If when I'm ready to set up my own accounting practice/firm and then decide to register with Companies House to make the firm a limited liability company, would I have to list my actual name for Companies House or could I just register my company as let's say 'ABC Accounting Ltd.' instead?
I was born and raised in the UK, I don't have a criminal record, and I don't want a 'front' for laundering money or anything BUT do I have to use my own name to put all of my necessary registration information in with Companies House if I start up a firm?
On a US website, a lady said that someone she went to uni with another lady in the US who told her that she would start up her own car dealership but she didn't want anyone to know that she was the actual owner because she wanted people to think she was only the manager. This lady who did actually go on to set up her own car dealership in the US had her desk right by the other employees, even they didn't know that she was the owner especially as their pay cheques didn't state her name (same with her business cards), she kept the situation vague enough for people to assume that some 'man' was the owner instead by being legally vague about any details without acting illegally or using the dealership as a 'front' for the Mafia! LOL Her car dealership went on to be a successful venture.
Would this be legal to operate an accountancy firm this way in the UK? Or would it be better for a person to do that in the USA instead? Please advise. I'd really appreciate it. Thank you for your help.