- The Search Bar
- Searching by Characteristics
- Example A: Searching by Basic Information
- Example B: Searching by Industry
- Example C: Searching by Size
- By default, company status is set to Active. This includes all companies currently trading.
- Intermediate includes companies that are not necessarily actively trading, but haven't been dissolved, for example, companies in liquidation or receivership. You can select all by ticking the Intermediate box, or select a specific status by clicking the black arrow to expand the selection.
- Inactive includes companies that are no longer trading, for example if they have been dissolved or ceased. You can select all by ticking the Inactive box, or select a specific status by clicking the black arrow to expand the selection.
- Startup (up to 5 years)
- Young (5 to 10 years)
- Expansion (10 to 20 years)
- Established (20 to 50 years)
- Iconic (50 years and above)
- SIC codes are particularly useful for creating broad industry segments, and finding traditional industries like manufacturing, or legal professions. However, they are less suited for finding newer or emerging industries like cloud services or financial technology.
- To search by SIC code, you can use the SIC 2003 or SIC 2007 by adding in the number or by typing in the industry. You can use multiple SIC codes at once.
- There are two ways to use keywords. Select 'All of' option to find companies that match all of the entered keywords and select 'Any of' to find companies that match one or more of the entered keywords.
- The 'All of' option helps to narrow down your results and make them more specific.
- The 'Any of' option helps to widen your search.
- N/A - companies which do not report turnover
- Small - min turnover to £6.5M
- Medium - £6.5M - £50M
- Large - £50M - £500M
- XL - £500M - max turnover
- N/A - companies which do not report number of employees
- Small - 0-49 employees
- Medium - 50-199 employees
- Large - 200-999 employees
- XL - 1000+ employees
There are two main ways to run a company search on DueDil.
You can use the Quick Search if you already know the company you are looking for, and use the Advanced Search if you want to narrow down a list of companies by applying various filters.
You can use the Quick Search to find a specific prospect, customer, or supplier. Simply click 'Search for a company or director' at the top of the page, and enter the company name or its number. It will show you a list of company cards from where you can select the company you are looking for.
Advanced Search filters
DueDil allows you to find ideal prospects, partners and suppliers by using the Advanced Search filters.
You can apply various combinations of filters such as registered address, industry keywords, size, and financials to narrow down the list of companies.
The filters are arranged into eight categories:
The filters can be combined and layered to identify a very specific industry segment. A summary of the filters you've applied will be visible at the top of the results.
You can also sort the order of your results, by clicking the heading of the relevant column.
For example, if your prospects are fast growing tech companies, you could use a combination of industry keywords and turnover growth to get a list of prospects.
Example A: Search by Basic Information
You can type in a whole company name (registered or trading) to find a specific company, or use parts of a company name (this can help you to find certain industries or to find certain types of companies like PLC).
Choosing the countries in this filter will show you companies that are incorporated in those countries.
The company status filter allows you to choose whether companies in your list are actively trading, dormant, or inactive.
Using this filter, you can specify a time period in which the companies were incorporated. Or you can use the pre-set suggested values (e.g. Last 3 months).
Financial Year End
This filter will allow you to segment companies by their financial year end (e.g. Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4).
You can select a range of years to filter companies by their age. Or you can use the pre-set suggested values:
Use this to search for a company by their website URL.
Use this filter to narrow down your search by the type of companies you are looking for (e.g. Private, Public, Partnership).
You can use this filter to show companies that file dormant company accounts.
This filter will allow you to find companies based on their credit risk rating (e.g. Very Low, Low, Moderate or High).
You can also filter by 'Not Rated'. This may indicate that: the company's financial statements are too old; the company has an intermediate or inactive status; the company is non-trading; or the company is dormant.
This filter allows you to identify companies with satisfied or outstanding charges. You can refine them by specific dates and specific lenders. If you want to filter by the types of charges, you can click on 'More options' to see the full list (e.g. Debenture, Mortgage).
Example B: Searching by Industry
There are two different ways to filter by industry on DueDil. They can be used alone or in combination to create broad or industry specific segments.
SIC codes are official industry classifications used by Companies House, the Company Registration Office and the Office of National Statistics. They were defined in 2003 and revised again in 2007; both are available on our platform. Companies need to choose an SIC code when they register their company with the relevant registrar.
Industry keywords are unique to DueDil! There are over 4,000 keywords that have been sourced and generated by scanning company websites and descriptions of their products and services. These are particularly useful for finding companies in specific and in emerging industries.
Simply start typing in industry name or phrases and select the suggested keywords. You can add multiple keywords.
Optimise your industry search
You can use SIC codes and keywords together, to affect the size and specificity of your results.
Layering specific keywords over an SIC code can be a good way to create a very specific and reliable list. For example, to find human rights lawyers, you could use the SIC 2007 code for legal activities and the keyword 'human rights'.
For further advice on how to optimise your industry searching, please feel free to contact your customer success manager.
Example C: Searching by Size
There are different ways to define a company size. For example by looking at the number of employees, by the company's turnover or net assets. There are a range of filters to help you tailor your search based on how you segment company size.
Please note, that smaller companies do not have to file figures like turnover or employee numbers. For these filters you will be able to choose whether to include or exclude companies who haven't reported that figure. If you don't want to, you can use an alternative figure like EBITDA, a measure of performance, or net assets (a measure of a company's property).
In our List Reports, DueDil defines size through both turnover and number of employees.
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