IBIS World - a great resource for UK company and industry sector information.
Business Insights - "access more than 430,000 detailed company profiles with company financial data, in-depth country overviews, and comprehensive industry profiles to stay current with the ever-evolving business landscape".
Ebsco Business Source Complete Market Research Reports - selected market research reports
Refinitiv Workspace - Access to global company financial data and economic indicators as well as news, analytics and productivity tools. Contact Sarah Lindop for access to the database.
There is a lot of background information that can be gathered from articles in trade press, magazines and newspapers. Take a look at the Business News tab to discover different sources.
This information is not usually available freely and is limited in what it can provide.
Mintel Summary Insights and Resources - UK and global free summaries available to download.
Department for International Trade - industry sector information and business opportunities for over 300 countries.
Euromonitor - view the contents listings for the market reports free of charge.
ReportLinker Sources - good starting place to find industry data sources
Also take a look at the press releases from market research publishers (Eg. Mintel).
Magazine, news, and journal articles on general interest topics and current events.
Catch up with radio and TV news. Over 60+ TV and radio channels covered.
A database containing the complete digital edition of The Times (London) from 1785- 2019. Contains every complete page of every issue of the newspaper, including headlines, articles and images from all content - front pages, editorials, birth and death notices, advertisements and classified ads.
The Times (London, England) available full text from July 1, 1985 - current via Gale Onefile News
The Guardian (London, England) available full text from, 1990 - current via Gale General OneFile