How to retrieve a DUNS number

What is a D-U-N-S Number?

This is a bespoke 9-digit number that is assigned automatically to every UK and Ireland-registered business automatically upon incorporation. This is maintained by a company called ‘Duns & Bradsheet’.

Retrieving your D-U-N-S number

95% of the time, your organisation will need to provide this number in ITTs & PQQS as the buyer wants to ensure your ‘credit file’ shows no inconsistencies and/or concerns.

We have provided a quick guide to retrieve your D-U-N-S number:

  • CLICK HERE to access the ‘Duns & Bradsheet’ website to retrieve your number.
  • Under ‘Search By Company Name’ – click the box and type in your organisation’s Post Town, Post Code or alternatively your Companies House registration number.
  • Click the reCAPTCHA icon (I’m not a robot)
  • Click ‘Search Now’
  • Click ‘Select’ on the relevant result
  • Type in your Forename, Surname & Email address and click ‘Submit’
  • Voila – you should receive an email instantly confirming your D-U-N-S number.

Simple as that!

Save it somewhere secure and use it, where necessary, going forward!