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How to change your Limited companies name

How to change a Ltd company’s name

In this guide, we take you step by step through the simple process of the company name change.

Before filing a request to change the name:

You first have to get permission to make changes before submitting the application to allow the change. A special resolution has to be passed, whereby all shareholders accept the change of name. This resolution is an effective way to formalise the approval of all those involved in varying degrees.


You can customise and use the new name of the shareholder meeting to approve the name change. If you’re a private company, it is necessary to organise a meeting of shareholders to approve the new name.


After approval of the new name, change the name of the application you are ready to fill in and send it to Companies House. However, the implementation of this method takes a week or more.

Instead, most companies now choose to apply directly online using simple dedicated solutions. Approval in general, just three hours on the Internet, the files can be obtained via Companies House. In just 3 simple steps you can complete and send the application directly, using the company’s name change:

Online applications are much faster and more reliable than the using Companies House via paper form. It varies depending on the number of applications received by Companies House at the time though – usually it can take just 3-5 hours for approval. This is to change the name of the company once the application is completed. Just remember to check the details before pressing “submit”!

Getting started is easy. Just register for free, and then on the screen follow the instructions to complete the process of setting up your company. Changing this information is as easy as 1-2-3!

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