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 you 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 is an absolute must for anybody who does not yet feel confident in using this vital tool for investigators.

Jonathan Stoneman will briefly demonstrate two tools which will aid you in looking at who owns companies, and what the real ownership structure is.

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.

Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman is a freelance trainer specialising in data journalism. He has been working with data since 2010. Before that he worked at the BBC – as a reporter, producer, editor of output in Macedonian and Croatian, and finally as head of training at BBC World Service.
  • 29 June 2023 09.00–10.00
Location: PSH 326
All levels