NATIONAL BUSINESS SERVICES
This section covers useful addresses and contacts throughout the UK. It is organised aphabetically for ease of use. The list on the left is addresses, the list to right is useful web sites. just click on the link to go there. The list is quite extensive and you will have to scroll to find the right site.
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Independent and impartial advice on employment issues. Some ACAS publications are available online.
British Chambers of Commerce
Lists member chambers of the BCC, press releases, publications, and current activities.
Connect for Best Practice
Put together by the DTI Management Best Practice Directorate to improve the competitive position of SMEs, CONNECT is a series of case studies on best practice in different industries.
The Department of Trade and Industry
Wide range of information on different industries, including guidance on regulations and help for new & small businesses.
Gateway to business information for SMEs, with links to sites dealing with finance, IT, marketing, human resources, export and other key issues.
News, regulatory and technical guidance. Includes information about pollution prevention and waste minimisation.
Health & Safety Executive
Health & safety issues in the workplace, including relevant publications, research, campaigns & press releases.
The Patent Office
Guidance on applying for patents and trade marks. Also, looks at copyright issues.
Regional Supply Network
National network, funded by the DTI, to help companies find the most competitive and relevant sources of supply. Includes case studies of companies who have used the service.
Small business Service
Useful information and links from the Government's new Small Business Service.
Trade Partners UK
Includes information on variety of countries and contains useful contacts. It is also possible to search a trade fair database by country, sector or time.
British Trade International's Internet service for international buyers and UK exporters. Search the database to locate overseas export partners, suppliers or buyers.
News, publications and official forms from Customs and Excise.
Association of British Insurers
Association of Consulting Engineers
An index of useful UK-relevant business information, products and services.
British Chambers of Commerce
British Computer Society
British Insurance and Investment Brokers' Association
British Venture Capital Association
The Business Bureau (UK)
Valuable information for small business entrpreneurs - including a Web business directory.
Business Information Sources on the Internet
A guide to approximately 450 selected business information sources on the Net.
Free access to European Company Annual Reports.
Central Computer and Communication Agency
Services, events, publications, government tenders and technology developments.
Central Office of Information
Commission for Racial Equality
Companies House Site
Department of the Environment
Design Council Site
Site of the national body promoting design and product development
Dun & Bradstreet
East Midlands Net
The first East Midlands based search engine, listing thousands of Business Web Sites in the region.
EC's Innovation Programme
Information on all aspects of the EC's innovation initiatives.
EMNET provide e-commerce solutions to businesses, utilising European Government support to provide a subsidised service.
The official gateway site for all business information
Environmental Management Site
The European Business Directory provides listings of over 15,000 European suppliers.
European Commission Site
The Economic and Financial Affairs home page.
Official government site addressing Economic Monetary Union (EMU) and Euro issues
Export Market Information Centre
The Government's free online library service for exporters
A directory of 1.6million UK businesses.
FTSE 100 Site
The FTSE Top 100 companies site.
Government Information Services
Comprehensive web site including all the latest central government news and changes to legislation
Hansard (House of Commons Debates)
Hansard (House of Lords Debates)
Governments site exploring the importance of innovation and how the best companies utilise it.
Internet Primer and Business Guide
An introduction and guide to the internet for businesses.
Greater Nottingham Training and Enterprise Council's Management Development Unit site
Millennium UK Business Directory
Addresses and telephone numbers of over 60,000 UK companies.
Office of Fair Trading
Office for National Statistics
Overseas Trade Site
The DTI site set up to help UK businesses take full advantage of overseas business opportunities
Small Business Service (SBS) National Gateway
Trade Association Site
Providing access to those UK Trade Associations with an Internet presence
Trade UK site
The definitive site for UK importers and exporters
UK Chambers of Commerce
Links to the UK Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
Comprehensive Customs and Excise web site for export / import
UK Government Search Engine
Advisory Concilliation & Arbitration Services. Clifton House, 83 -117 Euston Road, London, NW1 2RB.
Tel: 0171 396 5100
Association of British Chambers of Commerce
Manning House, 22 Carlisle Place, London, SW1P 1JA.
Tel: 0171 565 2000
Association of Independent Businesses
38 Bow Lane, London, EC4M 9AY.
Tel: 0171 329 0219
70 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8NB.
Tel: 0171 404 9944
British Franchising Association
Franchise Chamber, Thames View, Newtown Road, Henley on Thames, Oxon. RG9 1HG.
Tel: 01491 578049
British Technology Group
10 Fleet Place, Limeburner Road, London. EC4M 7SB.
Tel: 0171 403 6666
Business in the Community
8 Stratton Street, Mayfair, London. W1X 6AH.
Tel: 0171 224 1600
Business Names Registration PLC
Somerset House, Temple Street, Birmingham. B2 5DN.
Tel: 0121 643 0227
Chartered Institute of Patent Agents
Staple Inn Buildings, High Holborn, London. WC1V 7PV.
Tel: 0171 405 9450