Rules for naming your business



The name of your limited company or LLP must conform to certain regulations. If you choose a name that does not meet these requirements, you will not be able to use it.

This guide provides guidance on choosing a name for a company or LLP, objections to company names and sensitive words and expressions in company names.

Free business start-up support

Access free start-up business support from your local council. They will organise one-to-one mentoring sessions with your local business adviser and provide tailored guidance to develop your business plan.

Complete a short enquiry form or call 0800 027 0639 to register for this free advice and guidance.

  • Companies House Contact Centre
    0303 1234 500