Every business in the UK needs to have an office address registered with Companies House. This is a legal requirement and will be available publicly for anyone to view. For this reason, many people choose not to use their home or personal address.

A viable alternative is to use a virtual office address. This might also be known as:

  • A post box service
  • A registered office address
  • A virtual office service


All of these descriptions refer to the same service and might be used interchangeably. With our particular service, we will be happy to take in mail for you to collect, or forward it on to another address – whichever is more convenient.

Do you need a virtual office address for your business?

Our virtual office address service is perfect for any business wanting to make a professional impression and find a convenient solution for mail collection. Many of our clients are:

  • New businesses in need of a registered address
  • Small businesses wanting to present themselves professionally
  • Business owners who are often out on the road
  • Businesses operating from home or from communal workspaces
  • Business owners who want their mail delivered to one convenient location

How can a virtual office address help you?

Our virtual office service is designed to make life easy for you and your business, giving you the option to register your business legally at a prestigious and easily-accessible address.

Here are some of the key benefits:

  • It looks more professional than using a home address
  • Your identity is protected, as your home address doesn’t appear on public registers
  • You will benefit from a prestigious Chislehurst high street address to boost your business’s image
  • For simplicity, you have one central place where all your mail can be sent
  • Choose to collect your mail or have it forwarded on to you
  • If you’re often out and about, you don’t need to worry about receiving important correspondence

This service is also popular amongst our existing accountancy clients, as you can pass anything we need to complete your accounts directly over to us.


How does our virtual office address service work?

This is what happens when you sign up for a registered office address:

  • Contact Bells Accountants – you can talk to the team or fill in the form with your company details directly on our website.
  • We will need to take some details from you, as well as proof of your identity and a utility bill showing your personal address.
  • You will now be able to register your business directly with Companies House, using our Chislehurst office address.
  • Your business mail will be sent to our address and you can choose whether we forward it on, or save it for you to come and collect.

If you have any questions concerning virtual office services and what we can offer you here at Bells Accountants in Kent, then we would be more than happy to answer them for you. You can contact us on 020 8468 1087, or you can email us at .

Below, you will find answers to questions that we are frequently asked – if the question you have is not listed here, please call us on 020 8468 1087.

Registered office address FAQs

Q: Does my business need a registered address?

It does, yes but only if you are a Limited company. This is a legal requirement in the UK and any English or Welsh businesses can make use of an English business address (Scottish and Irish businesses must have a registered address based in these countries).


Q: How do I register?

To incorporate a private limited company, you will need to register your business directly with Companies House. You will also need to register with HMRC. If you would like further guidance, please just ask us when you enquire.


Q: How much will it cost?

Virtual office services are charged at a fixed annual rate. Prices are:

  • £75+ VAT for existing clients
  • £150+ VAT for new clients

Q: What mail can be sent to my registered address?

You can use our registered address for any of your business correspondence.