Hi, we’re Andrew Vincent and Jacqueline Skinner. Andrew has a background in publishing prospectuses for various secondary schools in Somerset and is an ex independent financial advisor. Jacqueline set up several businesses overseas in Oman for many years and also founded and managed a successful inbound special interest tour and corporate murder mystery weekend business here in the UK.
Six years ago we were becoming increasingly fed up with the stories we were hearing locally about people using tradespeople they found on the internet who were coming in from outside the area, doing a rubbish job, charging exorbitant prices and disappearing off without completing the jobs properly. It was really bad for the local community.
So we started our own business in 2011, Experts On Your Doorstep, a business directory listing local businesses that had been recommended by word of mouth as being trustworthy and doing a good job for a reasonable price in their own community.
It’s become a real local success story, here are some comments from happy advertisers in the directory who have all seen a big increase in their trade as local people seek tradesmen they can trust.