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Company Information: Websites

A guide to finding company information.


  • Northcote   A gateway to UK annual reports
  • Companies House  All companies based in the UK are required to register with Companies House.  Charges are made for company accounts and annual returns.
  • EDGAR  (US Securities and Exchange Commission) US companies registration statements and periodic reports.  Information can be accessed and downloaded free of charge
  • Yahoo Finance   Market data, international exchanges, company financial news
  • FAME (Financial Analysis Made Easy)   This database covers 2 million companies in the UK & Republic of Ireland; provides company accounts for UK PLCs and larger limited companies; allows comparisons with companies in peer group
  • Datastream database is only available to Business School staff and research students in the Department of Accounting & Finance.  Datastream provides financial and economic research data on companies, industries and countries.
  • Business Information on the Internet
  • Kompass   Information on 2 million companies in 70 countries
  • Yell   Directory of UK businesses and services
  • Trade Association Forum   A directory of UK trade associations which can be searched by industry or organisation name 
  • Free access to US company annual reports

  • EDGAR Free access to company data, as filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission

  • Forbes Global 2000 Forbes magazine's ranking of the world's 2000 biggest public companies. Lists can be refined by country and industry sector. Free site.

  • Fortune 500 Annual ranking of the top US companies. Produced by Fortune magazine. Free site.

  • Fortune Global 500 Annual ranking of the top 500 corporations worldwide

  • Kompass: worldwide company search engine Free business-to-business company directory. Contains details of over 4 million companies around the world.

  • International Directory of Company Histories

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