The UK Rules
Search for Disqualified Directors

Search for Disqualified Company Directors

A search for disqualified directors would show if someone is banned from being a company director. If you find a disqualified director you can also report them if they are working illegally.

Companies House keeps a register of disqualified directors. Details stored from the Insolvency Service and the courts shows:

Get Full Details of a Director Disqualification

England, Scotland, and Wales

You can get full details of why the director got disqualified - providing it happened in the past three (3) months. The Insolvency Service would give you online access to a summary of the results and outcomes.

Contact the Insolvency Service in Northern Ireland

Insolvency Service
Fermanagh House
Ormeau Avenue

Telephone: 028 9054 8531
Text Relay: 18001 028 9025 1441
Email: [email protected]

Note: Sending an email to '[email protected]' is another way to get some details of disqualified directors.

Searching the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Register

Getting a debt relief order, a bankruptcy order (undischarged bankrupts), or other bankruptcy restrictions result in a ban from being the director of a company.

Note: If you search the bankruptcy and insolvency register it will show details of people who have been banned.

How to Report a Disqualified Director

There are several valid reasons to report a disqualified director to The Insolvency Service. Any director who gets disqualified should not be:

You can also report a director for disqualification if they are subject to bankruptcy restrictions or they have been given:

Note: The process differs if you want to complain about a limited company (e.g. for committing fraud, running scams, selling a faulty product or service).

How to Find or Report a Disqualified Director in United Kingdom