The directorships endpoint returns JSON objects for each directory involved and registered with the business.

Example URL:

JSON Structure:

	"data": [{
		"relationships": {
			"director": {
				"links": {
					"related": ""
			"company": {
				"links": {
					"related": ""
		"attributes": {
			"town": "HARMONDSWORTH",
			"first_name": "ANDREW IAN",
			"surname": "FLEMING",
			"suffix": null,
			"title": "MR",
			"date_resigned": null,
			"locality": "SPEEDBIRD WAY",
			"birthdate": "",
			"county": null,
			"appointment_type": "C",
			"date_appointed": "2013-10-11",
			"postcode": "UB70GB",
			"address": "WATERSIDE PO BOX 365",
			"nationality": null,
			"other_appointments": "N",
			"occupation": null
		"type": "directorship",
		"id": "645323-645323-18206440",
		"links": {
			"self": ""


Field Key Description Notes
town The town of residence of the director in question.  
first_name The directors first name.  
surname The directors surname.  
suffix Honorary titles, such as OBE, MBE, CBE etc.  
title The directors title.  
date_resigned Date the director resigned if applicable. Will return 'null' where the director is still active.  
locality The equivalent of the 2nd line of address of the director.  
birthdate The directors date of birth (month and year) if known.  
county The county of residence of the director.  
appointment_type The type of appointment of the director  
date_appointed The date the director was appointed.  
postcode The directors post code.  
address First line of address of the director.  
nationality The directors nationality.  
other_appointments Any other appointments held by the director  
occupation Listed occupation if known. Will return 'null' if none.  

Search for a Directorship

Like '/companies/', a search can be performed on directorships by making a GET request to the '/directorships/' endpoint:

Returned resources will follow the JSON API format and will contain URLs in their 'links' section to the company they are linked to.

To filter directorship search results, append the criteria as request parameters in any order.

Search Parameters

The following fields can currently be searched on:

Field Name Notes
title The directors title
first_name The directors first name
surname The directors surname
name The combination of first_name and surname, for example ‘Peter Smith’
town The directors town of residence
county The directors county of residence
nationality The nationality of the director
postcode The postcode of the directors residence
occupation The occupation of the director
appointment_type The type of the appointment


The searches can be combined. For example, to find directorships held by British nationals with the surname Morgan, the query would be:

When performing name searches, the 'name' field searches on full names. For example, the following query will only return directorships held by people called Peter Smith:

While the following search will return all directorships held by people whose name is either similar to 'Peter' or 'Smith', with the most relevant results returned first:

This means that 'Peter Smith' will rank highest, then 'Peter Smith Jones' then lastly, entries like 'James Smith’.

If an unrecognised field name is included in search parameters, it will be ignored.

To also receive the companies the directorships are linked to, append the 'company' string in the 'include=' GET parameter:

The response will be a compound document (see documents for format) containing the original search results along with the companies. All results are paginated.