Starting a Ltd Company

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    I think it could make sense for me to start a Ltd company. Is there any benefit to buying a company 'of the shelf' as opposed to choosing my own name and registering the company from scratch?

    Apologies if I have posted this in the wrong section.

    Many thanks

    Have managed to answer my own question :-)


      Originally posted by bandontherun
      I'd recommend buying a limited company off the shelf and then filing an application to the Registrar of Companies to change the name
      What are your reasons for this?

      My own conclusion was to start from scratch as it can only take a few hours on line and is cheaper than paying to change the name. Also, my research found that any previous Directors/Owners would always be linked to the company.

      Would be good to understand your thoughts on this.

      Many thanks


        A few hours??? I created a Ltd company a few weeks ago and it took 30 mins and cost very little off the shelf ones cost hundreds of pounds and it takes just as long to change the names as to create the company! It is all done on line and the cert of incorporation is sent as a pdf!
        Unshackled by the chains of idle vanity, A modest manatee, that's me


          I would agree with Island Girl and Claymore. It is not difficult and much much cheaper than off the shelf company.
          Companies House are also amazingly helpful if you have difficulties.


            Many thanks.

            I will start a Company up on line.


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