UK Business Lists (B2B)
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Identify companies that match your profile and find the right contact
Using Responsive UK Business Lists
Engage your prospective customers with ease.
- Target decision makers for your products & services
- Specify only businesses in your sales area
- Find industries that have natural connections
- Remain legal with fully compliant lists
Find Businesses that Want You!
Whoever you need to reach, we will guide you the whole way.
Targeting the right market is the most important part of any marketing campaign. Choosing the right marketing list should be a priority when running your marketing
Define Your Market
Business databases have many possible selections. Some of the most popular business selections include:
Geography – Postcode, Town, County, Radius
- Company Size – Employees, Turnover
- Contact Position / Job Role
- Rently Moved or Setup
- Fleets – Size, Type
- Software – Which CRM, Accounting Software are used
Business List Uses
All of the data we provide is processed and built for marketing. It is due to this that we can offer you the various communication channels such as mailing, telemarketing & email marketing that you need:
Landline Telephone Numbers
Mobile Telephone Numbers
Business Email Addresses
Specific Contact Email Addresses
UK Business Lists You Can Rely On
With so many data providers out there, how do you know which business database is right for you? At WhichList2 we have decades of experience as business data brokers and relationships with most of the UK business database owners. It is this long experience that sets WhichList2 apart from most list providers with a good amount of our clients being other companies in the list industry who know that we can find the data they need quickly and at a competitive price.
Some of the ways we help you find the best business marketing lists for you are:
Independent – We broker data from wh0ever has the best data for you
Quality – We only provide business data from sources that we have worked with and know are cleaned regularly.
Price – Although we broker data, our time in the industry has allowed us to provide business databases often cheaper than directly from the actual data owner.
Selection Criteria – Depending on your needs we can offer you a list as broad as selecting by geographic region and as specific as the software they use and specific job titles (even within government organisations)
Fully Compliant – We only deal in data that has been thoroughly checked and inline with best practice and the law.
GDPR Compliant – With the recent change in the law, we have ensured that all of our sources are fully compliant with the GDPR regulation.
Personal Service – We do not use automated switchboards or pass you from one contact to another. You will always deal with one person who has long experience in marketing that will guide you through selecting the right database & choosing the right licence.
Things to Consider When Buying a Business List
What Are Your Objectives
Knowing what you are trying to achieve in your marketing may sound obvious, but it is something that will dictate what it is you need. For instance:
If you are looking to create leads and increase sales, it would most likely be better to get a smaller number of very specific records, based on your ideal customers and including information such as business contact in a specific job role, personal business email address, even the software they use, essentially any information that will help you to best prepare your sales team to provide them most appropriate information and sell the most profitable prospects.
If you are looking to increase your brand or awareness, you will probably be looking for larger volumes with more general information, to ensure the maximum exposure to relevant prospects.
Who Are Your Ideal Prospects
Having defined your objective, now is the time to define who it is that you really want to target. Our b2b data allow for great flexibility, but you knowing who your ideal customer is, is something you know best. Starting with this information helps us in identifying the most appropriate business database, increasing your chances of achieving your desired goals.
Our business lists include all of the various channels of communication allowing you to make contact by post, telephone & email. The most common selections available include line of business, of which we have over 2,000 industries that can be chosen from, geography, which can be as specific a chosen postcode or radius’s to counties and regions, and company size, which allows you to target businesses that are most suited to your product or service.
What is Your Budget
Knowing how much you are budgeting for your marketing campaign is not only important to be help gauge the final success of the campaign but it could dictate which business list you should opt for. Very specific data costs more, though if you are running a direct mail or telemarketing campaign it will most likely be the smallest percentage of the overall budget. It is important to consider that it is worth not scrimping on cheaper data as the wrong business database could result in the failure of your marketing before it even has even started.
What is Your Timeline
We live in a time when everything is electronic and information can be accessed almost immediately, but allowing time to identify your objective, the right criteria, and in-turn the ideal business list for your marketing campaign will eliminate costly mistakes & ensure your understand what you are getting.
Which Communication Channel Are You Going To Use
Deciding how you are going to communicate with your new prospects will change the dynamics of your campaign. Marketing to your prospects using multiple channels will increase response rates, and help reduce the feeling of over communication when only connecting by one channel.
A tried and tested approach starts with email marketing, due to it’s exceptional benefits of getting out your marketing message quickly and cheaply. By communicating first with email and then following up prospects who have opened or clicked on your email with direct mail or telemarketing, you can focus your efforts on only the most receptive prospects.
How Many Times Do You Want To Use The List
Business Lists are generally not sold for outright purchase but on a rental licence that allow you to use the data a designated number of times. The two most common options are:
- Single use rental which allows you to use each communication channel supplied one time i.e. when renting data with a postal address and email address you can email the database once and mail out to the database once.
- 12 months multiple use which allows the database to be used up to 12 times within a 12 month period.
So what is a “use”? For postal and email data, a use is simply the act of either sending a single item of mail or email. Telephone data is slightly different as a “use” is defined as actually making contact via a phone call, so you can keep trying to call the number until you make contact with the specified contact.
An important point to remember is that regardless of which channel is used, if a prospect express a positive interest that record is now yours to keep (within the rules set out in the GDPR). If however at any point regardless of licence a prospect request not to be contact any more, this must be honoured.
What Do You Want From The Data (Quantity, Quality, Price etc.)
All business databases have their own advantages and disadvantages and knowing what your priorities are when it comes to choosing a list will help to identify the correct list for you.
Some databases are built to be a comprehensive list of businesses in the UK, however the very nature of a database of this size often means that it cannot offer the highly targeted elements such as type of software used, specific contacts and job role, size of car fleet etc. Other niche lists are much smaller, and considerably more expensive, but they can provide data insights that would otherwise be very hard to acquire without a considerable amount of time and money manually contacting and researching each business.
Finding the right list for you is a balancing act, and something you will have to address before you can finally acquire the database that will provide you the greatest success.
Some of our Business Databases
There are hundreds and thousands of b2b lists on the market. Here is a list of a few that we believe to be the best on the market.
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