Search for a Company or Business Name

This free search facility enables you to search against 10 million registered entities operating in the UK. It is vital that you do not copy the name of an existing organisation in your field there are already 2 million businesses, 2.3 million companies and 4.2 million UK domain names - and there are 25,000 changes each month.

Simply enter the name you want to run a report on and click search.


Don't search for words like "the" "company" "and" etc. Enter key words for your search eg. "Energy Sav" for "Energy Saver Windows" this will give you names beyond what you are searching.

It is important that you apply to register a name before printing stationery or commencing trading as we will undertake additional comprehensive and detailed searches on your behalf.

apply online or download an Application Form (pdf format 957KB).

Go to our How To Register section for more details.

You can also register an Incorporated Company (Ltd, Plc, Charityetc).


Register a Business

If you’re looking to register a business, the National Business Register is the choice for you. The National Business Register provides data on over 10 million UK businesses, companies, trademarks and brands and yours could be included next. If you’re looking to start up your business, our database can tell you which names have been taken and what kind of competition you have within your chosen industry, or ensure that no other businesses take your company’s name. Here at the National Business Register, we can also help you set up and register a business, trademark, company or domain name. Take a look through our site for more information! You can also call one of our advisors on our freephone number 0800 069 9090.

Business registration is vital when it comes to setting up and maintaining your business. Your business name is the most important assets your business can have. From answering the phone, to printing it over your products and marketing, this name will be the main way that people characterise your business. To register your business with us you’ll need to fill in the relevant application form for your business type. You can either apply online, or download the PDF form and mail this form to: National Business Register, Ground Floor 3, Sovereign Court, Graham Street, Birmingham, B1 3JR.

Want to Start a Company but don't know how?

If you’re looking to start a company, National Business Register can help you do just that. We have a wealth of business tips as well as a whole database filled with over 10 million businesses, companies, trademarks and domains to help you see just what the competition is in your sector, and whether your business name is still available. After you’ve checked that your name is available, you can apply for registration either through our website, or by downloading an application form to fill in.

After applying to start a company, your company will be registered on our database to be seen by anyone else looking to register a business to ensure that your company name stays yours and unique, and you’ll receive your certificate of incorporation as well as full company documents. Our website is filled with information about business registration and how to start your company no matter what kind of company you’re looking to start up. Whether you’re looking to register a business that is a PLC company, a Limited company, a LLP company, Offshore Company or a CIC company, the National Business Register can provide you with all the information you need to start a company or complete your business registration.

Simple Business Registration with National Business Register

When you register a business with the National Business Register, we not only provide you with all of the information you need for business registration or to start a company, but we also provide you a fully formed website too. By filling in your details with us when you register your business, you can also get our free website services. This unique service enables us to create a website entirely according to your specific requirements, meaning there is no need for you to upload or build the site yourself – our team of experienced web designers do that for you!

Our services allow you to register your business, start a company and more, all with access to our database. If you’d like more information about our business registration and set-up, contact us on, or telephone us on 0121 678 9000 or 0800 069 9090 to speak to one of our advisors today!