See great local Forest of Dean Businesses below

  • 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.

    07564 920055

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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.

    0345 8734943

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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.

    01594 563707
    07582 784417

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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.

    01594 369088

  • 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.

    01594 823414

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  • Honey Bee Collection and Removal Services
    Professional and Ethical Bee Collection or Removal at Its Best.
    24/7. Call Now! on 07840 874567 or 07483 242141.
    Best Advice and Survey for all Bee Problems.

    07895 677123

  • Peachy Impressions design and create both luxury handmade and cost effective e-mailable/printable wedding and party invitations. All of our work is printed in-house using professional printers, high quality materials and assembled and finished by hand.

    07870 681752

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Training - A gift for business and individuals - 20/10/2016

school of photography

I‘m a photographer. Nowadays I‘m a professional photography shooting products, interiors, food, press and pr, you name it! But once (a very long time ago), I was an enthusiast. Self taught is a phrase which belies all of the hard work and calamitous mistakes that get us to the experience level we are at today. The reasons why I started the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley School of Photography were two two-fold. Puzzlewood asked me too and to provide anyone with a kick-start to their photography hobby to help them avoid the pitfalls I had found for myself. That was seven years ago and we are growing every year!

Modern cameras can be a minefield of technical waffle, and sometimes all a client needs is a clear steer as to which bits are important and which bits you simply dont have to bother with. The camera makers are in tough competition with each other and continually uploading the cameras with ever more complicated features. All, we are told by the sales person, are designed to take the worry out of photography and to "do it all for you". What tripe! Photography is a simple business which should be fun! And yet, I continually get people who just can‘t fathom the workings of their, sometimes very expensive, cameras.

Although we now deliver all the training for Humble by Nature, Puzzlewood, Wye Valley Arts Centre and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust we are still happy to take on new clients. Our very own bespoke one 2 one sessions are ever popular and appeal to local people and visiting tourists alike. But we also train a great many small business owners too. In these days of social media when the need for image content seems ever present, many business owners turn to us for professional photography services but also for training for themselves or staff so that the day to day images for Facebook and Twitter etc. look great too.

We‘ve trained on every bit of equipment you can think of, phones included, we‘ve trained all sorts of people form complete novices, enthusiastic kids (DBS checked) and professionals. We‘ve trained on technical and creative, gear and equipment and eveng software and post production. The training side in return gives us a great opportunity to meet people but also to be challenged and we love a difficult new question to keep us on our toes and get the grey matter working overtime.

It‘s that time of the year and our gift vouchers are starting their own Christmas rush. Lots of people are buying vouchers for the friends and family and with a six month expiry date on them the lucky recipient can also wait until the spring for their outdoor course if they prefer. We personalize them and email them out to you in full colour so that you can print them off and put them into a card/format of your choice. After that, we take care of all the arrangements - it couldn‘t be simpler.

So if you fancy treating yourself or giving the gift of knowledge to someone you know - just get in touch


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

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