For a variety of reasons, some businesses decide to adopt a different name to the one under which the company was formed and registered.
This is not to be confused with the process of a company changing its formation status (for instance, by going from a public company to a private limited company), this process is called re-registration.
As a business must include its registered name on formal document, its website and premise, if you wish to change your company name, there is a specific process for doing so, which we can help you with.
Our change of company name service costs £59.99 and includes a free 'name checking' service and online filing. We will issue your certificate of change of name electronically of which our standard completion time is less than 48 hours.
Once your order has been placed with us, you may submit your new company name electronically (with your account). Companies House tends to take around 3-4 working days to approve this change. Once approved, you will be sent a Certificate of Incorporation on Change of Name.
By using our company name check tool (free with our service), you will be able to check the availability of your new company name - this is highly recommended. If Companies House does not approve your new business name, you may resubmit another company name without any additional costs.
Once Companies House has accepted the business name change, you will be emailed this document which will include both the old name of your business and its new name (your company number will remain the same), as well as the date that this change came into effect.
Yes, you will need to notify HMRC, you bank, suppliers, service providers and customers, as well as any other relevant authorities and business contacts.
Our change of company name service can be purchased either as an add-on to any company formation or separately for companies which are already formed.