Want to know the lowdown on any stock market listed or Alternative Investment Market company? In days gone by that would have meant traipsing to the library and hunting out a copy of the company's accounts and annual report.
Now, however, Hemmington Scott, or HS (as it likes to be known) has, in effect, put its Corporate Register on the web at www.hemscott.com.
So, if you want to know who the principal shareholders of Blue Circle are, or see a graphic of BT's share-price performance over the past five years, or pore over Black Leisure's latest annual report, this is where to find it. As well as all of the above services, the site can provide you with (almost) live share prices for the 2,000-plus listed businesses in the UK.
What makes this fantastically useful web site even better is that, because of a deal HS has struck with some of the companies, none of this will cost you a penny.