Advertising With Forest Traders

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  • A R Website Design, based in The Forest of Dean offers bespoke, simplistic and easy-to-use websites. With over 4 years experience, contact us today for help with your website, SEO & Social Media. Website Design packages start from just £850.00.

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  • Based in the picturesque Forest of Dean, JB Leasing offer industry leading service as well as competitive pricing on both business and personal contract hire vehicles. Whether you‘re looking for a Peugeot or a Porsche, get in touch for a friendly, no obligation chat today.

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  • A 5* home from home day & holiday dog boarding service licensed under Animal Welfare Regulations 2018 standards in the beautiful Forest of Dean. Pet sitting, dog walking and wedding services available. Fully insured and police checked. Providing a professional & reliable service.

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  • Crossroads is a charity supporting unpaid carers, people living with a disability or in social isolation. We aim to improve health and wellbeing of service users and promote their independence, empowering them to remain living safely at home.

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  • Lansdown Insurance Brokers have been established in Cheltenham for over 50 years and our locally based staff have built up a reputation for excellent customer service. We can take the worry away with our expertise to make sure you have the right insurance cover whatever the type of business.

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  • Lansdown Insurance Brokers have been established in Cheltenham for over 50 years and our locally based staff have built up a reputation for excellent customer service. We can take the worry away with our expertise to make sure you have the right insurance cover whatever the type of business.

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Advertising With Forest Traders

We have 3 options for advertising starting from as little as £10 a month! That is less than £3 a week! If your Business trading address is in The Forest of Dean, please see the details below. * A one off activation fee of £30.00 is applicable for new customers, please see below for details. A reduced fee of £20.00 will be applicable to returning customers.

If your Businesses trading address is outside of The Forest of Dean, please see our option for advertising HERE.

How Do We Promote Your Business?

The Website

Forest Traders gives its advertisers a great ‘online presence’ even if they do not have a Website. Using the Website which has great search results through Google & other search engines, we give smaller local Businesses the chance to compete for work against larger ones. Contact us to receive the most up to date statistics for visitor numbers & page views.

Social Media

We use our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ & YouTube Accounts, to provide people with the leads for work & opportunities they are looking for. We use these platforms to give people ‘mini profiles’ to keep promoting them to new likers/followers - come and ‘like’ & ‘follow’ us to see how we work.

Referrals & Social Media Tagging

Referrals are an area we work very hard on because it works so well. We do this through all different kinds of methods but one that is becoming increasingly important is Social Media Tagging, as people search for companies & recommendations on these platforms. We use groups and messages/statuses to find these questions and give the public our customer‘s details! It has worked extremely well and we will continue to build on this.


We are members of CAP Business Clubs in Coleford and attend many other networking events as well as holding our own in the local area not just to promote use of Forest Traders but to pass on our customer‘s details too.


Exhibitions/Shows are a fantastic opportunity for us to raise the profile of Forest Traders and also raise money for local Charities at the same time. By us having a stand at these shows, we are able to represent you without you being there! We ask our customers to provide some Business cards/leaflets or gifts to go on the stand so the public can take them. We talk to as many people as possible to make sure they leave with the details they need. We always receive positive feedback for these shows and are always thinking of how we can improve on them.


We use leaflets, posters & window stickers across the Forest to highlight use of the Website. We also now have great quality brochures which we aim to have printed and distribute every 6 months. The last batch have been very well received and all 1500 are rolling out into Forest of Dean homes.

What else do I get for my money?

As well as all of the services above, you have the option of receiving a free monthly statistics email to let you know how many visitors we have had to the site & how many people view the page your advert is on to give you as much feedback about your advert as possible. This is an opt in service.

You have the ability to add on extra‘s to your advert including the testimonials function and discounts off some of our training courses we run. See details on the quote generator below.

Advert Quote Generator

Using our quote generator below, you can create tailor made advertising packages designed to suit your business. You can keep it simple or mix and match our added extras designed to boost your advert within Forest Traders.

Choose 1 option in boxes 1 - 3 (compulsory) and then add as many extras as you'd like in the following boxes (optional). Your quotation price at the bottom will increase/decrease as you add/remove items giving you a tailor made quote that you can fit to suit your requirements and budget.

We offer multiple categories and multiple businesses discounts - please contact us directly to receive a quotation for this.

Step 1.....Choose Your Type of Advert *

A £30 one-off activation fee is included in your price. This price is not payable again as long as your time plan does not lapse.

A £20 one-off re-activation fee is included in your price. This price is not payable again as long as your time plan does not lapse.

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How do I advertise and what do I do next?

Please note:- Option 3 Header Bars are subject to availability, please contact us for details.

Step 1 - Use the quote generator above to decide which style of advert you‘d like, what bolt on‘s you want to add and what length of time plan. Email us on with your advert details (as described in the quote generator boxes).

Step 2 - Using the details provided, we will create a mock advert and email you a link to view it on.

Step 3 - You can at this point make any changes to the advert if you wish. We will then email you the Terms and Conditions that relate to it. Once you email us back confirming you are happy for your advert to go ‘live’, we will ask you to make payment. * Payment for your activation fee will also be due at this point.

Step 4 - Payment can be accepted via credit/debit card or via Paypal online using this link, cheque (made payable to J Davies), bank transfer or cash (details available upon request).

Step 5 - Once payment has cleared, the advert will be made ‘live’ on the website and an announcement will be made on both Facebook & Twitter to promote it. As a Forest Traders customer, you will be requested to join our customer only mailing list. If/when you leave Forest Traders, you will be transferred onto our former customers list. Please see our privacy policy for customers of for full details.

That is it!

If you need to make any changes, please let us know via email.

If there are multiple Businesses in your category, we operate a fair and equal policy where by we make sure that the details for everyone who is relevant to that work is given. No favouritism or exchanges are allowed in any form.

We will contact you via email 2 weeks before your advert is due to expire to inform you that it requires renewing. If you do not wish to renew or if you do not respond by your renewal date, your advert will be removed. If you wish to renew, you may do so by making payment through the website or via the payment options given above in Step 4. Please note, by making payment to Forest Traders, you are agreeing to the Terms & Conditions below.

Any lapse in time between your renewals will result in the advert being removed from the website and the process will start again.

A one off activation fee is applicable to new or returning customers. This fee is to cover the creation, upload & admin work associated with the advert. This will also include car, shop & van stickers along with testimonials cards (if applicable) supplied by Forest Traders.

If you are interested in advertising with Forest Traders, or if you have any questions regarding advertising with Forest Traders, please click on the link below to fill out the enquiry form. We aim to respond to all emails as soon as possible.

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Find us on:

the forester business awards 2017 the forester business awards 2016 the growth hub approved partner - forest traders women in business forester awards finalist wyedeantourism

Former Forest of Dean Ambassador For The Gloucestershire Business Show

glos business show

Members of:

cap business club

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