About Red Flag Alert

We help businesses use data insights to grow revenue and protect their company from financial risk.

Meet the team

2004, we started life as a way to help identify new business opportunities for an insolvency company. Due to our unique ‘health rating’ system and 180,000 daily data updates, it was incredibly successful. So much so that in 2009 we expanded our data to  cover the full uk credit reference file, to support other parts of the business in commercial finance, corporate finance and advisory services.

In 2012 we became an independent business, focused on launching our software product. Since then, we have helped thousands of companies use data to help them drive growth, avoid risk and remain compliant. We’re now trusted by 1000s of businesses, from large FTSE 100 financial services organisations to SMEs.

Richard West

Managing Director

Mark Halstead


Marc Williams

Chief Revenue Officer


Chief Operating Officer

Dan Church

Director of Data

Thomas Oben

Marketing Director

Alberte D. Touani CMktr

Head of CRM Operations

Natalie Ford

HR and Operations Manager

Our History

Marketing RFA

In the Beginning

Started life as a way to help insolvency companies, incorporated as part of the Begbies Traynor Group. Red Flag Alert's unique insolvency score was designed with 145 alerts 


Expanded our data

Expanded our data and business intelligence provided to companies


Improved our software products

Became an independent business


Became an Independent CRA

Red Flag Alert launched its own credit limit and become an independent credit referencing agency


Developed JSON API

Our team of experts developed our JSON API, allowing businesses to connect our data with their own CRMs. 


Launched Improved version of Red Flag Alert

We continue to grow and evolve, launching a new and improved version of the product; RFA 2.0 in addition to our manual AML checks product.


Additional data within the platform

In 2021, our team developed the Graph QL API and added additional datasets including employee numbers and estimated turnover


Improved data intelligence and a new Data HQ

We've expanded our team, moved into a new data HQ in the heart of Manchester City Centre while developing our business intelligence with our growth score innovation, enhanced advanced search and international capabilities. 

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From Our Customers

Listen to how we have helped our customers

"We were looking for a partner to enhance the data offering to our clients, and Red Flag Alert have done just that. They understood our business, our culture, and our aspirations for the future. We’ve seen some great feedback on our integration, and we are very happy with both the solution and team at Red Flag Alert."

Rob Mead

Strategic Software Projects Director

"We use the search tool to identify businesses in specific geographic areas, with the right number of staff, the right turnover, and a low risk of non-payment. Now we have experienced the benefits of Red Flag Alert, we could not be without it."

Mark Bryan

NSL Telecoms

"From a business development perspective, our brokers are benefiting greatly from the additional information that Red Flag Alert supplies – we’re able to zero in on ideal prospects and build effective marketing lists."

Ben Robert-Shaw

Power Solutions UK