Wales and Welsh

Wales and Welsh are sensitive words. You should only contact the Welsh Government if the name is likely to imply a connection with this body.

Welsh Government

AddressBranding Manager
Communications Division
Welsh Government
Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ
Emailbrandingqueries@gov.wales
Source: GOV.UK

Correspondingly, you must include a letter of non-objection from the Welsh Government in your incorporation application to Companies House.

DOES NOT imply a connection with the Welsh Government

If the use of Wales or Welsh in your company name that does not imply a connection with the Welsh Government, you may sent your incorporation application directly to Companies House.

Use of Wales or Welsh at the start of your company name

If you wish to use Wales or Welsh at the start of your proposed name or ‘of Wales’ anywhere in the name, you will need to demonstrate that your company is pre-eminent or very substantial in its sector.

In this circumstance, 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.

Your company’s registered office must be in Wales.

In the case of a business name, the principal place of business must be in Wales. You must confirm your principal business address in your application letter.

Use of Wales or Welsh is not the first word in your company name

If this word is not the first word in your proposed company name it will normally be allowed if the company’s registered office is in Wales.

In the case of a business name, the principal place of business must be in Wales. Likewise, you must confirm the address in your application letter.

Wales or Welsh is your surname

If this word is your surname it will normally be allowed if the proposed name includes forenames or initials.

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 Wales or Welsh 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 file 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.

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