What our clients say...

Very helpful - had to call on more than one occasion, phones answered, staff very helpful, job done, used them 4 times now and would do so again, recommended.

Well what can I say - your online chat was efficient and excellent. I will be using you for all future company set ups and would recommend you to everyone.

I was very impressed by the whole process. Website made it very clear what needed to be done and everything worked as advertised and in the time frames stated. Definitely recommend.

Very quick and easy to use. Automated emails provided everything I needed. The online process took less than an hour and the company was registered within three hours. I'd definitely recommend this site to friends and colleagues.

Its very easy to use, most importantly it is very speedy and no hassle. Just like it says in the name: made simple!

Its excellent. I applied for Friday evening and today it is done. As a chartered professional, I am extremely pleased and would recommend this service to every one in my community.

A very quick, simple and east to follow process. There were no questions left unanswered by the FAQ section and other resources available. Will definitely use again

Choosing a set-up company from thousands that I found online was something of a lottery, but I count myself fortunate in selecting CMS. The process was straightforward and logical, and I learned a lot thanks for the help offered at every stage.

Quick, easy and efficient service to expedite incorporation of a company with a sensitive name ( Once approval from relevant body had been obtained) Thank you

This is what you call exemplary customer service. Timely and precise answers to to the questions posed. You made this exercise a pleasant experience, I would highly recommend the services of your company. Many thanks. Tony Moore, Chairman PCVersal Studios LTD.

I must admit to being a bit sceptical about the service but having taken the plunge everything that they promised to deliver has been provided, Honestly wouldn't think twice about using them again.

Simple to use, good guidance on each page for what to fill in- as well as the ability to fill information you have already provided (addresses, Director info etc) Really easy, and would definitely use them again.

You have been ' Excellent' in terms of support, Keeping to your word and basically making my business start up and registration so easy and simple! Thanks and heres to a long working relationship.

You have been ' Excellent' in terms of support, Keeping to your word and basically making my business start up and registration so easy and simple! Thanks and here's to a long working relationship.

I got an excellent service on website and over the phone it was easy to follow instructions and also the prices are good I am a happy customer will refer more friends and family.

Its a pleasure to deal with. Staff is very helpful and professional. I like to say thank you for your professional support. I recommend your service to every accountant.

It took less then three hours to get my company registered! This says it all. Companies Made Simple? No I reckon it ought to be Companies Made " Simplest" Excellent service

1st class service used this company many times would not go anywhere else. Thanks for 1st class service

The service is super easy and fast. The additions they add to the packages are well worth the money. Save yourself time and read this review properly- you wont find a cheaper and better service then companies made simple. believe me I have searched the internet for all the different services I needed to see if I could find it cheaper elsewhere - Impossible. Apart from value for money, you really do get a very professional approach to your registration. No hassle, very easy to use, and best of all- great value for money

Unbelievably easy, got my company registration confirmation in 3-4 hours as promised! Definitely recommended to set up a business in the UK

Excellent. Today I also received written documents, less than one week altogether, Thank you

The website is really easy to use and is so easy to start up a company

‘Have been using Companies Made Simple for several years now, and cannot fault them. An excellent company to do business with, and Customer Service second to none. A FIVE STAR company’

‘dealt quickly and supported and fed back very quick. emails where sent and matters or problems solved very quickly’

‘Both myself and my client were "over the moon" with the speedy service from start to finish. I would highly recommend The Made Simple Group,to anyone considering using them................Go for it !! Simply the best !

‘It's still early days, but so far I'm really pleased with the service, support and value provided by Companies Made Simple’

‘The service was very simple and quick and I received a call from Barclays the next day ( I registered the company late the previous evening) together very slick- thank you’

Very impressed. Really excellent, easy to use service. Very happy to recommend to others

Excellent Service, really simple and effective.

The questions were easy to understand, simple and straight forward, not complicated.

Very pleased with how easy it was to set up my new company. 10/10

There service is straight forward and simple to use. I highly recommend Companies Made Simple to anyone who needs to register a company.

Very good service - allowed me to start the process quickly - and I am now in a position to resume working on my project.

Firstly I wanted to wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2014, The service was good as the problem was promptly solved by Michael and Peter when I contacted your company.

