Why do companies consider buying business address services?

Here aresome reasons why many limited companies (or individual officers of a company) choose to buy a business address service:

1 Avoid public disclosure of your residential or home address

If you’re operating your business from home, it allows you to avoid public disclosure of your residential address. As the registered office address of a company (and the correspondence address of directors) is shown on the public company’s house register, you would have to disclose your address unless you purchase a registered address service – or have another optional address you can use for this purpose. Most people would prefer to keep their residential addresses private and use registered addresses services.

2Prevent unwanted visitors                                                                                                                   

A special case is where the company undertakes sensitive work or individual directors are involved in sensitive occupations. A company involved in political work or controversial activities – may be the subject of protests. In that case, the directors will be particularly keen not to disclose their home address on the public record.

Even for an uncontroversial business, it helps to protect you and your family from intrusion. Nobody wants unwanted visitors – be they disgruntled clients or business creditors – arriving at their homes.

3Reducing junk mail

Because the company’s registered address and each director’s service address are on the public register, these addresses will typically receive many unsolicited marketing emails. Marketers will often target the addresses of new and existing companies with advertising. A business address service, especially one where only official mail and not “spam” is forwarded on, can therefore help those running a company save time and avoid the frustration of handling junk mail.


A prestigious address – often a central London address – can lend your business a sense of status. To some customers and suppliers, a London address could increase your brand’s confidence and help boost your business.

5non-UK resident business owners

A company’s registered office address must be in the UK. Those who live outside the UK but are looking to form a UK company need to have an address in the UK for this purpose to be able to get all mail on time.


Even if you have a business address, you might not want your mail – addressed to you as a director of the company – being sent there, especially if all post is opened by staff daily. If you prefer to keep your official correspondence private from others in the business, you may prefer to have it sent to an alternative address.

7If you’re often away from home

If you spend a lot of time away from where you live, it may be easier to use a business address service so you can be confident official mail will be dealt with promptly rather than sitting at an address you won’t immediately access. Depending on your needs, you could arrange for mail to be forwarded to you at another address or scanned and emailed to you.

8Avoiding disruption if you plan to move

If you know you’ll be changing your address shortly or moving office, a business address service can solve all your hassles. Otherwise, you’ll have more work to do to tell the clients about the change of address, arrange for mail to be forwarded and company address to be updated.

9Restrictive leaseagreements or rental contracts

Many rental contracts or lease agreements don’t allow the property to be used as a company’s registered office or service address. In that case, you’ll need to find another address to use for the business.

If you need a business address service, please get in touch with us at info@capital-empire.co.ukor call on 07925769449.