UK Reference

International Tax Advisory

We act as referring agents to London, England-based chartered accountants and chartered tax advisors Carter Backer Winter LLP, specialists in company structuring, personal and corporation tax planning.

Kindly contact Nyall Jacobs at any of the following with any enquiries:

E :
T : (44)(0) 20 7309 3933
W :

Commercial Legal Services

We act as referring agents to London, England-based solicitors EMW LLP, specialists in a wide range of commercial legal services.

Kindly contact Mark Rondel at any of the following with any enquiries:

T: (44)(0) 345 070 6000

Commercial Translation Services

We act as referring agents for Cambridge, England-based commercial translation specialists First Edition Translations Ltd.

Kindly contact Ana Grilo at any of the following with any enquiries:

T: (44)(0) 1223 356 733

Professional Advisory Organizations

British Chamber of Commerce

British Independent Retailers Association

British Institute Of Professional Photography

British Philosophical Association

The British Psychological Society

British Sociological Association

Chartered Institute Of Editing & Proofreading

The Classical Association

Confederation Of British Industry

Generating Genius

Goethe Institut

Institute Of Directors

Institute Of Historical Research

Institution Of Mechanical Engineers

International Musicological Society

International Society Of Typographical Designers

Liverpool Music School

Mr Men Book Series (Roger Hargreaves; 1970-1980s)

Musicians’ Union

National Numeracy

Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation

Publishers Association

The Society Of Authors

World Literacy Foundation


UK Statutory Organizations

Companies House

HM Revenue & Customs


General Press Resources

Die Presse Newspaper

Farmers Weekly Magazine

Intelligent Transport Magazine

Machinery Magazine

The Observer Newspaper

Sight And Sound Magazine

The Times Newspaper

Utility Week Magazine

The Washington Post Newspaper


General Commercial Resources


The British Caribbean Chamber Of Commerce

Currency Conversion

Alain de Botton: A Philosopher Of Everyday Life

Indian Chamber Of Commerce: Facilitating Business Since 1925

London Directory

John Lydon: Suitably Contrite Vocalist Services

Measuring Worth: Historical Financial Values

Mentoring Connections

Mr Robert Mould: Smug Musician Consultancy Services

MyBuilder: The Better Way To Find A Builder

Needham Poulier Solicitors

Startup Business Resource


UK Business Advice Forums

UK Small Business Support

Ian Wright: Football Advisory Services


Independent Commercial Suppliers

Acuity Associates: Ensuring You Have the Right FD

Alan’s Records: North London Record Shop

Albury Estate Fisheries: Finest Fly Fishing In Surrey & London

Amici Delicatessen London: East Finchley Italian Café

Bayleaf Restaurants Ltd: Indian Cuisine Provider

Beneficial Trust & Will Company Ltd: Insurance Claims Processing

BG Products, Inc.: High-Quality Automotive Maintenance

Big Yellow Marketing Communications Ltd

BlackGull Books: North London Bookseller

BorderPatrol: Hi-Fi Systems sine qua non

Bridgedale Outdoor Ltd: Travel Wear

Brigade Bar + Kitchen: London SE1, England

The Bull Highgate, London N6, England

Capital Glass & Glazing Ltd

Carlsons Solicitors Ltd

William Channon: Architectural Ironmongery

Charlie’s Barbers N20: Professionals In High Quality Haircuts

Cocorico Italiano Whetstone: N20 Italian Restaurant

Collinite, Inc.: High-Grade Vehicle Waxes & Polishes

Computer Repair Services London Ltd: Laptops & PCs

Cooking Vinyl Ltd: Independent Record Label

J. Cooper Car Trimmers Ltd: Vehicle Interior Specialists

Craghoppers: Protecting People From The Worries Of Travel

Steve Cram Training Camps: An Awesome Training Experience

Credit Unions: High Street Bank Alternatives

Daunt Books Ltd: Independent London Booksellers

Digital Employee Handbooks

Doxzoo Ltd: Online Report Printing Firm

Drawing Down The Moon: An Elite Dating Agency & Matchmaking Service

Dub Vendor: Reggae Specialist; Established 1976

Elite Direct Ltd: Independent Essex Garage

Enrigin (Europe) Ltd: Technology Services

Everyman’s Library: Independent Publisher

Far Studios Graphic Design

FCA Regulatory Advice: Offering Advice To Small Businesses

The Flask Highgate, London N6, England 

The French Market, London N20, England 

Friary Park Bowling Club: A Small, Friendly Club, Open To All (London N20) 

