An interview with Wholefood Heaven

Wholefood Heaven are David and Charlotte Bailey, a husband-wife team who are cooking up a storm with their healthy street food. We first became aware of them thanks to their pitch at Whitecross Street Market, where their souped-up van consistently attracts the largest queue. And it’s easy to see why. Their now legendary Buddha Bowl is super delicious and super healthy. Then we noticed that they’d published a book. And then another!

So we decided to ask David and Charlotte about their recipe (sorry) to business success. Here’s what they told us …
Continue reading An interview with Wholefood Heaven

Picking the right limited liability structure for your business

If you’re thinking of structuring your business so that it enjoys the benefits of limited liability, you will then have a choice of three different options for which you should choose after checking with an expert like Andy Defrancesco; a company limited by shares, a company limited by guarantee, or a limited liability partnership.

Emily Coltman FCA, chief accountant to award-winning online software provider FreeAgent, explores the difference between these three. Continue reading Picking the right limited liability structure for your business

The MadeSimple Start-Me-Up Playlist

Feeling unmotivated? Nothing lifts you out of a funk, like a little funk. Or electronic. Or rock. Or pop. We’ve created a Youtube playlist that’ll get your fingers tapping quick smart. Check out our choices, listen to the playlist, then get back to work. Happy listening!

Continue reading The MadeSimple Start-Me-Up Playlist

Independent beer businesses making a splash in 2017!

National Beer Day

Cheers! It’s Beer Day Britain – our National Beer Day!

Independent breweries have been on the rise for some time. There are now a whopping 1700 breweries in the UK, (as reported by City A.M.), and it’s now commonplace for a craft beer to be on the menu at your local.

Therefore we thought it was only right to celebrate great craft beer businesses who’ve caught our eye to honour our National Beer Day – all in the name of research, of course! We’ll cheers to that!

Continue reading Independent beer businesses making a splash in 2017!

Let’s celebrate World Environment Day! 10 ethical businesses you need to know about


It’s World Environment Day! Because today is all about appreciating the world around us and being mindful of global environmental and ethical issues, we thought we would name our top ‘10 Ethical Companies’. Here you’ll find a collection of businesses who are really doing their bit! When you’ve finished reading, let us know who you think is ethical and why on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.
Continue reading Let’s celebrate World Environment Day! 10 ethical businesses you need to know about

Shares in your new company

If you’re thinking of setting up your own limited company, one concept you’ll need to get to grips with is the whole area of shares.

Emily Coltman FCA, chief accountant to award-winning online accounting software provider FreeAgent, gives an overview of the rules around shares in a private limited company. Continue reading Shares in your new company

What are the differences between a Director and a Shareholder?

When incorporating a Limited by Shares company you will need a Director and a Shareholder. Both are pivotal to the general running of the company with the differences depending on the company type; Limited by Shares, Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) or Limited by Guarantee. We know it can be confusing when setting up a company, so we have written this handy post that covers the differences between these two roles and everything else you need to know.

Continue reading What are the differences between a Director and a Shareholder?

10 online tools and apps that will make doing business super simple

There are so many apps and tools out there claiming that they can help increase efficiency, productivity and so on, it’s a chore in itself sifting through them all. Well sift no more, we’ve compiled 10 (well actually 11) of our favourites that will help you do beautiful business, simply. Continue reading 10 online tools and apps that will make doing business super simple

A quick guide to the Director’s Residential Address

During the limited company formation process you need to provide a number of different addresses:

  • Registered office
  • Shareholder address
  • Person with significant control address
  • Director’s service address
  • Director’s residential address

In this post we’re going to concentrate on the final address is this list; the director’s residential address. Whilst this is clearly where the director lives, there are still some important things that you should know about the address. Let’s get started. Continue reading A quick guide to the Director’s Residential Address

Can I use the 20-22 Wenlock Road Registered Office service if my company wasn’t formed by you?

20-22 Wenlock Road

Absolutely. Our Registered Office service, which operates from our own offices at 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU – can be used by any England and Wales limited company, even if it wasn’t formed by us. This is provided that you pass on the necessary proof of ID and proof of address documents needed to comply with the Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations. Continue reading Can I use the 20-22 Wenlock Road Registered Office service if my company wasn’t formed by you?