Why us

Our mission is simple - to make data work for you. Sales and marketing professionals need to ensure their campaigns reach the right people. That's where we can help, with more than 40 years' experience in delivering database marketing solutions to 1000's of businesses throughout the UK.

Data. The first thing you should know about us is that it’s more than just numbers and letters to us. The right data contains huge potential for your business: it provides a direct path to the customers you’re trying to find.

If your data provider cares enough to really understand who you’re targeting, you’re halfway there. Match this care with over 40 years’ experience and unrivalled targeting power and you will start to see why Marketscan is the most ‘outstanding B2B data provider’ available.

We understand that your campaign needs to reach the right people or it’s simply not cost-effective. Our independence is our strength here. Because we are not tied to any vendors, we can focus on getting the best data for each and every one of our clients. Our data is unique and comes from a blend of sources that are not available anywhere else as a single file.

Why we’re different

Not all data providers are the same. We pride ourselves on our integrity, market-leading quality, and a gold standard of personal one-to-one service.

We offer integrity and experience
Marketscan was founded in Chichester, West Sussex in 1982 and has been providing quality data solutions ever since. We’re an independent company and work hard to live up to our customer demands. It’s made us strong and we are proud to be the best at what we do.

Market-leading quality through technical innovation
Key to our success is our multisource approach to the development of our business database, Megabase™. This unique UK business database gives us the edge. It is the only B2B database that combines five top UK data sources into one meticulously blended file targeting 4.1 million decision makers. We provide a top-of-the-industry deliverability warranty of 98% on company names and addresses. That’s 4% higher than recommended by the Direct Marketing Association. Our email deliverability warranty is 90% – one of the highest in the industry. Seven million records and over 800,000 updates are received and processed every single month at Marketscan – the highest in the UK. New businesses are added, gone-aways removed and change of location and contact names updated. In addition, more than 40 quality checks are performed on each Megabase™ record.

Exceptional one-to-one customer service
As founding members of the Data & Marketing Association we’re committed to professional standards. Personal service is a key element of our business and our experienced staff work closely with clients to help turn marketing opportunities into profitable realities. We deliver your goals by being smarter than other data suppliers, and by providing even smarter data solutions.

We invest in our team

Many of our team have gained their Chartered Institute of Marketing qualifications, whilst working at Marketscan. This combined with our training process means that our team are best placed to give advice and assist with your marketing campaigns.

40 years in business

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We’ve helped thousands of companies in the UK to deliver successful campaigns. Here are just a few.