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Library links - Business
Medway Libraries' subject guide to the internet for
Medway Libraries also has a business information service and online resources for
Please note that clicking on the links below will take you away
from the Medway Libraries' webpages.
British brands group (www.britishbrandsgroup.org.uk)
Information about business brands. Contains case studies which
may be of use to marketing students - but also makes entertaining
Business Innovation Centre Medway (http://innovationcentremedway.co.uk)
Provides the facilities and expert support necessary to help
your business grow.
Companies House webcheck
Search for basic details on over 2million registered
Europages: The European Business Directory
Looking for a product in Europe, including Eastern Europe?
Includes 500,000 companies covering all market sectors with
consultation in six languages, and lists company catalogues
available on the web. Includes links to Yellow Pages across
FreePint is a publisher of sites and resources for the business
Provides up-to-date information on companies and markets.
Kompass is a provider of locally collected business information
that can be used for multiple purposes such as sales, marketing,
procurement and research.
Medway Council - Business pages
Medway Council's webpages for business
Northcote Internet Ltd have traced listed company annual reports
on the Internet, which are accessible via the Northcote search
A business service also available via an 0800 number and
Vodaphone, this lists around 2million businesses in the UK and can
be searched by type and location.
Survey monkey (www.surveymonkey.com)
Create a professional online survey quickly, easily, and free of
Touch local (www.touchlocal.com)
Local businesses reviewed by public
Trade partners (www.ukti.gov.uk/export.html?guid=none)
This is the Government's website with free information to help
you export successfully.
UPS - Europe Business Monitor (www.ebm.ups.com)
Annual survey of 1,500 directors from Europe's top 15,000
companies, showing business trends.
Charity choice (www.charitychoice.co.uk)
Lists thousands of UK charities with contact information.
The Charity Commission (www.charity-commission.gov.uk/)
Covers England and Wales. Offers a database where you can search
for a charity by name or area and gives you contact details.
Charity net (www.cafonline.org)
Put together by the Charities Aid Foundation, this site offers a
wide range of information about all charity issues.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation (www.jrf.org.uk/)
A social policy research and development charity that carries
out research into the causes of social difficulties and better ways
to overcome them.
National Trust (www.nationaltrust.org.uk)
Lots of information and offers good links to other areas of
interest, arts, museums, gardening etc.
NPC occupies a unique position at the nexus between charities
and funders, helping them achieve the greatest impact..
V-Day - until the violence stops (http://www.vday.org/)
V-Day raises funds and awareness for UK and international
charities preventing violence towards women and children.
Voluntary Organisations Internet Server
VOIS hosts a number of charity and voluntary organisations'
information for local planning information.
Building regulations (www.planningportal.gov.uk/buildingregulations)
View and download for free the 'approved documents' and other
planning related legislation and guidance. (The library does charge
for printing - please enquire at the desk)
Planning aid (http://www.rtpi.org.uk/planningaid/)
Provides free, independent and professional town planning advice
and support to communities and individuals who cannot afford to pay
planning consultant fees. It complements the work of local planning
authorities, but is wholly independent of them.
Planning Portal - Planning policy statements and
guidance (PPS & PPG) (http://planningguidance.communities.gov.uk/)
Planning Policy Guidance Notes (PPGs), and their replacements
Planning Policy Statements (PPSs), are prepared by the government
after public consultation to explain statutory provisions and
provide guidance to local authorities and others on planning policy
and the operation of the planning system.
Postcodes online (www.royalmail.com/postcode-finder)
Royal Mail have created this database. You need to register,
which is free. Enter an address and it will tell you what the
Electrical Contractors' Association (www.eca.co.uk)
Find a local electrician out of its 30000 members.
Federation of Master Builders (www.fmb.org.uk)
Find a local builder by entering your postcode. Plenty of advice
The Glass and Glazing Federation (www.ggf.org.uk)
Trade association representing companies who make, supply or
fit, glass and glazing related products.
Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating
Find a local registered plumber by entering your postcode.
National Register of Roofing Engineers
Click on Roofnet to find a roofing expert.
British Telecom (BT) residential telephone
Phone directories covering the United Kingdom.
Calling codes - international (www.countrycallingcodes.com)
Searchable list of international calling codes.
Directories search (www.118118.com)
Free directories search for businesses, individuals, cinemas and
Electronic Yellow Pages (http://www.yellowpages.com/)
Phone directories covering the country.
Family searches (http://content.ancestry.co.uk/)
British phone books from 1880-1984. Registration may be
International white and yellow pages (www.wayp.com)
Search by country.
Mobile numbers (www.mobilenumbers.org)
An online directory for business and personal mobile numbers in
the UK. Free registration to add and search entries.
Thomson Directory (www.thomweb.co.uk)
Local directory online.
UK telephone code locator (www.ukphoneinfo.com/locator.php()
Takes telephone numbers, std codes, access/short codes, exchange
names or the name of a location.
Yellow Pages (www.yell.com/yellow-pages-uk/home.html)
Information about businesses around the UK