Protect the company name you want or the name you trade under
A new limited company with your chosen name, which we will maintain on your behalf.
This service is annually renewable should you wish us to continue filing the dormant accounts and Confirmation Statement. Only available to companies that will be registered in England and Wales.
The purchase of a company under the ‘Reserve a Name’ service implies that no trading of any sort is undertaken in the name you wish to reserve (i.e. no significant accounting transactions during a financial year).
It is not possible to have more than one company with the same name. If you are thinking of starting your own company but are not quite ready, by reserving a name you make sure no-one else takes the name you want.
If you are running a business as a sole trader or partnership, reserving the name makes certain that a company does not set up with the same name as your business.
Yes - reminders will be sent out once a week for three weeks prior to expiry in each year. If you fail to renew in time the service will be terminated.
No, you will not. The company will be incorporated using our Registered Office address in N1 but you will stand as Director and Shareholder. The annual charge for keeping the company for you is £49.99. This includes the registered office service and the filing of the confirmation statement and dormant accounts each year. While we are providing the Reserve a Company Name service, you should not trade with it as filing dormant accounts while trading is an offence.
You will get a copy of the incorporation certificate only once the service has ended. Your company details will however be available for you to view in the 'My Companies' section of your online account.
It will need to be dissolved at Companies House following the proper procedures.
No, the service is only available for companies limited by shares and registered in England and Wales.
No, reserved companies are subject to the same rules as limited companies and sensitive words cannot be used.
Yes, absolutely. This will have no impact upon your existing registered dormant company until you decide you want to trade as a limited company instead.