We work with all sorts of clients, from large corporations to small start-ups and families, providing a truly personal service to each and every one.


From academies and agriculture to travel and tourism, our clients come from all corners of business. Our team of experts provides experience and advice to businesses in a variety of sectors.

About us

Forrester Boyd is one of the largest independent chartered accountancy practices in Lincolnshire and the Humber region. Our focus on people, both clients and employees, is at the heart of our success.

Meet the team


Now based in six offices across Lincolnshire and the Humber region, our teams are perfectly placed to work closely with you. Please don't hesitate to get in touch.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Limited Company

  • 17th October 2023

Starting a limited company is an exciting endeavour that requires thorough planning and execution.

Our comprehensive guide 'Running a Limited Company: A practical guide for business owners, serves as a step-by-step guide to help you navigate this process with ease. From selecting a company name and address to establishing company shares and creating a memorandum and articles of association, we provide valuable insights and practical tips to ensure a successful start to your limited company journey.

Choosing the right company name and address is crucial for establishing your brand identity and ensuring compliance with legal requirements. We delve into the considerations involved in this decision-making process, highlighting the importance of a memorable and professional name.

Establishing company shares is another key aspect covered in our guide. We explain the benefits of different share classes, especially when investors are involved. By understanding the nuances of share structure, you can effectively allocate ownership and control within your company.

Creating a memorandum and articles of association is essential for outlining the rules and regulations that govern your company's operations. Our guide breaks down the components of these documents and emphasises the significance of seeking advice from professionals such as accountants and lawyers to ensure compliance and clarity.

Additionally, our guide covers vital steps such as registering with HMRC, setting up a business bank account, and managing operational expenses. We explain the importance of good accounting software for maintaining accurate books and records, making financial management easier and more compliant.

By following our step-by-step guide, you can confidently embark on your journey to starting a limited company. Seek professional advice to ensure you adhere to all legal obligations and optimise your chances of success.

You can access the guide here. If you require further guidance or have any questions, feel free to reach out to our team of experts. We are here to support you throughout your entrepreneurial journey.

Read more on: Business support

All data and figures referred to in our news section are correct at the date of publishing and should not be relied upon as still current.