More than one director report for the same person

Created by Katie Deverill, Modified on Wed, 19 Oct, 2022 at 6:13 PM by Katie Deverill

Companies House creates a duplicate entry where differing information is submitted on official documents at the registry (for example a variation on name or change of address).

In order to ensure that Company Check accurately reflects the data held on the public record, we do not make assumptions or attempts to merge any entries.

If you suspect multiple records for the same director, it's usually simple to find the links between them. Some tips:


  • Search with and without middle names (Jane Smith / Jane Louise Smith)

  • Be aware of possible nicknames or misspellings (Johnathan / Jonathan / John / Jon)

  • Consider maiden and married names


  • Should always be identical

  • Not always provided for a Company Secretary position


  • Addresses are not validated by Companies House so a postcode typo could go undiscovered

  • Consider that an individual may have moved house since they last filed at Companies House

If you need our advice, submit a ticket and we'll be happy to help.

An example of a director with two listings

Sir Richard Branson:


Registered Address: Richard's House Necker Island, The Valley, Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands, British,


Registered Address: Richard's House,, Necker Island,, The Valley, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands,

You can see that although the addresses are very similar, the first described the address as "Virgin Islands, British", while the second listing lists the address as "British Virgin Islands".

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