After a company has been incorporated, it is possible to change its currently registered name to a completely new name at any time and 121 Company Formation offers a company name change service to undertake this for you.
Firstly, once you have decided on a new name for your company, you will have to check that the name is available and is not currently being used by another company.
Once you have established that your new company name is able to be used, we will then complete the appropriate documentation and submit this on your behalf to Companies House who will confirm the change of name has been processed within 48 hours, often sooner depending on its workload.
Although the company’s name has changed, the company’s registered number will remain the same and therefore the change of name will appear in the company’s filing history. There is no way to conceal the company’s original name in the records held at Companies House but, if you do prefer that this is not revealed, the only option would be to close the original company down using our company closure service and incorporate a new company using your new chosen company name.
If a company changes its actual structure, for example it decides to become a public limited company (plc) rather than a private limited company, this does not constitute a company name change despite the fact it would become ABC plc rather than ABC Ltd.
You can order this service directly from our website or, if you would prefer to seek further advice, please email us at
The one-off cost of the company name change service is £39.99.
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