BUSINESS SOURCES

 

Invest Northern Ireland.. If you are located in Northern Ireland and looking for a world class organisation who can provide you with structured business support, check out the INI. Covers marketing information and opportunities and International support as well as grants and special deals!  Worth a look!

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry   ...  is an independent and not for profit organisation with straightforward objectives - to promote business dealings between member organisations and create business links!

Northern Ireland information guide and directory to Business, ...... in Ireland. The 'Useful Links' are provided to offer an additional resource taking you directly to local government sites and resources. ... Useful Links. ...  An Information and business directory, including property, jobs, manufacturing, services and events....

TradeNet Ireland The major organisation specialising in ELECTRONIC TRADE FOR BUSINESS, covering the whole of Ireland.

World Business | BBC World Service... International Business News from around the world.

Euro Information  ... Welcome to the Treasury's euro business website.

Small Business Bureau  ... Since our formation , The Small Business Bureau formed in 1976

Charities Aid Foundation Online - News, information and links to CAF websites providing information and support to charities, companies and individuals.
Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
European Accounting Association
European Foundation for Management Development
Federation of Small Businesses - has sections for members and guests. The guest access includes details of the organisation, its history, role and policies plus statistics and publications

E-commerce advice : UK online for business... The UK online for business Web Site. The British Government's UK online for business,
run by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), is aimed at promoting ...
Business in the Community - Corporate Social Responsibility... Winning with Integrity" - Business Impact Taskforce Report Launched. ... Members of
Business in the Community are committed to: Developing Business Excellence. ...
Business Intelligence - Business-focused Reports, Conferences ..... Business Intelligence delivers independent, authoritative advice on emerging
business trends and practices including CRM, Supply Chain, Data Warehousing ...
UK Business Park... For an annual subscription of the UK Activity Report, please use this order form. feedback | companies UK Business Park 1995-2001.
Business Bureau (UK)... Click here Click here. Business Links Links to other business related web sites.
Accountancy and Finance Latest information on the "Late Payment of Commercial ...
Department of Trade and Industry - Business Support... enterprise, innovation and increased productivity - in particular by encouraging
successful business start-ups, and by increasing the capacity of business ...
The Franchise Business - The Guide to the UK Franchise ...The Franchise Business The Focal Point for information
on the UK Franchise Market

Central and Eastern European Business Directory  Up-to-date profiles of leading Central and Eastern European companies. Valuable reference source for those businesses interested in Central and Eastern ...
Business Studies Materials  ... Business Studies Materials. In this section there are a wide variety of business studies resources available for students and staff. ...
International Wholesale Sources Business Trade Directories  International Wholesale Sources Business Trade Directories. 
Institute of Business Ethics: Home Page  Registered Charity .. Welcome to The Institute of Business Ethics Website. ...

 

GOVERNMENT SOURCES

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Gateway.gov.uk   The new official One-Stop-Shop for all Government enquiries.

Open.gov.uk  A super source for all information about Government....a real goldmine!

Northern Ireland Legislation The HMSO site giving direct access to local legislation and also the NI Assembly website

House of Commons - Summary Agendas and Orders of Business... Summary Agendas and Orders of Business ...

CITU   Website for the Central Information Technology Unit of the Cabinet Office.
Customs & Excise   The Customs & Excise Information Service. Includes the latest news releases.
HM Treasury   Includes budget information.
Inland Revenue   News and information on tax and national insurance matters in the UK.
Competition Commission   Information on the Competition Commission (previously the Monopolies and Mergers Commission).
Patent Office  
Website for the Patent Office.
Stationery Office   Includes full official version of legislation, including Acts and Statutory Instruments.
LGA Home Page
  ... Info-age Government thin line image. LGAnet gateway icon. members access. local-government.net. BT icon.
LGIU: Local Government Information Unit

