Using the ampersand & character in a company name is perfectly possible with the Complete Formations incorporation system.
By default, the company name search will ignore all words to the right of the “&” symbol.
For example, when checking the name T & K London Limited, the search results may state that T Limited is not available.
What has happened is that the search has effectively truncated the full name and removed everything after the “&” sign.
In order to register the full name the following procedure should be carried out:
- When entering your chosen name in the search box use the word “and” instead of “&”
- After the results show that the name is available, change the word “and” to “&” and then click on “next” and proceed as normal.
A graphical representation of this can be seen here.
The company will then be registered with the “&” symbol in its name.