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Company Name Selection

This screen displays the contents of the company names register in which the name you have entered appears.

The names register includes names of SEs (Societas Europaea), Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP's) as well as company names. Companies House only has the details of SE's registered in Great Britain.

If the company or LLP you are searching for is listed, click on the appropriate company number (if available). A yellow highlight indicates the closest match identified.

You can scroll through the list using Page Up/Down, the arrow keys or the scroll bar on the right of the screen.

If you want to re-enter the search criteria, scroll to either the top or bottom of the screen and input a new selection in the Company Search box.

You can identify dissolved, proposed and previous names from the Action/Event column (where no information exists under Action / Event, the company name refers to the current company record).

In the above cases, you can select any of the displayed options to obtain further details about the company or LLP.

Company Number

This is the unique company number assigned by Companies House to a company or LLP when it is registered. Please note that some proposed names will not have been allocated a company number (if they have been rejected or the company has yet to be incorporated). Under these circumstances, you will not be able to obtain any further information.

Status Indicator

C   Removed from register (Converted/Closed)
D   Dissolved
F   Former/Previous company name
L   In Liquidation
R   For an England/Wales company, this means that the company is live but has a receivership against one or more of its properties. For a Scottish company, this means the company is in receivership. Please refer to the Company Details screen for more information.

Action/Event

DISS: The Company is Dissolved

(P) Effective: Proposed Name accepted for processing

(P) Rejected: Proposed Name Rejected

C of N: Indicates that the company name is an old name.

Date

The date on which the Action / Event took place. For dissolved companies, only the year of dissolution is shown.

Company Name

As registered at Companies House. Please note that trading names are not shown unless they are also registered.

Exclusions from the Register:
You should note that Companies House does not hold information on companies with the following company number prefixes:

IP - Industrial & Provident Company
Please refer to
Public Records Section
Financial Services Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5HS
Tel 020 7066 4916

SP - Scottish Industrial/Provident Company
Please refer to
Public Records Section
Financial Services Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5HS
Tel 020 7066 4916

GN - European Economic Interest Grouping (Northern Ireland)
NA - Assurance Company (Northern Ireland)
NF - Foreign Company (Northern Ireland)
NI - Company incorporated in Northern Ireland
NL - Limited Partnership (Northern Ireland)
NO - Other Northern Ireland Company
NP - Industrial/Provident Company (Northern Ireland)
NR - Company incorporated by Royal Charter (Northern Ireland)
NZ - Not a Companies Act Company (Northern Ireland)

For all of above please refer to:

Belfast Registry
Registrar of Companies
First Floor, Waterfront Plaza
8 Laganbank Road
Belfast BT1 3BS
Tel 0845 604 8888

RC - Royal Charter Companies (English / Welsh) do not register any documents with Companies House. Please contact company for further details.

SR - Scottish Royal Charter Companies do not register any documents with Companies House. Please contact company for further details.

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