Business Link  Business Advice unit from government

Information for local government  ... gateway for local authorities to get quick and easy access to local government-related information that is published on the web sites of central government ...
Government Communications Headquarters  The Government Communications Headquarters Website.
DETR - Local Government  Local Government Finance. ... Comments on Local Government Finance web pages should be sent to LGF Division 1 (LGF1)
The Local Government Ombudsman  ... The Local Government Ombudsmen investigate complaints of injustice arising from maladministration by local authorities and certain other bodies. If you want to ...
Office of Government Commerce, UK  ... View a complete list of all upcoming events. Press Releases. 
National Statistics - the official UK statistics site  ... Events, Exhibitions & Conferences. Horizons. Catalogue. UK in Figures. UK Online - Easier access to government information and services.
The Northern Ireland Executive  The Northern Ireland Assembly and its Executive Committee of Ministers.
Tagish's Directory of UK Central Government Web Sites  Directories of Government Websites 
10 Downing Street - Home  Text only version. Register. News Room. Magazine. Facts. Broadcasts. 
UK Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions ...  Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions. Greening Government 
Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA)  ... IMPLEMENTING ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT Is your authority developing its Implementing
Electronic Government statement? Are you looking for help in navigating ...
Official Government Web Pages by Country  ...  Official Government Web Pages by Country throughout the world.
Employers Organisation for local government  Employers' Organisation for local government. About Us, Services, Press Releases, Publications, ...
Euro Information  Euro Information The Official Treasury SME Euro Resource, ... Homepage, ...
Department of Trade and Industry - HOME   The Department of Trade and Industry official website. Aimed at UK based business, science and industry,...
GAD Home  Welcome to GAD. Government Actuary's Department. 

Democracy and Government Control of the Money Supply  Democracy and Government Control of the Money Supply.
World Gov Contacts Output  ... Worldwide Directory of Government Contacts Essential List  Embassy Contact Details Worldwide ...
CAIN: Issues: Politics: Government in Northern Ireland  CAIN Web Service. Devolved Government in Northern Ireland.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL BODIES

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AAT  Website for the Association of Accounting Technicians. Includes pages for students, members, new users and potential employers.
ACCA   The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants comprehensive site. Includes resources and services for members, students and lecturers.
AIA   The Association of International Accountants.
BASDA   The Business and Accounting Software Developers Association. Includes details of their accreditation schemes.
CIMA   The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
CIOT   Leading UK body concerned solely with taxation. The Chartered Institute of Taxation educates, informs and helps both professionals and the public on matters of tax. The aim of this site is to provide comprehensive, current tax information to members, students, tax professionals and those seeking advice.
CIPFA   The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Industry.
ICAEW   The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales is the largest professional accountancy body in Europe. The Institute's qualification, which allows members to call themselves Chartered Accountants and to use the designatory letters ACA or FCA, is recognised around the world as a prestigious business qualification. IncIudes the General Practitioner Board and the new Tax Faculty site.
ICAI   The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
ICAS   The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
IFS   The Institute for Fiscal Studies.
The Institute of Taxation in Ireland   The ITI educates, informs, represents and sets standards for its members and is the premier professional body of the Tax Consultancy profession in Ireland.
Institute of Internal Auditors UK
Institute of Investment Management and Research - this UK based institute provides qualifications for investment analysts and fund managers. Information includes specimen exam papers, online access to articles from Professional Investor and IIMR Journal, an events diary and list of publications.
Institute of Management
    Launched in December 1998, this free service allows you to search the official ICAEW database of over 25,000 Chartered Accountant firms worldwide.

SEARCH ENGINES

 

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AltaVista   A good general search engine covering the world wide web

Askjeeves  Named after the famous butler this engine is there to serve you! 

Dogpile Web Search   Dogpile makes searching more of the Web easier.  This is a parallel searcher that queries a customizable list of search engines 
www.dogpile.com/

Google  A general search engine and shopping access point.  Google also can limit your searching to UK only sites.  If you are feeling lucky these is also a quirky search variation which can throw up interesting results.

Go  A general search engine but slanted towards information retrieval  This is a very useful library tool!

Lycos   A superb UK search engine and shopping finder site.  The Lycos Dog will fetch your information for you!

