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.
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.)
We charge £60 + vat for any ready-made company under one year old. The Fees for older companies increase with age:
|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|
We include a standardised set of documents with any purchase of an Off the Shelf Company, made up of:
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.
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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