COMPANY REGISTRATIONS

We offer clear considered advice on setting up your company and ALL our company formation packages are fully completed with bespoke Articles of Association, statutory registers, first minutes and share certificates all completed upon incorporation.

COMPANY REGISTRATIONS

We offer clear considered advice on setting up your company and ALL our company formation packages are fully completed with bespoke Articles of Association, statutory registers, first minutes and share certificates all completed upon incorporation.

All your legal requirements completed – choose from:

At CRO we take pride in a professional service aimed at customers who appreciate the value of first class service and the importance of having their limited company set up so that it is fully compliant with the Companies Act.

The following gives a brief guide to the various types of companies that can be incorporated in the UK and their various principal characteristics. We can incorporate any of these company types for you and provide advice on the most appropriate entity if your business does not suit a standard private company.

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  • The most common Private Limited Company suitable for most trading businesses
  • Normal commercial trading purposes
  • Objects unrestricted
  • Can undertake any nature of business
  • Can operate anywhere in the world
  • Officers and shareholders can be resident anywhere and of any nationality
  • Members have limited liability
  • Can have a sole director and sole shareholder
  • Limited companies are often advantageous for their shareholders regarding taxation
  • Incorporated within hours
  • Own choice of name
  • As above but registration number available immediately upon receipt of payment
  • Takes longer to complete registration of new directors and transfer shares to new owners
  • More expensive
  • Restricted choice of name but this can be changed
  • Non-profit corporate entity – assets or financial surplus cannot be distributed to members
  • A Guarantee company is not owned by its members and cannot be transferred by its members for value – it has no share capital
  • Suitable for clubs, membership organisations, sports associations etc
  • Can apply for charitable status
  • Members have limited liability
  • Can be incorporated in most circumstances within hours
  • Some input required from client to establish main objects if required or objects can be unrestricted
  • Necessary if the company is to trade its shares to the public
  • Can undertake any nature of business
  • Can operate anywhere in the world
  • Members have limited liability
  • Can be incorporated in most circumstances within hours
  • Own choice of name
  • High initial capital commitment
  • Must have at least two directors and one shareholder
  • A private company can be converted to a PLC, so many PLCs start life as normal private companies and convert at a later date prior to flotation on the stock markets
  • Suitable for new and existing partnerships wishing to obtain limited liability status, and aimed particularly at professional partnerships such as accountancy and solicitors firms
  • Maintains tax status of a partnership
  • Members have limited liability
  • Can be incorporated in most circumstances within hours
  • Suitable for most commercial business activities
  • May be either a company limited by shares or a company limited by guarantee
  • Beneficial for property developers planning to sell flats or apartments in a development once completed
  • Can be used to spread the freehold of a number of flats across the individual owners allowing easy transfer and sale of each flat
  • Can be used purely as a vehicle to manage the maintenance of a property comprising of several flats or apartments
  • A form of company limited by guarantee
  • Allows leaseholders to purchase freehold properties or acquire the rights to manage a property under the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002
  • Applies where a building is sub-divided into two or more flats or tenancies
  • Uses prescribed Articles of Association
  • Can be either limited by shares, limited by guarantee or a public company
  • Intended for use by social enterprises wishing to use their profits and assets for public benefit
  • Requires approval from the CIC Regulator before incorporation
  • Cannot have charitable status

Head Office – Carpenter Court, Maple Road, Bramhall, Stockport, Cheshire SK7 2DH  T: +44 (0)161 440 8884    |    E: info@companyregistrations.co.uk
Information Services Office – Castle House, 2nd Floor, Suite B 63-69 Cardiff Road, Taffs Well, Cardiff CF15 7RD  T: +44 (0)2920 990800    |    E: info@croinfo.co.uk