Why run a business name check? Companies House has strict rules when it comes to registering new businesses. Use our free company name check to:
Check the Companies House register in seconds and secure your preferred company name in an instant
Ensure your business name complies with Companies House naming rules for sensitive words
Save valuable time and bulk check up to 8 different business names in one search
When you run a limited company name check, our search tool will cross reference your business name against the Companies House register. This includes every company in the UK - both active and dissolved.
We will also check your name to make sure it hasn’t already been used or contains any of the sensitive words not permitted by Companies House.
Sensitive words are terms and expressions that cannot be used in company names because they could potentially mislead the public.Check availability
Tide's business name check is a great tool! It gave me peace of mind that my company name was both available and complied with the naming rules.A HAPPY TIDE MEMBER
When starting your own business, there’s a lot to take care of - from company registration to setting up an address to getting a business bank account. With Tide, you can do all this in one streamlined process. Check your business name, register your limited company, get a virtual office address and open a free Tide account. We’ll take care of the incorporation fee with Companies House, so it won’t cost you a penny.
Use our business name check to see if your chosen company name is available. You can even do this in bulk.
If your company name is available, click to register your limited company through Tide. We’re an authorised Companies House agent and we’ll pay your £12 incorporation fee.
If you use your home address as your registered address, it’s publicly available so anyone can see it online. Choose Tide’s virtual office address service to keep your home address private.
Your business bank account should be open in minutes, and your company is usually registered the same day.
Our search tool will check if your company name is available against over 4 million registered companies in the Companies House database.
No. Companies House rules state that every company must have its own unique name. Our business name checker will make sure your chosen name is available before you try to register your limited company.
Our company name check won’t just tell you if your business name is available, it will also check it against the list of sensitive words to ensure it meets Companies House rules too.
Our company name search tool will check your business name against over 4 million registered companies in the Companies House database. It will confirm whether your name is unique and available to be registered.
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