Ready Made & Off the Shelf Companies

Need a company urgently? We have a large stock of already incorporated companies for you to choose from

What is an Off-the-Shelf Company?

Ready-made companies, also referred to as ‘Off the Shelf’ companies, are standard limited companies that we incorporate, maintain as dormant and make available for sale to clients.

We also age some of our ready-made companies by not releasing them for sale until after a certain period of time. We age companies for up to five years, but occasionally have older companies available.

Why Would an Off-the-Shelf Company be Used?

Before Companies House developed electronic incorporation, a standard incorporation could take over a week to process. Maintaining a stock of Off the Shelf companies meant that we could provide a company immediately when a client had urgent need of one.

Although company formation times have reduced significantly, we still face a high demand for ready-made companies.

You may consider purchasing on Off the Shelf company if you need a company urgently and do not have time to wait for Companies House to process an application, or do not want to risk Companies House rejecting an application causing you to miss a deadline. (If you have already missed your deadline then an aged company can be used to provide an historic incorporation date.)

How Much Does an Off the Shelf Company Cost?

We charge £60 + vat for any ready-made company under one year old. The Fees for older companies increase with age:

Company Age Price
Over one year, less than two £250 + vat
Over two years, less than three £350 + vat
Over three years, less than four £450 + vat
Over four years, less than five £550 + vat
Over five years, less than six £750 + vat
Each year thereafter Add £100 + vat

What is Included in the Price?

We include a standardised set of documents with any purchase of an Off the Shelf Company, made up of:

  • Digital Certificate of Incorporation and Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Printed Certificate of incorporation
  • 3 Bound Copies of the Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Certificate of Non-Trading
  • Resignation Letter from our director, and a copy of the filed TM01
  • Partially completed AP01-04 Forms for appointing your own officers
  • Stock Transfer Form for transferring the subscriber share away from our shareholder
  • Partially completed AA01 so you may change the Accounting Reference date
  • Partially completed SH01 for any further share allotments
  • Pro-Forma first minutes
  • Abridged Company Register

How to order a Ready Made or Off-the-Shelf Company

How can I Order an Off-the-Shelf Company?

Because our stock of available companies changes by the hour, please contact us for the most up to date list. You can call us on 0808 168 3676, or drop us an email, and we will be happy to email or fax you our current selection.

Can I Reserve an Off the Shelf Company?

We will reserve an Off-the-Shelf company for you for up to two days, after which the company will automatically be returned to available stock.

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