This is a perfectly legitimate question to ask. It’s one the Cheshire Business Directory is well placed to answer as we’ve experienced both sides of the coin. Our team did extensive research into business directories before deciding to set up our own.
What is a business directory?
A business directory is a searchable online directory of businesses, usually covering a local area or region. The Cheshire Business Directory covers an area stretching from Chester to Stockport covering key locations such as Handforth, Wilmslow, Cheadle Hulme, Hale, Northwich, Macclesfield and Alderley Edge.
Our directory is built on a set of strong values and years of business acumen that ensures we deliver beyond our clients’ expectations. Our aim is to provide a platform for growth for businesses of all sizes. We could not do this without the trust we’ve built among our local community – with both businesses and consumers.
So are business directories trustworthy?
The answer is unfortunately yes and no.
There will always be rogue traders in the marketplace who aren’t the slightest bit bothered if a customer receives poor service from one of their listed businesses. These are the cowboys of the sector.
We’re proud to say the Cheshire Business Directory is the complete antithesis of this. We are a reliable and trustworthy source of business listings and connections in the Cheshire area. And here are a few reasons why…
Our businesses are verified and trusted
Only reputable businesses are allowed to join our directory. It’s important to us to build a network of professional, credible and trustworthy businesses.
All businesses go through a thorough vetting process that involves us checking out customer reviews, researching the company’s website, asking clients in the local area about their own personal experiences and, where possible, meeting the owners in person. In some cases, we even carry out mystery shopping with the business before we confirm they meet our stringent quality standards.
Already tried and trusted by hundreds of local people
There’s nothing we love more than successful matchmaking! Whether you’re searching for a reliable electrician or a creative graphic designer, you’ll find qualified reputable local businesses on the Cheshire Business Directory. Our Facebook page has strong engagement, which reflects the trust consumers have in us.
Every time one of our members receives positive client feedback we do a little happy dance! It’s wonderful to see our members’ businesses thrive as a result of our support.
We put our members first, not money
We are building a mutually supportive community of local Cheshire businesses. This includes free listings for charitable organisations. Once a business is accepted into the directory, we back them 100%, spending time and effort on advertising and promotion. We help members to grow their businesses through complimentary services such as social media promotion and leaflet distribution.
We were over the moon to hear one member describe the added value and support we’ve given to their growing business as “inspirational and motivational”.
We support local businesses and community groups
If buying local is important to you, your local business directory is where your search for products or services should begin. Our growing membership ranges from business service providers to retailers, health and fitness services, and tradespeople.
We take pride in supporting our local community including sponsorship of the Wilmslow Show and Wilmslow Cricket Club. We also support all local businesses, and that includes listing more than one business in the same field of work (unless an organisation requests exclusivity). So as a customer you don’t need to worry about bias and can make an informed decision on which company to choose.
Similar businesses are not seen as competition. The Cheshire Business Directory will happily showcase any business so long as they are professional and meet our stringent qualifying criteria. We just love to see local business people happy and succeeding in what they love to do.
What are you waiting for?
The Cheshire Business Directory is the authority for business searches in the Cheshire area. Make sure it’s your first port of call for finding local, reputable and trustworthy companies. Why not bookmark the directory page for quick and easy access!