change of name should take place within 48 hours, although it can be shorter dependent on the Registrar's workload.

We will prepare the required documentation for a change of name under the authority of the members of the company, including the write up and filing of the form NM01 at Companies House.

What is included in our price?

  • Write up and submission of form NM01 (including Companies House disbursement fees).
  • Completion and filing of the NM01 form, which is used to notify Companies House of a change of name.
  • Minutes – The directors should pass minutes to change company name and file the Minutes in their company records.
  • Written Resolution – Existing shareholders must agree to change the name of the company by signing a special resolution.
  • Digital Certificate of Name Change.

How it works:

  • Click on the ‘Order’ button.
  • Enter the required details and proceed to checkout.
  • You will receive digital documents in 1-2 working days by email, including the meeting minutes and the special resolution.
  • You will need to sign the documentation and post the special resolution to Companies House.
  • We will file the request for a company name change electronically, and the name change should be approved within 1-2 working days (however, this is dependent on Companies House workload and may take longer).
  • You will then receive a Certificate of Name Change by email.
Change your company name £39.99 +VAT

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

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 confirmed to us that the documents have been signed, it will take 1-2 working days for your company name to change with Companies House. We will then send your documentation to you by email on 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 culimantes with the filing of the RR01 form). For further reading learn more.

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.

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