Registering/Securing Company Name

Discussion in 'Managing Your Cleaning Business' started by Bluebird/Jimbo, Nov 20, 2015.

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  1. Bluebird/Jimbo

    Bluebird/Jimbo Newcomer

    Nov 11, 2015
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    Hey guys
    need a bit of help with this one. I am currently a sole-trader but want to come up with a company name and put advertising on the van ect.... how do i register the name ? secure it ? make sure the name isnt taken ?
    any help would be great cheers
  2. Green Pro Clean Ltd


    Jan 20, 2015
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    There is no securing a name as a Sole Trader, for example I was 'D Green T/As Green Window Cleaner' during my sole trader days. Anyone else could have used Green Window Cleaner as well as there is nothing to prevent it.

    Now I am registered as 'Green Pro Clean Ltd' That's it, if anyone else uses that name they face the wrath of my lawyer in court.

    To register yourself as a limited company is not hard, you just go to the Companies house web site and follow instructions. I chose an even easier option and had my accountant do it for me.

    If you have a smart accountant you actually pay less taxes as a limited company than you do as a sole trader.