News and events


19 December, 2014

New research from Company Watch, the corporate financial health monitoring specialists, has found that there are now 239,800 UK ‘zombie’ companies, an increase of 5.5% since October 2013. Read more.

13 November, 2014

Company Watch's analysis of the financial health and performance of plant hire firms in the UK. With the best profit margins in the construction industry, read the article here. To read the full report go to page 26 in the November edition of The Construction Index magazine.

11 November, 2014

The supermarket sector has been in the doldrums of late, with established UK retailers such as Tesco, Sainsbury and Morrisons losing market share to the discount retailers Aldi and Lidl. This, and other connected issues, has sent their share prices south.

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5 November, 2014

Corporate financial health monitors Company Watch has today revealed the findings of a study into the share price performance of thousands of UK and global companies over five years.

Click here to read the full press release.

24 October, 2014

Over a year since Company Watch first investigated the financial health of UK care home companies, its latest research shows that there has been no improvement in the sector’s parlous overall financial health.

Click here to read the full press release.

8 October, 2014

This article focuses on Galliford Try and Kier, two of Britain’s biggest construction companies, both of which appeared as being financially weak by our ratings of the top 100 Construction companies in the UK. To find out more read the full article here.

25 September, 2014

Company Watch analyses the financial health of the Top 100 contractors. To see who have been the winners over the last 12 months, who have been less fortunate and how the UK's top contractors are performing, have a look at the article in this months The Construction Index Magazine from Page 27.

16 September, 2014

Company Watch, the corporate financial health trackers, has again signed up as a corporate sponsor of eWorld, the UK’s most comprehensive business forum for eProcurement, eSourcing and Supply Chain Technologies. Other eWorld sponsors include KPMG, Capita, Curtis Fitch and Oracle.

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5 September, 2014

Nearly every seasoned investor has one or two stories to tell about a company in their portfolio that has gone bust. Fortunately, there are tools such as the H-Score to minimise that likelihood.

Here we’re taking a look at the H-Scores of some of the companies that are planning, or rumoured to be planning, initial public offerings (IPOs) over the next few months.

To read the full article on the early investor website click here.

30 June, 2014

With the Governor of the Bank of England last week again confirming that bank base rates will be rising, Company Watch, the corporate financial health trackers, has analysed the impact on UK companies of higher debt costs. Read more

Coverage in the Telegraph: Click here

Coverage in the Scotsman: Click here