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Quick guide to our
company formation packages
We make company formation easy
Begin by searching for your company name to see if it is available for registration.
Select the package that is right for you. We have a range of different options.
Proceed to checkout. You will also have the option to add additional services.
Quickly fill in your company details and let us take care of the rest.
Our business banking partners
Pick up a business bank account as part of your company formation and tick off another task on your ‘to do’ list.
We offer up to 8 banking options for your new company, each with simple online account opening. Select a bank today and get your account up and running in a matter of minutes.
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Take a look at what our customers say after setting up a company with us.
The information you need to form a company
A company name that is not already in use at Companies House. You can check the availability for your preferred company name by using our company name checker.
A registered office address that is a physical address in the UK. Don’t worry, most of our packages include a registered office service, for example, the Privacy Package.
The details of all company officers (directors and secretaries) and shareholders, including full name, residential address, occupation, date of birth and nationality.
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As we have grown we've been able to pass on our economies of scale to the customer.
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Customer Service Team
Our company formation training programme is much-admired within our industry.
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Have you got any questions about the company formation process or business
in general? No problem. We’ve written a number of guides to help you start, run and grow your business.
A guide to UK company formation
Everything you need to know about setting up a UK lilited company. Find out what company formation means, how to pick the perfect name, and what you must do to register a company with Companies House.
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After company you will immediately take on a number of responsibilities. This is a comprehensive look at everything you need to do in your new role as company director.
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Frequently asked questions...
The main benefit of forming a limited company is the protection provided by limited liability. This means if your business runs into financial trouble, your personal assets will not be at risk. Other benefits include enhanced credibility and tax efficiency.
No. You can form a company as a non UK resident from most locations in the world. However, you will require to have a UK registered office address, which 1st Formations provides in most our company formation packages. Have a look at our Non-Residents Package.
A company limited by shares is the most popular type of limited company. ‘Limited by shares’ simply means the liability of the owners is limited to the nominal value of the shares issued by the company.
It usually takes 3 to 6 working hours to form a company with 1st Formations; however, this is dependent on Companies House workload on the day, and it can take up to 24 hours.
There is no legal obligation for a limited company to open a business bank account; however, in practice it is almost impossible to operate without one. A limited company is a separate legal entity from its owners, therefore you should keep your personal and business finances separate.
- A company name that is not currently registered at Companies House. You can check if your company name is available using our company name checker.
- A physical address in the UK to use as your registered office address. Most 1st Formations packages include a registered office address service, for example, our Privacy Package.
- The details of all directors and shareholders, including full names, residential addresses, occupations, dates of birth and nationalities.
A limited company must issue at least one share. If there is more than one shareholder, it requires to issue at least one share per shareholder. It is often recommended to issue more than the minimum number of shares to avoid the need to issue more in the future.
Yes, 1st Formations provide full telephone and email support for all customers during the lifetime of their companies. We also provide an Online Company Manager and a full range of company services to help you maintain and develop your company.
Our business partners
We have teamed up with some of the top business brands in
the world to give your new company the best possible chance of success.
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Our popular services
CREASARL provide many services to help you set up, maintain and develop your business after company incorporation. Here is a selection of our most popular services.
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What you can expect from us...
CREASARL are authorised Companies House formation agents, and we are also a member of ACRA (the Association of Company Registration Agents) ensuring our company documentation is of the highest quality, always up-to-date and compliant with current regulations and legislation.
We are available and ready to support you every step of the way; from tentative initial enquires, to helping you choose a package, to guiding you through the company formation process.
If you need any assistance or you would like to form your company by telephone with one of our experts, give us a call at 020 3897 2233.
Once you are ready to start
It’s a simple matter of following our simple 4 step company formation process: Go to our homepage and find out if your company name is available; choose a package; select any company services you may require, checkout and pay; and complete our ‘online company registration form’. This should take you no more than 15 minutes and your new company should be ready to trade in 3 to 6 working hours.
As soon as your new company is incorporated, we will send you a digital copy of your company documents. Printed documents will take between 24 to 48 hours to reach you by post, and if your package included any address services, these will be set up for you within 3 to 5 working hours.
After company formation
Let’s just say our journey together has just started! 1st Formations provides free customer support for the lifetime of your company. So please call or email us if you need help.
We also provide a free Online Company Manager facility for all customers, where they can maintain and update their company records and details, without having to login and navigate Companies House website, and a full range of company services.
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