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Understanding an off-the-shelf company

‘Off-the-shelf’ company is a limited company which is incorporated, maintained by an agency and is made accessible for auction to clients. Prior to Companies House setting up the facility to electronically incorporation a company, it normally used to take more than a week to process a standard incorporation. Hence, it was advantageous for agencies to maintain a list of such off-the-shelf companies that could be made available to a business or organisation when they has an urgent requirement to set-up one. Even though the time to form a company has decreased significantly, there is still high demand for ‘off-the-shelf’ companies. Businesses or organisations in the United Kingdom can either think about buying an off the shelf company in case a company is required immediately and the business can’t wait for a long time-period for Companies House to process the application, or the business does not want to take the risk of Companies House declining the application request which may result in the business missing a deadline

In general, the ‘off the shelf’ company formation package offered by an agency empowers United Kingdom citizens to select from a range of pre-registered companies with a provision for changing the nominees and director.

The package encompasses the following:

  • Article of association and Memo
  • Document of Incorporation
  • Finalised form for stock transfer
  • Letter of agreement for appointed directors
  • Register of officers
  • Request for shares letter
  • Register of Shareholders
  • Share Certificates

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Benefits of an ‘off-the-shelf’ company

Off-the-shelf companies are used for the prolonged existence of the business. Such companies were established by company formation agencies to avoid delays with processing a company registration application and save time while processing the request by Companies House. Nowadays, since the online process of forming a company normally takes 3 hours, the request for ‘off-the-shelf’ companies has reduced, however, off the shelf companies come in handy when there is requirement for a company with a long trade-off account. Below listed are a few benefits:

  • Ease to obtain bank loan and credit cards

    An off-the-shelf company has the provision of longevity. Since, an off-the-shelf companies have been previously registered, they have the history of being recognised years before they were bought by a business. An aged company will, at all times, have a better position as compared to a new registered business and as a result off-the-shelf companies are considered a more reliable investment choice for banks to grant loans. For example, a company that has been trading for 20 years in a specific industry sector will have additional knowledge and trustworthiness as compared to a company that has been trading for just a few months. As stated earlier, an off-the-shelf business gives the sense of longevity.

  • Off-the-shelf organisations build assurance in customers

    As off-the-shelf businesses might benefit as clients perceive them to be older, and thus more trustworthy. This reduces business risk, thereby, establishing a win-win situation.

Off-the-shelf companies incorporated in London

The below mentioned off-the-shelf companies come with extensively drawn notes and articles of association, and published certificate of incorporation. These off-the-shelf organisations are registered with a registered office address, nominee secretary and nominee director. There is a provision to upgrade the registration of these companies with the new registered address, shareholder, and director free of charge, or, if the business requires the companies can even be provided with same nominees, and registered address at an extra annual fee. The below mentioned companies are inactive since the date of inception. It must be noted that these off the shelf companies do not have a registered Value Added Tax (VAT) number neither have a pre-opened corporate financial transactions account/bank account.

Name of company Date of Incorporation Place of Incorporation Description
English Classics Racing Ltd 05-05-1995 London English Classics Racing Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
EDS Dual Corn Ltd 01-08-1996 London EDS Dual Corn Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Vogue Models Ltd 01-03-2002 London Vogue Models Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Lepanto Financial Advisers Ltd 20-02-2003 London Lepanto Financial Advisers Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Trading Abundance Re-Insurance Agents Ltd 14-07-2003 London Trading Abundance Re-Insurance Agents Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Bankers Mortgage Ltd 22-03-2005 London Bankers Mortgage Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Home Coziness Agency Ltd 01-04-2005 London Home Coziness Agency Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Internet Security Bureau Ltd 01-04-2005 London Internet Security Bureau Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Green Garden Solutions Ltd 04-04-2005 London Green Garden Solutions Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Infocar Warehouse Ltd 09-04-2005 London Infocar Warehouse Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Business Trade Re-Insurance Services Ltd 14-07-2005 London Business Trade Re-Insurance Services Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Gateway Development Services Ltd 16-10-2005 London Gateway Development Services Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Fantasy Destination Ltd 01-04-2006 London Fantasy Destination Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Kabcoeuropa Ltd 19-06-2006 London Kabcoeuropa Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
U-Adapt Ltd 19-06-2006 London U-Adapt Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Oskal Imperiolizma Ltd 25-07-2006 London Oskal Imperiolizma Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Trading Co Germany Ltd 18-08-2006 London Trading Co Germany Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
E-Commerce Supplies Ltd 30-10-2006 London E-Commerce Supplies Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Best Hosting 4U Ltd 12-12-2006 London Best Hosting 4U Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Best Hosting Ltd 12-12-2006 London Best Hosting Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Best Solutions 4 Business Ltd 12-12-2006 London Best Solutions 4 Business Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Best Wedding Ltd 12-12-2006 London Best Wedding Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Design Creators Ltd 12-12-2006 London Design Creators Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Hi-Fi Soft Suppliers Ltd 12-12-2006 London Hi-Fi Soft Suppliers Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Music Portal Ltd 12-12-2006 London Music Portal Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
I Want My Busy Bee Ltd 26-02-2007 London

