Press releases


Monday, May 14, 2018

One third of the larger restaurant and cafe companies are loss making, meaning that increases in national minimum wage, which came into force on 1 April 2018, will put even more pressure on an already-besieged sector.

Monday, March 12, 2018

A new study of over 1600 larger UK retailers with total assets of £5 million or over by Company Watch, the financial analytics firm, found over a quarter were financially vulnerable to rises in interest rate costs this year.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Jo Kettner (née Roberts) takes over the firm’s leading executive role from co-founder and former CEO Denis Baker who remains with the firm as a board director and full-time member of staff. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

BIPA are pleased to announce that Company Watch Ltd has become a member from February 2017.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Company Watch, specialists in tracking and predicting corporate financial health, has increased the number of online Polish companies available.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Company Watch has expanded the number of Italian companies available online.

Zombie Companies
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Company Watch, who monitor corporate financial health, has found that there are now approximately 249,000 ‘Zombie’ firms trading in the UK, an increase of 10,000 compared to November 2014 when they conducted the same research.

Blockbuster Administration
Monday, October 31, 2016

Research by Opus Restructuring, a leading advisory, restructuring and insolvency firm, reveals that Administration, the UK’s flagship business rescue procedure, is ineffective in over two thirds of cases.

Oil & Gas
Monday, January 11, 2016

With oil prices testing record ten year lows and likely to remain low for the foreseeable future corporate health monitors Company Watch has repeated last year’s examination of the health of the finances of the UK’s smaller publicly quoted oil and gas companies. Read full release

Monday, November 9, 2015

Although collapsing commodity prices have hit mining giants like Glencore, smaller mining stocks have taken as much or even more of a battering, according to new research on the AIM-quoted mining sector from corporate health monitors Company Watch.

To illustrate the impact the mining recession has had on smaller mining stocks, ...Read full release.