Company data

Company data is invaluable when you're looking to research competitors and potential suppliers. Amongst other things, you can find contact details as well as financial information.

Website bringing together UK company annual reports.

Website bringing together US company annual reports.

Cantos is one of the UK's leading providers of financial news, featuring video interviews and webcasts from FTSE100 and FTSE250 companies along with stock market analysis, news and comment.

CAROL (Company Annual Reports Online)
An online service offering direct links to financial pages of listed companies in Europe and the USA. It's free, but you need to register.

Company Check (UK)
A free website currently offering four key indicators on every UK Limited company - Cash at Bank, Net Worth, Current and Total Liabilities.

Companies House
The official government register of UK companies. Find out how to incorporate a company. (On the .Gov website)
You can check if a company is registered, the number, registered office address and date of incorporation. The new Beta search will also bring up copies of documents for companies, directorships and key dates eg director resignations.

Companies House - Company name search
The WebCHeck service offers a searchable Company Names and Address Index free of charge which enables you to search for information on more than 2 million companies.

D&B Small Business Centre
This fee-based services allows you to check the financials of over 3.3m businesses. Reports cost between £7.50 and £15, and you can track up to 50 businesses for free, with email updates.

Website offering a combination of company information and social networking for registered users, with financial information and contact details available for free. More detailed information is available for larger companies.

A directory of companies from over 35 European countries, offered in 26 languages. This site is useful for buyers, suppliers, distributors and exporters.

International Company Registration
Many governments provide web sites with information on registration of companies and access to company information. The countries listed on this site maintain web sites.

Irish Companies House
Official government register of companies in the Republic of Ireland.

Isle of Man Company Registry
Manx Department of Economic Development. The Isle of Man is not part of the UK so most Manx companies do not appear on the UK Companies House database.

Kompass UK
International database of companies with particular emphasis on detailed product sourcing. Register for more functions. Business & IP Centre has full subscription access within the Centre.
Access to credit opinions and rating history for over 85,000 international public/private companies. Access is free but requires registration.

Free online research tool linking to company annual reports, interim reports, company press releases, results presentations, chairman's statements and some broker research.

OpenCorporates (UK and Worldwide)
The world's largest openly licensed database of companies, with over 35 million companies in 40 jurisdictions. Allows searching across multiple jurisdictions, including by company type. All data is reusable under an open licence, including commercially.

RBA - Offical Company Registers
Information on national company registers (including individual states within the US) with links.

Suppliers, manufacturers and distrubutors in North America in 67,000 categories. Online version of the Thomas Register.

UK Small Business Directory
Lists small businesses by category. Basic information about some small businesses. Free listing service.

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