The UK Rules
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Signs and Promotional Materials

Limited Company Signage and Stationery

The law requires a company to display a name sign and include specific details in business documents. Check the regulations on signs and stationery for limited companies.

COMPANY SIGNS: Business signage must show the full company name.

You must display a proper sign at the registered address of the company.

Extra signs will need displaying at any other locations where the business operates.

But, there is no requirement to display a company sign if you are running a business from a home address.

An Example: Running two shops and an office (not at home) means you need to display a sign at all three locations.

Note: Limited company signs must be legible (easy to read) and available for viewing at any time. You cannot display a company sign only when the business is open.

Stationery and Promotional Material

The registered name of the limited company must be included on all company documents. You must also display the company name on publicity and in business letters.

An extra requirement applies to business letters, order forms, and to websites. This type of promotional material must show:

Note: What if you want to include names of the directors on the company signage and stationery? In this case you must list all the names of all directors.

In some cases, you may also choose to show the company share capital. That shows how much the shares were worth at the time you issued them. In this case, you need to state how much the shareholders own - also called 'paid up' shares.

Limited Company Invoices

A limited company must include the full company name on the invoices as it appears on the certificate of incorporation. The document must 'clearly' display the word 'invoice' and include:

Signs, Stationery, and Promotional Materials for Limited Company in the United Kingdom