Thanks for your response. I can't do a test search on the domain name as we haven't purchased it yet. Before we did buy a domain name I wanted to make sure I was understanding it right, i.e. what you get when you buy a domain name and is redirecting easy enough to do.
Going by your response to get better results from search engines we would be better paying someone to host the site and supply the domain name?
Due to it being a very simple 'here is what we do, contact this telephone number if you want a quote' kind of site we weren't looking to shell out much money at the moment.