sole traders

register your sole trader company online now

Choose a name for your company
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Checking the availability of your company name

Our system will search the companies house register for existing names that are the same or too similar to any name that you enter. If your name is not available to register, you can try a different name or try one of our suggested alternatives.

Enter a Company Name to Check Availability
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what do you get

  • Company name reservation at Companies House (optional)
  • Incorporation certificate, Memorandum and Articles of Association, Share Certificates & Board resolution for your reserved company name (where relevant)
  • Registration with HMRC for self employment (CWF1)
  • Guide to operating as a sole trader
  • Filing notifications
  • Formation pack (where relevant)
  • All the phone and email support you need to get started

what does it cost

  • £55.00 basic
  • £69.00 with Limited company name protection

how long does it take

  • It takes around 5 minutes to complete the process online with us
  • Companies House take 6-8 hours to complete the company name approval
  • You must complete the CWF1 within 3 months of starting to trade
  • You can begin trading right away

how can you pay

  • We take all standard forms of card payment, or if you prefer you can call our helpful team to pay by phone


  • Companies house only process Limited company requests Monday to Friday 9-5, but you can submit your application through this site any time
  • You should not assume your company name has been approved until you receive your official incorporation certificate from us
  • Registering your company name with Companies House is not a legal requirement for sole traders, but it is a good indication as to whether you should trade under that name, and it protects your brand for the future as nobody else may register it
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  • 0117 950 2667
  • 2nd Floor
    5 High St
    Westbury on Trym
    BS9 3BY