Last updated Jun 12, 2024 and written by Tom Richardson

How Do I… Change my Company Secretary?

A UK Limited Company can have multiple secretaries, although having a company secretary is no longer a legal requirement. To appoint a new secretary after the company has been formed, you can submit an AP03 form to Companies House. To resign a secretary after the company has been formed, you can submit a TM02 form to Companies House.

These days, Companies House no longer requires the submission of paper forms to appoint or resign a company secretary. If you used Companies Made Simple for your company formation, you can make these changes through our online portal, and Companies House will update their records electronically.

Even if you didn’t use Companies Made Simple to incorporate your company, you can easily import your company onto our system for free and make the necessary changes there. When processed electronically, the change will be made within 3 hours.