Company profiles FAQs

What is a Gazette company profile?

The Gazette company profiles provide an up-to-date, accurate picture of all UK businesses registered with Companies House on an official platform, pulling data from multiple official sources.

Can a Gazette profile page help my company to win new business?

An individual’s business history can be crucial for maintaining reputation and confidence. The Gazette is a trusted, reliable and official source of information, accessed by more than 175,000 potential customers every month.

Every UK business registered with Companies House will have an official company profile on The Gazette. Even if your business has no website, you’ll be able to direct potential customers to a web page containing important company information. The Gazette website receives approximately 17 million page views every year, and the sophisticated search function allows potential customers to find your business.

How can my company benefit from having a profile on The Gazette?

Businesses can use their profile page to demonstrate their legitimacy as a company and to showcase important information, such as their history, which can be crucial for reputation and customer confidence. Information held on the official public record is permanent, allowing businesses to save time by sending out the URL for bids, tenders and quotations for work.

A Gazette company profile provides a platform to demonstrate business expertise. Anyone can search for companies by industry, location and type, placing businesses in front of more than 175,000 potential customers each month.

Why should I direct customers to my Gazette profile page when I have a website?

Your company profile page will be on the official public record, where information is unbiased, from official sources and trusted by the general public. Even if your business has a significant online presence you can use your Gazette company profile to demonstrate your legitimacy and credibility. An individual’s business history can be crucial for reputation and confidence.

Furthermore, anyone can search for companies on The Gazette by industry, location and type, placing your business in front of more than 175,000 potential customers each month.

How do I add a logo and other details to my company profile?

See How to customise your company profile

I thought The Gazette only recorded insolvency?

As the UK’s official public record, The Gazette records a whole host of information in the public domain, insolvency being just one example. Hundreds of statutory notices are advertised, for example, detailing where the next wind turbine is being erected, or when new coinage is released. Other public and legal notices, the Queen’s Birthday and New Year honours and military appointments are also documented.

The Gazette also publishes company law notices from Companies House, which is a legislative requirement under the Companies Act 2006 for every company in the UK.

How do you ensure that the information is from official sources?

As the official public record, The Gazette only publishes data from reputable, trusted and official organisations. The Gazette also publishes the source of all information contained within the company profile pages.

Why does my company have a profile on The Gazette?

The Gazette publishes company law notices from Companies House, which is a legislative requirement under the Companies Act 2006, for every company in the UK.

For any enquiries regarding personal data, please refer to the Personal Information Charter on the Companies House website.

Can I remove information from my company profile, or remove my profile completely?

In return for limited liability, the Companies Act 2006 requires companies to be transparent about certain aspects of their business. Who owns shares in the company and the people who run it are just some of the aspects that companies are required to submit to Companies House.

The Act also requires Companies House to make this information available to the public. Under the same Act, Companies House is required to publish company law notices in The Gazette. Directors wishing to restrict the disclosure of their personal information, or that of their company, must contact Companies House directly. For more information, please refer to the Open Data Charter.

Can I remove my company profile from search engines?

We cannot remove company profiles from The Gazette. However, we understand that some companies have reservations about details being easily accessible online. If you’d like to prevent your Gazette company profile from being found in search engines, then please email our customer services department, detailing the company name and company number and the reason why you would like your company profile not to be found on search engines. You will need to be a registered director at Companies House for the company in question in order for us to action your request.

I think I have found a fraudulent company profile. What should I do?

The basic company information found in a company profile is sourced from Companies House. If you believe there is a fraudulent company profile, this should be raised with Companies House directly by emailing enquiries@companies-house.gov.uk