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Industry sector lists A-Z For B2B direct marketing campaigns
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Industry sector lists A-Z - choose from over 3,000,000 decision makers to target by email, phone, and post

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Feb 14, 2024

UK industry sector database for B2B direct marketing campaigns

More Than Words Marketing’s industry sector lists offer a complete, current and accurate snapshot of British businesses, for direct marketing purposes. 

There are over 3,000,000 UK businesses on our database, spanning the more than 2,000 different business sectors that make up the UK economy.

Our industry sector lists include:

  1. B2B email database with over 400,000 decision makers’ direct inbox email addresses.
  2. business to business mailing list for postal marketing campaigns, and
  3. B2B telemarketing data for outbound telesales campaigns.

Below, we have broken down our set of industry sector lists so you can easily find the types of companies most likely to need your products and services. 

After that, we’ll explain how to select just the data you want from our industry sector lists together with the complete direct marketing service we offer to our clients.

More Than Words note – prefer to see the list broken down by industry sector grouping? Click here for our B2B data lists. Alternatively, to check by SIC code, click for our list of SIC codes.

Lines of business covered on our industry sector list

  • Advertising & Promotion
  • Banking & Financial Services 
  • Education & Training Establishments 
  • Farming & Animal Establishments 
  • Govt & Public Sector Establishments 
  • Hotels & Catering Establishments 
  • Information Technology
  • Importers, Exporters & Agents 
  • Industrial Companies
  • Legal & Accounting Firms 
  • Medical & Health 
  • Professionals 
  • Retailers 
  • Sport & Leisure Establishments 
  • Trade Contractors 
  • Transport, Shipping & Storage 
  • Wholesale, Distribution & Servicing

Industry sector lists – what information we hold on companies and decision makers

Each record holds the following information:

  • title for salutations (for example, Mr, Mrs, Dr, Miss, and Sir)
  • name (separate fields for first and last name)
  • job title (the job title reported by the contact)
  • company name
  • line of business
  • legal status
  • postal address including 2 lines for the address, town, county, and postcode

We have telephone records for around 98% of the contacts on our database and around 35% of entries.

On the companies your target decision makers work for, we also hold the following:

  • number of employees (90%)
  • number of branches (90%)
  • type of premises (70%)
  • website address (75%)
  • level of turnover (banded) (60%)
  • year the original company began trading (40%)
  • company registration number (8%)
  • incorporation date (8%)
  • net worth (7%)
  • profit or loss making? (2%)
  • %age increase or decrease in profitability YOY (2%)
  • turnover increase or decrease YOY (shown in pound sterling) (2%)

The number in brackets indicates the percentage of companies across our entire UK business database for which we have the field of information shown completed. If one of these fields is particularly important to you (for example, you only want to target companies with more than 25 staff), please let your account manager know when you call us.

Our full direct marketing service

1. Access to an accurate, current B2B mailing list

  • an extensive contact database that gives the name of the CEO, manager, or other decision makers for each business,
  • contact information for at least one representative from each organisation, including an email list and phone number, and
  • each entry contains multiple fields.

2. An email marketing design and three email campaigns with full reporting

  • our copywriters and designers will create an email that is engaging, attractive, and informative for you, based on the offer, product, or service you wish to promote,
  • we will send your first three B2B email marketing campaigns from our trusted servers, and
  • within three days of sending every email, you will receive a report detailing the interactions. We’ll tell you who opened your email, who clicked through to your website, and how many times.

3. After-sales support

  • to help you make use of the data, we provide free technical support from our in-house technicians,
  • your advertising campaigns will be supported by a dedicated account manager and a team of designers and copywriters

Industry sector lists - popular groupings

For groups of particular businesses within a given sector, our most requested databases are:

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Market to all industry sectors across the UK

More Than Words Marketing offers a wide range of industry sector lists.

To get started, please call us on 0330 010 8300 or you can click here to email our marketing databases team.

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Industry sector lists A-Z For B2B direct marketing campaigns

Do I have to buy the entire database?

Not at all.

The key to direct marketing success is to be absolutely precise about who you target.

When you get in touch with More Than Words, we’ll work out which decision makers, from which types of company, are most likely to need your products and services.

You can select the companies and decision makers you target by type of business activities, geography, size, economic activity, and more.

How do I choose the right lists for my business?

At More Than Words Marketing, we offer all of our clients access to an account manager from their first interaction with us.

This account manager can help you to work out which key industries are best to target for your marketing purposes.

If you work in the manufacturing sector, for example, they may suggest you choose a UK manufacturing list – either a wider manufacturing industry database, or more specific lists from the part of the supply chain you are targeting.

You may even be able to look at a different sector, depending on what products and services you are selling.

Do your industry sector lists contain sole traders and unincorporated partnerships’ email addresses?

No. We stopped collecting and providing the email contact addresses because, under the GDPR rules, the email addresses of sole traders and partners is now considered personal information.

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