Dormant Companies Set Up For You
A shelf company (or ready made company) is a company that has been created and left with no trading activity. They are all up to date on their filing obligations.
NB. All companies are Limited by shares- England and Wales only.
Our list is kept up-to-date on a daily basis. Chosen companies are designated on a first come first serve basis.
If you would like to know the exact corporation date for a particular company or request a full list of available companies, please contact us.
What you get:
Electronic copies of the Original Certificate of Incorporation and Memorandum & Articles of Association
A hard copy Certificate of Incorporation
J30 stock transfer form
Online admin portal to manage your company
How it works:
Click 'Buy Now' for the price you want
We'll automatically email you the shelf company template
Simply return this completed template with your chosen company name from the selected incorporation year
We'll then make the relevant appointments and resignations (please note the name has not been reserved until the template has been returned to us)
We'll complete the J30 stock transfer form (Companies House are not notified of your new shareholders until an annual return is filed)
The company is now yours
Why buy a shelf company?
The process is quick and easy with a company number available straight away.
This can boost investor or consumer confidence. Some jurisdictions actually require that a company be in business for a certain length of time before signing contracts.
Shelf company FAQs
Can I change the company name?
Absolutely, if the company name is not suitable you can change the name for as little as £40 plus VAT. To find out more about changing a company name click here.
Can I get a bank account with the shelf company?
All banks carry out reference checks on company officers prior to opening a bank account for a limited company. As a shelf company has no officers or directors, you will still need to apply for an account and the bank will conduct the relevant credit history checks. Companies Made Simple has a relationship with Barclays and we will be happy to put you in touch with them.
Is it safe to buy a shelf company?
Yes. A shelf company is a dormant company with no trading history, so you can rest assured that the company is financially clean and there are no outstanding burdens.
Are Nominee services available?
Yes, if you don't want to be named in the company we offer various nominee services, click here for more information.
Do I have to use my own Registered Office?
Not if you don't want to. Companies Made Simple can provide a Registered Office Service with a prestigious London EC1 address. For more information click here.
If you have any more questions please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org