Great service!! The process was quick. It was so easy to register my company.

So far, so good. They have done exactly what it said on the tin, to use a hackneyed phrase.

Very Happy, this is my 1st time as a ltd, hope it all works out inshallah.

I found the website to be very quick and easy to use I would defiantly recommend it to a friend.

The customer service is so friendly and professional, dealing my companies so quick and solve the problem just within 2 minutes, I am so happy. and I will tell my friend about my experience,Highly recommend!!!

Clear and concise guidance- does what it says on the tin ‘ Made Simple.

The website was well designed and user friendly. The service is of very good standard. I am really impressed.

Very efficient and professional service. Looking forward to a successful cooperation.

At this point I rate it as excellent as I was using this service for the first time. I don’t know anything much about it. The process was simple and easy to understand, the feedback was prompt and there were explanatory notes to enable to understand the process.

Easy forms, ran through sections in no time. Emailed me back several times and by 10am the following morning I received confirmation of business. Great service Thanks

I would recommend others to use this website. It does the same job as what it says ‘ Made Simple. User friendly website which is good value for money and helpful staff.

Painless Process- I would recommend to others starting up a business.

The most organised support I have ever received! Totally pain free business set up. Thanks.

Good easy service, when I rang customer service had a prompt professional reply.

These people know exactly what they’re doing. Fast, simple and reliable.

I think the arrangement of Companies Made Simple is brilliant easy and very quick.

I always register companies with this agency. The service is so great and the website is user friendly.

Well written, clear directions at every step of the process. Plenty of support materials available- very thorough. Simply the best incorporation site out there.

I am an accountant and use your service to register companies for clients. Your service is surely excellent. Please introduce membership login website for accountants.

I find your website is easy and quick to use and the speed of incorporation is both impressive and helpful. And the price is right.

Very simple and straight forward. Plus many options you might need in future. Very nice.

Brilliant service, makes life so much simpler. Now I can get on with getting the company started.

We do register quite a few number of companies every year, and decided to use Companies Made Simple as our incorporation portal about 3 years ago. Its not just easy to form a limited, but also to submit changes to companies house later through the Portal. Keep up the good work.

Your website is easy to use and navigate, I found it very simple to set up my new company and good value for money
Adam Greaves
AJG Fabrications

Very good service, simple, fast, efficient. I highly recommend it.
Jess Miller
Apex Promotions Ltd.

I am happy with the service and information found on the site.
Mihaela Anca Craciun

A very good, informative, swift and easy to use website to register a company.
Michael Webb
Smart Integrated Solutions Ltd

Excellent Service Don't try anyone else this Company delivers every time I use them
Mike Cox
Moja Accountancy Services

I would recommend people to use your website I think it was simple to complete
Golden girls LTD

The process of ordering my company was quick and the contact emails were immediate and informative. A painless process
John Lockwood
Dangos Global Ltd

Keep up the good work at such cost effective prices.
Gulshan Kohli
London Airports Plus Ltd

Very easy to use your website
Sivagnanam Mohanadasan
Praise the Lord Ltd

Simple to use and easy to renew once you are registered. Great service.
Oliver Starr
15 Medical Ltd

Very helpful advice when I phoned
Jen Turner
The Memory Aid Company

Excellent easy to use service
Susan Capstick
Capstick Consultancy

You are very close to perfection!
GalatAdvice ltd

I am very impressed with not only the user friendly website but the very helpful lady who helped me with my query! I'd like to add how refreshing it was NOT to have endless options to go through on the telephone before speaking to a representative.
Roupa Jettoo
Mindful Hypnotherapy

I really like the simplicity of the process. Please don't change it!
Nicholas Poole
Poole & Korn Ltd

I cannot believe how simple and easy it is. Thank you.

I really cannot speak highly enough of your service. Many thanks

Excellent service. I am very happy with companiesmadesimple. Thank you very much indeed!
Cuijuan Fu
Kingsland Education Limited

Nice, quick and straightforward!
Amy Docker
AEK Solutions Ltd.

