Economic Development Team
Dept. of Development
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
Plymouth's online business directory provides a useful tool for those seeking or promoting local goods and services.
The interactive search facility is provided free of charge and, as well as promoting businesses, also encourages local trading. Additional benefits include maintaining wealth in the local area, sustaining jobs and communities, and promoting a low carbon economy.
It also acts as a guide for those looking to set up, relocate or expand in the area and looking for local suppliers and to see what types of companies already exist here.
The facility does not take data from other sources and relies totally on local businesses registering their own details.
Search for a business
You can search for businesses in the Plymouth area by name, address, sector or products and services using the search boxes provided. However, please note that, as this facility is very new, it is not fully populated just yet, and it may be that some searches you carry out will return nil results. As time goes on and more companies register their details, the system will become much more comprehensive.
Companies are encouraged to update their details periodically but please be aware that some of those listed may no longer be providing the services stated, may have changed address or no longer be operating.
Inclusion in the business directory is not an endorsement or recommendation of the organisations listed, or their products or services. No responsibility can be accepted by Plymouth City Council or its partners for any omission, error or misrepresentation, and the information presented in this search facility is offered for illustration purposes only.
A schedule of the companies currently listed in the directory may be downloaded below.
Register your business
If your company operates within the Plymouth city boundary, you are eligible to be included within the directory.
Please register your company's details free of charge by completing the online registration form, allowing at least 24 hours for your entry to go live.
If your company details are already in the directory, please keep your information up to date by ensuring you update your business entry.
If you have any questions about the directory, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buy with Confidence
For years Trading Standards Services across the country have been unable to tell the public who to avoid and, more importantly, who they should go to when buying goods or services. For this reason, the Council signed up to the Buy with Confidence approved trader scheme which is backed by the Office of Fair Trading and has more than 4000 members spread over several local authorities.
Launched in 2010 to promote and support the good, reliable tradesmen and retailers of the city, the scheme has grown and is now increasing consumer protection by providing a list of Trading Standards approved traders.
Only good, honest traders are approved. As part of the application process, the business will be checked for trustworthiness and fair trading practices. Trading Standards officers undertake background checks and fully audit a business, which includes ensuring that the trader is legally compliant and working within the letter and the spirit of the law. The business must also have a good customer complaint policy, be fully insured and have an up to date CRB check in place.
Only if the business passes all of the stringent checks are they allowed to display the Buy with Confidence logo.
By signing up to the Buy with Confidence approved trader scheme, Plymouth consumers will gain some protection from rogue traders, good honest Plymouth traders will be promoted by several of our partner agencies including Age Concern and Adult Social Care, and the approved business will have the support of Trading Standards.
If you would like further information on how your business can sign up to the scheme, please visit the Buy with Confidence website.
News and events
In addition to the business directory, we also maintain a database of companies based within the Plymouth area that we contact by email to notify them of news, information, opportunities and events that may be of interest to them.
If you would like to receive such information, please email your name, company, address, telephone number and email address to email@example.com.