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Our comprehensive guide to setting up a limited company

If you’ve just moved from permanent employment to contracting, it pays to set up a limited company.

Owning a limited company means that your personal finances and assets are separate from those of your business. It’s up to you and your shareholders to bear the risks of the business. As the company director, you’ll be in control of business finances: You can structure your own income, apply for tax breaks and own your brand.

Unfortunately, the biggest obstacle for contractors is the time and effort it takes to set up and register a limited company with Companies House in the right manner. Without assistance it can be taxing and cost you valuable time.  We can help make it smooth, and get you setup in 24 hours, as long as we have everything we need.

We'll help you set up a limited company with minimum fuss

  • Incorporate your company
  • Make sure it’s legally sound
  • Choose a company name
  • Plan your taxes and accounting
  • Assist in fulfilling your filing and administrative duties
  • Take care of the Certificate of Incorporation as well as Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Get a fast-track bank account

The Certificate of Incorporation confirms that your company is a distinct entity in itself, protected by law, certified by a company number and fortified by a recognised formation date.


To set up a limited company or get any related advice, simply get in touch with one of our experienced and friendly consultants.

We have some exciting news
for all our 1st Contact clients...

1st Contact is rebranding to Sable International!

For the last 18 months we've been merging with our big brother, Sable International. By the end of the year, we're going to complete the rebrand.

The accountants, brokers, advisors and caseworkers that you are used to dealing with will not be going anywhere as the entire 1st Contact team will be in the same roles at Sable International. You'll still get that same great service, just under a new name.

We'll be keeping you in the loop as we prepare for the next exciting phase in this rebranding.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly.

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