We are an experienced Nominee Shareholder provider offering a discreet, professional service. All our Nominee Shareholders are UK citizens, we can also provide exclusive nominees.
In the United Kingdom, it is a requirement of company law that information on the company officers and company shareholders must be registered in the public files of the Companies Registry, (such as: name, address, occupation, and date of appointment).
There are often circumstances where company owners or shareholders prefer not to divulge their ownership of shares and decide to keep these confidential. Such reasons might include commercial sensitivity issues or simply the desire to maintain their own privacy.
Our Nominee Shareholder services ensure the company owner retains control, but the nominee shareholder name is filed with the Companies Registry so that anyone performing a company search will see the nominee shareholder name on the company records and not the owners, providing anonymity for the owner.
By integrating our nominee shareholder service with our nominee secretary services, we can comprehensively & confidentially maintain all your essential company records ensuring good standing with Companies House.
Need a Nominee Shareholder for your Company?
Our Nominee Shareholder Services are the best in the UK, we can provide the right Nominee Shareholder for your company.
If you need a specific type of person to be appointed for your company let us know, we can match your specific requirements.
- All our Nominees are:
- UK Residents
- British Citizens
- You can choose your Nominees:
- Age Range
UK Nominee Shareholder Service
We appoint one of our nominees to serve as a shareholder in your place.
It is important to understand that in our capacity as a nominated shareholder we hold no rights over the shares of the company.
We will provide a Declaration of Trust confirming that we hold the shares in trust on behalf of the beneficial owner and deal with the shares only in accordance with the instructions of the owner, and that the owner can take the shares back at any time they wish.
* Please note that we are registered for vat. Our prices are subject to 20% vat (unless you are based outside UK).
** One off package price does not include ongoing service or maintenance, these services are available separately.
Our nominee shareholder services are also available within our company registration packages
You can terminate the nominees when you wish, but you will need to notify us in writing & you will still need to perform the duties of running your company. The Nominee Director Services we provide are for administration purposes only, our Nominees have no control over the company and are not involved in the management of the company.
Please note that our nominees are unable to act as 100% shareholder of the company, as Companies House may automatically appoint them as the PSC (People with Significant Control) and we are unable to provide PSC service.
All UK Companies and LLPs need to keep a register of people with significant control ('PSC register') and this information needs to be filed at Companies House, the details of PSC will be public.
A PSC is anyone in a company or LLP who meets one or more of the conditions legislated & highlighted below:
- Owns more than 25% of the company's shares
- Holds more than 25% of the company's voting rights
- Holds the right to appoint or remove the majority of directors
- Otherwise has the right to exercise, or actually exercises significant influence or control
- Holds the right to exercise or actually exercises significant control over an arrangement isn't a legal entity (eg a trust), but would satisfy any of the first 4 conditions if it were an individual.
It's possible to leave the PSC details empty at Companies House if the below conditions can be met:
- If there are 4 or more beneficial owners, each owning less than 25% shares, and no one has significant control over the company
- If PSC is an offshore company with 2 beneficial owners and neither owning more than 50% shares.
If the sole beneficial owner/an individual is to be the PSC, Companies House will require us to appoint he/she as the shareholder. In this case, you may not need nominee shareholder services.
Nominee Shareholder Services Frequently Asked Questions
A:Nominee Shareholders are appointed to protect the identity of a company’s beneficial owner if the owner does not want to disclose their personal information. Appointed shareholders are not involved in the running of the company & only hold shares in trust.
A:Yes, nominee shareholders can be hired for many legitimate reasons and are legal in the UK.
A:UK law states that if you are the owner of shares, you must register with both the statutory registers and with Companies House.
Shareholders information is publicly available. If you would rather keep your identity anonymous, however. We will appoint one of our nominees to serve as a shareholder in your place.
Although the nominee’s name will be registered as owner of the shares, they will not have any rights to the shares, and we can provide documents stating this.
Your privacy and confidentiality are therefore protected as the beneficial owner is not named in any public records yet maintains full control over the company’s shares.
A:We pride ourselves on being experienced and dedicated professionals who always act in our clients’ best interests.
To ensure the security of your shares we provide our nominee shareholder services along with an undated, pre-signed Stock Transfer Document relating to the ownership of the shares. This gives you the ability to transfer the legal title of the shares whenever you want without any consent from the nominee, this ensures your control of your company’s shares.
We provide a Declaration of Trust, confirming that we hold shares only in trust on behalf of the beneficial owner, manage the shares in absolute accordance with their instructions and that they have absolute ownership of the shares.
You will still be able to control any dividends & voting rights as any declaration of trust will state that the shares beneficial owner will have absolute control over how any nominee will vote regarding the shares, also noting that nominees will hold all dividends on trust for the beneficial owner.
We also provide a Power of Attorney which gives the beneficial owner ultimate authority to sign off any decisions and to obtain any dividends.
You can exercise your daily shareholder’s rights as you see fit and do not need to consult with us.
We can also provide notarised Declaration of Trust and Power of Attorney documents (though there is an additional fee for notarised versions).
A:Yes, we can provide your Nominee Shareholders proof of identity and proof of address. (There will be an additional fee for this.)
A:No, bank account information is only available to the Beneficial Owner of the company, bank account information is securely protected & never shared.
A:No, the nominees have absolutely no control over the company and they do not get involved in the management of the company.
A:No, our Nominee Shareholder Services may be used for companies registered in other countries. The price will vary depending on the nature of business and turnover.
A:In order to provide our Nominee Services we require the following documents from the Beneficial Owner(s):
- Certified proof of identity
- Certified proof of address (utility bill/bank statement not older than 3 months)
Please see our Due Diligence Requirements for more information
A:Yes, all our nominee shareholders are British citizens residing in the UK, you can even specify age & gender if specifics are required.
A:Yes. We offer exclusive nominee shareholder services so your nominee will not take any other appointments and will be appointed just for your company.
A:Please note that all UK Limited Companies and LLPs need to keep a register of people with significant control ('PSC register'). This information needs to be filed at Companies House. PSC can be an individual or a company and the details will need to be public.
If the beneficial owner owns more than 25% of the company’s shares or has more than 25% of the company’s voting rights, they will be regarded a PSC and will need to be stated.