About Us

Watch the video below to see how we help local businesses like yours

The Local Directory Ltd is your local, independent community magazine for Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. Our aim is, and always has been, to connect businesses with their local community, providing a cost-effective way to reach potential customers.

We are a local company, run by local people serving communities across Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire for 12 years, printing and hand delivering our popular local magazines. We build awareness of local businesses, promote community events and provide relevant local information.

Companies like yours advertise in our local magazines because we keep their profile in front of their target customers month after month, generating a steady stream of new business. They love our reliable delivery, competitive rates and fantastic service.

Full GPS Tracking

One of the things that makes our advertisers like working with us so much is our clever tracking app used on magazine delivery rounds.

The GPS app is used by all of our fantastic distribution team every month when out delivering our 100,000 magazines across Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. Their routes are tracked in real time and we’re provided with a date and time stamp every four seconds so we can tell exactly which magazines have been delivered where.

We’ve been using the app for over two years now and love how it has also helped us with route mapping and journey planning. It even shows us which sections of each route have been walked, cycled or driven!

As far as we’re aware, no other local, hand-delivered publication uses this kind of technology to track their deliveries so this really sets us apart from our competitors.

This is how we can GUARANTEE our magazines are full delivered every month!

What business owners say

Over the past eight years that we have been advertising with The Local Directory, I have not had the chance to express my gratitude for the hard work and efforts that you and your team have put in to helping us gain a great clientele and become one of the region’s most well-known building companies.

We believe that advertising with you has not only gained Ultimate Construction recognition within our surrounding towns, but has also given the community who receive the magazine a sense of confidence that Ultimate Construction is a company here to stay! Once again many thanks for all you have done and we look forward to continuing our relationship with The Local Directory for many years to come.

AdamOwner, Ultimate Construction

Since we started advertising with The Local Directory, we have received a surprisingly high number of referrals. Our customers are pleased to find us in the Directory and it’s a great guide for local businesses in the area. One of the main reasons we advertise regularly, is that it’s good value for money: its distribution is certified so you know that every household will receive it. It has a great mix of editorial content as well as advertising and is always interesting to read when it arrives each month. Would recommend it as a great medium to increase awareness and sales to any local business.

JessManager, The Love Your Water™ Team

When getting your message out to your audience – the Local Directory is a key player in getting it to those who you want to share it with! I have never been disappointed with the input from the team and communications with Nisha has always gone very smoothly. A very professional, well organised and presented company. Excellent value for money advertising too!

AnnaManager, Wheelhouse Vets

I have been pleasantly surprised by the response I have received by advertising in the Local Directory for the last few months. I was slightly dubious at first but I have had, on average, a couple of good enquiries each week and as a result of this have decided not only to continue my advertising for longer than I had anticipated, but have also put my advertisement into more magazines. To anyone who is unsure I would say give it a go!!’

Barry HolmesOwner, Holmes Garden Services

iFillYa Kitchens & Bathrooms have been using the Local Directory to advertise our company and services for about three years. Originally we advertised in the Amersham Local Directory, but we have been so delighted with the number of enquiries we received from this advertising that we soon expanded into advertising in the Chalfont and then Beaconsfield Local Directories. As a small but expanding family-run business looking to develop our professional reputation in Amersham and the surrounding areas, we have found the Local Directory to be one of our most successful forms of advertising. We also think the Local Directory plays a vital role in informing the local community of small businesses, services and events in their area. Thank you Local Directory!

AntoniaOwner, iFillYa Kitchens & Bathrooms
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