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What is the process for starting a business?

When you’ve decided that you want to form a company through Duport, we will take you through the formation process to make sure everything is organised properly.


Step one

You need to decide which type of company you want before you begin your formation. If you’re not sure, we recommend our Start Up Selector, which will guide you to the right company type for you, as well as advise you on your responsibilities, requirements and guide you towards helpful services too.


Step two

You need to pick a name for your new company! Use our company name check tool to make sure your company name is available.


Step three

Create or log in to your Duport account. You can use your account later to monitor the progress of your order.


Step four

You will need to appoint at least one director, shareholder & PSC. You may appoint a company secretary if you wish. You will also need to provide your registered office address.

Please make sure you have the following information for each of the appointments:

  • name
  • address
  • telephone number
  • date of birth
  • town of birth
  • nationality
  • occupation
  • Security question- Mothers maiden name or father first name
  • number of shares (shareholders only)


Step five

Pay online or by telephone to complete your order.


step six

Most orders just take a few hours to complete, and we’ll get your official documents in the post asap!

Congratulations on forming your company!

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