You made registering my new company effortless. Your seamless registration process gives me confidence for the future of my business' potential.
Mary Young
Social Ammo Uk

You have always been very helpful. Thank you.
Lorna Green
Green Accounting Solutions Limited

I would of rate you 100 not 5! Excellent customer service with excellent products! Definitely will be recommending you further!
Marie Tomanova
VegaMarie Limited

I set all my companies up through Companies Made Simple - just a very easy process don't change a thing!
Joy Schoenborn
Greater Th>n Productions Limited

It was so easy to register my company! Such a fast, efficient website! Thank you!
Philip Hawkins
Hawkwood Solutions Ltd

My first time, but the process was MUCH easier and faster than I thought it would be!
Jim Pitchforth
Besurance Consultancy Ltd

Keep up with the good work! :)
INFOTECH Governnace UK Ltd.

Excellent I see that you include satisfied customer comments on your site, I would be happy to provide this
Kate Phipps
find freedom company ltd

Great service and site
A Singh
Computer Cubed Ltd

Offers a brilliant service for people who are new to working under a limited company, made easy and told what happens next so you feel comfortable with the service you have
SMA Services Ltd

Excellent service with knowledgeable customer service team who handled several queries very promptly. I visited your site on a recommendation and I will be passing your details on to other colleagues. Many thanks Steve Green
steve green
freshtracks property ltd

I have used Companies made simple for a number of years. In addition I have recommended their services to others and will continue to do so
Adam Lindley
Excellium Search

The process of registration was so simple and easy therefore less time consuming. Excellent!
Mrs Madeleine Mutlu
Functional Websites Ltd

10 out of 10 ! Fabulously efficient service. Well done ! Your website is logicial, well laid out and easy to use. Next step for me is VAT registration. That might be a useful additional service which could be added to your site
Sean Stockbridge
Just Book Travel

In all honesty, the formation process was so easy. I woke up to an email saying my company was registered, and the tips & instructions on each page were so easy to follow.
Glenn Bennett
Hussky International Limited

Yes good positive company easy to use customer friendly good commitment excellent work well done
Javed mahmood
Uk rate reductions ltd

Mathew H Green
Hamilton World Solutions Ltd

You have made it all so simple! A brilliant service that takes any worries away from filling in the wrong bits on the application form and the actual submission of the application.
John Weallans
Forge Valuations Limited

I was expecting this to be a much more complicated and convoluted process than it turned out to be! Very quick and easy to understand with good added value.
Simon Hodges
NOVUS Recruitment Limited

A very simple to use service, allowed me to set up my new company in about 10 minuites, and arrange for Barclays business banking to contact me at the same time.
Tom Hughes
Otang Ltd

The instructions and information has been straight forward, easy to understand.
vivian onwuchekwa
v chekwas & co ltd

Excellent Service, does what it says on the tin. Simple to use, got what I wanted. Quick and hassle free
Martin Otter

Easy to understand
Efosa Leslie Asoro

Very good service, quick and easy to follow and set up. Great customer service with fast response and good detail to answer questions effectively.
Crawford Coutts
Red Raft Ltd

Very straightforward approach to starting a limited company and excellent prices and services. Will definitely recommend.
Jason Hodson
Retro Games And Films Ltd

It really is made simple!
Evan Dilworth

I really struggle to keep up with adhoc company paperwork and am just so glad have discovered your site this morning - Companies Made Simple is exactly the help what I was looking for!
Angela Walker
Tinkie Toys Ltd

value for money
James Chin
Axis Business Services Limited

The service provided was First Class
Paul Higgs
The Order Page Limited

Fast, efficient and friendly. Good company to do business with. I register all my companies through them and have never had a problem. Continually brilliant.
Kris Britton
Absolute Biomass Energy

Quick, easy, very pleased with the process! would recommend you to others!
A&A Business Development Services Ltd

Having already started and been somewhat baffled by the Companies House registration process, using your site was a breeze. All the extras (registration & service address, VAT) were useful and well-priced.
Matthew Cross
Aston Complete Services Ltd

I was totally surprised by the ease to get my company. It is a fantastic service. Thank you
Sharon Dagcioglu
Spirit of Excellence Security

Totally painless company formation. Quick, simple and efficient.
P Beswick
P A Beswick & Associates Ltd

