Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales: Related links to services
Health & Safety Executive: Official website, information on health & safety legislation, publications, contacts, relevant links plus online enquiry service
Inland Revenue: Excellent official site brings together Department of Social Security (Contributions Agency), Customs and Exise (VAT) and the Inland Revenue(tax). Helpsheets online covering all different areas of taxation including, Starting Your Own Business? Employed
or Self Employed? Employing Other People and Keeping Records.
The Construction Federation includes the National Federation of Builders, the Major Contractors Group, the national Contractors Federation, the Civil Engineering Contractors Association, the Scottish Building Employers Federation, the British Woodworking Federation, the
Federation of Building Specialist Contractors, the House Builders Federation.
Engineering Council: Professional advice plus links to other organisations including a search facility
Institute of Materials: Comprehensive site useful lists, links and publications.
Institution of Civil Engineers: Industry activity, journals and statistics.
Institution of Electrical Engineers: Extensive site with special features and search facility
Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Wide range of information about the industry useful links
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors: Information on land, property and construction
DTI Export Market Information Centre
The Financial Times
Company Annual Reports On Line
access to company reports and other investor information.
Grants and loans available from
Food and Drink Online : Food industry news including company and product sections
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Official government web site
HMSO: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
Office of Fair Trading:Information, reports, reference material and advice from the OFT
Office for National Statistics: Lists pubications and subscription details
Business Link; The National Network of Advice Centres for Businesses large and small
Enterprise Zone : The Department of Trade and Industry website information and links on - Business Start Up, Finance, I.T. Sales/Marketing, Legal, HR/Training, Export.
BuyinGuide:Unbiased information, links for purchasing online.
The Computer Information Centre:News, products and companies in the computer industry
Apple Mac: News and information
Microsoft:Latest updates & news from Microsoft
Millennium Bug Campaign: Government site, links to Y2K problem sites
Data Protection: Official site from the Office for Data Protection, guidance, notes and news includes a registration facility
The Lawyer' Diary: Directory of law firms in England and Wales
Business, accounting and management links
Management Best Practise: DTI site to to help improve business performance
The BIZ Marketing site provides extensive links to marketing data, products and services
Mailing Lists Online for direct mail and telemarketing purposes now available online from more than a dozen databases (e.g. Dun & Bradstreet, Learned Information) with more than 3 million addresses. Make your selection and get matching records instantly. Purchase by
credit card or account, download immediately or print formatted labels. No minimum quantities, with libraries & resellers receiving 20% discount.
Yahoo Business News
an initiative by The Prince of Wales to help over 50's to set up their own businesses.
The Property Mall:Directory of the UK commercial property market, links to architects, planners and surveyors websites includes properties for let and for sale.
Printquote: Online print quotes from printers who are members of the British Printing Industries Federation
British Printing Industries Federation: News and information including career and training advice
Multiquotes is a free service which provides multiple quotes, from different printers, on all your printing requirements. You simply submit enquiries on-line, and they immediately land on the desks of some of the UK's most competitive printing companies. These companies
then quote you direct with their best prices ! Multiquotes will provide multiple quotes for anything from printed brochures and leaflets to printed umbrellas. This excellent free service can be found at
London College of Printing:Training and consultancy for desktop publishing, multimedia, the internet, design, photography, business communication, printing technology, publishing, journalism (print & broadcast), radio, TV, film, marketing & PR
BT award winning site: Business section includes,"Solutions for the self-employed, small businesses and people who work from home."
OFTEL:UK telecomms regulator, news, information, consumer advice
Partnership: BT online magazine to help businesses keep up to date with E-Commerce, IT and communucations
Uk Phone books online BT has published the entire phonebook database on the Internet which means you can get telephone number and address details witjout a 35p call to Directory Enquiries.
Searching is quick and very simple. As long as you know a name and a town or region, you can conduct a search, with the option of adding extra search terms, such as initials, if you know them.
Training and Enterprise Councils: details of the services provided by TECS, their locations and websites