The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Understanding Company Accounts: Getting the Most Out of Companies House

Any UK-based investigative journalist or aspiring journalist should have a working knowledge of Companies House.

Companies House is the central registry for all UK registered limited or PLC companies and contains a wealth of useful information for those who know how to use the site. The aim of this class is to show how to get the most information from the official website, as well as highlighting what information can’t be found there. The class will give ample time for questions and queries and is an absolute must for anybody who does not feel confident in using this vital tool for investigators.

4 July 2019 – #CIJSummer 2019/DAY 1

Understanding Company Accounts: Getting the Most Out of Companies House

Martin Tomkinson

Martin Tomkinson is a veteran investigative financial journalist and corporate researcher. He was a financial researcher for The Mail on Sunday‘s ‘Rich List’ from 2000-2004 and has worked on The Sunday Times‘ ‘Rich List’ since 2005. Martin has written for all the UK’s major newspapers.

Robert Miller

Robert Miller is the Business Night Editor at The Times. Formerly a broadcaster for BBC Radio Five Live on Wake Up to Money, a presenter for Telegraph TV and Telegraph Talk, a senior business correspondent at the Telegraph, Associate Editor of Sunday Business, City Editor-in-Chief of The Express and banking correspondent of The Times.
  • 4 July 2019 09.30–10.30
Location: Room 314 - PSH Building - Goldsmiths, University of London
All levels
4 July 2019

Understanding Company Accounts

This mini-course taught by a journalist-friendly forensic accountant will show you how to understand company accounts and get beyond the corporate PR spin. The emphasis will be on teaching practical skills rather than a series of lectures.