Memorandum of Association
The Memorandum of Association sets out the company's name, where the registered office of the limited company is situated and what it will do. Our ready made companies simply carry on business as general commercial companies - fully compliant with Companies House regulations.
Other clauses to be included depend on the type of company being incorporated - Companies Limited are able to tailor the memorandum of association to your individual requirements.
Articles of Association
The Articles of Association set out the rules for the running of the company's internal affairs. Every limited company must register Articles of Association.
Under the companies act 1985 your limited company must state its name (as it appears in its memorandum of association) in certain places and on its business stationery. Your company must also give certain information on all its business letters and order forms.
The company must state its name, in legible lettering, on the following:
- all company business letters
- all its notices and other official publications
- all bills of exchange, promissory notes, endorsements, cheques and orders for money or goods purporting to be signed by or on behalf of the company
- all its bills of parcels, invoices, receipts and letters of credit
The limited company must also show:
- its place of registration and its registration number
- the address of its registered office
A company does not have to state the directors' names on its business letters but if it chooses to do so it must state the names of all its directors. In other words, a company cannot be selective about which directors' names it shows - it must show all of them or none of them.
For a charitable company whose name does not include the word 'charity' or 'charitable', the fact that it is a charity must be clearly stated on all documents as above.
The information provided on this page has been sourced through Companies House.
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