Category Archives: Service Address

What are the differences between a Director and a Shareholder?

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When incorporating a Limited by Shares company you will need a Director and a Shareholder. Both are pivotal to the general running of the company with the differences depending on the company type; Limited by Shares, Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) or Limited by Guarantee. We know it can be confusing when setting up a company, so we have written this handy post that covers the differences between these two roles and everything else you need to know.

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A quick guide to the Director’s Residential Address

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During the limited company formation process you need to provide a number of different addresses:

  • Registered office
  • Shareholder address
  • Person with significant control address
  • Director’s service address
  • Director’s residential address

In this post we’re going to concentrate on the final address is this list; the director’s residential address. Whilst this is clearly where the director lives, there are still some important things that you should know about the address. Let’s get started. Continue reading

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The service address explained

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When appointing a director for a limited company you will have to provide a service address. In this post we’re going to explain what the service address is, the difference between the service address and the registered office, and how to go about changing the service address. Continue reading

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The Registered Office: Your questions answered

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At Company Formation MadeSimple we get many queries regarding certain terms and phrasings, in particular, to do with the registered office; a limited company’s official address at Companies House (the UK’s registrar of companies). In this post, we will look at and answer some of these common questions. Continue reading

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How Can I Open a Company?

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Opening (or starting, or forming, or registering, or incorporating) a company limited by shares is now extremely simple thanks to formation agents (such as us!) and the registrar of companies, Companies House, simplifying the process. A company can now be formed online in just a matter of hours. Continue reading

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How do I renew my Companies Made Simple Service?

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How do I renew my Companies Made Simple services? Find out in this blog post.

Companies Made Simple offer a range of services that are renewable after one year:

Company Formation Packages

Privacy Package – £59.99 plus VAT

What exactly is being renewed? The Registered Office and Service address services.

Comprehensive / Ultimate Package – £99.99 plus VAT

What exactly is being renewed? The Registered Office service, Service address service, Maintenance of Statutory Books service and Annual Return service. Continue reading

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What is… a Service Address?

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What is a Service Address?Last Updated: 19/08/2014

When forming your Limited Company you will notice that Companies House request both a residential address and a service address for directors. The residential address is self-explanatory, the service address not so. In short the service address can be any address in the world where the director can be contacted via mail. The service address can be the same as the residential address. What should be considered when choosing a service address is that the address will be on the public register. It is because of this reason many people opt to use a different address than their residential address.

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