Historically, businesses would rip out pages from the Yellow Pages, and telemarketing reps would make calls from those listings.
Nonetheless, as useful as the phone book was for finding phone numbers, it was a laborious process to find a new client.
Often, reps made cold calls not knowing the name of the decision maker or the size of the company.
Telemarketers would often not even know what the businesses they were calling actually did until they had spoken with them.
More Than Words Marketing takes the work out of this process. We also help you to prevent making nuisance calls and getting complaints.
Our phone number database for UK businesses and The Telephone Preference Service
Consumers and businesses may opt out by registering with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) and Corporate Telephone Preference Service (CTPS).
This means that individuals and businesses who have registered do not wish to receive cold calls.
Businesses that violate TPS and CTPS guidelines can be fined by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
In the past, four companies have received fines totalling £480,000 from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for making unlawful calls to TPS-registered numbers.
Furthermore, there is a reputational risk of being exposed as a business that breaks regulations which is perhaps more damaging than a fine. Cold calling has a bad reputation, so this kind of press can cause big problems.
Our service provides you with bespoke landline phone numbers from our telephone database of more than 3000,000,000 GDPR-compliant records.
Our phone lookup search is narrowed down by industry, type of business and other criteria. Let us know the types of prospects you are looking to get in touch with.
This means that your telemarketers are only contacting the businesses most relevant to you, your products and services.
They will also be checked against the TPS and CTPS register so you only call those who consent to receiving calls.
Please scroll below the FAQ to find out more about our service.
Why buy telemarketing data if a lot of this information can be found on public records?
Obviously, you could use a search engine to find out potential customer phone numbers.
Online phone directories and general phone lookup sites contain information you need to build up a database for telesales teams to use.
However, aside from the risks of breaching TPS and CTPS regulations, compiling this information into a useful, comprehensive format is too time consuming.
Gathering further information such as:
- the names of the people who make the decisions,
- email addresses,
- business size,
- line of business,
and so on, would take substantially longer.
All of this information, and more, is contained within our landline database, ensuring far quicker results for your team.
Buy your own UK phone number database for businesses
Our database of UK businesses contains over 3,300,000 decision makers in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
You choose who appears on your telephone number database. Here are links to our B2B telemarketing data, school calling list, and public sector calling list .
You don’t have to buy any more records than you need with our service. We only want you to make marketing calls to the type of business, school, or public sector organisation most likely to buy from you.
Using the records we send to you, your rep will know, before they make the phone calls, the name and address of the person with responsibility for purchasing.
To find out more and get started compiling your own list, please call us on 0330 010 8300.
Or click here to email our marketing databases team.