Meta IQ  Ultimate web search site with comparison shopping guide

Nerd World  An engine dedicated to nerdy type things

Northern Light  Shopping and Websearch engine

Web Trawler A categorised search engine

What U Seek  A Comprehensive search engine

Yahoo    The most famous of all search and shopping engines.  This also can distinguish between US and UK enquiries....very user friendly!!

 

 

SHOPPING ON LINE

 

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Help - I'm wary about shopping online   ...  About nine out of 10 people are put off shopping online because they do not know what to do if something goes wrong.
www.observer.co.uk/

Amazon.co.uk     The largest On-Line Booksellers..  ... Hot 100 Books. Updated Hourly. ...
www.amazon.co.uk/ 

Jungle.com   Large on line suppliers of Tapes Videos and DVDs.  Also super deals on Mobile Phones, Computers and accessories, electrical equipment of all types.  Specialising in computer games.

www.jungle.com/

Sendit.com  ... Really competitive prices on Tapes, CD's, Videos and DVDs,  Large UK ecommerce retailer specialising in UK Region DVDs

www.sendit.com

Guardian Unlimited Books ... Guardian Newspaper Book Catalogue with write-ups and reviews on the latest titles 
www.guardian.co.uk/books

Penguin Books Ltd. Home ...  Features new titles, author interviews, competitions, events, promotions and tips on how to get published...
www.penguin.co.uk/

Sports Books Direct - Home  Specialist Sports Books -  Special Offers Signed Books Free Catalogue 
www.sportsbooksdirect.co.uk/index.asp

BBC Education -- An easy to use database giving the historical context of books and topics.

www.bbc.co.uk/education/bookcase/historyofbooks/

Welcome to Argos   Online shop from the high-street catalogue retailer selling electronic goods, jewellery, garden and just about everything else!!
www.argos.co.uk/

Shopping online is so easy with Shopsafe  Directory listing well-designed UK secure on-line shops and stores, with consumer guide.
www.shopsafe.co.uk/

Music, Movies, Games, Online Store, Secure Shopping Online... ...  ... Welcome to CarolineMusic.com, the best online shopping in music & video CarolineMusic.com is a premium shopping site for all your music and video needs. The latest music and videos. With free delivery worldwide from the UK.
www.nowplaying.co.uk/

Online shopping from the eDirectory   Online shopping from the edirectory secure online shopping mall for UK consumer goods using one shopping basket and cart via the product finder database.  A large UK internet shopping mall with a wide variety of different stores selling a range of products.
www.edirectory.co.uk/

i-Stores UK - brings you shopping online -  ... Shopping and Business Centre : The UK's largest true online shopping mall (not a link site), with over 100 stores with new ones being added every week.
www.i-stores.co.uk/goodies/takers/
Gourmet Gift Shopping online.    ... Contact Us, Welcome to Gourmet Gifts International
Gifts On Line Around The Globe. Gifts and hampers delivered worldwide. Fresh fruit and flowers delivered in UK next day. 
www.gourmetgift.co.uk/

Homeshopping.co.uk     Links to online shops categorised and reviewed.
www.homeshopping.co.uk/

Shop Online and Compare Prices    ... Save Money. Forget "traditional" shopping, where you spend forever trying to find suppliers ... Top Shops. Buy Online Group Bargains Group buying enables you to buy ...
www.loquax.co.uk/shop/

BBC Books, Video and DVD   ... Walking with Dinosaurs was launched on video and DVD, with combined sales of nearly 750,000 units. Its sequel, The Ballad of Big Al, has already sold 100,000 ...  See this and others in the BBC collection.
www.bbcworldwide.com/review/books_video_dvd.html

 

 

TRAVEL

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EasyJet   The famously inexpensive airline flying out of Belfast.  Click here to find some of the cheapest flights available to UK destinations.

www.easyjet.co.uk/

British Midland Still offering excellent value for money especially on business flights to UK and the World.

www.flybmi.com

Zoom Airlines - Leisure airline flies from Canada to southern vacation spots and to the United Kingdom including Belfast. 

