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Business Names

    For Sole Traders and Partnerships

  • Your Business Name is Your Business.
  • The name of a business is one of its most vital assets.
  • It’s how you answer the phone.
  • It’s how people remember you and your products or services.
  • It’s unique.

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Limited Companies

  • A company is a separate entity to the owners and when registered it protects against debt and personal losses. The company is incorporated for your use and trading.
  • You can register as Limited, LLP, PLC or Guarantee structure.

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Trade Marks

  • The registration of words, initials, logos, monograms, shapes or signatures numerals and designs as trade or service marks provides effective protection against imitators and prevents copying.

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Domain Names

  • The Internet is a network of data and most businesses must be on it. We register your ‘domain’ name which is your internet address, and build your website creating your emails and gateway to receive payments from customers.

Business Registration

National Business Register is the information resource to help with business registration, providing data for over 10 million UK business, companies, trade marks and brands. We will show you how to register a business or company, search and select a business name from our national database and give you essential information and professional advice, including protection against name copying.

If you are an entrepreneur looking to register as a sole-trader, business partnership or limited company, you will find everything you need to know with business registration here.

How to Register a Business

Utilising our detailed database will give you information on over 10 million UK businesses to ensure the name you choose is unique, giving insight into your chosen industry so your business will stand out from the crowd.

National Business Register’s search facility is simple and free to use and will ensure your chosen name is available to register, without any unlawful or restricted words and terms. Start your search today and let us help you set up your business today.


Resources to Help with your Business Registration

We have information throughout National Business Register on how to register a business you want and ensure this is done correctly within legal guidelines. For over 30 years we have helped many entrepreneurs realise their ambitions by giving access to our unique search facility and provide protection against ‘passing off’ on successful completion of business registration.

To help simplify the process, we have separated the main search preferences into colour-coded sections which include Business Names, Limited Companies, Trade Marks and Domains. Each section details relevant information for setting up a business, FAQs and general business advice.

One of the benefits of business registration through National Business Register, as well as our many years of experience, is the option to additionally set up a free website for your company. We can set up a website to your specific requirements using our own web developers and get your new business online as soon as possible.

Business Registration experts since 1984

Our online services ensure you have all the tools available on how to register a business. All the information throughout the website is free to use to help structure your business. We understand the many hurdles you may have to overcome when starting a business and want to make things simple.

Once you are ready to go forward, either apply online or download our application form to complete. We also have a freephone number if you would like to speak to one of our business advisors directly. Call 0800 069 9090 between 9am-5pm weekdays and we’ll be happy to help further. Alternatively, you can send us an email to Our friendly staff are on hand to provide a quick turnaround with any queries and concerns.

Free Information

You can access all the full information online, print it off or order brochures. It is important to understand the various business structures and be confident going into business for yourself.

All services, are available online including free name availability checks, business advice, business tips and direct application forms to get your business up and running quickly and smoothly.