Can I change my company name?


name changeYes you can. Companies House allow limited companies to change their name for a fee (which depends on the filing method). There are a number of ways to change a company name:

• Directly with Companies House via paper forms (NM01 document).
• Directly with Companies House via their online filing system.
• Via our very own online Company Name Change service.

There are a few things worth noting before proceeding with a company name change:

• Online filing of the name change takes roughly 3 working hours to be processed by Companies House.
• Paper filing takes roughly one week to be processed by Companies House.
• If the proposed company name includes any “Sensitive words and expressions” only paper filing can be accepted. Supporting documentation must be provided to demonstrate the suitability of the name.
• The company number does not change when a company changes its name.

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