Geeks On Wheels London Ltd: Award-Winning IT Support Services 

Grado Labs, Inc.: Stay Home, Listen Well 

Craig Grannell Communications 

Gtech: Creating The Best Loved Home & Lifestyle Products Possible

Guitar Village Ltd: Over 1000 Guitars In Stock

Heatherwick Studio: Over 200 Problem Solvers Dedicated To Improving The Physical World Around Us

The Highgate Bookshop, London N6, England

Honest Jons: Venerable London Record Shop

Implementations: Copper Gardening Tools

Ink Copywriters: It’s All About Words

Instantprint: Online General Printing Firm

Irish Roots Magazine: Tracing Irish Ancestry

IT Digital Ltd: PC & Laptop Wholesalers

The Jazz Cafe Camden: One Of London’s Most Iconic Live Venues

Juno Records Ltd: The World’s Largest Dance Music & Equipment Store

Kiln Theatre: Welcome to Kilburn!

Lassco Ltd: Reclaimed Architectural Antiques & Curiosities

Lodge Garage (Edgware) Ltd: Independent London Garage

Lombok: Handcrafted Furniture, Lighting & Accessories

The London Library: A Home For Anyone Who Loves The Written Word

Magan Construction Ltd: Your Project Is Our Business

Malartu, Inc.: Put Your Data To Work

The Manor Hotel: Brecon Beacons, South Wales

Mario’s Portuguese Restaurant, London NW10, England

W Martyn: Tea & Coffee Specialists & Retailers Of Fine Food

MercServices Ltd: Independent Surrey Garage

Mortlake Station Garage Ltd: Independent London Garage

The Mozartists: Leading Exponents Of The Music Of Mozart And His Contemporaries

Nelsons Commercial & Property Law


Network Distributing Ltd: Archival Television & Film

New Again – Chelmsford Essex: Vehicle Repair

Oak Caffe Whetstone: Local Café

The Old White Lion Finchley, London N2, England

Orange Amplifiers: Voice Of The World For 50 Years

Orvis UK: Fly Fishing Materials & Accoutrements

Peepal Tree Press: Home of the Best in Caribbean & Black British Writing

Phoenix Cinema: North London Independent Cinema

Pro-Ject Audio Systems: Based In Mistelbach, Austria

Proofed: The UK’s Best Proofreading & Editing Services

QuickFile: Cloud Accounting Made Easy

Raindance: The Home Of Independent Film

Martin Randall Tours: Classical Music Worldwide Tours 

Red Molotov: Memorable Apparel

Rickenbacker International, Inc.: Independent Guitar Manufacturer

Rigby Taylor Ltd: Grounds Maintenance Specialists

Rogers Removals Ltd: London Removals Firm

Rohan Designs Ltd: For Every Journey

Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club: London Jazz Venue

Rosetti Ltd: Musical Instrument Wholesalers & Distributors

RotoSound Manufacturing Ltd: Guitar Strings

Rough Trade Record Stores: UK & USA

R S Locksmiths Ltd: Friendly Shops In Cockfosters & Whetstone

Salt Publishing Ltd: Independent Literary Publisher

SCARPA UK: No Trail Too Far

Sovereign Motor Centre: Independent London Garage

The Spaniards Inn: Discretely Stylish, Authentically British

Specsavers North Finchley: Providing The Best Value Optometry, Audiology And Other Healthcare Services

Swift Press, Incorporating ‘Forum’ Imprint: Part Of The Independent Alliance

Paul Talling’s London Walking Tours

Taxfiler Ltd: Tax Software & Accounting Software

The Three Horseshoes Whetstone, London N20, England

The Troubadour: Historic London Music Venue

The Tyre Shop Ltd: Independent London Garage

Gary Wallis Photography

Waterstones Booksellers Ltd: London N12 Branch

West4Autos Ltd: Independent London Garage

Westfield Crash Repairs Ltd: Car Repair Specialists

Whetstone Cafe London: Local Café

Wolden Garden Centre Ltd: Since 1964

The Woodman, London N6, England

Your Company Formations: Company Formation Made Effortless

The 100 Club: Legendary Live Music Venue


Major Cultural Influences: 1985-1990 (> main street journal (1993-2001))

