The best way to find out about any company that you want to start investing in or working with is to make a full company search. This can be done by checking basic information through the government website which offers all the usual things like when the company was stasrted, where the legally regsterecurrent and resigned officers i.e. directors of the company and their history; whether they have been struck off. There is also information rearding whether the company has been mortgaged and any charge data relating to that matter. Also of great interest to a possible buyer would be whether the compay had several previous company names – this is an obvious red flag to an investor also as it generally indicates a lack of financial wellness and honesty. However the best way to get indepth detail to use a business information services. These companies can provide very great depth of research which is not necessarily out in the public domain. This will give more protectio for the would be investor or buyer.