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Audit client lists

More detailed information about audit client mailing lists 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 library@icaew.com and we will be pleased to help.

Data for our mailings lists 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 daily 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 and ACA students. This service is not available to members of the public.

What information is in a mailing list?

We can produce mailing lists using a wide range of criteria, including current auditor, providing listings of audit clients in a specified county, town or postcode for a named audit firm.

Depending on the data available, the following information may be given in our mailing lists:

  • name of firm
  • turnover
  • audit fee (where figures are available)
  • contact name (first named director)
  • telephone number
  • registered office address
  • trading address (all trading addresses or the trading address matching the location)
  • type of business
  • current auditor.

The results will be sent to you in Excel format.

How can I customise my mailing list?

Mailing lists can be created using a variety of different criteria and it is possible to create a bespoke mailing list report using data from company accounts filed at UK Companies House. Please see our page on customising your mailing list for further information or contact our enquiry team by phone on +44 (0)20 7920 8620 or email us on library@icaew.com to discuss your requirements.

Responsible marketing

In your use of this service, the Ethics Advisory Service would remind you to consider guidance contained in section on marketing professional services of the Regulations, standards and guidance and the ethical helpsheet on marketing, which detail the confines within which your marketing campaign should be conducted. Further you should be familiar with the fundamental principals and guidance relating to confidentiality. Ensure that you do not misuse information received via this service.

If you are the employee (or, in some cases, a former partner) you should not misuse confidential information, including client lists or information regarding a specific firm, in order to benefit yourself or a third party (such as a new firm). It would be outside the spirit of the guidance to request from publicly available information, that which you would not be able to use had you relied upon your personal knowledge. This is to be distinguished from scrutinising lists from such sources to remove references to previous firm clients.

Example: a list of clients specialising in manufacturing in the location of your former firm may contain some former clients. You would not have to ensure such a list did not include clients of your former firm. However a list of the clients of your former firm would clearly be obtained for the purpose of soliciting work on the basis of the relationships developed during the course of your employment. This would be an inappropriate use of this service.

Information is provided in good faith and members are reminded that they are responsible for ensuring their marketing meets with ICAEW standards and expectations. We recommend that you seek advice from the Ethics Advisory Service if you are unsure of your responsibilities.

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The protection of personal privacy is an important concern to ICAEW. Any personal data collected will be treated in accordance with current data protection legislation.

We will use your personal data to deliver and administer the services that you have requested.

For more information about our data protection policy please go to icaew.com/dataprotection