http://www.flyzoom.com/ 

Jet2.com: low cost airline - cheap flights to Europe  - find low cost flights to major European ... Jet2.com also offers cheap flights from Belfast International Airport to Leeds/Bradford, Bournmouth, Barcelona and Prague

http://www.jet2.com/cgi-bin/airkiosk/I7/181002i?LS=2&LANG=EN

Continental Airlines Inaugurates Nonstop Service to Belfast ... Continental Airlines - Now flying direct from Belfast International Airport  to main airports of USA 

http://www.continental.com

British European Incorporating Jersey Air British European offer some good alternative fares and destinations.

http://www.flybe.com/

Ryanair  Incredible value flights all over Europe.  Use the Ryan Air site to find some excellent value deals to UK Airports starting from 1 per flight!

www.ryanair.com/

Aerlingus  The major airline for Ireland flying out of Dublin International Airport

http://www.aerlingus.ie/

BAA - UK Flight Arrivals, Flight Timetable, Airport News, ...  The BAA web site - including flight arrivals to the UK, a flight timetable.  A great site to quickly check if that flight is on time!
www.baa.co.uk/

BUBL UK: Air Travel     ... Aberdeen Belfast City Airport Belfast International Airport Birmingham ... Air UK Air 2000 British Airways ... Isles of Scilly Travel Jersey European Airways ...  A good site for local information!
bubl.ac.uk/uk/airtravel.htm
Golf Holidays and Breaks  Golf holidays, golf weekends, golf course finder, golf breaks, Ryder Cup feature, and golf travel from ifyougolf.com.  View 360 course panoramas, find your favorite course and book a golf weekend together with the latest golf news.
www.ifyougolf.com/

Golf holidays USA  Golf Holidays USA. Golf holidays around the USA and Northern America with Golf Travel  golf vacations at unbeatable prices. Golf holidays worldwide.
www.golfholidaysusa.co.uk/

Golf Holidays in Ireland This is a golf holidays in Ireland specialist travel agent. We really do know all there is to know about playing golf and staying in Ireland. Offers course information and golf holiday packages to Ireland. ABTA registered.
www.irishgolftravel.co.uk

Northern Ireland Information    ... Air travel. Northern Ireland Travel Centre ... Sea travel. Contact details for Northern Ireland ... Expressway coach timetables. Dublin/Belfast express train. All the information you need in one place!!
www.qub.ac.uk/lib/local_info/travel.html

Railtrack    Timetable travel news major stations regeneration programme feedback help. Railtrack Online Journey Planner
www.railtrack.co.uk/
Foreign & Commonwealth Office - Travel Advice... Travel Advice Unit, Consular Division, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Old Admiralty Building, London SW1A 2AF. Tel: 020 7008 0232/0233  The travel section of the FCO website contains regularly updated information for British citizens.
www.fco.gov.uk/travel/
The Travel Channel/ travel deals direct Schedules... Travel Channel has reached new horizons. Our new look and new interactive services at the have taken the channel to new levels of customer service and help!!  This is a holiday and adventure channel. 
www.travelchannel.co.uk/
Kuoni Travel-Info & online booking for holidays  Ever considered a Kuoni Tour?.... We offer a wide selection of tours from around the world. Click here to discover your dream tour!!
www.kuoni.co.uk/

Welcome to Travel Inn  Britain's biggest budget hotel chain.  Look up addresses,  book in advance!!
www.travelinn.co.uk/

RAC Travel / Motoring Information, Products and Services ... Breakdown cover offer Buy on-line and get free Joint Cover or Onward Travel and take advantage of our exclusive online offer of 5 off your membership.  RAC route planner, traffic & hotel finder, breakdown cover, car insurance, UK used car dealer...
www.rac.co.uk/

Expedia.co.uk Travel Specialists  Everything you need to book a flight Everything you need to book accomodation. Rent cars here Package holidays Destinations Business Travel Maps Insurance ...
www.expedia.co.uk/

