What are corporate appointments?

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All UK limited companies must have at least one director, one shareholder and one person with significant control (PSC). All these roles can be taken by one person, however – as well being able to appoint other people, you can also appoint other companies in roles too. These are called corporate appointments.

To appoint a corporate director you will require the following information*:

*Your company must have at least one person in the director role

To appoint a corporate shareholder you will require the following information:

  • Company name
  • Authorising person’s name
  • Registered office address
  • Number of shares held
  • Value of shares held

To appoint a corporate PSC you will require the following information:

Although the secretary is now an optional appointment, you can still appoint a corporate secretary if you wish. To appoint a corporate secretary you will require the following information:

If you’re using Company Formation MadeSimple and want to make a corporate appointment during the company formation process:

1. Navigate to the relevant appointment:

2. Click the corporate appointment link:

3. Enter the required information and then select ‘Continue’

4. Complete the company formation process

If you’ve already formed your company and now want to make a corporate appointment:

1. Log in to Company Formation MadeSimple

2. Select ‘My Companies’ and click on your company name:

3. Scroll down to the relevant section and click the link:

4. Click the corporate appointment link:

5. Enter the required information and then select ‘Continue’ – the appointment is normally accepted within a few working hours

We hope you’ve found this post helpful. Keep an eye on the blog for more company formation hints and tips.

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Mathew Aitken

is Head of Content at Made Simple Group. This entails overseeing MadeSimple’s blogs (five in all!) and any other content we happen to be producing. In his spare time Mathew is an avid film-goer, TV-watcher and Tottenham Hotspur-endurer.
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