I Want My Busy Bee Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Please Be Cheese Ltd 05-03-2007 London Please Be Cheese Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Corporate Service Bureau Ltd 02-05-2007 London Corporate Service Bureau Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Incyourbiz Ltd 02-05-2007 London Incyourbiz Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Business Growth Associates Ltd 03-05-2007 London Business Growth Associates Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Business Helpline Services Ltd 03-05-2007 London Business Helpline Services Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Business Improvement Consulting Service Ltd 03-05-2007 London Business Improvement Consulting Service Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Fatfoogoo Ltd 23-05-2007 London Fatfoogoo Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Simple Lottery Ltd 05-06-2007 London Simple Lottery Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
0191 Handyman Ltd 13-06-2007 London 0191 Handyman Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Alpha & Omega Freetrade Corporation Ltd 15-06-2007 London Alpha & Omega Freetrade Corporation Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Aurelio Consult Ltd 27-06-2007 London Aurelio Consult Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Lazy Friday Ltd 13-07-2007 London Lazy Friday Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Scare Friday 13Th Ltd

13-07-2007 London Scare Friday 13Th Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Best Advisors Ltd 18-09-2007 London Best Advisors Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
ABC Consulting Associates Ltd 17-11-2007 London ABC Consulting Associates Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
More For Your Money Mortgages Ltd 13-12-2007 London More For Your Money Mortgages Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Quality Costs Consultants Ltd 14-12-2007 London Quality Costs Consultants Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Chamomile Tea With Milk Ltd 16-02-2009 London Chamomile Tea With Milk Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Desi Jeans Ltd 11-06-2009 London Desi Jeans Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Company@Work Ltd 24-11-2009 London Company@Work Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Priceminister Ltd 04-12-2009 London Priceminister Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Retroprospects Ltd 30-03-2010 London Retroprospects Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Vip Luxury Services Ltd 29-12-2010 London Vip Luxury Services Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Lets Cook It Ltd 30-03-2011 London Lets Cook It Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Sternwestern Mobile Ltd 18-04-2011 London Sternwestern Mobile Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Yu.S.News Ltd 02-08-2011 London Yu.S.News Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Fast Shipping Services 365 Ltd 20-10-2011 London Fast Shipping Services 365 Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Lynnam Shipping Marine Engineering Ltd 20-10-2011 London Lynnam Shipping Marine Engineering Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Barcircuit Ltd 11-11-2011 London Barcircuit Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Odaga Ltd 11-11-2011 London Odaga Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Yuuki Ltd 11-11-2011 London Yuuki Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Forex4Guru Ltd 30-01-2012 London Forex4Guru Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Study Language @Home Country Ltd 30-01-2012 London Study Language @Home Country Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
The Educational Culture Center Exchange Ltd 30-01-2012 London The Educational Culture Center Exchange Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Do Not Disturb Sleeping Beauty Ltd 24-02-2012 London Do Not Disturb Sleeping Beauty Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Fernandflipps Ventures Ltd 27-09-2012 London Fernandflipps Ventures Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Fernandflipps Ventures Ltd 27-09-2012 London Fernandflipps Ventures Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Loan Processing Centre Ltd 27-09-2012 London Loan Processing Centre Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Lobion Oil &: Shipping Ltd 27-09-2012 London Lobion Oil &: Shipping Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Abingworth Equity Team LLP 29-11-2012 London Abingworth Equity Team LLP is pre-registered with Companies House
