As the longest-established marketing magazine in Chester, we deliver our eight local magazines (Chester City, Curzon and Westminster Park, Huntington & Boughton, Great Sutton & Stanney Oaks, Vicars Cross & Guilden Sutton, Upton, Mollington, Saughall & Blacon and Little Sutton & Ledsham) to 38,500 homes across the area.
Whether it’s a long-term advertising campaign based on a full page ad or a smaller investment with a quarter size, we’ve got the space to ensure your business is seen and heard to get you results.
In 2005, the Layder family launched a local magazine with an overall aim to bring local businesses and people together. The first issue, named the ‘Huntington Handbook’ was published in April 2005 and was delivered to 1,400 residents.
Fast forward 18 years to 2023 we are proud to have eight local magazines with 38,500 copies dropping through letterboxes in and around Chester every month. There isn’t much we don’t know about advertising and marketing, and between us we have nigh on 40 years experience of working with companies and traders, large and small, with a genuine interest in the individual journey to develop and sustain your place in the particular business sector – as we have.
We understand how busy life is, especially when you’re running your own business, which is why we can do all the design work for you if you don’t have an existing advert. We can even start you off with a new brand if you don’t have one! We’ll make the process from booking to seeing your ad in print as seamless as possible.
“I have found that placing a half page colour advertisement got my message out and is a great way to raise my profile. It allows to me to target homes and businesses in certain areas.
The advert has a massive advantage over newspaper through artwork and photographs, which I can change at no extra charge!”
“After supplying Chester Handbooks with our leaflets they were promptly delivered to the agreed area. Within a few days of the leaflet drop we had an enquiry for a wet room. We would highly recommend Chester Handbooks.”
Ruth & Cliff Hirst
“A huge thank you for the fantastic job you have done on my business cards!
“I’m exceedingly happy with the results and would recommend your service to anyone looking for truly bespoke business cards.”
Sensei Mike O’Connor
Handbridge Shotokan Karate Club
“Chester Handbooks has helped my business in many ways, providing visibility to promote my business and bringing in new clients.
“I highly recommend the handbooks if you are looking for ways to advertise your business.”
Chris Chan, Chris Chan Personal Training
“We were thrilled with the response we had from our ad in the Vicar’s Cross Handbook which helped bring an additional 19 people to our social drop-in at the Centurion pub. It’s great to know we are really reaching people through a trusted source.”
“I have been using Chester Handbooks for advertising my business since 2016 and they have been really helpful and professional. They have supported me with numerous leaflet drops to over 30,000 homes.
“I’m very thankful to Chester Handbooks for all their hard work and help!”
“I have always found Chester Handbooks a pleasure to deal with. From their efficiency to their outstanding market knowledge their results in attracting local clients are second to none. I heartily recommend them.”
Lampkin & Co Solicitors
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