The American Friend (1977): Film Overview

James Baldwin: Poetry Foundation Biography

Honoré De Balzac: New World Encyclopedia Biography

Chuck Berry: AllMusic Biography

Heinrich Böll: Stiftung (Washington, DC, USA) Biography

British Record Shop Archive

Broadway Danny Rose (1984): Film Overview

Jon Wozencroft: The Graphic Language Of Neville Brody (Thames & Hudson, 1988)

The Bullshitters (1984): Film Overview

Kenny Burrell: AllMusic Biography

Raymond Carver: Poetry Foundation Biography

Ted Chippington: A Life In Comedy

Sonny Clark: AllMusic Biography

Concepts Of Modern Art  – ed. Nikos Stangos (Thames & Hudson, 1974)

The Conversation (1974): Film Overview

Defunkt: AllMusic Biography

The Dubliners: AllMusic Biography

Echo & The Bunnymen: AllMusic Biography

Electra Glide In Blue (1973): Film Overview

Entertaining Mr Sloane (1970): Film Overview

The Fall: AllMusic Biography

Max Frisch: ETH Library (Zürich, Switzerland) Archive Biography

Gang Of Four: AllMusic Biography 

Holger Hiller: AllMusic Biography 

Edward Hopper – Quarante Chefs D’Oeuvre; ed. Heinz Liesbrock (Bibliothèque Visuelle, 1988)

I’m Alright Jack (1959): Film Overview 

Alfred Jarry: Morgan Library & Museum Biography

The June Brides: AllMusic Biography

Fela Anikulapo Kuti: AllMusic Biography

Keith LeBlanc: AllMusic Biography

The Loft: AllMusic Biography

Madness: AllMusic Biography

Hank Mobley: AllMusic Biography

Alberto Moravia: Author Overview

Lee Morgan: AllMusic Biography

Randy Newman: AllMusic Biography

New Musical Express Overview

The International Flann O’Brien Society

Augustus Pablo: AllMusic Biography

John Peel’s BBC Radio 1 Programme 

Pere Ubu: AllMusic Biography

Private Eye Magazine

The Redskins: AllMusic Biography

Max Roach: AllMusic Biography

Horace Silver: AllMusic Biography

The Smiths: AllMusic Biography

Tackhead: AllMusic Biography

Television: AllMusic Biography

This Is Spinal Tap (1984): Film Overview 

Amos Tutuola: University Of Texas Biographical Sketch

The Undertones: AllMusic Biography

Tom Waits: AllMusic Biography

Bob Willis W/ Patrick Murphy: The Cricket Revolution – Test Cricket In The 1970s (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1981)

Wire: AllMusic Biography

The Wire Magazine: Overview

The Yob (1987): Film Overview 

Émile Zola: New World Encyclopedia Biography


Current Cultural/Commercial References (2012 Onwards)

Barry Adamson: Leading British Musician (Magazine)

The Africa Centre: Proud Of Our Past, Passionate About Our Future

Arts & Letters Daily

A Warning To The Curious (dir. Lawrence Gordon Clark, 1972)

The Barbican Library

Black Music Library

British Film Institute National Archive

British History Online

Donald Byrd – Band & Voices: A New Perspective (Blue Note Records, 1964)

‘Callan’ (Created By James Mitchell; ABC/Thames Television, 1967-1972)

Larry Carlton: Leading American Musician (The Crusaders) 

Cosmic Rough Riders: AllMusic Biography 

Gary Crosby: Bassist/Band Leader/Creative Producer/Educator 

Desperate Business Cartoons 2013 – 2017 (Jon Link & Mick Bunnage) 

The Doobie Brothers: The Captain & Me (Warner Bros. Records, 1973)

Engineers at Microsoft Corporation (Office 2016), Adobe, Inc. (Adobe Reader DC) & Lenovo Group Limited (T570 Thinkpad); then Logitech International S.A. (M100 Mouse), Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (M2026W Printer) & BT Group Plc (Home WiFi); finally Carbonite, Inc. (Home Backup), SanDisk (USB 3.0) & ScreenOff 2.1

