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Letterhead-templates-designs

Getting Letterheads Right

Your letterhead says more about your business than you know. It’s your masthead, the official image of your company, its an insight into your company. Get it wrong and you look unprofessional or worse, like a rogue trader.

Here are some tips to make sure your letterhead says what you want it to and what it needs to.

Legal requirements
Most people use their lettterheads to further advertise their business or organisation, but don’t forget there are some things you have to include on your letterhead to meet legal requirements.

These depend on your company structure.

Sole traders:
– You must include the full company trading name and address.
– You must also include your name if it is different from your company’s trading name.

Partnerships:
– Include the full company trading name.
– You must include the names of all partners, or a place where this list is available if there are many.
– The address of the main office for correspondence.

Limited Companies:
– Include the full company name
– You must include the company registration number and place of registration.
– You must also include the registered address, and the business premises address if these are different.
– You don’t have to list the Directors, but you must include either the names of all directors or none, not a partial list.

VAT Registered companies, regardless of structure:
– You must list your Vat registration Number.
– You must also include your VAT Registered office address.