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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Real Business; Case Study: Alex Harrington-Griffin, Part 1

    Welcome to our brand new “Real Business” case study series. We are going to interview individuals whom we believe offer valuable insight into what it’s like to start up and run a business. Our very first victim is Alex Harrington-Griffin from printed.com. We got to know Alex through our relationship with printed.com and discovered that […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Real Business Case Study: Alex Harrington-Griffin, Part 2

    Welcome to part two of our interview with Alex Harrington-Griffin, our first subject in the new “Real Business” case study series. To read part one, click here. What were the positives and negatives of working for yourself? Positives. There’s a weird adrenaline when you run your own business. It’s a constant amount of energy. It’s […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Adding new Shares and Shareholders to your Limited Company

    To add new shares to a limited company you need to file the “SHO1-Return of allotment of shares” document with Companies House (this can be filed via paper of via our online admin portal). 

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Limited and Ltd: What suffix to use?

    When forming your company, one of many choices that you have is what suffix to use, “Limited” or “Ltd”? So what’s the difference? Well, other than aesthetics there isn’t a difference. They mean the same thing. But… If you form with “Limited” you can abbreviate to just “Ltd”, however, if you form with “Ltd” you […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    What does Limited actually mean?

    On Friday we posted a piece entitled “Limited and Ltd: What suffix to use?” What the post didn’t touch on was what the term “Limited” actually means (in a company sense). So what better time than now to explore the definition? Here goes. In a limited company the liability of the shareholders is, you guessed […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    The Company Status: I’m Dormant but Companies House say I’m Active

    Once a company has been formed the Companies House webcheck will give the company an “Active” status. This is nothing to do with the company’s trading status. It is simply to do with the company’s current “life” status. “Active” means that the company is formed – whether it is trading or not is not taken […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    How to change your Companies House WebFiling Authentication Code

    All limited companies formed online with Companies House (either directly with Companies House or via a formation agent such as us) are automatically allocated a Companies House webfiling authentication code (click here for more information on the code). Once the code has been received you are free to change it to something memorable. To do […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Company Name Change: Do I get a new Certificate of Incorporation?

    You do not get an amended certificate of incorporation if you change the name of your limited company. The certificate of incorporation reflects the information correct at the time of formation, therefore it will never change.

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Post Company Formation: Sharing Account Information

    As part of our company formation process we require all customers to create an account with us. After you have formed a limited company, access to said company’s admin portal is restricted to the account holder. 

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Share Certificates for your New Shareholders

    We provide share certificates for existing and new shareholders alike. For existing shareholders simply login to your account, access “My Companies” and select your company name. Scroll down to the “Shareholders” section and select “Download”, you will either be presented with an online version of the certificate straight away or you will have to enter […]

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