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About SFS

About SFSThese pages provide background information on Small Firms Services Limited. We hope that the content of these pages answer any questions you may have about our company. If you need to contact us do not hesitate to call one of the Service Team on 0800 328 7494. We are available during normal office hours to answer your questions and to explain more about who SFS are and how we can help your business.

You may also find our Information Centre of interest as it provides answers to some of the most popular questions we receive.

You can find information on our products and services by clicking on the services link on our menu.

What is a dormant company?

It is important to understand that a dormant company is simply a company that has not traded. All companies are dormant when first registered and only become active or trading when the company buys or sells goods or services in the company name.

We often talk to customers that want to ‘form a dormant company’. The reality is that you form a company in exactly the same way as a customer that intends to start trading immediately. Unfortunately the term ‘dormant company formation’ has been in part created by company formation agents and is perpetuated by agents that continue to package company formations as a special dormant company.

Please allow us clarify this point once again. If you need a dormant company or wish to register a company that you will not trade with then simply form your company online using our company formation website. The company will be a dormant non trading company until you start making transaction in the company name.