About – Chester Handbooks

How We Started

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 Layder personally.

Fast forward 17 years to 2022 we are proud to have seven local handbooks with 33,500 copies dropping through letterboxes in and around Chester each and every month.

Chester Handbooks deliver to all homes and businesses in Upton, The Bache, Moston, Newton, Vicars Cross, Mollington, Saughall, Backford, Parkgate Road, Little Saughall, Huntington, Saighton, Caldy Valley, Boughton, Northgate Village, Liverpool Road, Newtown, City Road, Brook Street, Canal Wharf, the outskirts of Chester, Great Sutton and Stanney Oaks and most recently launched in Little Sutton and Ledsham.

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’re always on the lookout for brilliant new personalities to represent our business so if you’re passionate about local business and love talking to new people, email your CV to us.

No gimmicks, just straightforward, honest and reliable advice. Continue to grow YOUR business with the Chester Handbooks – if it works for 400 advertisers each month it can work for you!

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Each month we run monthly competitions with some amazing prizes donated by our lovely businesses! It’s free to enter – just make sure you include your contact details so we can contact you if you win.

Tag us @chesterhandbooks on Facebook and @chesterhandbookscheshire on Instagram with you enjoying your prize!

Click here to go to the competition page to enter.

It’s important to us that the environment is not compromised while we do the work that we do. We use a printers that is passionate about using paper from sustainable sources and  that use vegetable-based prints, making them bio-degradable and recyclable.

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