Can I reserve a company name?

Unfortunately you cannot reserve a company name with Companies House. The name you want can only be taken by forming a company approved by Companies House.

If you need some further assistance please read the Companies House Guidance on Choosing a Company Name.  Also why not have a look at our blog article on tips on choosing a company name.

Companies House also provide guidance on sensitive words and expressions, and under the Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business Names (Sensitive Words and Expressions) Regulations 2014 list all the words that would require approval to be used in a company name.

Or for a summary of the changes which took effect on 31st January 2015 as a result of these regulations have a look at our blog article on the options for limited company names.  


If you are at all unsure though about a word you wish to include in your company name please just get in touch.

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