Coming Soon - recommended businesses throughout Bo

Philip Molden Aug 3 2008

Anyone looking for a good, trustworthy business in the Bournemouth region will soon be able to visit to find one.

Selecting a local business from a directory has always been a haphazard process as the only criterion to date has been the size and look of an advert. Such practices have led to the large number of unscrupulous companies and rogue traders who simply set up under a different company name as and when required.

The Disc Directory is changing the way that people use a directory when sourcing any type of business. It works on word of mouth, by using the testimonials and recommendations they receive from their customers so that they can stand out through a good and consistent level of service. Consumers benefit from being able to choose (and recommend) a business on the directory whilst businesses enhance their reputation and attract new trade through their positive profile.

The Disc Directory is the fastest growing directory on the South coast already operating in the Portsmouth and Southampton regions with plans to launch several more regions over the next year. The company is the only distributed directory in the country to have achieved the Buy With Confidence accreditation from Trading Standards and has close ties with other business associations such as Chambers of Commerce and Square Deal.

The Disc Directory's co-founder and director, John Pemberton said of the Bournemouth launch ‘With so many stories out there about the bad businesses, we want to buck the trend by giving people confidence when choosing a local business. The response from Bournemouth businesses so far has been fantastic as they can see how influential recommendations can be. It's set to be a very successful launch'.

The Bournemouth Disc Directory will have over 15,000 companies online, 1200 business categories and over 20,000 search terms. Companies also have the ability to add their details to the directory free of charge by going to the Add Your Business section through the homepage