New Forest Business Partnership's online directory

Philip Molden May 2 2008

As part of its remit to support local businesses, New Forest Business Partnership (NFBP) , an organisation funded by New Forest District Council, is upgrading its online business directory . The new directory will now feature a recommendation function which allows users to leave feedback and recommend reliable and trustworthy businesses in the New Forest area.

This unique functionality was developed by The Disc Directory , a south coast company which developed the technology and has to date launched an online business directory for Southampton and Portsmouth. NFBP has integrated the functions of The Disc Directory into its own online directory to provide a more effective platform for local businesses to stand out.

Matt Callaghan, business support officer for New Forest District Council, said: "Although NFBP has had a business directory on its site for some time, partnering with The Disc Directory means it works more effectively for the businesses listed on it, as well as users looking for reliable local businesses. The recommendation function is particularly important to us, supporting our remit to boost the standard of businesses locally.

"We have been very impressed by The Disc Directory and have found it a positive and satisfying experience working with the team there."

John Pemberton, director at The Disc Directory, said: "The recommendation function of The Disc Directory is completely unique and is being recognised by a variety of organisations as a great asset for local businesses. Word of mouth plays an essential role in promoting any business and The Disc Directory provides an accessible online platform for it."