Company formations

We’re here to help! Having formed thousands of companies for our clients, we know how critical it is to form your new company quickly and properly when you’re on a deadline.
Who we are? We are one of the UKs’ leading company formation agents authorised by UK Companies House and trusted by thousands of clients including domestic and international clients, accounts, lawyers, and tax advisers. We offer a wide selection of online company formation packages along with address and accountancy services.

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Company formation agent services

Why trust us?

Best company formation system – we use a multi award-winning online company formation system provided by E-Filing, which is officially the number one company formation software provider in the UK. The whole company incorporation process is very quick and intuitive. Four simple steps – company name check, package selection, secure card payment and submission of your details. However, if you need any assistance, we will be happy to guide you through the process.
- you can rest assured that your private financial and personal information is always safe and secure when you form a company with us. All payments are processed by Secure Trading, which provide the most secure, reliable, and fully PCI DSS compliant online payment processing.
- we have been forming companies since 2013 and have been trusted by thousands of clients. All our staff is very knowledgeable, and we have inhouse professionals including ACCA certified accountants who are ready to help and assist your company. We do not outsource any work abroad.
Free pre-submission check
- we offer a free expert pre-submission review of your application to avoid delays and potential problems in the future when you start trading.
Free support
- we offer free ongoing support for the life of your company.
- as we are owned by chartered accountants, we can also provide accountancy, business and tax advice.
No hidden charges
- we operate a transparent pricing policy, you know exactly what you’re paying for and what you can expect. We don’t tie our clients to lengthy contracts as we want to build a long-lasting relationship with our clients in a different way and that’s why their satisfaction is so important to us!

Company formation service

Take control over your company – our free Smart Company Control Panel is a very powerful and money saving tool as it allows you to control your company after its incorporation. Once you’ve logged in to your account, you can check information about your company, print your company documents, appoint and resign officers of your company electronically, change registered office address and many more.

Incredible special offers for you and your business

– we offer a broad range of business services and cash back offers through close working relationship with carefully selected partners.

Choose limited company formation packages

Features Basic
  All company documents in a PDF format. Ideal for a dormant company or if you prefer to print the documents yourself. Complete set of company documents sent to your address. Everything you need to start trading and open bank account. Protection of your address and bank account. Protection of your address, bank account and VAT registration.
2-5 h Electronic Registration
Companies House Duty
Smart Company Control Panel
Free expert pre-submission review of your application
Complete set of your Company Documents in a PDF printable format
Up to 18 months free business banking
WorldPay Merchant Account
Telephone Answering Service/Virtual Office (30 days free trial)
FREE Website, Facebook Business and Google My Business page(s) built and managed for you (30 days trial)
Official Certificate of Incorporationx2
Official Memorandum and Articles of Associationx2
Official Share Certificates
Combined Company Register with first entries (legal requirement)
First year Confirmation Statement to Companies House
Free consultation with ACCA certified accountant
Registered Office Address
Officer Service Addressx2x2
VAT application to HMRC
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Special offers available with all company formation packages.

18m of free business banking
12m of free business banking
WorldPay Merchant Account
Card one banking
Simple online company formation in the UK, step by step
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Frequently asked questions about company formations

What type of company can I register with Best Formations?
A Private Company Limited by Shares ( a typical Ltd). This is by far the most popular form of UK company.
Can everyone be a company director?
In the UK, anyone who is 16 years of age or older can become a company director unless they have been legally banned from doing so, usually as a result of some legal proceedings or bankruptcy. Directors can be resident anywhere in the world and can be of any nationality.
How many people do I need to register a UK Limited Company?
To register a UK Limited Company you must appoint at least one company director who is a natural person (not another company). Since the introduction of the new Companies Act 2006, there is no longer a requirement to have a company secretary and a sole director can also act as a company secretary and shareholder. This means that you need at least one individual to register a UK Limited Company.
What is the most efficient method of registering a UK limited company?
The most efficient way to register a company is online incorporation for the following reasons:
  • Incorporation takes usually 1-5 hours
  • Online incorporation is cheaper
  • Secure passing of confidential information
  • Memorandum & Articles of Association are provided by formation agent
Can I make changes in my company structure after the online incorporation?
Yes, you can make the following changes online by logging into your Best Formations account:
  • Appoint/terminate/change details of a director or secretary
  • Change registered office address
  • Change accounting reference date
  • Change company name
How do I pay for company formation?
All payments are taken online through our secure servers at Secure Trading. We accept payments by all major credit and debit cards. All Best Formations payments are processed by Secure Trading which provide the most secure, reliable and fully PCI DSS compliant online payment processing.

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Help and advice
We have tried to answer as many common questions as possible on these pages, but if you do require further assistance
or have any other questions then please give us a call on +44 (0) 20 7060 7326 and we will be happy to help.