|Predecessor||International Thomson Organization|
|Headquarters||Farnborough, Hampshire, UK|
|Elio Shiavo (CEO)|
|Owner|| US West (1994–1999)|
Apax Partners (1999–13)
Corporate Media Partners (2013–)
|Parent||Corporate Media Partners|
|Subsidiaries|| Thomson Local |
Yellow Pages BT Group
acquired by Corporate Media Partners
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 ThomsonLocal.com in 2003.
Farnborough is a town in north east Hampshire, England, part of the borough of Rushmoor and the Farnborough/Aldershot Built-up Area. Farnborough was founded in Saxon times and is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. The name is formed from Ferneberga which means "fern hill".
Hampshire is a county on the southern coast of England. The county town is the city of Winchester. Its two largest cities, Southampton and Portsmouth, are administered separately as unitary authorities; the rest of the county is governed by Hampshire County Council.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.
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.
The company was purchased by US West, a telecommunications company in the United States, in 1994.In 1999, the company was sold by 3i to TDL Infomedia, a subsidiary of Apax Partners.
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The company was placed in Administration (law) in August 2013, and acquired by Corporate Media Partners.
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