UK Company Formation


Once you have decided that a corporate entity is best suited to your new business venture you will need to ensure that the entity is incorporated properly. Carter Bond have helped many companies take this first step with confidence.

Legally registering your business is sometimes referred to as incorporation. There are many different company structures in the UK – from a community interest company to a public limited company. Carter Bond can help decide what is best for you.

To incorporate a corporate entity, you will need to have certain information ready such as the company name and address, details of the company officers through to share capital and shareholder details. Carter Bond can assist you with every step.

What We Do

  • Initial incorporation (registration at Companies House).
  • Tailor made Memorandum and Articles of Association.
  • Updating the statutory books, registers and records required by law.
  • Advising on shareholders’ rights, responsibilities and liabilities.
  • Advising on directors’ duties and liabilities.

FAQ - Company Formation

How much does it cost to form a limited company?

The Companies House electronic filing fee is £12 unless you choose to do hard copy filing then it is £40 or same day filing is £100.

How long does it take to form a limited company?

It usually takes between 3 to 5 hours for your company to appear at Companies House provided that you have submitted the application within their working hours 9am to 5pm.

What is the difference between a sole trader registration and a company formation?

When you register as a sole trader, you will have to inform HMRC that you are going to work as self-employed so that HMRC knows how to tax you. Please remember that this doesn’t register or create a business. As a sole trader you are running your business as an individual.

When you incorporate a company at Companies House it creates a separate legal entity which means that any creditors will not be able to go against you as a person but will go against the company.


Reena Popat

With over 10 years experience, Reena has significant knowledge and expertise when it comes to corporate and commercial matters. She is best placed to draft any agreement you require for your business.


Naju Chowdhury

With extensive experience in working with commercial legal matters. Reena is best placed to draft any agreement you require for your business.

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