FindTheCompany provides access to company directors and secretaries that are associated with UK-based companies. This data is sourced directly from Companies House, the official government register for companies in the United Kingdom.
- Director: A director is a person, natural or corporate entity, appointed by the company members to run the company on their behalf. A director can act as both director and secretary. All companies must have at least one natural person director that is at least 16 years of age. In addition, a director is responsible for making sure that information that are requested by Companies House (annual accounts & returns) are submitted.
- Secretary: A secretary is a person appointed to be the chief administrator of the company. A company secretary is optional for a private limited company but mandatory for a public limited company. The secretary can be a natural person appointment (of which there are no age restrictions) or a corporate entity. A secretary can act as both director and secretary. A secretary also assist in the implementation of corporate strategies by ensuring that the board's instructions are properly carried out and communicated.
- Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) member: An LLP member is a person, natural or corporate entity, appointed to run the affairs of the Limited Liability Partnership (LLP). An LLP member will be appointed as either a Designated Member or a non-Designated Member. A Designated Member has the same rights and duties as other (non-designated) members, but has extra responsibilities, such as authorising the submission of documents to Companies House. A member can change their designation status. An LLP can opt to have only designated members appointed or only certain designated members and the rest (non-designated) members. All LLPs must have at least two, formally appointed, designated members at all times.
- Private Limited Company: A privately owned business structure in which the company and its shareholders are separated financially and the shareholders are not liable for any unpaid debts
- Private Limited Company by Guarantee: A privately owned business structure in which the company is responsible in its own right although the shareholders are personally liable for any unpaid debt up to a specific amount
- Limited Liability Partnership: A privately owned business structure in which the shareholders are personally liable for any unpaid debt up to a specific amount
- Limited Partnership: A privately owned business structure in which the partners aren't personally liable for any debt the company can't pay
- Industrial & Provident Society: An organisation that conducts an industry, business or trade, either as a co-operative or for the benefit of the community
- Community Interest Company: A special type of limited company for organisations that benefit the community
- Public Limited Company: A publicly owned business structure in which the shareholders are not held liable for any debts, shares are traded publicly on a market such as the London Stock Exchange
- Private Unlimited Company: A privately owned business structure in which the shareholders are responsible for an unlimited amount of unpaid debts
- Royal Charter: An organisation which works for the public interest and has demonstrated pre-eminence, stability, and permanence in their field - most comparable to a Private Limited Company by Guarantee
- Investment Company: An open-ended collective investment formed as a corporation, money is pooled by individuals in the form of shares and invested by managers in order to generate a return for shareholders
- European Public Limited Company (SE): A public company structure that is recognised as a public company for all Member States in Europe
- Active: When the company has significant accounting transactions during the last accounting period that would need to be recorded in its accounting records
- Dormant: When the company has no significant accounting transactions during the last accounting period - to learn more about a dormant company see the Companies House Guide on Dormant Accounts
- Liquidation: When a company is selling off its assets in order to deal with company debt
- Administration/Receivership/Voluntary Arrangement: A sign of poor financial standing, the company has been put in the control of a 3rd party to deal with debt issues or the company has agreed to pay creditors over a fixed period
Date of Appointment
- The date on which the company role is assigned to the person.
- The primary industries in which the organization operates.
- The legal name of the organisation. Many companies have numerous different names, which may be distinct from the legal entity name.
- This is the identification number that is assigned by Companies House.
- Many companies that are based on the UK have a global workforce. The nationality denotes the main country that the person is associated with.