Cymru, Cymreig and Cymraeg sensitive words. They mean Wales, Welsh and Welsh respectively. You can send your incorporation application directly to Companies House if your company name does not imply a connection with the Welsh Government.
1 Use of this word is at the start of your company name
If you wish to use this word at the start of your proposed company name you will need to demonstrate that the company is pre-eminent or very substantial in its sector.
You should also provide the views or supporting evidence from an independent source, such as a trade association or other private or public body you work with. The situation of the company’s registered office must be in Wales. This criteria does not apply to business names.
2 Use of this word is not the first word
If this word is not the first word in your proposed name it will normally be allowed if the company’s registered office is in Wales. Again, this criteria does not apply to business names.
3 It is your surname
If this word is your surname it will normally be allowed if your proposed company name includes forenames or initials. This requirement also does not apply to business names.
If your company name could imply a connection with the Welsh Government
If your proposed company name could imply a connection with the Welsh Government, you must include a copy of the letter or email of non-objection in your incorporation application to Companies House.
Your company’s registered office must be in Wales. In the case of your business name, the principal place of business must be in Wales. You must confirm the address with your application letter.
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. Concurrently, we will also advise you whether your supporting evidence is sufficient to support the use of Cymru or Cymreig or Cymraeg 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
After your company has been successfully incorporated. There are a few documents you must prepare and submit 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 on board and 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 or reserved words that require you to obtain a consent to use in your company or business name in the United Kingdom.