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Let Bells Accountants save you time and money by providing you with effective company secretarial services. Our ongoing services are designed to support you as a sole trader or limited company, with virtual office addresses and secretarial support that will help in the everyday running of your business.


  • Providing premises as your company’s registered office if required.
  • Complete maintenance of your company’s statutory books.
  • Recording and preparing minutes for general meetings and other important matters.
  • Completing your company’s annual returns, and the payment of any fees.
  • Dealing with your company’s changes of particulars or directors’ details.
  • Filing of your returns, as required, with Companies House.
  • Providing you with company formation services from £225+VAT, including registering the company with HMRC and Companies House, advising on the initial share structure set-up, and more.

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Every business in the UK needs to have an office address registered with Companies House. This is a legal requirement and will be available publicly for anyone to view. For this reason, many people choose not to use their home or personal address.

This service might also be known as a post box service, a registered office address, or a virtual office service – all terms are interchangeable.

Our virtual office service is designed to make life easy for you and your business, giving you the option to register your business legally at a prestigious and easily accessible address.

Here are some of the key benefits:

  • It looks more professional than using a home address.
  • Your identity is protected as your home address doesn’t appear on public registers.
  • You will benefit from a prestigious address to boost your business’ image.
  • For simplicity, you have one central place where all your mail can be sent.
  • Choose to collect your mail or have it forwarded on to you.
  • If you’re often out and about, you don’t need to worry about receiving important correspondence.

This service is also popular amongst our existing accountancy clients, as you can pass anything we need to complete your accounts directly over to us.


At Bells Accountants, we can supply you with an extensive range of company secretarial services designed to help you and your Kent-based business. We will ensure you comply with all the relevant legislation, and will support you during board and general meetings.

In short, we will provide all the assistance you need with regard to corporate governance and filing of all the annual statutory documents you need to submit to Companies House. We can be with you every step of the way, from the moment your company is formed, providing you with expert services and ensuring you are completely compliant.

We are pleased to offer you advice and you will find that our fees are extremely reasonable, especially regarding the high levels of service we provide. Please feel free to contact us anytime. Click HERE to find your nearest practice in Kent or email us at .

Limited companies

Q: Why become a limited company?

A: The main advantage to trading as a limited company is that companies pay a fixed rate of corporation tax. As a sole trader, you are subject to the normal income tax rates and class 4 national insurance on profits.

Q: Are there any disadvantages?

A: Accountancy fees are higher for limited companies as there is a lot more administration required, but if we make a recommendation that you should incorporate (go limited) we will always demonstrate to you exactly how much tax you will save and go through the pros and cons in full, so that you can make an informed decision.

Q: What are the deadlines?

A: Companies have their own financial year end set by Companies House. This is usually 12 months from their initial set-up. They then have nine months from their financial year end to file their abbreviated accounts with Companies House and 12 months to file their corporation tax return and accounts with HMRC.

Q: What can I claim for?

A: The expenses you can claim for are very specific to each trade. For example, a consultant cannot claim for the same things as a plumber, although there will be some things that can be claimed for by both such as travel and telephone bills. Bells can provide some general guidance in the form of a leaflet or a bespoke list. Fill out our contact form for more information.

Q: Does my business need a registered address?

A: Yes, it does. This is a legal requirement in the UK and any English or Welsh businesses can make use of an English business address (Scottish and Irish businesses must have a registered address based in their respective countries).

Q: How do I register?

A: To incorporate a private limited company you will need to register your business directly with Companies House. You will also need to register with HMRC. If you would like further guidance, please ask us when you enquire.

Q: How much will it cost?

A: Virtual office services are charged at a fixed annual rate. Prices are:

£75+ VAT for existing clients
£150+ VAT for new clients

Q: What mail can be sent to my registered address?

A: You can use our registered address for any of your business correspondence.

Q: What will I need to begin using the virtual office address service?

A: We will just need to take some details from you as well as proof of your identity and a utility bill showing your personal address.

Q: How do I receive my business post?

A: Choose to collect your mail or have it forwarded on to you.