Thomson Directories

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Thomson Directories, more commonly referred to as Thomson Local, is a local business directory company based in Farnborough, Hampshire, England, and offers business listings both in print and online following the launch of in 2003.

174 regional editions of the Thomson Local are produced and delivered free of charge to residential and commercial addresses throughout the UK.

The Chief Executive Officer is currently Elio Shiavo.[1]

The company was purchased by US West, a telecommunications company in the United States, in 1994.[2] In 1999, the company was sold by 3i to TDL Infomedia, a subsidiary of Apax Partners.[3]

The company was placed in Administration (law) in August 2013, and acquired by Corporate Media Partners.[4]

As of 2017 Thomson Local operates from their new head office in the Templer building of Farnborough Business Park overlooking Farnborough Airport.


  1. ^ CEO
  2. ^ Fagan, Mary (20 May 1994). "US West pays 70m pounds for Thomson Directories: American telephone company continues to develop multimedia in UK". The Independent. Retrieved 2009-08-15.
  3. ^ Baker, Lucy (31 July 1999). "3i sells Thomson guides for pounds 220m". The Independent. Retrieved 2009-08-15.
  4. ^ "Thomson Local directory firm goes into administration". BBC News. Retrieved 2013-09-11.

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