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Testimonials From The Public – these are the wonderful comments that have been made by members of the public who are using www.foresttraders.co.uk

Thank you for this recommendation. He has been really good, It turned out to be bigger job than we expected but he has done in between bad weather and all done for Christmas. He is going to do more in future. Your site and your knowledge are so helpful.


What a fantastic service Jo runs at Forest Traders. Always offering information and advice on local trades/businesses. Tirelessly promoting and plugging them and organising fun, informal and friendly networking evenings. Jo is a pleasure to deal with and approachable too.


I think what you are doing is wonderful and love seeing all the traders together in one place. Makes life so much easier.


Forest Traders are providing an unrivalled service to businesses & communities in the Forest of Dean. Their range of advertising services are exceptionally affordable, and their website is incredibly easy to use. The whole service is well thought through and is efficient and friendly. Many businesses trying Forest Traders for the first time receive enquiries from prospective customers very quickly, evidence of the fact that the website is doing very well in online searchers, and that Jo knows how to get an ongoing stream of visitors to the website.

M J – Skills To Go

Jo & Andy came to CAP Business Clubs with a big reputation, it didn’t take long to appreciate why. They quickly became highly respected members and we are proud to have them onboard. They understand the value of giving, and their members benefit from their very proactive approach to marketing. I would have no hesitation in recommending Forest Traders to anyone serious about growing their business.

P J – CAP Business Clubs

I found Forest Traders by accident on Twitter, after I had tweeted on a Saturday night about an unwelcome flood in my bathroom. Forest Traders immediately recommended a local plumber, who was able to come out and sort the problem really quickly and at a fair price. It’s tough to find good tradesmen and I didn’t even have to look! Now if I need any kind of service in the Forest of Dean I always go straight to Forest Traders, and even if it doesn’t feature on their website, contact them and they will still find a recommendation for you. Brilliant service.


I have used Forest Traders for personal and Business use and have found it fantastic for both. Jo offers a brilliant service and cannot do enough to help. Her hard work and dedication really shows and the result is a well run, easy to use, resourceful website with all the local news, events, Businesses and special offers. It is just what The Forest of Dean needs. Thank you.

M – Little Pickles Markets

I Tweeted Forest Traders late on a Friday afternoon looking for a joiner as the one we had fell through. I was just expecting a retweet, but was contacted by email immediately. By Saturday they had put me in touch with someone and they will be laying our floor for us, shortly. An entirely unexpected and totally brilliant service. I’ll definitely be using them again – and telling people about them too.


Testimonials From Our Advertisers – these are some of the quotes our customers have made about the service www.foresttraders.co.uk has provided them with.

Can I just say Thankyou! Your happy smiley face is always a pleasure to see and you are always so helpful and kind! It’s really nice thing you do supporting small businesses and bringing them together to help each other! We don’t see enough of it. So well done on a very well deserved award! Awesome Jo! So very well done!

T S – TLS Smart

I have used Forest Traders for the last few years and am very happy with the value for money and the excellent service provided by Jo. Outstand throughout and highly recommended.

M H – Trunkarb

I advertise with Forest Traders as I know that Jo puts a huge amount of work into promoting my business. When you buy advertising space with Forest Traders you are not only getting an advertisement on a website, but promotion through social media, at events and in the Forest Traders brochure. As a result of the work Forest Traders have put into promoting my business it means that my business appears multiple times on the first page of Google‘s search results for computer repairs in Lydney.

B W – Megabyte Technology

This year Best Parteez is celebrating 5 years of membership at Forest Traders. It’s been nothing but a positive experience and we have been amazed by Jo’s ability to keep up the momentum and enthusiasm through thick and thin (as we all experience). The listing on the Forest Traders website gives us a presence on the best local directory out there, the social media presence from Jo is second to none and she is constantly networking on behalf of her members. Thanks again, Best Parteez really appreciate your efforts.

P J – Best Parteez

I have been advertising with Forest Traders now for over a year and am delighted at the service Jo offers. Not only is my Business advertised on the website, Jo will actively network my Business at any given opportunity, whether it be via a networking event, social media or a referral.
Jo goes above and beyond the ”normal‘s service, providing extremely affordable and incredible advertising to the local area and beyond. I would highly recommend Forest Traders to any Business looking to be pro-actively promoted in the area.

A R – A R Website Design

I have been using Forest Traders for just under 6 months and have found them a great company to work with. Friendly, reliable and a great way to help me promote my Business throughout The Forest of Dean. I look forward to working with them for many years to come.

B H – B.S.L Plumbing & Heating

We have been advertising on forest traders for just over a week now and have already has our first 2 successful jobs come in through advertising with yourself. This was much quicker than anticipated, looking to build on our testimonials now and continue to grow our business alongside yours! Thanks for all of your help and efficiency!

D A – Dan Adams Electrical

Would highly recommend Jo. She works tirelessly for the businesses under her wing using any and all avenues for promoting us (and appears to know nearly everyone in the Forest too!!)

N P – Green Man Stoves

Best Parteez have found Forest Traders to be an excellent marketing tool. It helps our online presence in the Forest area with good google rankings as well as a few extras such as networking evenings, brainstorming sessions etc. Jo is very proactive especially on social media. We regularly recommend to others and will continue to do so in the future.

P J – Best Parteez

I have been advertising with Forest Traders for many years now and have always found their service to be very professional and the booking service very easy to use. I have also used Forest Traders to find local tradesmen for services required. Forest Traders were always prompt in their reply and suggestions.

