Can I choose just any company name for my business?

The Registrar of  Companies will not allow two companies of the same name to be registered. Therefore, we provide a free company name search from our computer which is linked directly to Companies House and this information is available within minutes.

Certain words are sensitive and will not be allowed unless they meet certain criteria for example, 'International', 'Group' etc. Other words will not be allowed if they imply connections with government bodies or other established institutions for example, 'Architects', Insurance Brokers', 'Royal' etc. We will be pleased to advise on the requirements for justifying the use of certain words in your company's title.
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