An Interview with Lord Young – Part Two


An Interview with Lord Young - Part Two

In the first part of our interview Lord Young gave his opinion on what makes a great entrepreneur and his most recent initiative, Start Up Loans – and how it has created opportunities for small businesses which did not exist before. In this week’s post Lord Young gives his views on the possibility of a tech giant emerging from the UK and what he thinks of the EU (amongst various other things). Let’s get started. Continue reading

Pitching your business: The Perfect Pitch Checklist


Being able to pitch confidently is a vital skill if you want to take your business to the next level. To help you deliver a killer presentation (and make sure you’re prepared for it), we’ve created The Perfect Pitch Checklist. Nail these seven points to give your business the best possible chance: Continue reading

An interview with Lord Young – Part One

An interview with Lord Young - Part on

Lord Young has had a remarkable career in both the business and the political worlds, serving under various conservative governments and acting as the Secretary of State for Employment. He has spearheaded multiple initiatives including Start Up Loans, was an Enterprise Adviser to David Cameron and has written a number or vital reports about the small business landscape in the UK. Towards the end of last year we were lucky enough to sit down with him and discuss ‘business’. Continue reading

Startup Story with Andrew Weaver, founder of LawyerFair

We caught up with Andrew Weaver of LawyerFair at their riverside offices in Battersea for our first ever filmed Startup Story! Watch the video for Andrew’s entrepreneurial tips and much more. Continue reading

Why Online Company Formation is the way to go if you are looking to register your business

Why online Company Formation is the way to go if you are looking to register your business

Firstly, congratulations. You are now at a stage where your business idea is ready to become a reality. The next step is registering a company with Companies House, the question is; what is the best way to go about doing this?

You can of course go straight through Companies House, but what if you want something more than a bare-bones formation?  Continue reading

How can a Registered Office Service keep your home address private?

The company formation arena is one that’s full of jargon. Here at Company Formation MadeSimple we like to explain what some of these key company terms mean and look at how you can benefit from understanding the details.

One of the most significant things that you will need to be aware of is the registered office – this is vital to know as it has potential ramifications on your privacy. This blog will explain what a registered office is and look at how our service can help you.  Continue reading

Annual Return and Annual Account due dates explained – infographic


As soon as your limited company has been formed you are given an Accounting Reference Date along with due dates for your company’s Annual Return and Annual Accounts. But where do these dates come from? Are they just plucked from thin air or is there some logic behind it? Our infographic explains your company’s due dates and explains why it’s so important that you don’t miss them… even if your company isn’t trading. Continue reading