I’ve not got a WebFiling Authentication Code, how do I change my Registered Office?

webfiling authentication code

All UK companies that are formed online, either with a company formation agent like us or directly with Companies House, are automatically assigned a 6 alphanumeric code called the WebFiling Authentication Code. This code allows anyone who holds it to make online updates and changes to the company. But what if you’ve misplaced your code and need to update your company’s registered office? Continue reading

What is a limited company subscriber?

What is a social enterprise?

So you know what a director is (the person who runs the company), what a shareholder is (the person who owns the company), what a person with significant control is (the person who really owns the company) and what a secretary is (the person who takes care of the company admin… if you want to appoint one) but what on earth is a subscriber? Let’s take a look.

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How do I change a director’s date of birth?


When it comes to a limited company’s director there’s quite a bit you can change online: Name, service address (official address), residential address, occupation, even the nationality. The date of birth however, is not so simple to update. After all, whilst all of the above can change, someone’s date of birth can’t. But what if you entered the incorrect date of birth when appointing a director? Continue reading

How do I change a shareholder’s personal information?


Changing your shareholder information is not quite as simple as changing director information (where an online CH01 form can be filed in a matter of seconds) – but it’s still quite simple. In this post we’ll look at how you can do this. Continue reading

How long does it take to form a company?


It is currently taking Companies House (the UK’s registrar of companies) an average of 15 hours to process limited company incorporations. This being the amount of time it takes for a company to be formed once the company information has been completed and the incorporation request has been sent to Companies House. Continue reading

8 ways you know you’re an entrepreneur in the making

8 ways you know you're an entrepreneur in the making

Business dictionary.com define an entrepreneur as “Someone who exercises initiative by organizing a venture to take benefit of an opportunity”  This might describe what an entrepreneur is – but is there a set of qualities that an individual needs to become one? How do you know if you have what it takes to go it alone and start your own business? Let’s have a look at some key pointers that tell you whether you’re an entrepreneur in the making:  Continue reading

Can the registered office and service address be the same?

What is the Northern Powerhouse and how will it effect small businesses?

The registered office is a UK limited company’s official address whilst the service address is a UK limited company director’s official address. But is it ok to use the same address as both the registered office and service address? Continue reading

7 funding routes to help your business grow

7 funding routes to help your business grow

You have started a business but you’re short of one very important thing… money. Having an extra source of capital can help your business in a number of ways: You could hire new staff, acquire a new office space, build a new product, go live with a marketing campaign, and of course much more. But where on earth do you get funding from? Finding the right place for this can be tricky. With this in mind, we have done some investigating to give you an idea of the most popular funding routes available to you and your business. Read on to find out more.  Continue reading

Changing your company name during the online company formation process

Registering a company - when is the right time?

The first step of the online company formation process is to check the availability of your proposed company name. If the name is available you then choose your package, make payment and then fill-out your company details. But what if you make payment and then change your mind about the company name? Is it too late to change it? Read on to find out. Continue reading

MadeSimple shortlisted for the UK Customer Experience Awards 2016!


We’re absolutely delighted to announce that we’ve been named as finalists at this year’s UK Customer Experience Awards in the ‘Employee Engagement – Improving CX’ category. Continue reading