This 118 Business Names data set can be stored and shared via all our software products as well as being used independently. It contains a business directory of Great Britain that is maintained by 118 Information, whose key focus is to ensure this is as up-to-date and accurate as possible. This is achieved via the 118 Information call centre that continuously contacts the companies and verifies the data. We process this data by matching it to the address data in our LLPG or AddressBase Premium gazetteers.
Due to the resources invested by 118 Information, this dataset is more extensive and more regularly updated than any other business dataset.
Emergency services can use the 118 Business Names dataset to supplement the business information contained in AddressBase Premium. Due to the constant change of businesses in an area, this dataset is critical for enabling mobilisation to the correct business addresses.
By helping local authorities to identify new businesses, change of use of premises and those no longer operating, they are better able to optimise the collection of non-domestic rates, identify inappropriate licencing and focus services on businesses in their area.
Energy and water utilities
Like the emergency services, energy and water utilities can use 118 Business Names to supplement the business information contained in AddressBase Premium. With the frequent turnover of businesses in an area, this will enable more accurate data for energy and water supply and maximising remittance through accurate billing.
Accessing and sharing 118 Business Names
Organisations can search 118 Business Names using our search engine SinglePoint, which can be done by a person or from an operational system. This data can also be fed to other systems en masse using our iExchange product.