Associate one contact to multiple companies


Think business consultant or sales broker - We'd like to be able to have one contact associated with multiple companies in Sales CRM.


HubSpot updates
Status updated to: In Beta
Apr 28, 2021

Hello all, I apologize for the radio silence on our end. Excited to share the new multiple companies on a contact functionality is now available in private beta.


If you're interested in what's included (and of course you are!), watch this quick overview video created by HubSpot Academy Professor Kyle Jepsen.


While in limited private beta, you will need to ask your HubSpot contact (CSM, Technical Specialist, Onboarding Specialist, etc.) to request access on your behalf. From there, we'll review the request and ungate your portal to the beta. In some cases, we may not be able to ungate you - we'll follow up if that's the case.


We plan to go public with this functionality later this year, so if you don't get access in the beta, this will still be coming your way soon.


Can't wait to hear your feedback!


Mar 15, 2021

Hi all, really appreciate the enthusiasm around this functionality. We can't wait to deliver it.


We are still actively working on supporting multiple companies on a contact - not just within the CRM, but across all parts of the HubSpot platform. Once we are in public beta, I will send out opt-in information.


Thanks for your patience - this stuff may seem straightforward, but being good stewards of your data comes first for us. Nothing is worth more than your trust. Updates to come as soon as possible.

Status updated to: In Planning
Oct 14, 2020

As mentioned in the previous update, we are now in development of updates to the CRM that will make adding multiple companies to a single contact possible. Not making timeline promises in this forum, but as soon as the beta is available, I'll notify this thread.


To those wondering about using Custom Objects for associations - I would recommend against it. Custom Objects are great for the "nouns" of your business (think inventory, shipments, appointments, real estate) but not as good for describing the relationships between things.


We're focused on getting this updated functionality to you soon. Stay tuned for updates.

Sep 8, 2020

Hi there! I'm Jeff, from the HubSpot CRM team.


Thanks so much to everyone who has been a part of the "related companies" beta. You've given a lot of excellent feedback on how this will need to work in order to be rolled out to all.


At this time, we're closing the "related companies" beta so we can prep for an improved version of this functionality, built on a new infrastructure, which is coming in the near-term future.

Because this beta and the "related companies" beta are built differently, enrolling more portals in the "related companies" beta now will make it more difficult to migrate eventually. I appreciate you keeping the comments about your use case for functionality like this coming, and we'll be back soon with more updates and timelines.


For anyone already on the "related companies" beta: no action needed at this time, and you aren't losing any functionality right now. We'll be in touch with migration plans when they are ready.

Jan 21, 2020

Hi all,


We're currently looking into why we're displaying 7 contacts or 7 companies! We hope to have this fixed soon.


The team has been working on deciding how to move forward with the Related Companies feature. While there are no immediate plans for this implementation, we hope in the future to allow multiple relationships between objects (ie a contact can be associated with 5 companies and these would all display on the contact record via the normal "Companies" card), and we'd also like to support custom roles for all relationship types.


Thank you to those who have been making use of this beta and for the feedback you've provided! We will keep you posted as developments occur.

Oct 22, 2019

Thanks @krispag! That's exactly right. From the contact record, you would just need to check the associations of each call to see which office the call is associated with.

Oct 21, 2019

Hi @gelflex-cc , I haven't heard much feedback about this (others, feel free to chime in!), but the feature works using a set of seven defined roles (advisor, board member, contractor, manager, owner, partner, reseller). Via the "Related companies" card that displays on the contact record, you can choose to select a company that the contact is related to and select their role in that company out of the seven listed above. The feature still allows you to keep your businesses separate, but just gives you an easy way to tie a contact with a second company based on their role there. 

Oct 18, 2019

Hi @aminco  - there isn't any communication sent once you're ungated as I'm just manually going through all of the requests each day. You can expect to be ungated around 4PM EDT on the business day that you submitted the form, so your portal is all set. You'll see the additional "Related Companies" card on all contact records in your portal.

Apr 26, 2019

Hi @kevinelite , the limit is 10,000 related companies.

Status updated to: In Beta
Apr 11, 2019

Hi all, thank you for your interest in this feature! Please fill out this form if you would like to be ungated for our "Related Companies" beta feature.


