Company formation packages overview

The following information explains the differences between our company formation packages, what's included and the associated benefits.

We trust this will assist you to make an informed decision on which company type to start your business with.

If you would like to speak to someone about your new business please contact us on 0131 226 8280 for further information or to arrange a meeting in person.

Company formation packages overview

Formation packages for a private company limited by shares.


Registered office package

Many clients have privacy concerns about their home address being shown as their limited company's office address on the Companies House Register.  Such information is freely available to the general public, credit reference agencies and marketing organisations.

By selecting the Registered office package you receive a free company formation and in the first year use of our Edinburgh address as the company's registered office address for £95.00 plus vat. This is an annual service and the renewal fee will be £150.00 plus VAT per annum.

Companies who opt to use our registered office service can for greater privacy subscribe to our  service address option using our Edinburgh address for Directors at £50.00 plus VAT per annum per officer.

Please note that your private residential address is still required to be held at Companies House but is not available for public inspection.

The incorporation documentation is provided in electronic format, including incorporation certificate, articles of association, and completed first board minutes, statutory company registers and completed share certificates. All the information you will require to get your business bank account opened.

Basic business start up

Perfect for clients who wish to set up a limited company without further support from Oswalds.   We provide you with both electronic and printed copy documentation, including incorporation certificate and articles of association in pdf format, printed incorporation certificate, six printed and bound copies of articles of association and a loose leaf company register.  We also provide you with a pdf image of the company documentation as it appears on Companies House, which can be useful when opening a bank account.

Standard business start up

With the Standard business start up package you receive all of the documentation contained with the Basic business start up package plus pdf and Word copies of your completed first board minutes, statutory company registers and share certificates to print out and add to your loose leaf company register.  You can also select optional share transfer articles.  For example, if two friends are going into business together, they may wish to select the pre-emption rights share transfer option, so that any shareholder wishing to transfer their shares at a later date must firstly offer them back to the existing shareholders in the first instance.

Registered office with Directors compliance package

By selecting the Registered office with Directors compliance package you receive a free company formation and in the first year use of both our Edinburgh address as the company's registered office address and our Directors compliance service for £145.00 plus VAT.  This is an annual service and the renewal fee will be £249.00 plus VAT per annum.

Within the directors compliance element of the service, we assist your company's statutory compliance requirements, namely the creation and maintenance of all of the company's statutory registers including the recently introduced Persons of Significant Control register, preparation and filing of the confirmation statement, accounts reminders, and assistance with the appointment and resignation of directors.

Companies who opt to use our registered office with directors compliance service can for greater privacy subscribe to our service address option using our Edinburgh address for Directors at £50.00 plus VAT per annum per officer.               

Please note that your private residential address is still required to be held at Companies House but is not available for public inspection.

The incorporation documentation is provided in electronic format, including the incorporation certificate and articles of association.


Registered office address in Edinburgh

Keep your home address private this service provides you with a professional business address for official mail from Companies House, HMRC, other official organisations, legal and or statutory notices. (Also select our Director's service address option if you do not want your home address to appear on the public file at Companies House).

Registry fees

Official fees payable to Companies House for the registration of your new company.

Electronic certificate of incorporation

Official document provided as a PDF from Companies House confirming the company name, number and date of registration.

Printed certificate of incorporation

We provide you with a printed copy of the official document from Companies House.

Oswalds electronic articles of association

Our own flexible constitutional document used for the formation of your company to suit the needs of most businesses. Copies normally required by the directors, shareholders, accountants, solicitors and bankers.

6 Bound copies of articles of association

Printed copies for distribution as and when required.

Company register

A bound register containing all statutory registers required by law such as the register of directors and register of members. The registers come with comprehensive guidance notes and a supply of pre-printed pages to get you started.

Form AA01 to change company's accounting reference date

Companies house will automatically provide your accounting reference date as the last day of the month in which your company is incorporated. In discussion with your accountant you might want to change the date and this form will allow you to do this.

Electronic first board minutes, completed company registers and share certificates

We complete the required documentation with the information provided at incorporation to form your company and provide this to you in electronic format. It provides an excellent template for future completion of the various registers and minutes to be recorded.

Optional share transfer articles

Our articles provide as standard that the directors may refuse to register any transfer of shares. If this is not appropriate for your company we offer the following options.

Unrestricted transfer to family members

Directors must register transfer of shares to family members.

Pre-emption rights on share transfers

Shares must be offered to the other shareholders pro rata to their current shareholding.

Unrestricted transfer to family members and pre-emption on other transfers

Directors must register transfers of shares to family members or other members, all other transfers subject to pre-emption rights in favour of the other shareholders pro-rata to their shareholding. PLEASE CONTACT US BY TELEPHONE ON 0131 226 8280 IF YOU WISH TO DISCUSS YOUR SHARE TRANSFER/STRUCTURE REQUIREMENTS OR OBTAIN FURTHER INFORMATION.

Maintenance of company registers

We provide the Director(s) with annual support , relieving you of time consuming tasks by ensuring your company remains compliant with Companies House. We maintain the statutory registers, file your confirmation statement and deal with the preparation of documentation for the resignation and appointments of new directors, shareholders and registered office including a dedicated administrator to support you with general company law enquiries.

Preparation and filing of Confirmation statement with Companies House

Part of our Directors compliance package we ensure your Confirmation statement is filed timeously with Companies House.

Accounts reminder

Part of our Directors compliance package we ensure you know when your accounts need to be filed with Companies House.

Online access to your company records/registers

Part of our Directors compliance package access your company records from any location.

Copy of company incorporation documents as filed at Companies House

A duplicate record of what is filed at Companies House based on the information supplied, helpful if your bank are looking for confirmation of what appears on the public file.

Free SMS text to alert on incorporation

Confirmation of the incorporation of your new company.

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