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The Hogsty End and District Handbook

Some previous covers

The Milton Keynes Local Magazine Successfully Connecting Local Businesses and Residents in
Woburn Sands, Woburn, Wavendon, Aspley Heath, Aspley Guise, Salford, Bow Brickhill
& Little Brickhill. The Original Choice since 2005.

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The following are testimonials to the success of advertising in The Hogsty End Handbook:

As a small business just starting out, Hogsty End Handbook has been instrumental in my success over the past year, providing me with a great platform to advertise from. I now have a thriving customer base. With thanks also to the team who give much needed support and advice. 
Clive Tonkin, "Need a Dog Walker"

Advertising in Hogsty was the singularly most important business decision I have made to date and has introduced me to high quality clients, it was undoubtably the best investment I have made in my company.
David Gray, Gray's Gardens

We've had a great response from the advert we placed in the August/September's editions of Hogsty End and Roundabout Here and so we will not be requiring space to advertise in the October edition. You will definitely be my first port of call for future local advertising. Many thanks.
Amanda True, Fastbolt (Recruitment advert)

I just wanted to thank you for your help with advertising my new gardening business through the Hogsty End magazine.
The three quarter pages worked very well for me with each publication generating more interest. I now have more work than I can handle! The May publication worked particularly well as I guess people start to think about tidying up or improving their gardens as April brings more activity in the garden. I would certainly recommend Hogsty End to any small business starting up in the Woburn Sands area.
Heather's Gardening

I hear so many good things about the magazine and it really does bring so much work my way each month.
Mark Lincoln, Perfection Window Cleaning

Advertising in the magazines has brought us a life-changing amount of business.
Garden Services Advertiser

I am pleased to say the office has now been let so I won't be needing the advert to go in again. I was delighted that the advert generated local interest and subsequently the office has been let to folks that live in Woburn Sands.
Angela Menday, Deethe Farm Industrial Estate

I found advertising with the Hogsty End Handbook very successful, it increased my client list in just a couple of months. I would heartily recommend it.
Anna Plackett, Waggy Tails Dog Grooming

I am very happy with the brilliant service.
Rob Bradnam, Milton Keynes Guttering

I have been tracking the results from my advertising. The repeat business from my first quarter page advert (7 months earlier) has brought me £250,000 of business.
Local advertiser, Aspley Guise

I have been advertising with Hogsty End and Roundabout Here for many years now and I love the service - faultless, and the results are great too.
Chris Batt, Franklite Lighting Factory Shop

The response we got from the back page of the December magazine was phenomenal, thank you again.
Annia Chimbani, Daily Poppins

We had  storage space to rent out and thought we would try an ad in the Hogsty End Handbook. We had several calls and within 6 weeks had found our perfect tenant. Thank you for your help.
Harris & Jones, Salford 

We've been advertising in the Hogsty End Handbook and Roundabout Here for the last 18 months and it's been a prominent feature of our volunteer recruitment campaigns. It's a great local magazine full of useful information - the service and level of customer care provided by Maria is easily one of its best features. We are very pleased to continue our association with both publications given the significant number of potential volunteers we have been able to attract through its circulation. Long may it continue!
Ben Thomas - Advice Service Director, Milton Keynes CAB

I thought i would let you know i had an inquiry from the advert in the magazine which has now been booked. A nice lunch party for 45 in June ... , it does work, like you tell us!
Catering business

I am a big fan of your magazine, and have used it to get a Plasterer to do some work for us, a DIY company, Man with a Van, an Electrician, and plumber, the loft ladder guy, a home hairdresser, in fact, thinking about it, it's the first place I look when we need anything doing around the house, Yellow Pages - whats that!!! :0)
Amanda Collier - Reader

I am thrilled to let you know that I received a number of calls about Darren and Pearl on the back of the last issue, it is interesting the response we had to putting rabbits in the magazine and they are now reserved after 4 months in our care without any interest so thank you so much for your help in promoting our animals. It really does make a massive difference. 
Heather, HULA Animal Rescue

I've given up advertising in other places and only advertise in The Hogsty End Handbook and Roundabout Here. Customers are always telling me how they get good service from the advertisers in the magazines.
Decorator advertiser

We have advertised in Hogsty End for over a year now and are very happy with the service we receive. We would highly recommend them.
Darrell Thorn, Garage Door Solutions

