'Scoot' is known to millions as that irritating, purple-headed, know-it-all bloke on TV who advertises a Talking Pages-style service. What he also offers is a web site (www.scoot.co.uk) that allows users to access a database of some two million British businesses.
The nicely laid out, easy-to-use search screen allows you to look for businesses either by sector, area, name or the kind of products or services they offer. So if you're a fish firm in Fife looking for a salmon smoker in Stirling, or a wig-maker from Wolverhampton after synthetic tresses, then this is a good place to start.
Companies can also link their home pages to the Scoot site in a variety of ways, allowing browsers to access them directly. And, for traditionalists who, rather than visit companies electronically, would prefer to go there physically, the site even provides handy little locater maps.