Finding company and financial information

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It is easy for business students to assume that they can find everything they need on databases such as Business Source Premier  and Emerald.  However, occasionally they need to throw their nets a bit wider in order to capture certain types of data.  I was reminded of this today when I helped a Postgraduate student find background information about a particular company for an assignment.  The following information is an extract from Business Information: an LRC handbook for Glamorgan Business School.

Key resources for company & financial information:

Datamonitor Company Profiles Authority includes PEST and SWOT analyses and lists of competitors for over 10,000 of the world’s leading companies.

Fame allows you to find extensive data on all large companies in the United Kingdom & Ireland.  Please note that information on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is not included.  You will be able to find information such as key financial ratios, mergers and acquisitions information, identify competitors in any market, and compile email lists for key personnel in any sector.

Key Note provides a database of 7 million companies in the United Kingdom, using trusted data from Companies House.  They also publish “Business Ratio Reports” that enable you to compare, contrast and analyse the financial performance of the leading companies in each market place.


Are you preparing for a job interview?  If so, these sources should be a key part of your research.  You can use these services to uncover latest company and industry news, analyse competitors and products, and find out more about key board members and personnel.

All of these databases can be accessed using the following route: Glamlife > Library > FINDit > Find Database > Category > Business > Company Information

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