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Sensitive Word - BRITISH

Sensitive words are intended to ensure that companies are not using a name that does not reflect the location, size or nature of the business conducted by the company. There are approximately 50 words that Companies House regard as sensitive. If you have a company incorporation with us that includes this sensitive word in the company name you can follow the guidance below to facilitate your order. If you would like to incorporate a new company with the word "BRITISH" in the name please click here to get started.
What Companies House say about using the word BRITISH
approval of this word in your company name will depend on how it is used. Normally the Secretary of State would expect the company to be British owned. You would need to show that the company is pre-eminent in its field by providing supporting evidence from an independent source such as a Government department or a trade association. If the word 'British' is qualified by words that do not describe an activity or product, for example by using a 'made-up' word, then evidence of pre-eminence is not necessarily essential. But you would be expected to show that your company is substantial in relation to its activity or product and that it is eminent in its own field.
What do we need to process your application?
1. All supporting documents should be emailed to The Company Wizard as an image or Word attachment.
2. You must show that the company is British owned and will be the largest of it's type in the UK. In order to do this you will be required to provide supporting evidence from a government source.