Everything You Need
To Set Up In The UK
A full and flexible range of legal and company secretarial services to ensure your business stays on the right side of the legal, company and tax rules.
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If you are looking to enter the UK market, then choosing Goodwille to handle the complex matters around UK compliance will provide you with peace of mind.
Our Corporate Legal team provides a complete solution to help you enter the UK market, taking care of all the initial practical set up and registrations, such as establishing a UK subsidiary or incorporating a UK branch. And once set up, through our appointment as Company Secretary, we will ensure your UK operation runs smoothly and efficiently.
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In the UK, a Company Secretary ensures that a business complies with all relevant laws, regulations and reporting requirements. We offer a full and flexible range of company secretarial and legal services to ensure your business stays on the right side of the legal, company and tax rules.
These are not things best left to chance – especially when establishing a company in the UK for the first time. Outsourcing these services is the fastest, most cost effective and surest way to get it right first time.
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If you have already incorporated your UK entity, then you should consider joining hundreds of others who entrust Goodwille to take care of their ongoing compliance.
As many of our clients’ Directors are often based internationally, they see value in appointing Goodwille as the Company Secretary to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
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“Goodwille has been our Company Secretary for the last 20 years supporting the Stifel Financial Group with our UK board governance and regulatory needs. We have found that Goodwille brings an independent point of view.”
Kieran Rayani, Stifel Nicolaus Europe
Licenses & Schemes
Since GDPR came into force in 2018 in the EU, there is stringent data protection legislation in place throughout the UK. Employing this legislation in your business is essential to success, ensuring you abide by the legislation. Implementing the regulation is a complex process and requires a great deal of depth and understanding which can be provided by a data protection officer.
Health and Safety
Shares and Employment Related Securities
Subsidiary and Branch Registration
Subsidiary & Branch Registration
There are different ways to register your business in the UK. Incorporating a company in the UK will mean that the company is officially set up as a UK entity, despite its origin in another country. Re-registering is the process of changing a company status, whereas setting up a branch means that the company is still headquartered in its native country.
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Corporate Legal FAQ’s
Can I open a UK company if I am not a UK resident?
Yes. You do not need to be a UK resident to have a UK Ltd company, but you do need a UK address. Goodwille can provide you with a registered office service.
Should I open a Ltd Company or register a Branch?
When deciding whether to establish a Ltd company or a register a UK, there are many factors to consider. Read our blog post on “Ltd Company V UK Branch” to find out more, or ask one of our Legal advisors for help
What is a Company Secretary?
A company secretary is responsible for the efficient administration of a company, particularly with regard to ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and for ensuring that decisions of the board of directors are implemented. Hundreds of companies choose Goodwille to act as their UK company secretary.
Do I need to register for VAT & how long does it take?
If your VAT taxable turnover exceeds £85,000 in any 12 month period you have to register for VAT. The process can take up to 12 weeks. Ask us if you need help.
What are the requirements for share capital when starting a company?
UK share capital can be as low as 1 share at £1 for UK Ltd companies.
What do I need in order to open a business bank account in the UK, and how long will it take?
Read our blog post on how to open a UK business bank account, but be prepared for a long and drawn out process. If you need help, you can ask our Corporate Legal team.
Meet the Head of
Eamon Roche – FCIS (FCG)
Eamon Roche is Company Secretary and leading the Company Secretarial Dept. He is motivated, commercially minded, and a dedicated qualified Chartered Secretary. He has extensive experience in all aspects of company secretarial work gained from a diverse and rewarding career in both the UK and Ireland.
Eamon has strong communication skills and is excellent at building relationships at all levels. He is able to manage changing and conflicting priorities on a daily basis whilst ensuring attention to quality and detail.