Founded by ex-Financial Times man Anthony Capstick, Instant Search has been
finding hard to locate business information since 1991.
Company Credit Reports available for every Ltd UK Company
Fully qualified credit scores, directors information and financial data, including filed accounts and annual returns for UK and Irish companies
Our reports include:
Company and industry comparison
Statutory informaton- details of registered name and address, issued capital, type of accounts filed, and relevant filing dates
Directory information- confirms the trading address, and where available, the telephone and fax numbers, up to ten SIC codes and the principal activities statement
Risk information- details group structure, details of the latest ten county court judgements, risk score for four years and the latest recommended credit and contract limit
Accounts- abbreviated profit and loss account and balance sheet for the company
Accounts notes- information on items extracted from latest set of notes such as exports, audit fees, intermediate assets, bank overdraft, and finance due to directors and group
Company and industry comparison - compares the subject company with all other companies within its industry type
Directory information - confirms the trading address, telephone and fax numbers, region, bankers, auditors, SIC code, principal activity statement
Balance sheet - displays the last five years’ worth of balance sheet items, indicating where notes are cross referenced to notes to the accounts section of the report. A further four items are taken from the cash flow statement
Ownership - This section details group structure and provides any subsidiaries ranked by turnover
Profit & Loss account - details all items for the last five years
Directors and advisors - lists the company secretary and all other directors. The auditors and the bank details if available are also provided.
Filing history - displays every change of name, all mortgage documents and one of each other filing type with a maximum of 20 being listed
Shareholders - displays the principal shareholder in any UK company. Plus capital structure within the company in terms of the type and amount of shares issued in total
Interims - provides access to the latest 4 years worth of interim results as announced by UK quoted companies on the London Stock Exchange
Mortgages and charges - provides access to the latest 5 charges filed by a company
Growth rates - provides % growth measurements for 1/2/3/4 year periods
Cash flow Ratios - lists the main liquidity, performance, leverage and gearing ratios
"People in business want a broad range of data-sets to draw from."
Instant Search has links with all the commercial credit reference agencies
and marketing databases, plus in-house access to a large number of libraries
in both electronic and, in some cases, hard copy format. The company has links
to international sources of company information as well as its own electronic
Company databases have their own particular strengths and weaknesses,
with many databases covering a particular niche not included in a competitor's
data. By linking to all of the major information providers Instant Search customers
get the complete picture. The advantage of the spread of information from a
number of data-sets added to the benefit of not being locked into one provider.
The company has a dedicated research team which can investigate particular
types of information when specified by the client. From building bespoke databases
to telephoning potential sales leads.
The Instant Search team is regularly involved in forensic research, tracing
back company history to linked directorships and cross shareholdings and proxy
The marketing data that the company offers is as all encompassing. Target
by company type, turnover, postcode or by individuals categorised by area, income
or home ownership. The combinations of criteria are endless. All we need is
a profile of the target and we do the rest.
With over 10 years of experience in financial and commercial information,
Instant Search is well placed to locate even the most obscure data. Our in-house
computing expertise means we can export and communicate the information in any
In 1998/99 the company completely renewed its computer and telephone systems.
Now the new telephone system can be configured to handle bespoke projects -
a unique telephone number being assigned to each job. This can also be linked
to our voicemail, in addition to a unique e-mail address which can be assigned
to the exercise.
The Instant Search Windows NT computer network allows for each operator
to have hi-speed internet access, individual e-mail accounts and the ability
to fax direct from the screen. Each operator has individual access to high speed
modems to allow them to go on-line to databases via private dial-up circuits.
Since the company started there have been many imitators of the unique
Instant Search approach. Some have undercut our prices by providing reports
based on inferior data-sets. Out of date information from questionable sources
is not uncommon. If price is a factor make sure you receive reports based on
the same high quality information used by Instant Search. There is little point
paying for information that is not accurate - however attractive the price.
Please talk to us if you have any doubts about the integrity and cost
of our service and reports compared to other sources.
OPENING HOURS: UK working days 0900 - 1800.
OUT OF HOURS SERVICE: For urgent business information outside the above
opening hours please call 07971 950151. [Subject to additional charges.]
Instant Search Ltd
12 Church Street
Telephone +44 (0)1200 443930
Facsimile +44 (0)1200 443936
Instant Search Ltd registered in England No: 2812947
BS EN ISO 9001:2000 cert no WCS 3930
Vat No: 597 8583 56
Consumer Credit Licence 410911
Data Protection Registration Number Z7287981