On-line Business Development Platform Companybook Announces Latest Version

  • Updates to key search and sentiment analysis engines
  • Database of more than 3.2 million UK companies and 50 million in Europe
  • Headquarters Moves From Norway to The UK For Next Phase of Growth

Companybook (www.companybook.co.uk), the on-line business development platform for sales and marketing professionals, has launched the latest version of its service offering enhanced company, sector and product searching, improved media reputation analysis and significant updates to the design and user interface.

The company has also announced that it has relocated its headquarters from Norway to The UK to gain access to a larger SME market and help prepare for additional international expansion.

“The enhanced features make Companybook the only on-line business development platform that pulls in location, financial and personnel data along with the latest company and industry news, social media conversations and media reputation,” says CEO Chris Rhodes. “By putting all of this data in one place, we have dramatically reduced the time it takes to find highly relevant business information which makes Companybook a game changer for lead generation and relationship management”

The platform’s filtering technologies have been enhanced allowing for more detailed and segmented searching on everything from industry, location, product, company size, turn-over and media profile – again making lists for sales prospecting as relevant as possible. The sentiment engine has also been improved with better media reputation analysis allowing for more detailed understanding of a company’s current standing in its sector.

“Companybook has a clear value proposition, namely to provide accurate and up to date prospect lists and market data for a fraction of the cost of a bought list and in seconds rather than days,“ adds Rhodes. “It’s also a powerful market intelligence tool, allowing users to quickly pull detailed, industry-specific data whether that’s on customers, suppliers, competitors or partners.”


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With a database of more than 3.2 million companies in the UK and 50 million in Europe, and a newsfeed that pulls in more than three million articles a day, Companybook’s patented technology has proved attractive to investors, with over €4.5m already raised from an initial round of funding. The Chairman is Henrik B. Pettersen, a prolific and successful Norwegian industrialist who came together with a number of successful partners to fund Harald Jellum, a renowned serial Search Engine entrepreneur to found the company in 2010.

Interestingly, investment to date has come not from the technology sector but from high-net worth individuals in industry, highlighting the immediacy of Companybook’s business model and its appeal to senior business leaders.

Companybook’s pricing model ranges from a free trial through to individual membership and enterprise licenses depending on need. At the individual level, a monthly subscription costs £30, which gives access to all of the rich search and list-building functionality including the ability to export lists to .CSV files and set-up company and industry alerts to track businesses and sectors.

Says Rhodes: “We’re a fast growing business led by entrepreneurs but with the backing and expertise of some of Europe’s smartest investors. That investment is being used to develop the platform further so it becomes the complete end-to-end lead generation tool for today’s business development professionals and account managers.”

For more information on Companybook, including a free trial to see how it can benefit either you personally or your business, please contact the PR team on the details below.

About Companybook
Companybook brings together highly-relevant structured and unstructured information and data enabling individuals, teams and companies to continually discover what is commercially relevant to them, whether that’s new business leads, existing client information, market trends or competitor monitoring. Accessed via an on-line login, the subscription model makes Companybook a cost effective proposition suitable for individuals through to large organisations.