Very quick and simple to use
M Davies
Tidycar Services Ltd

Excellent, hassle-free service many thanks.
Peter Ryder
Red Year Associates Ltd

Excellent customer service! Representatives were quick to answer my queries. Highly recommended!
Sergei Alexeev
Londongrad Trading LTD

Keep doing what you are doing..
Paul Duncan
Siebermann UK Ltd

Your website is excellent and very informative
Bridget Harvey
West End Tavern Ltd

Fantastic service - if only everything in business were this simple, fast and effective.
Shaun Parkes
Infraskill Limited

Brilliant person spoke using your messenger service. Really nice and didn't sound annoyed at my lack of knowledge. Perfect service
Genna A'court

Excellent so far. Thank you
Janet Delves
Clover Properties Ltd

Does exactly what it says on the tin! Highly Recommended
Steve Barlow
Out of the Blue Associates Ltd

Excellent service
Sherandra Seetharamdoo
Natural health sciences foundation

Extremely supportive on any questions raised, no matter how naive!
S A Grindrod
SGR Resource

Easy to use and good price - no improvements needed
Joanna Scanlon
JLS & Co Accountants Limited

Easy to understand and simple to use would happily recommend
Matt piper
WorkShyBob ltd

Excellent service, questions promptly answered.
Matt Jones

I'm very satisfied with your services.
David Netolicky

Excellent service and a simple process, not sure how it would be possible to improve.
Paul Catherall
Reliance Control Ltd

Very impressed at the simplicity of the process
Robin Lawrenson
Tamaver Ltd

Brilliant website & service. I have been looking for days on Google for a reliable company who could advice me quickly and with efficiency. And i found you :)
Hatch And C.

Absolutely the best help I've had yet. Don't know what I would have done without you guys. Big Thanks!!
Scott Bullock
Advanced Rural LTD

So simple and quick thank you
Paul Simmons
01/10/2012 Very easy and straightforward process and good clear website.
David Adair
Adair Media

A quick and efficient service.
Mr Ahmed
The Tax Practice

Great service and incredible value for money compared to your competitors. Thank you for the smooth and swift registration and all of the additional benefits!
John Duggan
Events Protocol Ltd.

Excellent service and I have recommended Companies Made Simple to many business associates already.
Carrie Colliss
The Lady Golfer Club Ltd

Great, efficient and professional service. Many thanks.
Daphne Shepherd
Broomhill Farm Luxury Dog Hotel

Very clear website and easy transaction. I would recommend you to anyone.
Julian Eagles
Aquila & Company Limited

This was the first company I have set up and I can't believe how easy it was. I shall certainly recommend you to colleagues. Thank you.
Trevor Richards
Eastern Management & Training Ltd

Excellent Service everytime with no fuss just what we all need. Thanks
Helen Lilley
Total Accounts Ltd

Straight forward, clear, concise and easy to use.
Andy McCobb
Andy McCobb Consulting Ltd

Excellent services receive cannot complain
Thomas and sons consulting Ltd

Excellent clear and concise and well executed service

It was kept as simple as possible perfect
Bob Brown

Excellent service and have already used it to set up a LLP for a client
Stuart Rook
RookFD Ltd

A very simple and easy process. Thank you
Steven Gower
Regency Recruitment Agency Ltd

You are my preferred supplier when forming companies for my clients. Very quick and simple which means I am able to offer a good value service to my clients. Thank you
Richard Wilson
RAK Accountancy Solutions Ltd

I didn't know anything about forming my limited company, you made it easy thankyou
Shirley Fenner

All l need to say is well done and carry on thanks,
Ms modupe Adedigba
aicszm associates ltd

It couldn't have been simpler. The web site is so easy to navigate and the whole process took no more than 10 minutes.
Keith Chamberlain
Urban Mover Eco Ltd

Very efficient, easy to navigate website & ordering, great value for money.
Teresa Pink
Cocoon (UK) Ltd

The registration process was made very understandable and easy to use.
David Bennett
NYE Electrical Ltd

This is the third company I've set up, but the first time I have used you guys. So much easier, I'll never bother trying to do it myself again - so simple.
Chris Moore
Hexchem Imports ltd

Fantastic service, originally came to compare prices to another company like yourselves, your prices we're just fantastic so ordered same day!
Daniel Perry
Grab The Music Limited

Everything is great, the FAQ was very helpful. I am really looking forward to start trading as Blue Owl Pictures!
Zaira Brilhante
Blue Owl Pictures

Fantastic service very fast very efficient. Would recommend Companies Made Simple.
Peter Coates-Buglear
Data Centre South

Just keep up the excellent serices. It's very encouraging for new businesses and developing new opportunities !

