Architect is a protected title whose use in a company, LLP or business name is restricted under section 20 of The Architects Act 1997.
If you are a construction and build architect registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB), you must get a letter or email of non-objection from the ARB.
There is no restriction on the use of ‘naval architect’, ‘golf architect’ and ‘landscape architect’. Other than that It’s an offence to use ‘architect’ in any other circumstances.
Architects Registration Board
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8 Weymouth Street
Company name availability check
You can use the Company name availability checker to check if your proposed company name is still available for registration.
How to register a company?
Concise Accountants provide company formation services. Our accountants will handle the incorporation of your limited company from start to finish. We will also advise you whether your supporting evidence is sufficient to support the use of ‘Architect’ in your company name.
Universally, your company’s registered office must be a real address. Companies House would not accept P O Box numbers as your registered office address.
Maintain your limited company
You would have to submit a few documents with the UK Authorities every year.
Firstly, at every anniversary of your company, you are required to prepare and submit your confirmation statement with Companies House. The confirmation statement is a snapshot of information about your company shares structure, directors, shareholders and registered office.
On the same note, you must also inform Companies House if your company details changed. For example, you appoint a new director or your registered office address has changed.
Additionally, you must submit your company accounts to Companies House and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). For HMRC, you must include your corporation tax return together with your company accounts. Concise Accountants offers fixed fee accounts packages to limited companies to take care of your company accounts and corporation tax return. The packages are suitable for startup businesses and small companies. Feel free to contact our accountants to discuss.
Other sensitive or reserved words
Click here for other sensitive words that require you to obtain a consent to use in your company or business name in the United Kingdom.