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I would like to find a list of company that deal with a specific sector of industry. I don't know how I can retrieve these data, I know that probably there is a list in Chambers of Commerce but I know that it could be very expensive.

In my specific case I am looking for the companies that deals with analytical chemistry, quality control in Aberdeen in Scotland. Have you any idea about how can I do that?

  • If you're looking for companies based on broad categorizations, D&B (dnb.com) or a lead-gen company such as salesgenie.com is likely a good place to start. In your case, with a specific industry and country/locale, I would look for open data around licensing/permits. Have you thought about reaching out to these folks at sdi.co.uk/invest/sectors/chemical-sciences ? – Mark Silverberg Jul 27 '14 at 14:30
  • Another non-open data source would be the good 'ol yellow book. For example: yell.com/s/chemical-aberdeen.html. They might have a business data product or scraping the data is always an option. – Mark Silverberg Jul 27 '14 at 14:32
  • @MarkSilverberg thanks the second link is useful but I thought that maybe there was another way to do that, because I don't see many of the companies that I have already found. – G M Jul 28 '14 at 16:10
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You can get a list of UK registered limited companies from Companies House that also contains the SIC Codes for each company.

These aren't always that informative, but they provide a starting point?

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