Acucobol Equestrian LLP 29-11-2012 London Acucobol Equestrian LLP is pre-registered with Companies House
Benaicha Import-Export LLP 29-11-2012 London Benaicha Import-Export LLP is pre-registered with Companies House
I Am The Tax Planing Advisor Ltd 08-02-2013 London I Am The Tax Planing Advisor Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
We Are The Trading Advisors Ltd 08-02-2013 London We Are The Trading Advisors Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
No Fear For Beer Ltd 14-08-2013 London No Fear For Beer Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Belvara Ltd 13-01-2015 London Belvara Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Midford Ltd 22-01-2015 London Midford Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Grool Solutions Ltd 13-05-2015 London Grool Solutions Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Grouse Solutions Ltd 13-05-2015 London Grouse Solutions Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Adida & Co LLP 26-05-2015 London Adida & Co LLP is pre-registered with Companies House
Amd&Gad Import-Export LLP 26-05-2015 London Amd&Gad Import-Export LLP is pre-registered with Companies House
Amden Capital LLP 26-05-2015 London Amden Capital LLP is pre-registered with Companies House
Elgeco Marketing LLP 26-05-2015 London Elgeco Marketing LLP is pre-registered with Companies House
Elgi Distribution LLP 26-05-2015 London Elgi Distribution LLP is pre-registered with Companies House
Eliad Projects LLP 26-05-2015 London Eliad Projects LLP is pre-registered with Companies House
Bescron Consultancy LLP 25-09-2015 London Bescron Consultancy LLP is pre-registered with Companies House
Mirarten Solutions Ltd 25-09-2015 London Mirarten Solutions Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
The Loan And Mortgage Organisation Ltd 23-05-2016 London The Loan And Mortgage Organisation Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
The Loan And Mortgage Solutions Ltd 23-05-2016 London The Loan And Mortgage Solutions Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
The Loan Express And Mortgage Ltd 23-05-2016 London The Loan Express And Mortgage Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Amedame Entertainment Ltd 29-06-2017 London Amedame Entertainment Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Ameelia Continental Tradings Ltd 29-06-2017 London Ameelia Continental Tradings Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Bemagical Finance Brokers Ltd 30-06-2017 London Bemagical Finance Brokers Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Bilbow Investment Corporation Ltd 30-06-2017 London Bilbow Investment Corporation Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Biaco Business Consultants LLP 17-07-2017 London Biaco Business Consultants LLP is pre-registered with Companies House
Ceahlau Assessments LLP 17-07-2017 London Ceahlau Assessments LLP is pre-registered with Companies House
Global Alternative Ltd 29-07-2017 London Global Alternative Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Countrywide Finance Solutions Ltd 14-11-2017 London Countrywide Finance Solutions Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Paperific Innovation Ltd 14-11-2017 London Paperific Innovation Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Blockchain Advances Ltd 05-12-2017 London Blockchain Advances Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Akanada International Corporation Ltd 22-02-2018 London Akanada International Corporation Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Alaisy International Solutions Ltd 22-02-2018 London Alaisy International Solutions Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Amacord Trade Group Ltd 22-02-2018 London Amacord Trade Group Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Atalon Investors Ltd 22-02-2018 London Atalon Investors Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Atanni Enterprises Ltd 22-02-2018 London Atanni Enterprises Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Belamica Vending Ltd 09-03-2018 London Belamica Vending Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Belantra Leasing Ltd 09-03-2018 London Belantra Leasing Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Belarion Technical Solutions Ltd 09-03-2018 London Belarion Technical Solutions Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Belavo Marine Services Ltd 09-03-2018 London Belavo Marine Services Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House
Giant Thinking Ltd 09-03-2018 London Giant Thinking Ltd is pre-registered with Companies House

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