What should I know about choosing my company’s name?
Sensitive Words are defined by Companies House as words or phrases with the potential to confuse or mislead the public. Such as the use of the words Government, Crown or British in your company name will imply a connection with the UK Government. Words like Police, Bank, Financial fall under the same category. Adjectives like Chartered or Accredited will also need to be reviewed by the Sensitive Business Names Team to make sure that what is being claimed in the company name is true or certifiable. If you have questions about the name you want to use, please contact us in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if my name is similar to a competitor?
Your name must be unique. Companies House will review whether your proposed company name too closely resembles another company name on the Registry. For instance, if you like the name Boardwalk Repairs Limited but it’s taken, so you select Boardwalk Repairs UK Limited, it will be flagged by Companies House and rejected.
What is the significance of a Certificate of Incorporation?
This will be the most important formation document which shows that your company is officially registered with Companies House. It will show your company’s date of formation and company registration number. This document is necessary for major transactions like opening a bank account, being set up as a supplier for your customers, and selling your company.