Incentive Travel and Meetings Association (ITMA)   Planning a conference, incentive travel programme or corporate event? or need help with technical support. Directory of incentive travel and meetings companies, including airlines, hotels, destination management and everything else.
www.promotionalmerchandise.org.uk/incentive_travel.htm

BBC HEALTH: Travel Health ... Cheap jet travel has everyone reaching for their suitcases. But holidaymakers are also picking up exotic maladies. Be prepared! Check BBC Travel Health for the latest problem areas and deseases ...
www.bbc.co.uk/health/travel/index.shtml

National Express    Need to travel by coach or bus...  Here is the site to find the details
www.nationalexpress.co.uk/

UK Tourist Travel Information.   Tourist and Travel Information and Advice for Visitors to the UK.
www.smoothhound.co.uk/tourism/advicehome.html

UK Travel Guide - The ultimate guide for visitors to the UK  ... UK AZ Guide - Everything you want to know about travel in the UK, including hotels, airports, money, timetables, royal family, tax refund, weather and a lot more ...
Description: Guide for visitors, including information on major cities, hotels, airports, timetables and tourist...
www-mice.cs.ucl.ac.uk/misc/uk/intro.html

Independent travel  Destinations Themes News and Advice World In 192 Parts. ... Travel editor Simon Calder, the man who pays his way around the world. 
www.independent.co.uk/travel/

Timetables     If you have to travel by train in UK....here is where all the information can be found!
www.rail.co.uk/ukrail/planner/planner.htm

Travelmag - The Independent Travel Magazine  Features Webwide Links - Deals Incremental updates- a specialist online resource.
www.travelmag.co.uk/
cheap flights, cheap flight, air tickets, air ticket, air ...   Directory based site, listing discount flights from major travel agents in the UK.
www.cheapflights.co.uk/

Welcome to Travel England    The official on-line guide to accommodation, events, attractions, places to visit holidays and short-breaks in England.
Gives details of tourist information centres, destination guides, activities, attractions etc.
www.travelengland.org.uk/

Travel a la carte  A specialist site for those requiring that little bit extra!!
www.travelalacarte.co.uk/

A2bTravel.com: Britain's Biggest Online Travel Information Service ...    Complete guide to travel in and around Britain by plane, ferry, bus and car. Includes flight and holiday ordering, live flight arrivals, and a booking. Guide to all types of accommodation and UK travel by rail, sea, road or air. Includes ticket booking.
www.a2btravel.co.uk/

Travelocity.co.uk- The World's Biggest Online Travel Company   Team up to travel Shop & plan trips together online with your travel companions. Owned by Sabre, the company makes airline, car and hotel booking efficiently online. Use them to search for flights and hotels...makes life easy!
www.travelocity.co.uk/

Zambezi Safari and Travel Co. Ltd - an adventurer's guide ...    We specialise in safaris and adventure travel along the course of the mighty Zambezi River and beyond.  For the intrepid only!!
Description: A guide to safaris in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia. From the Zambezi Safari Travel Co....
www.zambezi.co.uk/

AIR TRAVEL ORGANISERS' LICENSING (ATOL) HOME PAGE   Welcome to the ATOL Home Page  Excellent for complaining etc!!
www.atol.org.uk/

Air Travel Information    Air Travel Information. InfoTransport. Home Transport News Air Travel Information Bus Information ...
www.infotransport.co.uk/airtravel/

Welcome to the Travel Bureau  ... Weather | Entertainment | Shipping | Aeroplanes | Shops | Tourist Info | Money Matters | Tour Operators | Accommodation | Automobiles | Trains | UK Rail Travel ...
www.rail.co.uk/ukrail/interlin/global.htm

Top Of The Shops: Tickets and travel   .. Top Of The Shops: Tickets and travel Categories: ... Expedia UK From Microsoft, this is the travel site to end them all. 
www.topoftheshops.co.uk/Tickets_and_travel/

Gullivers Sports Travel -   ... - Rugby world cup supporters tours and travel, Mini rugby tournaments, England cricket supporters tours and travel, Golf tournaments ...
Description: Tours to rugby and cricket events. Based in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.
www.gulliversports.co.uk/