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2000-

2000

Business PagesNew look Business Pages launched in Yorkshire region
 
Business Pages launched in Thames Valley & Central region
 
Yell.com re-launched as dual business/consumer portal
 
We achieve recognition for our approach to health and safety management with accreditation to the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Systems standard, OHSAS 18001
We make five more acquisitions in USA
2001
Creation of Yell
 
Apax Partners & Co. Ventures Limited and Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst buy Yell from BT for £2.14 billion
 
We make one more acquistion in USA

We launch full colour advertising nationally in Yellow Pages
2002
Queen Award for EnterpriseWe acquire McLeod USA Media Group, Inc., in April for $600 million and a further four other directory companies
 
We win a Queen's Award for Enterprise, for our integrated approach to sustainable development

The Business Database is rebranded Yell Data

We acquire National Directories Company (NDC), in December for $69 million expanding our US coverage to 40 states and Washington DC
2003
Our new telephone service, Yellow Pages 118 24 7, is launched

We make six further US acquisitions

Yell Data sold to Experian
2004
Three new Business Pages launched covering East of England, Southern and South West & South Wales

We make 5 further US acquisitions

A further 11 new (rescoped) Yellow Pages directories published, bringing the total to 102

New Hull edition published giving Yellow pages national UK coverage for the first time

Yell wins the overall European Quality Award in the large business category, the only company to do so twice
2005
We acquire TransWestern Holdings L.P. for $1,575 million

We make 4 further US acquisitions
2006
We make 11 further US acquisitions. With the inclusion of Hawaii, we are now in 47 states and the District of Columbia
2007
Queen Award for EnterpriseWe win the Queen's Award for Sustainable Development for the second time



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