Can anyone be a company director?
To be a director of a company in the UK you must:
- be at least 16 years old.
- not have been disqualified previously from being a director (unless the court has given you permission).
- not be an undischarged bankrupt.
It is the decision of the members or shareholders of the company who should be appointed a director. The decision to appoint the director should be based on the members' or shareholders' belief that the chosen individual has the ability to run the company well on their behalf.
A director does not however have to be an individual. A corporate entity (e.g. another company) may be appointed as a director of a company in the UK but there must be at least one individual appointed as a director.