Does my limited company need a company secretary?

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Hey, my name is Hayden and I’m trying to set up a business in Wales. I’m just starting the process online through a company formation agent, but I’ve hit a snag being asked for a company secretary. I wasn’t actually planning on appointing one at the moment, but it feels like I am being prompted. Do you know whether I actually need a company secretary for a limited by shares company? Thanks!

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You do not have to appoint a company secretary if you are setting up a private limited company - it is only a mandatory requirement for public limited companies (PLCs).

Just leave that section of the form blank. You can appoint a company secretary at any time after company formation if you change your mind.

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