Advertising in the Hogsty End publication has been the best thing I have done. All my business is local which is great for me. Hogsty End have been nothing but friendly and helpful and I have a lot to thank them for.
Gardening services advertiser

As an advertiser in both Hogsty End and Roundabout Here I have been very pleased with the response my adverts have produced. I feel its important to be in a local magazine that has a variety of businesses and services and is used by the local community.
Ged Dwyer, Trophy Too

Oak Leaf Gardens have been using Hogsty End now for 3 years, and as a new company found the service excellent. 65% of our work comes from customers who read the magazine and I always recommend people to advertise their company with Hogsty End.
Graham Dell, Oak Leaf Gardens 

Advertising in the Hogsty End has benefited my business far more than spending vast amounts of money on advertising in the local newspapers. People tend to read this booklet on arrival and then keep hold of it until the next edition arrives. I will definitely be advertising in Hogsty End for the foreseeable future. 
Lynne Davies, Lynne Davies Dog Training

Hogsty End has proved to be a cost effective way of targeting local customers. From my experience, it is an extremely professionally put together publication and we often get several calls on the day the publication goes out.
Dan Cook, MK Upholsterers

We have used the Hogsty End for several years now, and they have always proved to be one of the best ways to advertise our services, a lot of our domestic work comes from this magazine, and we will continue to advertise with them.
Larry Pinder, MK Pest Control

I use community magazines all the time for my advertising. The Hogsty End is by far the best! They offer a complete package, the advice is second to none regarding designs of your adverts (if you're a complete novice like me), the advertising rates are excellent value for money - I recovered my first quarter's advertising fee on my first job from a customer who called in the first month: November 2010.We use a variety of community magazines and so far the Hogsty End has been the most successful.They are extremely accommodating, friendly and professional and above all extremely helpful. We will continue to advertising in the Hogsty End magazine and have booked the whole year. Great working with you.
Julia McCann, PMC Property Services

I just wanted to thank you for letting us advertise in The Hogsty End Handbook.   I know it only went out very recently and today I have received two jobs from it - one in Wavendon & one in Aspley Guise.
I like to give credit where it's due.  Cheers. 
Clive Parrish, Daniels Security Centre

I would just like to say how me and my husband enjoy the Hogsty End each month. My husband reads it cover to cover. Not only does it have adverts for everything, it has stacks of local information too. May it go on forever. Thank you again, kind regards
Elaine Block (Philip Block Upholstery)

I just wanted to congratulate you on the work and booklets you produce, I think it is extremely useful for local contacts and advertising. I have recommended it to serveral of my tenants at Deethe Farm Industrial Units and I am delighted to see in the last issue four of them are now advertising with you.
Angela Menday

It represents excellent value.
Gardening services advertiser

Excellent, cost effective way to reach your customers. The magazine is well read by my customers and their loyalty to advertisers is in my view exceptional. The publication is professional and is never late being issued.
The team put a huge amount of effort into the publication and will help design the layout for you. A great business, highly recommended.
Andrew Hubberstey, Rugged & Tough

This publication has gone from strength to strength, providing exceptional quality at an affordable price.The staff are extremely efficient always delivering what they have promised.
Chris Lowe, Camfield Chapman Lowe Ltd (Accountants)

I wanted to write and thank you for all your help and effort with the design and placement of our advert in the Hogsty End and Roundabout Here Handbooks. You are a pleasure to deal with and make advertising so effortless. We are very pleased with the enquiries we have recieved from the advert and look forward to continuing our business relationship with you. Thank you once again.
Samantha Harris, Maid To Iron

Thank you for a very successful campaign! Rugged & Tough is a brand new business therefore advertising is critical to ensure word gets around. However the cost in big publications is prohibitive, so having been introduced to The Hogsty End Handbook I thought it worth a go. Hogsty End did a fab job with the advert for us and we ran the first month. As we knew, it takes a few to make it happen, so as expected, didn't get a rush through the doors on the first run. The second advert was tweaked a bit for the current summer season and we ran it again, both in The Hogsty End Handbook and Roundabout Here, All I can say is "WOW", our footfall increased by 33%. We have now booked full pages in three future editions.
Thank you so much
Rugged & Tough Ltd (Outdoor clothing store)

