Hi, my name is Andrew Vincent, I have a background in publishing prospectuses for various secondary schools in Somerset and am an ex independent financial advisor.
Six years ago I was becoming increasingly fed up with the stories I heard 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 I started my 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.