About Us

Our Beginnings

Direct MailHaving spent over 30 years in the direct marketing industry we have seen many changes, most of them I’m glad to say for the better. It’s hard to believe now that in 1981 we had a team of ladies (most men couldn’t type then) hammering out names and addresses to labels on electric typewriters. Nobody mentioned repetitive strain injury in those days but as is the way with new technology these lovely people were soon replaced by word processors. Quickly followed of course by… cutting edge stuff this… computers – all IBM486s of course (yes kids that’s a whole 486k of memory!).

But throughout all the changes there are 2 things that have remained the same. The integrity and accuracy of the mailing lists we supply and the outstanding level of customer service that each and every client receives. Timeless qualities I think you’d agree.

Mailing Lists & Email Data

Mailing ListsThe mailing lists you see on the following pages are a mix of in-house and third party data but is by no means exhaustive. If you are therefore looking for something a bit out of the ordinary or perhaps something more straightforward that isn’t listed it is always worth asking the question as more often than not it will be out there hiding somewhere. The figures relate to the number of postal records available for each category but you will need to contact us if you require counts for email data as these are changing constantly.

All addresses and telephone numbers are screened regularly against MPS/TPS files and email data is fully compliant with UK data protection law. Due however to current legislation some mailing lists will have almost 100% coverage whereas others will have hardly any at all.

Mailing & Email Broadcasting Services

In addition to supplying mailing lists we also offer a full range of in-house mailing/email broadcasting services and prices for these are available on request.

As a small family business we understand the value of a personal one-to-one approach and it is our objective to try and exceed your expectations so that hopefully you remember us the next time. And of course if we get it right you’ll probably tell all your friends about us.

Which is what we want.

Oh and by the way… we are really nice people to deal with! See for yourself…

I was lucky when I was introduced to Malcolm Rae, simply because I have enjoyed a major part of my 30 years in direct marketing being advised by easily the best in the business. He has forgotten more on lists than most of the charlatans who populate that part of our industry actually know. He gives you the finest advice, without the bullshit and the hype, and what’s more, he’s a great guy.
We have used Business Lists UK a number of times and can only praise their efficient and competitive service. Their mailing lists are particularly accurate and up-to date and are a reliable way to save on labour cost and postage, especially when targeting smaller and medium-sized companies. We will certainly use Business Lists UK again in the future.
Brian BogardB2B International
We focus on productivity which invariably leads to profit and one of the key components of our productivity is the list of potential contacts. My first call is to Business Lists UK where you can talk to a professional who has been in the business for over 20 years and knows whether something is possible or not. Business Lists UK provide value for money and I never have to challenge the accuracy of the data provided. Quality becomes noticeable when someone is suspicious of the data and a good list supplier reduces risk. Business Lists UK consistently deliver in excess of what has been promised and they always seem to understand the UK market better than anyone else - let’s call it their speciality. I have used Business Lists UK for over 6 years and I will use them tomorrow.
Business Lists UK are always my first port of call for sourcing data. The level of customer service received from Malcolm and the team is superb, they are extremely knowledgeable and nothing is too much trouble. They always go the extra mile!!
Lisa SpanosQSBD Law
Business Lists UK provide an excellent service. The data they supply is of a high standard and nothing is too much trouble, providing service with a smile! I would not hesitate to recommend them.
Gail WilliamsCoventry University
I have worked with Business Lists UK many times over the last few years and have found their service to be quick, efficient and at very competitive rates. The data has been accurate and we have repeatedly had successful email marketing campaigns using their service.