I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you very much for sending The Hogsty End Handbook through my door. We have just moved to Woburn Sands from Linslade and are loving every second of it. The book has been so handy to help us get our bearings and find out the places to go and people to speak to from everything from window cleaning to eating out and back again. Many thanks and if there is a quick way to get an allotment we would love to know!!! Thanks
M & P McCulloch (residents)

Just a quick ‘thank you’ for managing to squeeze Franklite into the July magazines. As you know, the decision to run a summer clearance sale was a last minute one and I am so glad we were just in time.
I am always amazed at the number of people who visit our factory shop actually clutching their copy of Roundabout Here or the Hogsty End and I can honestly say it is far more effective advertising than either of the local newspapers. I hope you might consider broadening your delivery area to cover more of Milton Keynes in the future and I am sure other advertisers would join me in saying we would definitely be with you.
Having been with you for a few years now, it still works and I look forward to many more years of successful advertising. Thank you
Chris Batt, Franklite Factory Shop (lighting)

I wanted to write and thank you for your help with our advert in The Hogsty End Handbook. I have been delighted with the results so far. Within a week of my first advert I had received my first enquiry and by the end of the month I had secured a significant order. The same thing happened the next month resulting in an even bigger order. Advertising in this publication has already paid for itself many times over.
Penny Bruce, Denton Drapes (curtain maker)

I am writing to thank you for all the help you have given me in setting up my advert in your great publication. The response I have had has been unbelievable. I have always been very wary of advertising, mainly because I have found it to be expensive and never very effective. You and your magazine have proved me wrong; from our first telephone conversation you did all the work planning the advert, helping me with the artwork and advising me on size and location. As I have said the response to the advert has been unbelievable, so thank you very much for all your hard work, and I look forward to a long partnership together.
My very best regards
David Swain, Master Decorator

A well run business, with lots of help and a great way to advertise my business.
Keith Bradbury, Bid Gas (Gas service engineer)

I found every aspect of this company to be very very good indeed.
Pete Wildfield, - Keyne Home Improvements (Double glazing services)

I have advertised with Hogsty End Ltd. for about a year. The best advertising I have ever done - I cant praise it enough.
Ray Brown, Trim-A-Tree

We have been advertising with Hogsty End Ltd since it started and have been very pleased with the response from prospective customers and have appreciated the personal service received from Hogsty End.
Carolyn Clay, Croft Cars (Taxis)

I would just like to say thank you for the advert in The Hogsty End Handbook. It has been a great success. I have had a lot of response from it, a great deal more than I expected. It has been exceptional value for money, one of the best advertisements we have placed.
I wish you all success.
Kind regards
Ray Brown, Trim-A-Tree

The Hogsty End Handbook is a great little publication. We can credit it directly for several jobs and many enquiries. Finding an advertising source that is both effective and value for money is a rare thing indeed, but the Hogsty End Handbook is both of these.
Dan Cook, MK Upholsterers


Comments made recently by local residents:

'Please may I have an extra copy - it's my Bible.'

'We've recently moved to the area and the previous owner left us a copy. It's been our Bible - we found our plumber and electrician in the Handbook and whatever we need, we look there first.' Chris, Aspley Heath.

'I've used half a dozen people from The Hogsty End Handbook. I prefer using the advertisers because they are not here today gone tomorrow operations.'

'Thanks very much for this, I always enjoy the Handbook. I've kept EVERY copy and have used some of the advertisers.'

'The perfect size to be able to sit and have a read with a cup of coffee, and the articles are just right - not too long. Now we have this, we don't even bother reading the paper - it just goes straight in the recycling bin.'

'Millions of years ago I worked in magazines. Congratulations on the way you have built it and the progress with advertisers.'

'It's always a good read'
'Whenever I need something I look in the magazine first to see if I can find it listed'
"You're doing a great job'
'I read it from cover to cover'
'It's brilliant, this little book'
'I send my copy to my daughter in Spain to keep her up to date with life in Woburn Sands'
'I look forward to receiving it'
'I like the history page'
'I always have a good browse through'
'My father has kept every copy for reference.'
'I always read it from end to end.'