Y F – Harts Barn Cookery School

I have been with Forest Traders for less than a year, the enthusiasm and hard work that Jo puts into promoting my business is breathtaking. Went to my first networking session & found it not just productive but fun also.

G – Trusted Tradesmen

Jo of Forest Traders is always professional and works hard to promote my business.

J B – Jessabel Flowers

Many small businesses struggle with social media although they know it is a good way to gain publicity. Forest Traders go a long way to help these individuals and companies with networking. Regular posts, competitions and offers all raise the profile for people who are busy actually providing the services and running the businesses. Thank you Forest Traders – keep it up!

P D – Director, Viney Hall Physiotherapy Ltd.

Jo works really hard promoting business’s that are part of Forest Traders. Always very helpful. The Brainstorming session is also very good and helps with all aspects of business.

J B – Jessabel Flowers

As a new business starting in the Forest I was delighted to find Forest Traders as a platform to advertise myself. Jo is very easy to deal with and highly attentive to detail.Any tweaks I wanted to my advert always promptly dealt with and new testimonials quickly updated. Jo does a huge amount of work behind the scenes to promote the businesses within Forest Traders and the price of advertising could not be more reasonable, in fact the advert has more than paid for itself in the short time I have been with them.

P B – Bentley‘s

We‘ve been advertising with Forest traders for a while now and have been impressed by Jo‘s enthusiastic support for her customers. She looks for any opportunity which might be appropriate and puts us forward.

E W – Module IT

Jo has been running a very successful Twitter campaign for us in the lead up to the biggest and best FREE arts event in the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley. She has worked so hard for us, and come up with so many good ideas – we are happy to extend her contract with us for the foreseeable future. We highly recommend Jo and Forest Traders and the work they do.

D B – Forest & Valley Open Studios

Jo of Forest Traders has been fantastic in helping me grow my pet sitting business. She is a brilliant communicator, organiser, a great inspiration and an ambassador in representing small businesses in the Forest of Dean.
I continue to advertise with Forest Traders as I love the friendly personal approach to business marketing and is very helpful with a wealth of knowledge from advertising my business on line, through social media and local events.
I highly recommend any local businesses to advertise with Forest Traders – at reasonable rates too – a great service and resource for the community…. You wont be sorry.

L M – Paws A While With Me

Joined Forest Traders recently. Easy to join and efficiently set up by Jo with no fuss. Has started working for us already… enough said, it‘s simply a no brainer. Highly recommended by – Best Parteez

P J – Best Parteez

I just wanted to say thank you for your support and for doing what is obviously a fantastic job with Forest Traders. You guys are very active in your support and I‘m sure all your advertisers appreciate your efforts.

T G – Boost-You

I recently stated advertising with FT and find their service to be refreshingly considerate, of high quality and good value for money. Not only do you advertise on their website but they also promote you through social media and events from which I have had work from. Thank you Jo.

S T – Fellows Framing

I have been delighted with the service provided to me and Western Provident Association (WPA) by Jo and Forest Traders under their ‘More Businesses’ package for businesses based outside of The Forest, but trading within the area. The support they provide, both in finalising the various aspects of the web entry and in promoting it through Social Media, is excellent, and the costs extremely reasonable – making an investment in Forest Traders terrific value for money. Thanks Jo!

M T – Western Provident Association

Forest traders have been exceptionally supportive in every way, helping promote and network our company – highly recommend for anyone.

P W – Hillside Brewery

I am very happy to feature my business on the Forest Traders website. All the staff there work really hard on your behalf promoting my business and flagging leads and opportunities for me. They have also helped out immensely with a community project I‘m involved in. Couldn‘t recommend them highly enough.

D B – Forest of Dean School of Photography

A big thanks to all at Forest Traders. Had a confirmed booking by 18:00 as a result of your goody bags. Keep up the good work.

R Z – Bouncy Castle Hire

I have been using Forest Traders for the last few months to promote my business and can not praise them enough for all their hard work and dedication. Jo has been fantastic from the beginning with excellent communication skills and a very positive approach to marketing. A supportive local service run by an excellent team – I would highly recommend any business to advertise their services with Forest Traders.

L M – Paws A While with Me

We have been advertising with Forest Traders now for several months and haven‘t looked back. From start to finish Jo and Andrew were there to talk us through all the options available and help us decide what was best for our business. With Forest Traders there is no hard sell – just genuine people offering a genuine service. If your looking to get your Forest of Dean Business noticed we would highly recommend Forest Traders – Fantastic!!

M – Herriots Petsitting Service

We have used Forest Traders to advertise Charity fundraising events and they have been great. Easy to use, very helpful and they even attended two of the events we organised. Would recommend them highly.

J G – Forest Sensory Services

I am very grateful to Jo and Andy for their help in marketing my Business K M Event Decor through the Forest Traders Website. Their marketing strategy is great, and just what the Forest of Dean needs. No fuss, just an easy, simple to use directory of all the local Businesses. They are very professional at what they do, their advertising costs are very reasonable and I recommend them to local Businesses who are looking for affordable advertising all the time.

K M – K M Event Decor

Thank you very much, that will be enquiry number 4. We are very pleased to have joined your growing site.

P – PJ Adams & Son General Builders

Brilliant service from www.foresttraders.co.uk, who are not only extremely reasonable in price but make sure that every opportunity is used to promote our Company, be it on Facebook, Twitter or other media. All in all, work very hard to promote any Company listed with them, which can only help to win Business.

L – The Whitehouse Press

Thanks for your help Jo, you have been fantastic. We will definitely recommend you. You are extremely efficient, a great communicator and very prompt to answer questions and upload adverts.

B – Longhope Pre-School