Appointing a new director

Company Directors and Company Secretaries are collectively referred to as ‘Company Officers’. Company officers can be appointed and resigned by filing the below forms with Companies House, this can be completed in paper form or via web filing online.

When appointing a new director you will need either form AP01 or AP02 to be completed in paper form or a confirmation statement filed online via web filing.

Related Companies House forms are below, these can be found at

Appointing of Officers;
AP01 Appointment of Director
AP02 Appointment of Corporate Director
AP03 Appointment of Secretary
AP04 Appointment of Corporate Secretary

More info or Terminating a Company Director or Officer can be found here.

You can file all documents online using Companies House ‘Web Filing’ service yourself or we can complete these on your behalf.

You can however download the appropriate forms from the website - Downloaded forms can be filed manually by posting a completed and signed hard copy to Companies House.

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