Cost-effective company formation.
Ideal if you are looking to make your new company dormant or reserve a company name for future use.
Your company application will be sent to Companies House electronically and will usually be approved within 3 to 6 working hours. Upon approval we will send your digital company registration documents to you by email which will include
your Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum and Articles of Association and a Share Certificate for each shareholder.
- This package provides a company with Ordinary shares. If you wish to form a company with more than one class of share, please call our customer service team at 020 7871 9990, and we will be happy to assist you.
- The Lloyds Business Bank Account is only available to companies with UK resident directors and shareholders. Companies with overseas or nominee directors and shareholders are not eligible for this offer. This offer is not available
to companies Limited by Guarantee.
Ready to Trade Limited by Shares Company
Your new Company Limited by Shares will be fully approved by Companies House and ready to trade today.
3 to 6 Hour Online Formation
Most of our companies are formed within 3 to 6 working hours. In some cases it may take longer, subject to Companies House workload.
No Paperwork, Signatures or Documents Required
Our company formation process is 100% online, without the need for any paperwork, signatures or documents.
Companies House Filing Fee of £10.00 Included
Companies House fee of £10.00 for the incorporation of your company is included in the price.
Digital (PDF) Company Documents
A digital (PDF) version of the following documents will be emailed to you as soon as your company is approved:
- Certificate of Incorporation
- Memorandum & Articles of Association
- Digital Share Certificate(s)
FREE services included:
Business Bank Account (optional)
Open a Barclays or Lloyds Business Bank Account with this package and get up to 18 months' of free business banking. We will prepare and forward your application directly to the bank, as part of your order.
.com or .co.uk Domain Name
A free .com or .co.uk website domain name for 1 year, to help establish the online presence of your new business.
Google Adwords Voucher worth £75
Get your online advertising started with a Google phone setup service and a Google Adwords Voucher. Spend £25 and get an extra £75.
Online Admin Portal to Manage your Companies
You can easily make changes to your companies using our free Online Admin Portal, saving money on expensive accountants’ fees in the process.
Support for the Lifetime of your Company
At Rapid Formations, we are available to answer any questions by telephone, email or live webchat, before, during and after the company incorporation process.
Address services with 50% Discount
Add an address service to your package
Protect your home address with a Registered Office Address in Covent Garden or Glasgow. All registered office mail will be forwarded to an address of your choice free of charge (within the UK).
from £19.50for 12 monthsLearn More
As a company officer you can use your residential address as your service address, but it will appear on the public record. Keep your personal address confidential by using our Service Address.
from £12.00for 12 monthsLearn More
We can provide you with a prestigious Covent Garden or Glasgow Business Address, enhancing your corporate image and creating an excellent business presence in a leading commercial location.
from £44.50for 12 monthsLearn More
You can add these items during the order process
Guaranteed Same-Day Service
Consultation with an Accountant
Business bank account
You can select a business bank account during the order process
Frequently asked questions
Am I reserving a company name or setting up a limited company?
You are doing both. When you set up a limited company, your company name is reserved for whenever you want to start trading, whether that is immediately or at some point in the near or distant future. Remember: If you do not
plan to start trading now or in the near future, you will have to contact HMRC to state that your company is dormant.
When can I start trading through my new company?
You can begin trading when your application is approved by Companies House. This usually takes no more than three working hours, depending on Companies House current workload. Should you require to register a company urgently,
we offer a Guaranteed Same Day Service which can be added to your order. If you choose to start trading immediately, you must register your company with HMRC for Corporation Tax within 3 months.
Do I get paper incorporation documents with this package?
No,you get PDF digital documents only, but these can be downloaded and printed off at any time. Alternatively, you can choose the the Print Package, or you can order paper documents from your customer area on our website at
any time after incorporation.
Does this package include any company address services?
It does not include any company address services, but some of our other packages do - click on the orange ‘Compare Packages’ button above to view our full range of packages for companies limited by shares. However, you can
add a London or Glasgow Registered Office, Business Address and Service Address to your package before checking out.
Can I use this package to register a non-profit company limited by guarantee?
No, you can only use it to register a company limited by shares, even if you simply want to reserve a company name. If you plan to set up a non-profit organisation, you should select our Limited by Guarantee Package - this
will enable you to reserve a company name and register a ready-to-trade company limited by guarantee. If you do not wish to start trading immediately upon incorporation, you will simply require contacting HMRC through your
local corporation tax office to state that your new company is currently dormant.
Are there any additional costs?
No. Your company formation will cost £9.99 plus VAT. You will only pay more if you choose to purchase additional products or services.
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