Can't fault it.
Esther Emmanuel

A very easy and swift process of registering a company.
Alexandros Ioannides

Really simple - much easier than I expected!!
Stephanie Carswell
Abbey Language Ltd

Great Service really easy to use
Lisa Clubb
Optimum Dry Wall Ltd

Everything was very simple and easy to understand. You are doing a very good job with the site. Keep up the good work!
Stefan Aris Savulescu
Aris Construction and Decoration Limited

Thank you for the promt/effective service. I also made a mistake and the online chat (mark) resolved my question within 2 minutes...THANKS
After You...

Made Simple Group do exactly what it says on the label! Couldn't of asked for better service!
MB Media LTD

I have already registered a company with you before and remembered how easy it was. Although I had felt nervous I was soon put at ease by the way in which you had made everything so straight forward. I hope my second company is as successful.
Iman Abdullah

Really great service, very simple and easy to use. So much less painful a process than I was expecting! Overall a fantastic product.
Andrew Ford
Crazy Raising Ltd

Quick, efficient and easy to use, great service, keep up the good work!
Jason Legget
Make Sense Matter Ltd

The fact that you also offer virtual office services makes you a genuine one-stop shop. To be able to come to one company and get absolutely everything set-up is invaluable.
Helen Rideout
Savvy HR Limited

Keep the good work up.
Tosin Adekunle
Solucity Oil and Gas

Clear, concise and efficient.
Paul Lewis
Incredible Picture Company

Excellent Service - Easy to Use!
Jo Crofts
Psychology Works (UK) Ltd

Everything was explained very clearly and enabled us to clarify any last minute concerns before registering out business.
Sarah Forson
A F Pumbing & Heating Ltd

Website is very easy to navigate and process is very smooth.
Andrena Miles
AMM Bookkeeping & Accountancy

I cannot fault it.
Kishan Gahunia
Only Law Limited

What an easy to follow website! I was so nervous about taking the first steps and opening a company when I didn't have to worry at all, so easy to follow and great value!
Heidi Burrell
Heidi's tea and tiffin

Very Quick process easy to understand perfect! Thank you
michael buxton
M.B Building & Decorating Services

Great service and detailed information provided on website
kashif javaid
Secure Workforce Ltd

I was very impressed to see that the signup process for creating a UK company was laid out in a nice simple and informative manner with the prices being very clear. I also liked the options at checkout to purchase additional services and upgrades, this helped quite alot when deciding what to add. Also very nice was the small question mark icons giving some additional information about the parts of the application process.
Craig Edmonds
High Speed Web Services LLC

I use the services frequently and have formed more than 40 companies. The packages are value for money.
Zulfiqar Hussain

Found this very simple, straightforward and easy to follow. Definitely GOOD VALUE for Money - Thank you.
Felicia Ansah
The Adelphian Consultancy

This is the fourth time i have used your service and continue to will the service for any future ventures that come my way.
steve streek
streek installations 2012 ltd

Easy to form company and great value packages. I looked at many websites offering this service and choose this one for value and services offered.
Ms Lanning
Ginnal Creatives Ltd

I have formed a number of Limited Companies for myself and colleagues and I am very pleased with the prompt professional service.
Paul Carton
120 Consulting Ltd

The Website was brilliant I looked at others but kept going back to this one, Not only simple to use {even for me} but very pleasent correspondence. Many thanks.
Janette Brain
Afternoon Tea Dear?

