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Business and industry sector reports

Find out more about business and industry sector reports from the ICAEW Library & Information Service's company research services.

The reports provide simple spreadsheets of comparative data (in Excel format) for the top 100 companies within the industry sector and segment of your choice. The reports are produced using the latest data available from FAME and reflect the make-up of the top 100 at the time.

We can provide:

  • Key players reports
  • Mailing lists
  • Market reports

Data for our industry reports is supplied by FAME, a company and financial database. It provides detailed company information, including addressed and contacts, on UK and Irish public and private companies.

What information do the reports contain?

We offer three types of report for the industry sector and segment of your choice, each containing different data. Please note that full financial data may not be available for every company within the Top 100 for more specialist industries.

Key players report

Information on the Top 100 companies comparing:

  • company name
  • turnover
  • profit (loss) before taxation
  • tangible assets (liabilities)
  • shareholders funds
  • profit margin
  • return on shareholders funds
  • return on capital employed
  • solvency ratio
  • gearing ratio
  • number of employees.

View a sample key players report (XLS 128kb) showing the data available for companies in a fictitious sector.

Mailing list

Mailing information for the Top 100 companies, including:

  • name of firm
  • turnover
  • telephone number
  • address
  • type of business.

Market report

Aggregated data for the whole sector covering the last 10 years (please note the number of companies for which data is aggregated will vary for any given year).

This data is grouped into seven categories:

  • key financials and employees
  • profit and loss account
  • balance sheet
  • cash flow statement
  • financial ratios
  • financial trends and changes
  • profitability trends and changes.

View a sample market report (XLS 28kb) showing the data available for a fictitious sector.

Which sectors can I choose?

Please select one of the following sector reports when you request a report.

