Company and business information

You may need to find this type of information for coursework, or to help you if you are applying for jobs. Knowing more about the structure, history and business of a company before you write an application or attend an interview is likely to improve your commercial awareness and employability.

Company & business information databases (available only to members of the university)

Business Source Premier includes company profiles and content from business & trade magazines.

The Economist One of the best ways of being well informed about current events, politics and business. Full subscription access is available to all students and staff (access from StarPlus or this link to ensure that you are recognised as a member of the University). Limited content is available to non subscribers.

Economist Historical Archive The complete archive, with editorial, advertising and tabular matter all fully searchable.

Euromonitor International Passport An online database, providing business intelligence on industries, economies and consumers.

Financial Times ( Online edition of the daily newspaper and additional content including global economy, emerging markets and a special report series.

Financial Times Historical Archive The complete searchable facsimile run of the daily business newspaper, from 1888 to 2010.

Henry Stewart Talks Business & Management Collection A collection of video talks and case studies, many of which relate to companies.

Mintel contains UK market research reports and is useful for finding out more about the sector a company operates in.

Nexis is a global news and business information database.

FAME Financial Analysis Made Easy. Financial information on the largest UK companies aimed at those studying & researching financial management.

Company & business information web sites

British Library Business & IP Centre

British Library Business & IP Centre Network

Companies House The official registration site for UK companies.

Kompass Listings for UK and international companies.  Some services require subscription.

RBA Business Information Resources Includes listings for company directories, registers and annual reports.

Wall Street Executive Library Directory of business sites.

Statistical data

Information literacy & employability

Information literacy is a core skill for employability, as well as academic study. Find out more and read our case studies


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