All private limited companies in the UK have to provide Companies House with a registered office address at the time of incorporation. It is a legal requirement that this address is in the same country as the registrar you use to incorporate your new company.
Scottish companies will register with Companies House in Edinburgh. Therefore, the registered office address must be an address somewhere in Scotland. As long as you do no use a PO Box Number, you can provide any Scottish address for registered office purposes.
The registered office will be the official address of your company, and it will be placed on the public register when your company is incorporated. It should also be displayed at the foot of your company paperwork and website. The primary purpose of this address is to receive your company’s statutory mail from Companies House and HMRC.
You may be thinking about using your home address as your registered office, but you must remember that it will appear on the public register. Whilst this is unlikely to cause any significant issue, it is advisable to use an alternate, non-residential address to maintain the privacy of your own home.
Furthermore, a non-residential address will project a professional, corporate image, and this is likely to appeal to anyone who may be considering doing business with your company. You don’t need to work from your registered office, but it will give you peace of mind and boost the image of your business if you use a non-residential address.
Our registered office service
Blue Square Offices offers a prestigious registered office address on Bath Street in Glasgow city centre. This is an ideal address for any company registered in Scotland, and it is affordably priced at just 39.99 per year. All of your company’s official mail will be received at this address and we will forward it on to any UK or overseas address of your choice. If you would like to purchase this service, or you require any further information, please follow this link.