Back in 2005, the Layder family launched a local community based handbook, the first issue, ‘Huntington Handbook’ which was published in April 2005 and was delivered to 1,400 residents by David personally.
Fast forward 15 years to 2020, and we are proud to have 6 local handbooks with 26,000 copies dropping through letterboxes in and around Chester each and every month.
Delivery remains one of our most important priorities, and many of our local and accountable deliverers have been with us from the start. 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.
With the continued support of the community, readers and advertisers Chester Handbooks has grown from strength to strength to become the largest independent publisher in the Chester area yet maintaining a friendly and personal service.
Regular Facebook and Twitter posts, reader competitions, home improvement tips, local news, community activities and groups, monthly gardening feature, police updates, lifestyle and fitness tips, financial advice, recipes, monthly car review and much more….
No gimmicks, just straight forward honest and reliable advice. Continue to grow YOUR business with the Chester Handbooks Team – if it works for 400 advertisers each month it can work for you!
‘Reliably reaching 60,000 potential customers in and around the Chester area each and every month’
Chester Handbooks reliably deliver to all homes and businesses in Upton, The Bache, Moston and Newton, Vicars Cross, Mollington, Saughall, Backford, Parkgate Road, Little Saughall, Huntington, Saighton, Caldy Valley, and Boughton, Northgate Village, Liverpool Road, Newtown, City Road, Brook Street, Canal Wharf and the outskirts of Chester. – now delivering to Great Sutton & Stanney Oaks!
We are the ONLY A5 to be delivered to the new housing developments at Saighton and Upton Dene, having built up a good relationship with the staff in the sales offices who use them as an invaluable guide to what is available in the area for those who may be looking to move to or within Chester.
What do we need from you?
Logo (if you have one), contact details (number, email, website, address), clear and understandable information and the advert size you would like to book. Dimensions are shown below.
FREE DESIGN SERVICE AVAILABLE
One Stop Shop for all your business promotional needs – ask us about printing of leaflets, banners, A-Board posters, logo creation and branding.
Discounted packages available for bookings of 3, 6 and 12 month periods. Ask about the bigger discounts available with our easy payment terms, allowing you and your staff more time to concentrate on getting more customers.
Ask us about our premium page availability..
£129.00 per issue + VAT
HEIGHT 210mm + 3mm bleed
£75.00 per issue + VAT
£49.00 per issue + VAT
£80.00 four issues + VAT
Don’t just take our word for it…
“A huge thank you for the fantastic job you have done on my new business cards.
Everything is clear, so much detail, exactly as I asked for and what I need to have to give to any potential contact, as it says everything we do at Handbridge Shotokan Karate Club and everything I am qualified to do.
“I’m exceedingly happy with the results and would recommend your service to anyone looking for truly bespoke business cards.”
Sensei Mike O’Connor 7th Dan KUGB
Chief Instructor of the Handbridge Shotokan Karate Club
“I have found that placing a half page colour advertisement in your handbooks can get my message out loud and clear and is a great way to raise my profile. It also allows to me to target homes and businesses in certain areas, so I know I’m not on that mountain top.
The advert has a massive advantage over newspaper through artwork and photographs, which I can change at no extra charge so my advertising can evolve with the business.”
“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 and have supplied them with more leaflets for a drop in a different area.”
Ruth & Cliff Hirst
“Chester Handbooks has helped my business in many ways, providing visibility to promote my business and bringing in new clients.
“I see many of my clients keep them in case they need a service that the magazine can provide. If I didn’t have this opportunity for my business I would have found it hard to promote. I highly recommend the handbooks if you are looking for ways to advertise your business.”
Chris Chan, Chris Chan Personal Training, Chester
“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 (for the over 50s) 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 in the Chester area, as well as offering graphic design help with handbook advertisements, and keeping regular contact regarding repeat advertising and promotional offers.
“Over the last year, CoActive Physio has gone from strength to strength and 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
“I have been very happy with the service that Chester Handbooks have provided in printing and an advert for the National Trust Chester Centre. I have received several productive enquiries about the centre, which has been brought to the attention of people who did not know about it previously.”
National Trust – Chester Centre