Search for a company director

Find out what you can do with our API...

API method to use: director_details

Skip to demo


Search for and find details about a company director or other company officer, using companies house data.

Return the details of a company director or other company officer, using a director ID returned by the director_search, person_search or company_details methods.

Mandatory Parameters

Name Description
api_key or javascript_key Use your API key if invoking server-side. If invoking from the browser via JavaScript, generate a JavaScript key using the javascript_key method.
director_id The ID for the director, as returned by the director_search, person_search and company_details methods.

Optional Parameters

Name Description
client You can optionally include an identifier for your final client or user. This is logged in your usage log and you will be able to view your usage statistics by client.
output Set to json for a JSON response; the default response is XML. Not applicable to the SOAP API.
callback When using JSON, specify a JSONP wrapper in which the JSON response is to be wrapped.

Returned Values

The XML response is contained within a <director_details_res> element.

Name Description
status Returns ok if the operation has succeeded, or error if an error has occurred; Returns the error_code for error details.
error_code Returns the error code when the status is error. See below for error codes.
t2a_version_number The current API version number.
credit_used The number of credits used in order to execute the request.
mode Returns normal or test when executed in the free test mode.
director A single director record, populated with the full information about the individual.

Error Codes

See the common error codes. There are no errors which are specific to this method.

Free Test Mode

When operating in the free test mode errors are returned if mandatory parameters are missing, or it returns a dummy data response, in an identical format to a real response.

If the director_id is set to CUR, a current director example is returned; is the director_id is set to DIS, a disqualified director example is returned.

Note that the mode is returned as test when the method is operating in the free test mode.

Back to Find People

Full API method list