Business Address

Business Address List  

The Royal Mail produce a Business Address list containing 1.40 million sites across the UK. These sites hold one or more business entities including but not limited to units, shared office suites and single sites, that's mixed in with their Residential file of 28 million. We've extracted the business sites from the UK address file PAF. The PAF file contains every address in the UK on a single file (residential and business). As the number of records is significantly reduced we offer the business file at a reduced annual cost (compared to the mixed residential & business file).

Royal Mail's Business Address List

The A business address list 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 Business Address List excludes company type, telephone number however it does provide a very strong and very cost effective solution for analysis, door drop, distribution and direct marketing.

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

List 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


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

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


The Business Address List (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.


The Business Address List is licenced for a year. Various options are available including single, corporate, multi user and internet licences.


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 Business Address List will be sent to you every 3 months whilst you remain in licence.

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