Competitive Intelligence

Spending a little time researching information about companies can give you lots of competitive advantage!

  • Research financial data inc profit & loss, margins & assets.
  • Generate new sales and contact leads.
  • Target companies by size, performance and location.
  • Analyse competitors
  • Research potential markets
  • Create professional sales pitches and presentations
  • Compare market sectors
  • Find out how long companies have been trading
  • Search for company directors and their connections
  • Find the best & worst performing companies in any sector


FAME – Financial Analysis Made Easy: contains financial and company information on over 2.4 million businesses in the UK and Ireland. Includes Datamonitor market research reports.
Bolton Libraries ; Oldham Libraries

Reports include:

  • contact information including phone, e-mail and web
  • main and other trading addresses
  • activity details
  • 29 profit and loss account and 63 balance sheet items cash flow and ratios
  • credit score and rating
  • current and previous directors with addresses, heads of department, shareholders

Mint UK: comprehensive database of UK company and business intelligence.
Oldham LibrariesStockport Libraries

Experian Market IQ
Provides a broad and deep source of corporate, deal, financial and business information on a single easy-to-use platform. It helps to keep you one step ahead of your competitors and so make the most of more opportunities.

Available at the BIPC Manchester only.

The Creditsafe database has information on 4.4 million UK companies, sourced directly from Companies House, The Registry Trust and the London & Edinburgh Gazette. Standard reports include:

  • Credit rating and limit
  • 3 years accounts
  • CCJ information
  • Directors

Available at the BIPC Manchester only.

Kompass Global A worldwide database of manufacturers, products and services. Access to up to 1.8 million companies worldwide, covering around 70 countries globally.  Over 20 combinable search criteria including:

  • Products/services
  • Trade Name
  • Location
  • Company Name
  • Number of employees.

Please note: Kompass Global is only available to customers at the BIPC Manchester or remotely to Manchester library members.

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