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Company namePowerchex Ltd.
Company typePrivate Company
IndustryFinancial Services
HeadquartersCity of London, UK
Key peopleAlexandra Kelly, founder & MD, and now MD of HireRight EMEA
ProductsBackground Check
Operating incomeUndisclosed
Net incomeUndisclosed

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Powerchex is a UK based pre-employment screening company specialising in the financial services sector in the City of London.

Powerchex is a full member of the UK chapter of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners or NAPBS, and was started by Alexandra Kelly in 2005 who is the current MD and full owner of the company.

In 2007, Powerchex won 3 awards at the Thames Gateway Business Awards, including the 'Growth Business', 'Business of the Year', with Kelly scooping 'Business Person of the Year'. Powerchex also won the 'Service Business of the Year' award at the Natwest Start-up Awards 2007. In 2008 Powerchex was awarded the NatWest Thames Gateway Business of Year. In 2009, the company won the DBC & East London Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award.

On June 23, 2010, Irvine, CA based HireRight Inc., a U.S. background screening company, announced that it had acquired Powerchex.

On August 3, 2010, HireRight parent company Altegrity Inc. announced it had completed the acquisition of Kroll Inc. from Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. in an all-cash transaction valued at $1.13 billion. Both Powerchex and Kroll Background Screening are now fully owned subsidiaries of HireRight Inc.

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