The Companies we Keep: Graphing the UK Corporate Ownership register

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(Cadarn) #1

I was recently part of a team of volunteer data scientists from DataKind UK who helped the NGO Global Witness to analyse the UK corporate ownership register. The results have been published in a variety of places.

Blog: https://www.globalwitness.org/en/blog/how-we-mined-worlds-first-open-data-register-company-control/

Full report: https://www.globalwitness.org/en/campaigns/corruption-and-money-laundering/anonymous-company-owners/companies-we-keep/

pyData London talk: https://youtu.be/mWzDXbmvFhQ


(William Lyon) #3

Hey Adam - thanks for sharing. I'm a big fan of your work on this!

I'd love to chat with you sometime about the deduplication problem you mention, as this comes up a lot.

I played around with this dataset at NICAR last year (as well as property ownership): https://www.ire.org/events-and-training/event/3189/3680/ Leila Haddou from the Times is looking at similar data using Neo4j as well.


(The Graph Giraffe) #5

Thanks for submitting!

I’ve added a tag that allows your blog to be displayed on the community home page!


(Tom) #6

Great work. Here in Belgium we have http://openthebox.be leading a similar effort. @William_Lyon we really should start looking into doing this at a European level.


(Zunio) #7

Hi @Cadarn,

Great work. In Italy, we have built some solutions for this kind of problems (using Neo4j since 2012).

You can find more on


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