Limited by Guarantee Company Registration

What is a Limited by Guarantee Company?

A company limited by guarantee is the prefered model for non-profit organisations such as charities, and social enterprises. The key difference with a Limited by Guarantee company is that it does not have a share capital and will usually have a clause in its Articles of Association to prevent any profits or gains from being paid to its members.

Any profits generated are reinvested in the company to serve a list of predefined objectives set out in the Articles of Association.

Registering a Limited by Guarantee Company

QuickFile offer a company registration service for anyone looking to incorporate a new Limited by Guarantee company. The application can be completed entirely online and will take approximately 10-15 minutes. To see what information you will need click here. Upon submission of your application we can usually return a company registration number and certificate of incorporation to you within 3-4 working hours (depending on Companies House workloads).

What will I get at the end of the process?

Once your Limited by Guarantee company has been incorporated we will delivery the following items to you.

  • A digital certificate of incorporation (PDF Format)
  • A digital copy of your Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • A printed copy of your certificate of incorporation (delivered 1st class)
  • Two bound copies of your Articles of Association (delivered 1st class)

Should you require assistance setting up a bank account for your new company can also provide a fast-track business bank account with either Barclays, Lloyds or RBS.

How long will it take?

Once your application has been submitted it will typically take around 3-4 working hours before being incorporated and issued with a company registration number.

Are there any other hidden costs?

There are no hidden costs to registering a limited company with QuickFile. We will pay the statutory filing fee on your behalf. To maintain your company you will need to file a Confirmation Statement once per year, this will cost £13 and is payable directly to Companies House.

I have more questions

The QuickFile company registration service is provided by our sister company “The Company Wizard”. If you need help with your application you can call them directly on 0207 937 6678 (mon-fri 9:00am to 5:30pm).

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