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It's surprisingly big.

When we built the first prototype of Company Check (http://companycheck.co.uk) four years ago little did I know the scale it would reach.

The rise in freemium data was just emerging and the amazing businesses such as Level Business were emerging and looking to capitalise on this.

Our MVP was built for £2k (and a beer) to a developer I met at the local skydiving dropzone and we have gone on to help thousands of businesses, fight off competition from some well funded startups and been introduced to some really amazing people.

In our view, data is the lubrication that allows services and software to be built that would have been impossible even a decade ago. On it’s own, data is not sexy or that useful, but refined it has more uses and the interesting players are those who can build great systems to refine and benefit from this influx of data.

Cross matched databases, categorising unstructured data and cheap API’s are where everyone can benefit from the new data to build highly relevant information for their business sector.

From this will come new tools and services that compete for eyeballs at very low prices, for example:

Need some company data? Free. (http://companycheck.co.uk
Need to access the entire Land Registry database? Free. (http://locationcounts.co.uk
Want to know what a local council spends on expenses? Free. (http://data.gov.uk/data/search?q=council)

The appetite for this data is real and very clear from the scaling up of companycheck.co.uk — we offer a staggering amount of information for free, more than 0.5bn datasets and/or files. Offering up this data made Company Check the most visited company information website in the UK.

In 2014, 30m visitors carried out 110,000,000 searches which generated 0.15bn company page views and from those we generated 50,000,000 free reports for our visitors.

This proves the desire for free data, although it comes with some technical challenges as we delivered 1,000,000 hours of usage last year coping with 2000 concurrent users throughout most of the working day.

And it’s affordable, although we are scaling up this year and developing more tools and services, we have up until October 2014 been supporting this with (amazingly) only 2 full time developers, an external tech support company and 2 customer support guru’s.

Expect to see some exciting new changes this year as we open up more data.

We will also introduce more refined search capability with a free export function. Simply choose some parameters: cash at bank, industry sector and location (for example) and export the results directly with one click.

Data just gets more interesting.

p.s. if you want to test access to our API its now much more accessible and easy to use on Mashape. Quick sign up, free test access and metered billing.
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New post by our CEO asking why we can't recommend books directly from our Kindles  - thoughts?
An easy (and obvious) way to drive Kindle book sales, drive new readers to great Authors and get the share price up!...
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More next week - but new API with p/code and sic search in Json up also includes company doc listings and downloads.

http://help.companycheck.co.uk/hc/en-us/sections/200511866-The-Company-Check-API
The Company Check API. Use our API platform to integrate company, director, financial and credit data in to your own software and bespoke business applications. With over 9 million companies and 15 million directors, our API gives you direct access to the all the information you need.
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Looking to sign up? If you wanted evidence that you are not alone - check out this growth! We have more data than any other business information website, more traffic, more website users and we are STILL the only company to update the data EVERY NIGHT!
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can anyone have more than 1 director id by varying their name a bit and using a diff house each time or is it 1 director 1id?
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For all of your with Amex company cards - we now accept Amex for both subscriptions and one off purchases.
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Soft launch of sole traders reports yesterday. Official announcement soon but check it out - and for subscribers it's a free upgrade :-)
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Hello,
Does this company exist or registered in the Uk? its www.adfastinc.com

I will be happy to hear from you soon

THANK YOU
Ronnie
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Which of the three main party leader's constituencies has the best record on small business survival rates since 2010? We crunched the data for companies incorporated and dissolved since the start of the Coalition - BusinessZone.co.uk reveals the answers
 http://www.businesszone.co.uk/topic/business-trends/david-cameron-s-constituency-more-entrepreneurial-miliband-s-and-clegg-s/60154
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You can now search within search. This could get complicated.
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i want to take information of my parcel what should i do
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Updating our user database to a new platform - if you have or see any issues - please let us know..
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You may want to check the telephone numbers of companies before adding these details to their profile.  Just had a rather irate woman on the telephone when trying to get in touch with Kikatek Ltd.  Please remove this number from your records and check future ones before posting them to the profile!!
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We have sole trader data and more downloads than anyone else! Sign up today for an annual package using coupon code 'super50' & get 50% off
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Credit scores on Euro companies and Sole traders/Non lims all available on a PAYG basis. 

Non Limited reports are included in ALL subscriber packages. 

If you are an existing subscriber you get these included. No other online subscription credit report website gives you more ;-)

Up next, FREE super advanced search...
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Amazing article. A single request to display a banner can reach 500 servers within miliseconds before it is displayed
http://blog.triplelift.com/post/52643717981/the-incredible-journey-of-a-single-ad-impression
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Nothing, but its interesting to some and shows how complex the web is getting. We are writing a similar article about the amount of data and server calls we use each month and found this as we were researching.
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Free company accounts, company director, company credit and financial information
Introduction
Company Check want you to be able to research business quickly and easily. 

No gizmos or gadgets. No irrelevant tools to distract.

Raw financial's from every UK company.

It should be easy, so we are making it quick, simple and clear.

Fully digitised company accounts for the last five years are online, credit scores, CCJ's and more available for less than a £1/day

Cash at Bank, Net Worth, Current and Total Liabilities, Assets and Stock all graphed for easy interpretation.

Free details of current and previous Company Directors and Secretaries.