Business & IP Centre Devon


Free UK & European industry reports, Brexit impact statements and COVID impact statements

All small businesses and entrepreneurs would benefit from expert research and analysis about their industry and sector. 

Now more than ever, understanding the market and wider sector, in terms of trends, risks, opportunities, and even the impact of Brexit and Covid, means being able to make better business decisions, faster. 

However business intel can be very expensive and business owners are put off by the cost.

Luckily your local business and IP centre is here to help! 

IBISWorld is an online market research tool that provides comprehensive, independent and current market research. Their team of expert analysts have researched economic, demographic and government data, to provide insights into UK industries and their key business environment indicators. 

Free market research reports for small businesses

Usually priced at hundreds of pounds per report, this expert analysis can currently be accessed free of charge from Exeter, Barnstaple and Paignton libraries.

What’s included?

  • Brexit impact statement
  • Covid impact statement
  • Industry definition
  • Industry at a glance
  • Key internal and external drivers
  • SWOT in the Industry
  • Key trends
  • Industry outlook
  • Industry life cycle
  • Products and markets
  • Supply chains
  • Product & service segmentation
  • Competitive landscape and major companies
  • Operating conditions
  • Statistics and charts
  • Pan-European industry reports
  • Spotlight reports for France, Spain and Italy

A short trip to the library, or a conversation with one of our team, and all the data you need to make the best business decisions could be at your fingertips!


IBISWorld is available in Exeter, Barnstaple and Paignton libraries and can be accessed from the public computers, or on your own device via our free wi-fi. Follow the link from Devon Reference Online or Torbay Reference Online.

Alternatively we can help you locate the reports you need from home or work via Zoom. For help or to find out more contact us today!

And that’s not all….

Visit all our available business resources here >>

Need some extra help?

‘User guides’ are now being produced for each database, helping you get the most of out of the business data.

If a user guide exists, it will be available above. If no ‘View User Guide’ is showing, it is still being created.

If you need any further help, please contact us.

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