Very easy great service
Mr Paul Robertson
Vital Business Support

Thank for your help and efficiency in starting my business. I will recommend you to anyone needed.
Anca Maria Cesar
Vintage Zizou

Excellent Service, thank you.
Asit Sharma
Midas Touch Limited

Very Impressed with this service which made registering my first company feel so simple. Will definitely recommend to others!
Rahim Tahir
Pisces Trading Ltd

I really didn't think it would be that simple. The application was a very intuitive and reassuring process. Well done.
Ken Bainbridge
Future Pro USA Ltd

I am impressed with your service! simple as that!
Silvio Rodrigues
The Modulor Ltd

Thank you for a great easy to use service!
Shane Manaton
Carbon Pixel

First Class service
Richard Campbell
Enerlight Ltd

Excellent service - really quick and easy
Lee-ann Wallace
Wallace Bathroom Studios

Great company. Easy to use. Won't use anyone else!
Joe Bartle
Autoangel Ltd

It was most easy to use and surprised me how simple is to form a company!
Elzard Technologies

Easy to use Thank You
Paul Beckwith Bennett
Financial Ambitions (2012) Co Ltd

A cost effective and easy to use tool to help get your business registered and ready to go
Gemma Dale
Sky Blue Careers

I love your service, it was fast and very easy... no bad comments! WELL DONE!

Thank you for everything please keep up excellent work and services.
h.ibrahim unsal
pentagon business consultancy

Keep it Simple! Use Companies made Simple...
Michelle Newton
MAAT Agencies Limited

Excellent Service! Simple Setup! Best Company I Have Found!! Ordered at 12:28 formed at 14:16! Excellent!
Daniel Marsden
Vudex UK Limited

I'm amazed how quick and easy it was to set up my company. You offer a great service. Ten out of ten!
Stuart Flack
Wintertime Ltd

Great service!
Ashish Mehra
Trabblr LTD

Great service, always use your company for setting up companies for my clients and will continue to do so. Great prices too!
David Gardiner
Business Partners

I've used you to set up circa 10 companies now and it does exactly what it says on the tin. 5*
Anthony Smith
Anthony Smith & Co.

It is an excellent easy to use service!
alastair mcnulty
zeissmann kuchen gmbh

Very simple and quick procedure, well designed site.
Carl Hobson
Cloudbase Computing

I found all the information I needed and completed my transaction with out the need to ask for any help.
Brian Hartles
Future Renewable Solutions Limited

How does one improve excellence?
Victor Powys
BizMex Ltd

Your user-friendly, well informed website makes setting up a company easy; everything you could possible need including FAQs is at a touch of a button or mouse. And you can talk to someone if you need too.
Helen Bailey
Options of Yorkshire Limited

The service for starting a new company was kept as simple as it could possibly be, much better than I anticipated. A very efficient service, thanks.
Paul Coleman

Simple, effective, well executed. Like evey good business should be!

Amazing service!

Thank you for the fast and easy service
Ilhan Unsal
a1 print solutions ltd

Very easy to understand process which is quick and informative. Guidelines and tools for totally new business owners are exceptional.
Team Leverage Ltd

Keep the good work up.
Ken Gbadegesin
Bamet Konsult

The services are excellent and so fast.
Fathy Mirzaeian
Madino Film

A very straightforward and easy to follow process, backed by a simple, clean and clear style. A pleasure to use.
Daniel Gilberthorpe
RGMT Consulting Ltd

Companies Made Simple does exactly what it says on the tin. Excellent customer service for both start ups and existing companies.
Dr Heidi Kharbhih
Optimise Your Business Ltd

Simply Great....
Asif Sulaiman
Bravo Consultant

Excellent service - very good and very clear.
Aidan Gray
Hum London

There is only one way to describe the process of forming a company through Companies Made Simple - Child's play! So quick and easy I had to check with Companies House to confirm my company had been formed... It was 09:37 on Monday morning!
Toby Heywood
Ticura Ltd

Andrew Ripley
A P Ripley & Co

Fantastic. First time I've formed a company, I found your site full of useful information that was easy to understand. I had a couple of queries, your online chat person (Billie S) was very helpful and answered them for me.
Eric Yeoman
Crumala Ltd

So far you seem to offer help before I actually knew I needed it. Very helpful.
Graham Roughley
GR Quality Services Ltd

Perfect as it is, simple, straight forward & value for money in challenging times.
Yashwant N Patel

The site is really great, no improvements necessary!
Annie Clarke

It's a pleasure to set up a business with you once again.
mr a rahman
al bayyinah cars ltd

