Change company name: set of documents

This pack includes 2x sets of documents to change your company name. Your options are to change the name in a general meeting or to follow new way of a written resolution. The text is simple and in layouts accepted at Companies House.
Suitable for use in: England & Wales and Scotland
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About these documents

This pack is two sets of documents that allow you to change your company’s name.

They allow you either to have the change approved at a general meeting of shareholders or to follow the newer procedure of using a written resolution. They are formatted in layouts accepted at Companies House.

They are suitable for all types of companies: private limited by shares, private limited b guarantee and public limited.

The Companies Act 2006 allows you to change company name in two ways: either in a members’ general meeting or by way of written resolution. Either way you need a special resolution (75% approval) to be passed by the members (shareholders).

This set of documents includes the minutes and notices and other documents needed to make the change, plus a full explanation of how to use them.

We provide two complete alternative sets so that choose how the name is changed. You can either pass a resolution in general meeting or by a newer written resolution procedure.

The reason why the name is being changed is irrelevant to these documents. You are not required to state the reason to Companies House, but of course, the change must be notified. 

The draft minutes and notices provided here are of course as required by the Companies Act 2006. These sets of documents do not include the text of your proposed resolution. That is for you to insert. The text and layout are simple, in layouts accepted as standard. The wording can be added or edited easily.


In this pack we have provided documents required in both cases. You should use one set.

Documents for a general meeting

  1. Minutes of meeting of the directors
  2. Consent to short notice for General Meeting
  3. Notice of General Meeting
  4. Minutes of General Meeting
  5. Proxy voting form

Documents for a written resolution

  1. Minutes of meeting of the directors
  2. Written resolution
  3. Statement under section 291(4)
  4. Member approval to written resolution

As with all Net Lawman document templates, the drafting notes are immensely valuable. We give you comments and suggestions on every one enclosed in the set.

Key features

  • suitable for both types: general meeting or written resolution
  • provide option how to call meeting on short notice period (if use first set)
  • contain modern provisions in plain English
  • allow you to construct your minutes and resolutions to suit your exact business needs
  • full of practical and commercial help and suggestions

This document was written by a solicitor for Net Lawman. It complies with current English law.

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