Directories Trade directories for the UK and overseas are available to find contact details, product information, names of directors, basic financial information etc. General titles include: Key British Enterprises Covers the top 50,000 companies, with sections for cross referencing by industry, location, export markets etc. Volume 4 has rankings by sales, employees within county and industry. Waterlow’s (Major) Unquoted Companies Financial and market profiles on 20,000 leading unquoted companies in Great Britain. Individual in-depth profiles, 4 industry league tables and 3 top 1000 league tables. Directory of Directors Allows you to search by individuals and by the companies they work for Stock Exchange Yearbook Comprehensive listing of all the companies listed on the London and Dublin stock exchanges Who Owns Whom Contains information on approximately 310, 000 parent companies and their 890, 000 subsidiaries in most of the major business locations worldwide Lancashire and Greater Manchester Business Registers These local directories of business locations include businesses on the basis that they have five or more employees or a turnover of £250,000 per annum Specialist directories are available for certain services and industries including: Building Societies Yearbook Includes key financial and statistical data on each society and sector wide analyses Freight Industry Yearbook Comprises a buyers’ guide and sector by sector coverage of important issues in the freight industry Retail Directory Contains information on over 6, 500 companies across the UK retail sector Databases There are many websites giving free access to company and business information, such as: Companies House The official UK government register of companies CAROL An online resource offering access to the financial data and annual reports of listed companies in Europe and the US Hoovers A subscription website which provides a great deal of free information on UK and US companies and individuals in business FT Annual reports A website providing access to companies’ annual reports by name and by industry Northcote Data A company reports database which allows you to search for information across a wide range of subjects and sectors A company website will often contain information such as history, contact details, product information and annual report. Bolton Libraries subscriptions These are resources which Bolton Libraries can provide access to within Libraries or remotely via a password FAME (Financial Analysis Made Easy) A database of up to 2.5 million UK and Irish companies. FAME can produce customised information and allow you to: Obtain financial information about companies Identify company directors Search for brand names Produce direct-marketing mailing lists of information, tailored by geographic location, type of activity, turnover or by company size. Also included is access to the Data monitor market research service. British Standards This gives access to all British Standards Institute publications. It is available within Bolton Libraries and also remotely from any PC. Copyright restrictions apply. It can be searched by name, subject and BS number. IDS Paybenchmark The IDS database gives information on average earnings, actual pay rates for shop floor and office jobs in named organisations, and pay settlement trends. Comparisons are made for similar posts across the country, on an hourly, weekly and monthly basis. OHSIS The Occupation Health and Safety Information Service is a suite of products provided by IHS UK. It includes full text copies of all Health and Safety Executive publications, as well as guidance from dozens of other organisations. All UK health and safety legislation and associated Approved Codes of Practice as well as a range of relevant European Directives can also be found here. Journals Background information on companies and other useful information can be found in newspapers and trade magazines. Titles include: Building Services Journal Business Informer Caterer and Hotel Keeper Contract Journal The Grocer Printing World What to buy for Business Product Information To identify who makes or supplies specific products and services we have a number of directories. General titles include: Kelly’s Contact details for around 105,000 companies and over 19,000 product headings. Thomas Global Worldwide website for suppliers UK telephone Directories (full set) and Yellow Pages Worldwide also accessible via their website. To support you... We have a large selection of printed works dealing with management techniques, financial procedures, employing staff, marketing and overseas trade, and other aspects of running a successful business: Company Mailing Lists Using the FAME database, we can create mailing lists to specific criteria such as location, number of employees, turnover, executives, products etc. These mailing lists can be supplied as a spreadsheet, by email, downloaded in the library or printed out. Croner’s Business Information Titles include Buying and Selling Law, Employment Law, Office Companion, Reference Service for VAT, Reference Books for Importers and Exporters and for Self-Employed and Smaller Businesses. HM Customs and Revenue’s Tariff UK Financial Statistics Parliamentary Legislation Books on management and setting up a business Newspapers and magazines Including The Financial Times, The Economist and Management Today. National Daily Newspapers Available in hard copy and as an online archive, NewsUK, allowing full text searching over several years.
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