- "In the last 20 years our business has changed considerably…and as the focus of our business has changed, Bird Luckin have moved with us."
Alex Tanner, George Tanner (Shalford) Ltd
- "Bird Luckin has looked after us incredibly well for over 60 years, they are pro-active and innovational - meeting all our needs to help us achieve our aims."
Richard Stubbings, Cliffords Limited
- "I can honestly say that Bird Luckin are the best firm of accountants and auditors I have ever dealt with - and I don't say that lightly!"
Colin Webb, Walthamstow Stadium
- "It's important for us to know that we will always be able to contact the right people to give us the right advice and support."
Jane Bennett, Bennetts Funeral Directors
- "Although we deal mainly with one Partner … we also know that if we need to contact someone else who is a specialist in another area, we can get the advice we need quickly and easily"
Jeremy Ruggles, J.S. Wright & Sons Ltd
- "Bird Luckin got us to a stage which would have taken us months - if not years - to reach on our own, and they got us there in a matter of weeks"
Matthew Sullivan, SNC Ltd
- "You can be a good accountant, but if you don't have an understanding of the industry it can be very difficult. "There are two or three people we have regular contact with at Bird Luckin who know our business well, and it makes a difference.""
Robert Church, W A Church (Bures) Ltd
- "The work which Bird Luckin has done for Boddingtons over the past few months has helped shape our future direction for the better."
John Warner, Chief Executive, Boddingtons Ltd
- "Bird Luckin has acted for us since our inception 10 years ago. They have a very 'can do' yet highly professional attitude - we are very appreciative of their support and advice over the years."
Marlon Fox, Outlook Property Ltd
Forming a limited company
The provisions relating to company formation are contained in Parts 1 to 7.
Types of company
The following legal entities may be formed, trade as a company and are subject to this legislation:
- Limited company - where shareholder liability is limited to any the share capital
- Unlimited company - where there is no liability on members
- Public company - is a company whose certificate of incorporation states that it is a public company and in relation to which the requirements of the 2006 Act, or the former Companies Acts, so far as registration or re-registration as a public company have been complied with.
- Private company - is any company that is not a public company
- Company limited by guarantee and having share capital
- Community interest company
The following information in the required format is required to be submitted to the registrar in the appropriate jurisdiction - England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland:
The memorandum of association together with an application for registration of the company. The application must state:
- The companies' proposed name
- The situation of the country in which the registered office is to be situated
- Whether member liability is limited, and if so whether by shares or guarantee
- In the case of a company that is to have a share capital, a statement of capital and initial shareholdings
- In the case of a company limited by guarantee, a statement of guarantee
- A statement of the company's proposed officers
- The registered office address
- A statement of compliance that the requirements of the Act have been complied with.
Subject to the registrar's satisfaction, a signed certificate of registration will be issued.
Power of directors to bind the company
In favour of a person dealing with a company in good faith, the power of the directors to bind the company, or authorise others to do so, is deemed to be free of any limitation under the company's constitution. For this purpose:
- a person 'deals with' a company if he is a party to any transaction or other act to which the company is a party
- a person dealing with a company, is not bound to enquire as to any limitation on the powers of the directors to bind the company or authorise others to do so, is presumed to have acted in good faith unless the contrary is proved, and is not to be regarded as acting in bad faith by reason only of his knowing that an act is beyond the powers of the directors under the company's constitution.
Please refer here for further information regarding:
- Constitutional limitations: transactions involving directors or their associates
- Constitutional limitations: companies that are charities
Formalities of doing business under the law of England and Wales or Northern Ireland:
- Company contracts
- Execution of documents
- Common seal
- Execution of deeds
- Execution of deeds or other documents by attorney
Formalities of doing business under the law of Scotland:
- Execution of documents by companies
- Official seal for share certificates etc
- Pre-incorporation contracts, deeds and obligations
- Bills of exchange and promissory notes