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Further information

Our enquiry team can help answer questions on a wide range of topics using the material in our collection. The enquiry service is available to all ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users – simply contact us and we will respond within 24 hours.

Most of our help is provided free. We only make charges for reports from a small number of specialist databases and for some special extended research.

Contact us by phone on +44 (0)20 7920 8620, by email at library@icaew.com or by webchat.

How can you help me with an enquiry about a business market or industry sector?

The ICAEW Library & Information Service provides an enquiry service manned by a team of information professionals with extensive experience in sourcing business information. The Enquiry Team have access to a range of print and online resources to assist with enquiries on all aspects of business information, including:

  • company information (UK and international);
  • business ratios;
  • company ownership and directors;
  • market research;
  • industry news;
  • industry statistics;
  • legislation;
  • trade bodies;
  • trade journals;
  • key companies in a sector;
  • benchmarking;
  • market trends;
  • directors.

If you have an enquiry or would like help in tracing the business information you need please call the enquiry team on +44 (0)20 7920 8620 or email us at library@icaew.com.

Business & Industry Guides

The ICAEW Library & Information Service has compiled a series of Business & Industry Guides on some of the most requested business types and industry sectors. The series aims to provide a package of information on a range of business and industry sectors and demonstrate the resources available for members, ACA students and other entitled users.

Each guide includes industry overviews, market research, industry statistics, trade body lists and details of specialist journals. The guides also provide details of key players reports, market reports and mailing lists which are available to order through the website or by contacting our enquiry team.

If you would like information on a business or industry not covered in our series, or if you have any difficulty in tracking the business information you need please call the enquiry team on +44 (0)20 7920 8620 or email us at library@icaew.com.

Further reading

If you are looking for further assistance with the techniques of tracing business information you may wish to consult our short list of articles and books on researching business information.

The Enquiry Team at the ICAEW Library & Information Service can provide assistance with many enquiries and in the event that we are not able to provide the information ourselves, we can advise you on potential sources of information.

The five UK libraries of legal deposit hold business collections which may include market research reports, however these are often subject to embargos from publishers for a specified period before they are available to users. The British Library provides a series of industry information guides that outline the material available to users of the British Library.