Search for disqualified company directors

Last updated: 17 November 2016

You can be banned ('disqualified') from being a company director if you don't meet your legal responsibilities.

Anyone can report a company director's conduct as being 'unfit'.

The GOV.UK site explains how the company director disqualification process works.

There are several options available to search for disqualified company directors.

Anyone who has a bankruptcy order ('undischarged bankrupts'), a debt relief order or bankruptcy restrictions is banned from being the director of a company. You can find information on disqualified directors using Scotland's Register of Insolvencies from the Accountant in Bankruptcy. This provides the insolvency details of individuals and businesses in Scotland.

You can also search the bankruptcy and insolvency register and the register of insolvencies.

The Insolvency Service register lists directors disqualified in the last 3 months and provides full details of why the director was banned.

The Companies House register gives details of all disqualified directors in England and Wales, showing:

  • their name
  • their address
  • their date of birth
  • their nationality
  • their last registered address
  • when the disqualification began and ends
  • how many disqualifications they've had
  • why they were disqualified
  • their company number