This feature will add a secondary card to your Contact records called "Related Companies". From this card, you can add a related company and choose the contact's role at that company from a pre-set list: Board Member, Contractor, Manager, Owner, Partner, Reseller. These roles cannot be modified at this time.


Please note that this is the extent of the feature at this time - contacts can not be segmented based on their related companies, and the related company and role cannot be imported at this time.

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Loving using this feature in BETA - it would be useful to be able to edit the ROLES for the additional company. 


Alternatively to add an additional field - PREVIOUS COMPANY - as I am using the field to identify the previous company where the contact worked 


This is a real pain point for B2B business as much for Sales as for Marketing Automation.




Is this actually in beta? How can I get this?


I have a deep need to be able to asign multiple companies to one contact's name.

Many of the investors and business owners I deal with own way more than one company.

Would love to see this feature added as soon as possible.


Hi, we are sorry but we do not understand the difference between: 

- "Company" and "Related companies" ;

- "Contact" and "Related contacts".

Could you help us please? Thks 🙂

Top Contributor

I truly wish HubSpot would do away with Related Companies and Related Contacts, and treat them all as a singular relationship...just like deal relationships.


Would be ideal to move towards the following logic:


1. From the Company record, display a single Contacts card that shows all related contact names and their respective relationship to the company viewed.

2. From the Contact record, display a single Companies card that shows all related company names, and the contact's relationship to each respective company.


It is so confusing for our users to differentiate Company vs Related Companies, and Contact vs. Related Contacts.



I agree!

Member | Partner

This is standard in CRM systems. I have a contact who owns multiple companies. We must be able to add two companies for one contact!


This is very limiting.  Needed on so many levels. What happens if one person owns more than one company?

Recognized Expert

@jamiefritz I thought I wanted one person and then their multiple companies, but I don't. There may be changes in one company and not another. Each of my companies has an account number which goes at the end of the company name and the end of each contacts last name. For mutual items, they are all tagged but things that only apply to a specific company stays there. 


I can hardly imagine many companies working efficiently with Hubspot CRM without this feature.

In a business environment where more and more people are working for/with multiple companies.

This feature is a MUST HAVE!


We just switched to Hubspot a few weeks ago, we never anticipited this feature not being a CRM functionality. 

Seriously will consider changing again is this is not implemented.  Please hurry Hubspot. 



This is super vital as we work with dentists with some opening up second accounts for other ways of taking payments or they open up multiple practices through a partnership. It would be nice to be able to pair the contacts to multiple accounts without losing anything.


This would be a good feature to support health and medical business where doctors will often work between different locations.  

Some exmaples mighr be a doctor who works for a practice across a number of different clinic locations or a specialist who might work and consult across a number of different practices and clinics 

Participant | Diamond Partner

Hello, this is absolutely needed.


I see that a lot of people have requested this feature (I would find it useful also), but HubSpot hasn't added it yet (after 2 years!).


In the meantime, what is the suggested workaround?


This is essential to our business.  We deal with people every day who are the POC for multiple locations - sometimes  2, sometimes 5, 20 or even 100+ locations.  We need to be able to associate one contact with multiple companies.  I assumed this was always happening when I clicked "add another contact" at the company level, just as it had in our previous CRM.  It was shocking to me to find out today that every time I've added them to the new company, it removed them from the one they were previously attached to.


Yes, please. In our field (Libraries) and context of part-time jobs, we have contacts that need to be associated to several companies which are not related (no parent/child relationship). I can create several deals but it is not the same as associating a contact to several companies.


Definately need this feature for contacts who work across two organisations - really surprised this feature is still not enabled!


Working with Salons and Barbers this is very important.


I see that it has the beta tag "Current: in Beta" any idea how long has it been in beta, Or when this could finally be released? Any updates would be greatly appreciated


Our current workout is not working for us. I had to create 3 properties on the Company. contact_name, contact_phone, and contact_email This seems to be the only way. Our sales are having to copy-paste emails into email boxes and so on. Very dirty workaround. Creating parent and child companies messes up our service team, Not w workaround that is possible for us 😞


Pls, give us an update on what the status is 🙂


16 pages of requests, gotta make this happen.