Director Search

Finding accurate and up-to-date information on directors can be a challenging and time-consuming task.

Quickly analyse director and officer details including name, location, and age, as well as information about the companies an individual has been involved with.

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Enhanced director matching

Companies House does not mandate ID verification of directors, therefore many individuals have multiple director records which are not linked at Companies House.

We solve this complex matching issue by giving a confidence percentage that an individual director profile is linked to any other profiles. You can see all possible directorships (past and present) that an individual may have held.

Director fraud indicator

Understanding the history of directors involved in a company can be a powerful indicator of risk and can help to avoid director fraud.

However, it is common for the same individual to have multiple, unlinked, director profiles at Companies House.

Our powerful, automated machine-learning tool helps you to join the dots and understand the risk.

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Time saving

With millions of individuals registered as directors or officers, our Companies House director search means you don’t have to pair trillions of rows of data.

Uncover the ultimate beneficial owners and their connections to company directors, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of the relationships between various parties.

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Director information at your fingertips

Accurate, consistent and trustworthy information for people who need to understand the financial risks of doing business. Explore the different ways in which you can access our analytics.

Why Company Watch?

Our financial risk solutions provide intelligent and actionable insights, giving you an unbeatable edge when it comes to financial risk management.

Unlike other providers, we have the ability to map medium to long-term risk as well as short-term risk. As a result, you can accurately predict financial risks before they become financial losses.

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Our Service

We help our clients manage their exposure to financial risk, giving them scores that look at a medium-term forecast, and the tools to allow them to look even further into the future.

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We provide ‘white box’ scores, which allow you to make evidence-based decisions and justify these to key stakeholders in your organisation.

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Being able to model scenarios and understand ever-changing risk has never been more important. We give you the tools to do that.

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With tools like our Director Matching and SearCHeD, we speed up your current risk management process and allow you to investigate risks in minutes.

Frequently asked questions

A company director is someone who is appointed to manage the day-to-day operations of a company and make decisions on its behalf.

You can find information such as the director’s name, address, date of birth, nationality, occupation, appointment and resignation dates.

Our Enhanced Director Matching allows you to view all companies a director is currently or has been previously associated with.

We give a confidence percentage that an individual director profile is linked to any other profile. Being able to view a director’s history adds another safety layer to your risk management process.

There are many reasons why you might want to search for a company director.

Company director searches are an important part of any due diligence process and allow you to vet individuals before engaging in any business transaction.

Understanding the history of directors involved in a company can be a powerful indicator of risk.


Yes, our director matching tool can protect you against Phoenixism.

We’ve found 104,000 links identifying over 58,000 Phoenix directors over the last two years.

Our powerful machine learning algorithm analyses the details of company directors and officers, including their names, date of birth, location and information on previous roles. It then uses this data to indicate the likelihood of links to other company profiles.

This is presented as a percentage, indicating the confidence with which we can say the same person is linked to other director profiles.

Find out more about our Phoenixism tool here. Or watch our webinar on Spotting Phoenix Companies and Directors and see a walkthrough of the tool.

A Phoenix company is a business that has risen from the ashes of insolvency. The directors of a company facing insolvency create a new one to replace it. They can transfer customers, assets, and contracts to the new company. When the old company goes through liquidation it leaves behind unpaid debts. These include taxes, wages and supplier payments. Once it has shed its financial burdens, the new company operates as usual.

Sometimes Phoenixism can help bolster the economy, and companies avoid mass layoffs. But directors can repeat this process many times, often with the intention of defrauding creditors, and you won’t always be able to spot them.

Discover how our enhanced director matching can easily spot Phoenix companies and directors.

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