What is the minimum number of officers a company requires?

In simple terms only one. If your company was formed after 6 April 2008 or your articles of association are correct then you only need one company director. The requirement to have a separate company secretary was removed. However, do not resign your secretary from the company without checking your company documents first.

In order to set up a new limited company you need at least one director. A company's sole director can also be the company secretary. However, many people prefer to appoint a company secretary to take care of filing documents with Companies House. If required SFS can provide a nominee secretary which can assist you with some of the company's administration. For further details see our Nominee Secretary Service page.

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