Historical Research

Companies & Custodians

Our experienced team will help uncover, prove and write the important stories about your company that helps shape culture in the business and awareness outside your business. We also provide a research service that finds lost customers and assists reconnecting with them.

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Companies & Custodians

Our bespoke history services will help you build your brand, grow your business and connect with your customers.


Historical Copy for Publishing

A company timeline, a summary of your company’s historical highlights or something more in-depth.

Historical Biography

A company timeline, a summary of your company’s historical highlights or something more in-depth.

Keynote Speech

Developing a keynote speech for a milestone event.

Verbal History of Your Business

We interview nominated staff or stakeholders to make a ‘bank’ of important company knowledge.

Coffee-Table Book About Your Company

A coffee-table book which covers either a partial or a full history.

Historical Property Research

Property history research for property owners, developers, vendor or purchaser clients.

Asset Research Services

Expert services in the identification and recovery of unclaimed assets.
Michael J. O'DonnnellVictor LeungBruce BillsPat CoadyMathew Moore
Our clients rely on us to locate account owners and heirs around the world. As such, our global partners must be subject matter experts that deliver superior customer service. That's why for our work in Australia, we trust Worthington Clark. They have a unique combination of genealogy skills and business experience that produces outstanding results time after time.
Michael J. O'Donnnell
We approached Worthington Clark to discuss an engagement in researching and publishing the 50 year history of Veda, now known as Equifax. They came back with a very detailed and structured approach that suited our requirements. What I was most impressed with during the project was how meticulous they were with the research, as well as the collaborative nature and flexibility throughout the process.
Victor Leung
General Manager Customer Marketing, Digital & Communications Equifax Australia
I just wanted to congratulate you on the 'Equifax, Fifty Years in Australia' book that your company produced. It was incredibly well done.
Bruce Bills
Security & Risk Manager - AR Shared Services Metcash Trading Limited
Worthington Clark came recommended to us from an established and trusted client. We got an immediate and professional response, and we received sound and accurate advice. 10 our of 10.
Pat Coady
Director, Corporate Risks Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand
Worthington Clark seemed very professional from the first contact: they work quickly, they are responsive, they update, and their costs are reasonable. Highly recommended.
Mathew Moore
Moore Probate Research, London, UK

Frequently Asked Questions

Business and commercial property historical research involve conducting a thorough investigation of the history of a specific property or area, typically to inform decisions related to the purchase, sale, or development of commercial properties. Worthington Clark offers historical research services for companies who need to uncover information about a property’s past uses, ownership, and any significant event.

Historical research for business and commercial property can be used to inform due diligence processes, property valuations, and development decisions. It can provide valuable insight into the property’s potential risks and factors that may have affected its value over time. Moreover, it can help minimise financial and legal risks for all parties involved.

Worthington Clark can help find the history of an old building for any purpose it may serve your business. This special service involves studying a wide range of historical information, including property ownership records, building permits and construction plans, zoning regulations, and other relevant documents.

Yes. A corporate history can be a valuable tool for businesses of all sizes. It can help you establish your company’s identity, make informed decisions, preserve institutional knowledge, and build a strong reputation. A corporate history can be created and maintained in a variety of formats, such as written narratives, timelines, and multimedia presentations. Contact us to learn more about how we can help your business organise its historical biography, or you can request a quote.

A well-documented corporate history can serve several purposes such as helping the company with the following objectives;

  • Establishing a sense of identity by highlighting the company’s unique story and values to help build brand recognition and loyalty
  • Preserving institutional knowledge to ensure that important information is not lost over time, and that new employees have access to the insights and experiences of the previous staff as employees come and go.
  • By sharing the company’s story with customers and the public, businesses can use their corporate history to build brand awareness and credibility and establish themselves as trusted and reputable players in their industry.

Maintaining a corporate history can be an important aspect of preserving a company’s legacy and ensuring its long-term success. By establishing a corporate archives program, you can create a structured system for collecting and organising historical records and artefacts that relate to the company’s history from documents, photographs, audio and video recordings, and other types of media.

Worthington Clark offers asset research services related to individuals who are seeking to claim unclaimed assets from a will or estate. This may include conducting research on the deceased individual’s financial history, identifying any outstanding debts or liabilities, and determining whether any assets were left unclaimed or overlooked in the probate process. You can visit our blog to read more about what an asset recovery specialist does.

If you’re looking for other options aside from hiring our services, you can reach out to a public trustee or bank to inquire about unclaimed assets. In addition, you can broaden your search by exploring online resources. A helpful website to check out is www.findingmyassets.com, which provides a free service to help you locate any missing or unclaimed assets.

A custodian is an individual or organisation responsible for safeguarding and managing assets on behalf of another entity or person. This can include various types of assets, such as financial securities, real estate, etc. The custodian’s role is to ensure the safekeeping of these assets and manage them in accordance with the instructions of the asset owner or their representative.