Data Partnership - Royal Mail Postcode Address File
Telephone Preference Service
Institute of Direct Marketing
Mailing Preference Service
 
List of Businesses

List of Businesses

This list of businesses has been extracted from the Royal Mail's Business & Residential file of 28 million UK addresses - every address in the UK on a single file.  We're offering this list of businesses at a reduced annual cost.  Basically you just order and receive the list of businesses rather than both residential and businesses, so it's half the normal fee.

If you need more than just the business name & address then we also have other specific lists by business activity, 2,700 different types of business that range from Abattoirs through to Zoos. 




Fees

Royal Mail's List of Businesses

A list of businesses including every commercially available business address that exists on Royal Mail's Postcode Address File (PAF).  That's circa one million sites that businesses operate from which span the UK.  The list of businesses excludes company type, telephone number it does provide a very strong and very cost effective solution for analysis, door drop, distribution and direct marketing.

Its also worth pointing out that Royal Mail's PAF is the only complete source of all known UK addresses & Postcodes.

Applications

PAF data is essential to ensure that addresses are clean and accurate for mailing purposes. The benefits of clean addresses are:

  • Reduce postage costs through Mailsort, Presstream and Cleanmail
  • Reduce the amount of undelivered mail
  • Preservation of brand image
  • Improved accuracy of customer and prospect analysis
  • Door Drop Planning
  • Distribution Analysis
  • Mailings
  • Address Validation & Correction

Fields

  • Organisation Name
  • Building Name / Building Number
  • Street
  • Locality
  • Post town
  • Postcode
  • Grid Reference (optional)*

*Grid references can be appended to the PAF data for the appropriate licence fee or licenced separately for mapping and GIS applications.

Format

The list of businesses (PAF) is supplied in a Comma Separated Variable Text format but can be supplied as either tab delimited or as an Access database or other data format. A link to the company list will be sent to you when you complete your order.

Licensing

All list of businesses is licenced for a year.  Various options are available including single, corporate, multi user and internet licences. 

Updates

All of the records we supply will have come straight from the latest Royal Mail Postcode Address File, and will be updated throughout the licence period every 3 months; that is a new list of businesses file will be sent to you every 3 months whilst you remain in licence.