Things to Know about Naming Your Business
The Companies Act 1985 requires all businesses names that trade under a name other than that of their owner or the full corporate name of the company, to show the owner’s name and address on all of the following: –
The following are requirements for business names, depending upon the status of your trading company.
If you trade under a name other than your own surname with or without initials, then you are required to show your initials and surname.
In addition you need to show an address where you can normally be contacted, if different from the trading address.
You are required to show the names of each partner and an address where they can be normally contacted.
If the partners number more than twenty, then you need not display them on your stationery.
However, a full list of the partners names and addresses are required at their principal place of business.
Companies who use their full corporate business name, need not state the name of any of its directors on any business documents on which the company’s name appears. However, if you do, you must list them all.
It is also a requirement to display the registered Companies House number on all formal printed or digital materials.
This applies to letterheads, compliment slips, invoices, quotations, websites, emails and similar printed or digital correspondence.
A company which trades under another name must include it’s full corporate name on the above stationery items.
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