Very Straight forward and easy to follow
Anthony Bolye
Vehicle Access Services 2009 Ltd

I think everything is perfect ;)
Josef Lobotka
Six directions ltd

Very Straight forward and easy to follow
Anthony Bolye
Vehicle Access Services 2009 Ltd

An excellent service, very quick, clear and efficient, I would definitely recommend your service to others
Marie Smith
M P Esoterics

I found your service to be exactly what I was looking for, excelent website format with simple easy to understand and follow instructions. Thanks, you made it so simple..
Alan Phillips
Solar Switch Midlands Limited

Simple excellent service. Does what it says on the label.
Alan Maskell
Maxinnovation ltd

Clear concise and efficient service
Peter Williams
pala consulting

Very happy with the service as it is
Paul Harris
paul harris road services ltd

Easy to use, straight forward and every (so far) has been delivered as promised, promptly. Excellent service.
Alison Booker
Andalusite Ltd

Brilliant service. Don't look anywhere else to set up your own limited company!
Arvydas Juskevicius
Agile Innovative Ltd

I was surprised by how simple the whole process was.
Jane Porter
Skin Wisdom

Quick and simple service and great value for money.
Niclola Welch

Excellent service thank you
M Lannon
lan recruitment ltd

I have formed my first company and in all honesty, with the limited knowledge I had in the field, not only did you guys make it so simple but I also learned a lot along the way. Thank you!
Jaffar Khorshidi
User Experience Bureau Ltd.

Very Happy customer - Highly recommend. Simple and seamless.
Adam Brooks
Applying You Ltd

Highly efficient, cost effective and painless company formation - great!
Shaun Waterman
New Criteria Limited

Simple and easy to follow
Wayne Allen
Office Wiseguys

Great website, easy to follow and use.
Robert Smith
Solve IT Simply LTD

Everything was excellent and clearly displayed, I couldn't find a single fault with the whole process!
Sam Bondarenko
Gup73 Ltd

Straightforward online forms and thoroughly professional service
Mike Harley
Ardgour Resources Ltd

The process was nice and easy to follow
Ron Cox
Tiscox Limited

Your site made it incredibly simply to register. Many thanks
Phil Dwyer

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The Law and Company Director Responsibilites

Who is a director?
A person can be a director without bearing the title. Thus, a shadow director is defined as "a person in accordance with whose directions or instructions the directors of the company are accustomed to act". In the case of many companies limited by guarantee, the directors may be known as "council members" or "governors".

The Companies Act makes no distinction between executive and non-executive directors. Non-executive directors are directors for all purposes of the legislation, and bear all the relevant responsibilities.

Private companies need only one director, but in practice most have at least two. Companies must maintain a register of directors and notify the Registrar of Companies of any changes within 14 days. The relevant forms are:


    * Form 288a - appointment
    * Form 288b - resignation
    * Form 288c - change of particulars


    * Form 296 - change of particulars

Common law duties
Since the Companies Act does not provide a comprehensive statement of directors’ general duties and responsibilities, these have developed by way of comparison with other legal relationships, as follows:

Fiduciary duty
Each director must act in accordance with what he or she believes to be the best interests of the company. Directors must not place themselves in a position in which there is a conflict between their duties to the company and their personal interests. For example, in a take-over bid, the fact that the directors as individuals might hold between them a majority of the voting shares does not mean they can follow their own individual wishes.

Care and skill
The standard of care expected is, "such care as an ordinary man might be expected to take on his own behalf". The degree of skill expected is "such a degree of skill as may reasonably be expected from a person with (the particular director's) knowledge and experience".

In certain circumstances, it is possible for the shareholders to ratify a transaction that would otherwise be in breach of duty.

Statutory duties
There are numerous statutory duties that apply to directors, many linked to defaults by the company. If a private company offers shares to the public, the company "and any officer of the company in default" are guilty.

However there are some duties, whose breach is a criminal offence, that apply only to directors. One of the most important is the duty not to deal in securities when in possession of unpublished price sensitive information ("insider dealing").

Some legislative provisions impose civil liability upon a director. For example, a director who signs a cheque that does not have the company's "name mentioned in legible characters" is personally liable on the cheque.

