6.1 When and how did the company start?
6.2 Have its structure and operations remained the same?
6.3 Summarize key events in the company’s recent history.
6.4 List recent mergers and/or acquisitions.
The Annual Return available at Companies House WebCHeck and on the company website provides basic information on company history. Additional information may be on the company website.
A U.K. News Search may be helpful for more recent history. For older materials use Google News Archive or the Wayback machine which allows you to look at historical web sites back to 1996. Datamonitor (fee-based) Mergent Online (fee-based) and Business Source Complete (fee-based) offer extensive company history.