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Business information service

Gloucestershire Libraries subscribe to a wide range of information resources to support business users, whether you are a start-up or trying to grow your business, looking for a job, an inventor or investor.

Our experienced staff can guide you through the information sources available or carry out research for you.
For more information on our services, contact us.

Our services

Company information and reports

Do you need full company details and accounts, or lists of directors? We can supply you with the information from our business database FAME. FAME contains very detailed information on companies, with up to 20 years of history per company. FAME also has flexible software with information on around 13 million UK and Irish companies.

Business to business mailing lists

Looking to target highly lucrative and relevant markets? Want to achieve the best return on your marketing investment? We can compile specific mailing lists for your direct marketing from our database FAME. We can search across a range of criteria including geographical location, turnover, number of employees and industry sector. We export the mailing lists into spreadsheet and can adapt the spreadsheet by inserting additional data to suit your individual needs.

The FAME database includes companies in Gloucestershire and we can search for any part of the UK. You can use FAME at Gloucester Library.

Alternatively contact Ask Us, you can either get in touch by phone, email or post and we aim to respond to you within three to five working days. We are available 10am till 4pm Monday to Friday, or just leave a voicemail at other times.
To contact us via telephone please call us on 01452 426991. You can also email us at ask@gloucestershire.gov.uk.
You can also write to us via the address below:
Libraries and Information
Ask Us Service
Gloucester Library
Brunswick Road
Gloucester GL1 1HT
It's also possible to integrate FAME into other line-of-business applications such as CRM systems. This provides the ability to match your data against FAME's for data cleansing or to combine FAME data with your own.

Starting a business

If you are thinking of starting a business, you can obtain business information by accessing the Growth Hub website and creating an account. Alternatively use our Ask us enquiry form.

Did you know The Growth Hub @ the Library provides an access point to free business support and resources? Selected libraries have co-working spaces and business areas, whereas some simply have literature and guidance. The Growth Hubs in all libraries are now open: All Hubs are available during library opening hours and you can find the opening times here.

Start and Grow Enterprise

Start and Grow Enterprise is a fantastic project supporting entrepreneurs and start-up businesses in Gloucestershire. The project can support anyone with a business idea, and existing start-ups trading up to 3 years. The project offers free training, events, networks and resources, plus access to mentoring, co-working space, and the opportunity to apply for funding.

Start and Grow Enterprise is a University of Gloucestershire programme, part-funded by ERDF, and will run until December 2019. We are based at The Growth Hub in Gloucester.

Find out more and sign up: www.startandgrowenterprise.uk
Follow on social media for the latest start-up news and events @UoGStartandGrow
Email: startandgrow@glos.ac.uk
Call: 01242 715477

Don't forget Gloucestershire Libraries subscribe to RBdigital they offer two types of business related eMagazines including: 'How to set up an online business' and 'Start your own successful business'.


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