What is a Directors Service Address?

Simply put, a Directors Service Address is an address a director can use on the public record at Companies House that they can be contacted at but do not live at. However the term “Directors Service Address” in the world of Virtual Address Services, can cover a lot more than just the companies director! Read on to find out everything you need to know about company service addresses.

The Public Record

Companies House require the residential information of each and every person that is registered with Companies House as involved in the business or entity. Most of these people will also be shown on the public register of companies, alongside their “Service Address”.

The service address is the address provided to Companies House that will be shown on the public record, it can be the real residential address of the person or it can be a forwarding address to keep their private home address off the public record.

OfficeServ’s Registered Address Service includes in the yearly fee, the option to also use the address we provide as a Directors Service Address. Most other Virtual Address Providers charge extra for this!

Other Positions on the Public Record?

People with significant control (PSCs) – A person with significant control (PSC) is someone who owns or controls your company. They’re sometimes called ‘beneficial owners’.

Most PSCs are those who hold:
More than 25% of shares in the company
More than 25% of voting rights in the company
The right to appoint or remove the majority of the board of directors

Company Secretary – A company secretary is usually appointed to reduce the workload of directors by assisting them with their day-to-day management duties and responsibilities. A Company Secretary is not required in a private limited company, but is a requirement of a public limited company.

Both PSCs and Company Secretary’s require a service address, again this can be their real home address or a forwarding address. OfficeServ’s Directors Address Service covers the person and not just any one position, meaning if a person holds the position of Director, Secretary and PSC they can use our address for all the positions at no extra charge! This is another thing to look out for when comparing OfficeServ to other providers, lots of them charge a fee per position held not just per person.


In summary, the Directors Service Address is just like using a Registered Office Service for the Companies Registered Office Address. It gives the option to keep any companies officer’s residential address off the public record. However with OfficeServ you can use our Directors Service Address for all the positions that one person holds within the registered entity.

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