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I have a criminal record from 7+ years ago and

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HI, I have a criminal record for pot from 7+ years ago and I would like
to know if I can open a company in the UK with a record?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  John Knox replied 2 years ago.
I will do my best to help you with this.
A criminal record would not stop you from setting up and running a company.
You will need at least one company director. That person must be over 16.
The only people excluded from being company directors are undischarged bankrupts or people disqualified by the Courts from being directors as a result of previous wrongdoing.
Your criminal record for pot will not affect at all your ability to set up and run a company and to be director of that company.
I hope that helps but please ask if you have further questions.
Best wishes
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Just to be clear,

I can be the company directory, but do I need another person besides myself?

Expert:  John Knox replied 2 years ago.
No, you do not need anybody else. You can be shareholder and director (and company secretary if you want) and run the company.
Best wishes
Expert:  John Knox replied 2 years ago.
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