If you’re just getting your business off the ground – or even if you are already an established company – you may be thinking about writing a business plan. But writing a business plan can be time consuming and difficult to start, so much so that one of your first thoughts may be “Do I really need to do this?” Whatever your business, the answer to this question is yes – and here’s why.
Vintage companies, aged shelf companies and old companies are all companies that have been registered with Companies House over a period of time. Although these companies may have not previously traded, they will have previously submitted Confirmation Statements, Company Accounts and Director Appointments to be filed at Companies House.
Whether you’re buying a ready-made company or starting up your own, every business needs a name. And it is vitally important to choose the right one. The choice could be the difference between your company becoming a great success or disappearing into obscurity.
A confirmation statement (CS01) replaced the annual return on 30th June 2016 and is intended to confirm the information about your company, registered at Companies House, is accurate and up to date.
A dormant company is a limited company that is not currently trading. If you set up a business and register it as a limited company, you do not have to start trading straight away if the time is not right for you.
When a limited company or Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) is formed, it is a legal requirement to provide a registered office (RO). This is the official ‘head office’ address where all correspondents will be sent, so there must be a physical postal address that is maintained at all times, in a location adjacent to where you incorporate your company or Limited Liability Partnership.
Opening a business bank account should be easy but the average trip to the High Street for business banking may leave you frustrated - given that most banks no longer have local business managers.
All UK limited companies must have a formal registered address where official post can be served, as well as post from HMRC. While it might appear logical for a registered address to be the office or building you work from, there are many good reasons why choosing our London registered address makes the most sense:
Starting a business can be a little overwhelming. You’ve no doubt invested a lot of time, trust and money into your new venture, and you have the weight of the world on your shoulders to prove that you can make a success of it. We understand that, and our ready-made company packages aim to take the pressure off the dull administrative paperwork and legal side of the start-up process as much as possible.
Vintage dormant companies create the best impression if you are looking to grow from a “standing start.” Vintage dormant companies have a much longer Companies House history than a recently registered shell company.
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