Accounts and dealing
Directors' duties in respect of accounts are stringent and comprehensive. Directors are responsible for preparing a profit and loss account and a balance sheet, ensuring that proper accounting records are kept, and taking all possible steps to ensure that the accounts show a true and fair view. This is now reflected in the ‘Statement of Directors’ Responsibilities’, which has to be attached to the statutory financial statements.

Directors are also under a statutory duty to supply auditors with necessary information and explanations. This is the reason for requesting "letters of representation". Criminal liability can follow if directors "knowingly or recklessly" make a "misleading, false or deceptive statement" to the auditors.

Duties to whom?
The duties of directors under the general law are owed to the company and not to its shareholders, so it is the company, or its liquidator, that can sue. Creditors can, in the case of a company in liquidation, apply to the court for an order compelling the directors to repay such sum as the court considers just in respect of the directors' "misfeasance or breach of trust."

A director who is knowingly a party to fraudulent trading may also be personally liable to creditors.

However, although directors have a statutory duty to have regard to the interests of employees, it is doubtful whether employees could sue the directors personally, because the director's duty is to the company.

Wrongful trading
Wrongful trading may be broadly defined as a failure by a director or shadow director of a company to take every step that he or she should have taken to minimise loss to creditors once he or she knew or ought to have known that the company was unlikely to avoid insolvent liquidation. The possible penalties for wrongful trading are:

    * Liability to make a contribution to the assets of the company in a sum to be decided by the court
    * Disqualification from being concerned in the management of a company

When a company goes into insolvent liquidation, it is necessary to make a judgement:

    * Whether the directors took such steps to monitor their company’s affairs as would be taken by a reasonably prudent businessperson
    * If they failed to do so, whether they would have realised the company's insolvency earlier if they had taken such steps

It is therefore essential that the board of directors ensure that appropriate steps are taken to monitor the company's financial position on a regular basis.

Tests of insolvency
There are a number of ways to test for insolvency. You should consider the following:

    * Is the company paying its liabilities as they fall due or shortly thereafter, and will it continue to do so in the foreseeable future?
    * Do the aggregate liabilities, including contingent or prospective liabilities, exceed the total value of the company’s assets?
    * If the company were put into liquidation now, would the realisations from the disposal of the assets be sufficient to pay all liabilities and the costs of the liquidation in full?

Fraudulent trading
Honest directors should not find themselves guilty of fraudulent trading. Nevertheless, if a company has already incurred liabilities that it failed to pay when they fell due or shortly thereafter, the board should consider the position carefully and place on record the factors that led them to conclude that any further liabilities incurred would be paid at the proper time before allowing the company to obtain any additional credit.


A disqualification order may be made against a director on the grounds of:

    * Responsibility for wrongful or fraudulent trading
    * Unfitness to be concerned in the management of a company

A disqualification order may also be made if someone is found guilty of an indictable offence in relation to a company, or is in persistent default of filing requirements under the Companies Act 1985. The Companies Act includes some sixty-nine indictable offences, and there are about fifty separate duties placed on directors with regard to filing, so there is great scope for a director to be guilty of either an indictable offence or persistent default!

Duration and effect
A disqualification order will run for a minimum of two and a maximum of fifteen years.

A person who is subject to a disqualification order may not:

    * Be a director of a company without leave of the court
    * Be concerned or take part in any way in the promotion, formation, or management of a company without leave of the court


We recommend that, as a matter of good practice, every board of directors:

    * Minute carefully the particular responsibility of each board member
    * Ensure that appropriate management information is provided to it at regular intervals, and that action is taken where necessary
    * Record at least in outline the information presented to it, any action it resolved to take as a result, and the director or directors responsible for implementing the action
    * Seek proper professional advice on all material matters not within the general knowledge, skill, and experience of the company’s own directors and senior staff

Those who are not directors of a company but nevertheless have a close business connection with it should satisfy themselves that their relations with the company do not make them shadow directors.

Life is becoming tough for directors. It is difficult enough for them to discharge all their duties satisfactorily when the requirements are clear, but unfortunately they rarely are.

Do call us on 0207 608 5500, if you would like further help or advice on this subject.


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