Business (UK) Past and Present (for parents)

Grace’s Guide to British Industrial History   

An historical record of Business
Check by Industry (Right hand menu) for the kinds of Businesses that have operated in the UK

Companies House
(See their websites)
The ONS and Companies House have information on business, the latter has Active and Dissolved Companys’
The range of Industry, Companys’ and their history will give a student who mostly sees the world through the eyes of a Customer, a new insight.