Changing your company’s SIC code

The Standard Industrial Classification Code – also known as the SIC Code – is a 6-digit number that outlines the industry that a limited company operates in. In this post we’ll look at how you can change your company’s existing SIC Code. Continue reading

How to use your online admin portal


After you’ve formed your company with us it’s automatically placed on our post company formation admin portal. From here you can view and update various company information, including registered office and director information. In this post we’re going to demonstrate how you can take full advantage of the online admin portal. Continue reading

The Companies House status says my company is ‘Active’ – what does this mean?

When you form a limited company your company is placed on the Companies House register (Companies House are the UK’s registrar of companies). In this post we’re going to look at the ‘Status’ field on the register and explain why your company may have an ‘Active’ status. Continue reading

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 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