The Link Directories started in Oct 2005, whilst on maternity leave. Feeling that my family was now complete (married to Ian, mum to Luke and Jessica), I wanted to find a job which would enable me to use my business strengths whilst being a hands on mum – not easy!
After looking at many different options, I came across ‘My Mag’ which was a ‘business in a box’ opportunity. Looking at the area we lived in (Abbeymead), and the local businesses in the vicinity – many of whom I was unaware existed – this seemed like the ideal way of bringing the two together.
So the Abbey-Link was born. It was the first local directory in the area, linking local businesses to the local community. Initially it was distributed, with help from my family and friends, to the homes in the Abbeymead area, but after just a few months, it had had such a good response that we branched out on alternate months into the Abbeydale area too.
Over the years the Abbey-Link has grown from 16 pages to currently around 44 pages, with around 85% of the local businesses who advertise with us remaining in the directory month after month. For the cost of their advertising they feel they get a good response and they know that they can rely on us for distribution and quality of the directories. Should advertisers ever have any questions regarding their advertising, they know that they can always get hold of me, and I’m happy to discuss their individual requirements.
Now 11 years on, we have a great team of distributors (along with some trusty family members still), and publish 3 local directories – Abbey-Link, Hucclecote Link and Tuffley Link and distribute to 16,000 homes over a 2 month period.
If you are interested in being part of the Link Directories – please get in touch – I’d love to hear from you………….
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