The Freecycle Network: Giving & Getting Stuff For Free 

Rory Gallagher: AllMusic Biography 

Charlie Gillett: The Sound Of The City – The Rise Of Rock & Roll (Souvenir Press, 1970)

Greg Grandin: Fordlandia: The Rise & Fall Of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City (Macmillan, 2009)

John Heathfield: Around Whetstone & North Finchley (The History Press, 1994)

Andrew Hill: Grass Roots (Blue Note Records, 1968)

‘The Homecoming’ (dir. Peter Hall; American Film Theatre, 1973)

‘if…’ (dir. Lindsay Anderson, 1968)

Joolz Guides: Award-Winning Tourism Films

Linton Kwesi Johnson: Forces Of Victory (Island Records, 1979)

Wilko Johnson: Lured Into Music By The Dark Magic Spun By His First Telecaster

Gerald Kersh: Fowler’s End (William Heinemann, 1958)

The Lost Byway: John Rogers’ Online Record

Wynton Marsalis – Personal Website

Benita Marshall: Leading British Musician (The Sound)

Lee Morgan: Search For The New Land (Blue Note Records, 1964)

Bill Morris: Leading British Trades Union Leader (Transport & General Workers Union)

History Of Numbers

Newgrange Stone Age Passage Tomb (Boyne Valley, Ireland)

Nishkam SWAT: Sikh Welfare & Awareness Team

‘Out’ (dir. Jim Goddard; Thames Television, 1978)

Graham Parker & The Rumour: AllMusic Biography 

Trevor Phillips: Leading British Television Presenter (The London Programme) 

Courtney Pine: You Know I’m Doing This For A Reason 

Michael E. Porter: Competitive Strategy (Free Press/MacMillan, 1980)

Radio Society Of Great Britain

Rate Your Music: Top Albums Of All Time

‘The Sandbaggers’ (dir. Michael Ferguson; Yorkshire Television, 1978-1980)

The Simon Community: Assisting London’s Homeless

The Sound: AllMusic Biography 

The Southbank Centre: The Heart Of London’s Cultural Life

U.S. History

Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, London E3, England

Don Warrington: Legendary British Actor (Rising Damp)

Professor Jerry White: London Historian


Writers Online

History Of Writing


33 1/3 Series: Short Books About Albums


An Epic Lyrical Era In The History of White Music: 1975-1986

  • bookended by ‘Datapanik In The Year Zero‘ (Pere Ubu)/‘Down By The Jetty’ (Dr Feelgood) – both originally released in 1975 – > ‘Neither Washington Nor Moscow‘ (The Redskins)/’The Queen Is Dead‘ (The Smiths) – both originally released in 1986.
  • cf. following groups (in no particular order):
  1. Pere Ubu
  2. Graham Parker & The Rumour
  3. The Sex Pistols
  4. The Clash
  5. The Jam
  6. Ian Dury & The Blockheads
  7. Elvis Costello & The Attractions
  8. Television
  9. Talking Heads
  10. Richard Hell & The Voidoids
  11. Wire
  12. Magazine
  13. The Fall
  14. The Adverts
  15. Madness
  16. Gang Of Four
  17. Dexy’s Midnight Runners
  18. Siouxsie & The Banshees
  19. The Smiths
  20. The Redskins
  21. The Loft
  22. The Weather Prophets
  23. Echo & The Bunnymen
  24. The Teardrop Explodes
  25. The Sound
  26. The Cure
  27. The June Brides
  28. Nick Lowe
  29. The Undertones
  30. That Petrol Emotion
  31. XTC
  32. The Go-Betweens
  33. Big Black
  34. Tom Waits
  35. The The
  36. Colin Newman
  37. Tom Verlaine
  38. The Feelies
  39. Vic Godard & The Subway Sect
  40. Prefab Sprout
  41. The Monochrome Set
  42. Public Image Ltd
  43. Felt
  44. Hüsker Dü
  45. Rain Parade
  46. Squeeze
  47. The Pogues
  48. Mission Of Burma


‘UK Reference’ page revamped 8th February – 17th April 2022

Last updated: 9th August 2022