More detailed information about benchmarking reports from the ICAEW Library & Information Service's company research services.
If you would like to discuss your requirements or make a request, please contact the enquiry team by phone on +44 (0)20 7920 8620, by fax on +44 (0)20 7920 8621 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be pleased to help.
Data for our benchmarking reports is supplied by FAME, a company and financial database. It provides detailed company information, including addresses and contacts, on UK and Irish public and private companies.
FAME is updated monthly and can be used to create mailing lists for a marketing strategy, to generate comparative lists of companies that you can use to benchmark an organisation or to obtain company reports.
We provide reports free of charge to ICAEW members, ACA students and other permitted users. This service is not available to members of the public.
We can produce reports that provide financial data for companies within an industry or business sector and UK region.
Depending on the data available, the following information may be given in our reports:
The results will be sent to you in Excel format.
The rise in the audit thresholds for small and medium-sized enterprises and the subsequent increase in the number of companies filing abbreviated accounts means that little or no data is available for many smaller companies. Our reports exclude most small companies. This service is primarily aimed at benchmarking companies filing full accounts.
If you know the SIC code (between 2 and 4 digits) for your company or your client's company we can produce a list of companies with the same code in the region of your choice. Alternatively, if you do not know the code, we can produce a benchmarking report using your description of the company's main business activity.
SIC codes are used to group and classify business types and industry sectors and you can use them to produce more accurately targeted lists of relevant companies. The full UK Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities 2007 (SIC 2007) (PDF 1.26mb/246 pages) is available from the Office for National Statistics. Please note that the FAME database currently uses UK SIC (2007) codes.