We find these resources both interesting and useful.
Association of Executive Search Consultants
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
Freight Transport Association
Chartered Institute of Wastes Management
Renewable Energy World
Personal Career Management
An Inspirational Journey
The Women's Business Forum
Background research on companies and organisations
It’s always useful to know where to find out more information on a company. We’ve found the following sites helpful, and information is available free of charge.
A leading supplier of financial and business information of UK companies.
An online service offering direct links to the financial pages of listed companies in Europe and the USA.
Limited information about markets and companies, mainly US.
Information on American 500 and Global 500 companies with links to their websites.
British Venture Capital Association
Searchable site listing all the companies, members and other large organisations and institutions providing finance and advice to the sector.
European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
Searchable site listing all the companies members in the different European countries.
Lists all the registered charities in the UK with a brief description of activity and funding.
Working for a Charity
Provides training courses, as well as useful information about working in the voluntary sector.
Considering starting your own business?
If you are considering starting up your own business, the following sites may prove useful:
Commercial site covering all aspects of starting up a business: from the business plan to how to raise finance to all the legal and fiscal issues.
Comprehensive list of information you need when starting up on your own business.
Advice from the British Chambers of Commerce.
Assistance with fiscal issues.
Searchable database of UK legal firms.
Information & advice about self-employment, with case studies and networking forum.
Directory of resources and weblinks for small businesses.
National site for the Federation of Small Businesses, with links to your local branch.
Check your business name against a large database of existing business names.
Provides information about setting up limited companies and limited liability partnerships.
Provides information about patents, copyright and design registration.
Buying a business?
To buy a business, try the following sites:
We handle Non-Executive positions and would be pleased to hear from you if you are interested in considering this career opportunity. You may also find the following sites of interest:
A joint initiative between Ernst and Young LLP and the IoD intended to promote a wide understanding of the role and contribution of non-executive directors.
On-line non-executive director’s database for companies and individuals.
The Whitehall & Industry Group
Searches for and places non-executives on Whitehall management boards.
An association for non-executive directors of listed IT, telecommunications and related media companies.
CIPD NED Resource
Web based resource for aspiring and current non-executive directors.
The leading international monthly newsletter on issues of corporate governance, boardroom performance and shareholder activism.
This reviews the role and effectiveness of executive directors in the UK.