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Companies House
Companies House for information and data related to companies.

The main functions of Companies House are to:
incorporate and dissolve limited companies;
examine and store company information delivered under the Companies Act and related legislation; and
make this information available to the public.
The Registrar of Companies

The Registrar of Companies for England and Wales, and Chief Executive of Companies House is Claire Clancy. Her office is based at Companies House in Cardiff.

The Registrar of Companies for Scotland is Jim Henderson and his office is based in Edinburgh.

There is also an Information Centre in London.

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The United Kingdom has enjoyed a system of company registration since 1844. Today, company registration matters are dealt with in law, by the Companies Act 1985 and the updating legislation contained in the Companies Act 1989.

All limited companies in the UK are registered at Companies House, an Executive Agency of the Department of Trade and Industry. There are more than 1.8 million limited companies registered in Great Britain, and more than 300,000 new companies are incorporated each year.



HM Treasury
The Treasury is the United Kingdom’s economics and finance ministry. It is responsible for formulating and implementing the Government’s financial and economic policy. Its aim is to raise the rate of sustainable growth, and achieve rising prosperity and a better quality of life with economic and employment opportunities for all.




PressBox – UK Press Releases
Since its launch in 1999, pressbox has become one of the pre-eminent online media resource portals acting as an online hub between opt in journalists and PR organisation and business. PR professionals are able post unlimited press releases to the pressbox newswire and directory. Opt in journalists are then able to browse the directory in their own time and make contact about stories they are interested in.

Their facilities

PressBox is utilised by media professionals to collate, distribute and maintain quality news to inform targeted audiences.

PressBox is a public database that provides ‘primary source’ data for publicity services with its raw data presented to media outlets.

An unparalleled research tool providing searchable ‘secondary data’ for research purposes.

Encompasses an online archive of media and business information the is searchable by search engines, directories and portals internationally.

A comprehensive one-stop media industry resource for use by all media professionals whether they are PR’s, journalists, freelancers or reporters.

Their resources
PressBox has a range of resources including:

Events listings from PR’s and events organisers.

Careers information, current job postings and links to best media recruitment services online and offline.

Website launches and updates posting services.