Roundabout Here (Our sister magazine for advertising in Sourth East Milton Keynes)


Advanced Turf Machinery
Allens Building Services
All Trees & Hedges (Gardening services)
Aspley Guise Parish Council
Aspley Guise Village Hall (Hall for hire)
Aspley Interiors (Interior design/furnishings)
Ayles Group (Plumbing & electrical)
Baby Sensory (Children's services)
Barking Mad (Dog sitting)
Bathworks (Bathrooms & Tiles)
Be Driven Cars (Chauffeur service)
BidGas (Boiler services)
Bow Brickhill Parish Council
Bow Brickhill Pavilion (Hall for hire)
Briteclean (Domestic/office cleaning)
Broughton Manor Preparatory School
Bucks Chimney Sweeps
Bucks Joinery (Carpentry services)
BWB Plastering
Camfield Chapman Lowe (Accountants)
The Car Doctor (Repairs)
Cathedral Independent Financial Advisers
Caveman Conditioning (Bootcamp training)
ChemDry (Carpet cleaning)
Cheryl Scott Podiatry
Cloudy2Clear (Glazing services)
Computamation (Computer services)
Couture Nail Academy
C&R Pest Management
Custom Glaze (Windows/doors/conservatories)
D&S Decorating Contractors
Deep Blue Fish & Chips
Detail Gardening & Maintenance
Diamonds Carpet Services
Dream Doors (Kitchen/bedroom refurbishments)
Eden Financial & Wealth Management
Emma Berridge Vocal Coach
Eversholt Hall (Hall for hire)
F&D KItchen Solutions
The 50Plus (Property services)
Flaxbourne Gardens (Event hire)
Garage Door Solutions
GCS Build (Builders)
Green Stripe Lawncare
Home Counties Loft Ladders (Loft services)
HomeFix MK (Fascias/soffits/guttering/cladding)
Honey Legal (Will services)
Ivy Lane Cattery
JSC Electrical
Jog My Dog (Pet care)
Kenneth Hudson Interiors
Kingsley David Solicitors
Kings Road Fashions
Lewis Decorators
Linda's Sewing Services
Local Electrician Fast
Lorraine Hearn Cat Feeder
Lynne Davies Dog Training
Maid to Iron (Ironing service)
Michael Graham Estate Agents
Milton Keynes Upholsterers
Morris Roofing
My Homecare (Care services)
Neville Funeral Service
Northlight Dental
Nu Look Conservatory Roof Solutions
Olney Kitchens
Ovengers (Oven cleaning)
Park Lane Windows
The Paros Practice (Complimentary therapies)
PMC Property Services
Purcell Solicitors
Pure Plumbing & Heating
Quality Car Service
Rapport Dentistry
Ray Brown Tree Care
Rebecca L Faret Solicitors
Red Pepper Catering
Richardsons Clock Repairs
RM Carrington (Electricians)
Roundabout Here (Our sister magazine for advertising in Sourth East Milton Keynes)
Safe & Healthy Homes (Handyperson services)
Salford Village Hall (Hall for hire)
Sapwell's (Suspended timber floor insulation)
Scorpion Gutters MK (Gutter cleaning)
Scrubs Up Nicely (Drive/patio/conservatory cleaning)
Sherwoods Accountants
Slimming World
St Botolphs Community Link Room (Hall for hire)
Stephens Removals
TJ Landscape Contstruction
Trophy Too (Trophies & engraving)
Universal Blinds
Waterford Kitchens
Wavendon Auto Sales
The White Horse Husborne Crawley (Restaurant/p/ub)
Wilkins Decorating Services
Win-Dor (Windows, doors, conservatories)
Woburn 4x4 (Car servicing)
Woburn Heating
Woburn Osteopaths
Woburn Roofing
Woburn Sands Big Swing Band
Woburn Sands Osteopathy Clinic
Woburn Sands Town Council
Woburn Village Hall (Hall for hire)
Other Local Websites
Woburn Sands Band
The Woburn Sands Collection (Historical Archive)
HULA Animal Rescue
Travis Cat Rescue
Woburn Sands & District Society
Old Pictures (Woburn Sands, Aspley Heath School, Aspley Guise Etc)
Aspley Guise Local Website
Aspley Heath Parish Council
Bow Brickhill Local Website
Hulcote & Salford Local Website
Wavendon Parish Council

Woburn Sands Local Website

Woburn Village website
Woburn Sands Town Council
Brain Tumour Research
Spinal Injuries Association


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