Database Benefits

For Medium-Sized and Large Companies:

  • Find that Small Company most suited to your needs. The ‘Near-Instant’ search facility for locating little known SMEs solves the ‘Which needle, which haystack?’ syndrome.
  • Find the Company most closest to your location:  
  • Locate that ideal SME for partnering purposes  
  • Provide an ideal foundation for targeted emails to SMEs  
  • Provide a platform for offering key technologies to the right SME  
  • Concentrate your focus on those key, high growth, ultra-high technology sectors that often use several or multiple technologies – eg. GIS, photonics, instrumentation, eHealth, advanced computing, advanced materials.  
  • Lastly, it will provide the valuable intelligence of when an SME of the profile or location you are looking for – does not exist.. This can save you a great deal of time in fruitless searching, or even thereby highlight a possible commercial opportunity.  
  • Unlike mainstream databases that are dependent on results from Companies House, our judgement is not ‘clouded’ by current or past financial figures of a company. We know that past performance is no indicator of true potential. The Summary texts therefore provide a far better and more accurate assessment of the company and its products or processes. These summaries are produced by BBC-trained researchers, or supplied by an affiliated group of more than 60 technology writers, specialist magazine journalists and newspaper staffers who are closest to the companies.  

For State Agencies:

The database is the primary engine for creating links between SMEs and all manner of UK state agencies, such as central Government Departments, Government-led defence and military product procurement agencies, Regional Development Agencies, the NHS procurement agencies, local authorities buying departments, other economic promotion agencies and government technology and research institutions, such as the research councils.