Last updated Dec 13, 2023 and written by Tom Richardson

How many people do I need to form a company?

Are you in the process of becoming a ltd company?

It’s worth knowing that you can register a UK limited by shares company with just one person. This person can be a national and resident of any country (although the company’s registered office needs to be in the UK) but must be aged 16 or over.

If you are forming a company with one person they are required to fill the following roles:

  • Director (the person who runs the company)
  • Shareholder (the person who owns the company)

The secretary appointment is optional.