  • Advertising agencies
  • Alcoholic drinks – Beverage serving activities
  • Alcoholic drinks – Manufacture of alcoholic beverages
  • Alcoholic drinks – Retail sale of beverages in specialised stores
  • Alcoholic drinks – Wholesale of wine beer spirits and other
  • Arable – Growing of cereals leguminous crops and oil seeds
  • Arable – Growing of vegetables and melons roots and tubers
  • Arable – Support activities for crop production
  • Aviation – Freight air transport
  • Aviation – Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery
  • Aviation – Passenger air transport
  • Beauty – Hairdressing and other beauty treatment
  • Beauty – Retail sale of cosmetic and toilet articles in specialised stores
  • Beauty – Wholesale of perfume and cosmetics
  • Biotechnology – Research and experimental development on biotechnology
  • Boat and yacht – Building of pleasure and sporting boats
  • Care – Child day-care activities
  • Care – Other residential care activities
  • Care – Residential care activities for learning disabilities mental health and substance abuse
  • Care – Residential care activities for the elderly and disabled
  • Care – Social work activities without accommodation for the elderly and disabled
  • Choose from this list
  • Confectionery – Manufacture of cocoa chocolate and sugar confectionery
  • Confectionery – Retail sale of bread cakes flour confectionery and sugar confectionery
  • Confectionery – Wholesale of sugar and chocolate and sugar confectionery
  • Construction – Construction of commercial buildings
  • Construction – Construction of domestic buildings
  • Construction – Construction of roads and railways
  • Construction – Construction of roads and railways
  • Dairy – Raising of dairy cattle
  • Dental practice activities
  • DIY – Retail sale of hardware paints and glassware in specialised stores
  • Driving school activities
  • Electrical – Retail sale of electrical household appliances in specialised stores
  • Electrical – Retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores
  • Employment agencies – Activities of employment placement agencies
  • Employment agencies – Temporary employment placement agency activities
  • Engineering – Civil engineering
  • Engineering – Engineering activities and related technical consultancy
  • Equine – Companies in the equine industry
  • Extractive – Mining and quarrying not elsewhere classified
  • Extractive – Mining of coal and lignite
  • Extractive – Mining of metal ores
  • Extractive – Quarrying of stone sand and clay
  • Fashion – Agents involved in the sale of textiles clothing fur footwear and leather goods
  • Fashion – Manufacture of footwear
  • Fashion – Manufacture of jewellery and related articles
  • Fashion – Manufacture of wearing apparel
  • Fashion – Retail sale of clothing in specialised stores
  • Fashion – Retail sale of footwear and leather goods in specialised stores
  • Fashion – Retail sale of watches and jewellery in specialised stores
  • Fashion – Wholesale of clothing and footwear
  • Fast food – Restaurants and mobile food service activities
  • Film – Motion picture video and television programme distribution activities
  • Film – Motion picture video and television programme post-production activities
  • Film – Motion picture video and television programme production activities
  • Fishing
  • Fishing – Aquaculture
  • Food – Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food beverages or tobacco predominating
  • Food – Retail sale of fish crustaceans and molluscs in specialised stores
  • Food – Retail sale of fruit and vegetables in specialised stores
  • Food – Retail sale of meat and meat products in specialised stores
  • Freight forwarding – Other transportation support activities
  • Funeral and related activities
  • Gambling and betting activities
  • Garages – Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles
  • Garages – Retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores
  • Healthcare – General medical practice activities
  • Healthcare – Hospital activities
  • Healthcare – Specialist medical practice activities
  • Horticulture – Botanical and zoological gardens and nature reserve activities
  • Horticulture – Landscape service activities
  • Horticulture – Retail sale of flowers plants seeds fertilisers pet animals and pet food
  • Horticulture – Wholesale of flowers and plants
  • Hotels and similar accommodation
  • Ice cream – Manufacture of ice cream
  • Insurance – Life insurance
  • Insurance – Non-life insurance
  • IT – Computer consultancy activities
  • IT – Computer facilities management activities
  • IT – Computer programming activities
  • IT – Data processing hosting and related activities
  • IT – Manufacture of computers and peripheral equipment
  • IT – Software publishing
  • IT – Wholesale of computers computer peripheral equipment and software
  • Legal activities
  • Livestock – Raising of other cattle and buffaloes
  • Livestock – Raising of poultry
  • Livestock – Raising of sheep and goats
  • Livestock – Raising of swine pigs
  • Livestock – Support activities for animal production
  • Motor – Manufacture of bodies for motor vehicles manufacture of trailers and semitrailers
  • Motor – Manufacture of motor vehicles
  • Motor – Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles
  • Motor – Renting and leasing of motor vehicles
  • Motor – Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories
  • Motor – Sale of motor vehicles
  • Music – Reproduction of sound recording
  • Music – Sound recording and music publishing activities
  • Oil and gas – Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas
  • Oil and gas – Support activities for petroleum and natural gas extraction
  • Opticians – Retail sale by opticians
  • Packaging – Manufacture of corrugated paper and paperboard and of containers of paper and paperboard
  • Packaging – Manufacture of plastic packing goods
  • Packaging – Packaging activities
  • Pet – Manufacture of prepared pet foods
  • Pet – Veterinary activities
  • Pharmaceutical – Dispensing chemist in specialised stores
  • Pharmaceutical – Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations
  • Pharmaceutical – Wholesale of pharmaceutical goods
  • Photographic – Manufacture of photographic and cinematographic equipment
  • Photographic – Photographic activities
  • Postal – Other postal and courier activities
  • Postal – Postal activities under universal service obligation
  • Printing and publishing – Printing and service activities related to printing
  • Printing and publishing – Publishing of books periodicals and other publishing activities
  • Property – Buying and selling of own real estate
  • Property – Development of building projects
  • Property – Real estate agencies
  • Property – Renting and operating of Housing Association real estate
  • Property – Renting and operating of own or leased real estate
  • Rail – Passenger rail transport
  • Renewable energy companies
  • Restaurants and mobile food service activities
  • Retail banking – Banks
  • Road haulage – Freight transport by road
  • Shipping – Building of ships and floating structures
  • Shipping – Sea and coastal freight water transport
  • Shipping – Sea and coastal passenger water transport
  • Shipping – Service activities incidental to water transportation
  • Space – Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery
  • Sporting activities
  • Sports – Activities of sport clubs
  • Sports – Fitness facilities
  • Sports – Operation of sports facilities
  • Sports – Retail sale of sporting equipment in specialised stores
  • Sports – Sports and recreation education
  • Surveying – Engineering related scientific and technical consulting activities
  • Surveying – Quantity surveying activities
  • Taxi operation
  • Telecommunications – Wired telecommunications activities
  • Telecommunications – Wireless telecommunications activities
  • Toy – Manufacture of games and toys
  • Toy – Retail sale of games and toys in specialised stores
  • Travel agency activities
  • Utility companies – Electricity – Distribution of electricity
  • Utility companies – Electricity – Production of electricity
  • Utility companies – Gas – Manufacture of gas distribution of gaseous fuels through mains

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