UK Company Formation...

Everything you need to know about setting up in the UK.

UK Company Formation Wizard

Use our helpful tool to see what's required to set up your company in the UK.

Setting Up in The UK

A practical guide to what’s involved, and what you can expect to happen during this process.

FAQs

Get answers to commonly asked questions about company formation, accounting and taxes.

Our Services...

From accounting to personalised telephone answering – everything your company needs to thrive in the UK.

UK Company Formation

Company formation, memorandum and articles registration and appointing Directors and Shareholders.

Legal Compliance

Covering various business operations such as company secretary, registered office, handling post and more.

Outsourced Finance Office

Complete administrative support for your UK company designed especially for foreign businesses.

Bank Account Opening

Operate from day one with a virtual Bank account that can be opened immediately.

Virtual Office Service

UK business address, personalised phone answering service, mail handling, access to the meeting room.

Advisory Services

Advice on formation, directorship and other relevant rules and regulations related to setting up in the UK.

Brokerage Services

A single entry point to services frequently required in the early stages of company development.

About EBS...

Find out more about EBS, how we operate and what we stand for – or simply get in touch with us.

Who we are and how we work

We work exclusively with foreign-owned businesses in the UK and understand the problems they face.

Our Team

Behind every successful business is a great team - meet the team that makes up EBS.

Contact Details

Our address and contact details. If you need to get in touch with us, you can email us here.

Who we work with...

Explore our case studies and see how we work with foreign companies, helping them set up in the UK.

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Head Office

EBS Ltd, Innovation Centre, Gallows Hill, Warwick, CV34 6UW

London Office

EBS Ltd, 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ

Legal Compliance

Registered Office

The Registered Office is the official address for the company, and every company must have one. For companies formed in England, the Registered Office must be in England.

The Registered Office is not necessarily the place where the company does its business. For example, we have many clients which have their trading office at the Science Park, and their Registered Office with us.

The significance of the Registered Office is that it is to that address that any official letters must be sent if they are to be effective. If, for example, a customer wishes to take you to Court over some dispute, they must write to you at the Registered Office. The same applies to any letters from the Court.

Equally, if you receive a formal letter at the Registered Office and do not reply or take any action within the official time limit, you can lose the case just because you did not reply.

Company Secretary

Within the EU the Company Secretary function is a concept unique to the UK and Ireland. The Company Secretary is not a Director, but is an Officer of the company and so they can carry out some of the official functions such as discussions with the tax and registration authorities, and can sign many official forms on behalf of the company.

It is not now a legal requirement to have a Company Secretary for a private limited company (Ltd), but you can still appoint one if you wish. If you decide that you do not want to appoint a Company Secretary we also offer a “Directors Compliance” service to help with the paperwork, but a Director will have to sign all the documentation and take any contact with the authorities themselves.

The services covered by our Company Secretary Service include:

  • Keeping the Statutory Books, which are the Registers of Directors, Secretaries, Shareholder, Mortgages and Charges, Applications and Allotments (of shares) up to date as required by The Companies Acts
  • Filing appointments and resignations of Directors or Secretaries with Companies House
  • Filing Changes of Directors details, usually change of address, with Companies House
  • Issuing new shares of the same class
  • Registering share transfers, including completing Form J10 for Stamp Duty and arranging payment if required.
  • Completing and filing the Annual Return to Companies House, including the filing fee.

 

Directors’ Service Address

The Company Secretary must inform Companies House of the home address of each Director and keep this up to date. However, the home address can be removed from the information available on the public register at Companies House with the use of a Service Address. That is an address for the legal delivery of letters and documents, but the Directors must keep us informed of any changes.

Our ‘Legal Compliance Package’ includes Registered Office Address, Company Secretary and Directors’ Service Address.

Get in touch with us...

We’d love to hear from you! – if you have any questions, please get in touch with us on phone, email or social media, and our friendly team will be pleased to help.

Warwick Office

EBS Ltd, Innovation Centre, Gallows Hill, Warwick, CV34 6UW

London Office

EBS Ltd, 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ

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EBS Ltd, Innovation Centre, Gallows Hill, Warwick, CV34 6UW

London Office

EBS Ltd, 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ

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