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Making sure local businesses get noticed by the commercial and consumer residents in YOUR area! '€˜Buy Local'€™ has never been such an important issue -€“ and that'€™s what we'€™re all about! From just £1.33-per-day (+VAT).

‘thebestof.co.uk’ is a National phenomenon which has grown so quickly over the last couple of years, that it is now a strategic-partner of Google, the most widely-used search-engine in the world!

In ‘plain-speak’ this means that when someone types a word into their search bar, Google ‘comes to us’ to find the answer! – Well, not just us, granted! – But we are one of only four data-storage centres that Google uses in the UK!

What does that mean to you?

Well, if you’re in business yourself, you probably have a website. You probably pay for search-engine-optimisation, or even, pay-per-click, or for ad-words. It’s a constant struggle to come up with something new, something to get you noticed, something different to keep your website ‘in’ with a chance of being found. You’re probably on Linked-In, Facebook, and you probably Tweet endlessly about your day.

If you’re a consumer, (member of the buying public,) you’re probably looking for somewhere to go for a night out, something to buy for a birthday, something to wear for a special occasion, somewhere to take the kids, somewhere to go to relax.

Either or both, you may need the services of an electrician, or an accountant, or a bookkeeper, a funeral director, a therapist, a beautician, hairdresser, caterer, cake-maker, landscaper, . . . . the list goes on. And on. And on.

To find what they’re looking for – locally – already over 1.5 million users every month turn to thebestof.co.uk! It’s as simple as that!

No, not yet another on-line directory! They just provide you with a name and a telephone number. At thebestof, we provide you with a full, professionally written feature – with direct links to our members own websites. We receive and encourage written testimonials for every business that’s featured, and/or, we visit them personally, to make sure the business meets with our exact expectations.

The Newport and Torfaen buying-public, and other local businesses, need to know that they don’t have to go far to get what they need. It’s all here, right on your doorstep – and now, more than ever before, local businesses need the support of each other, and all those that live in the area.

Local directories posted through your front door have their place. It’s just a matter of remembering where it was the last time you saw it! Magazines lay un-looked-at and un-loved, in doctors’ waiting rooms and the like, for about forty-years after their publication. Local newspapers keep your chips warm until you get them home.

thebestof is available 24/7, 365, right at your fingertips – and it doesn’t matter what device you use to search us! Our ‘tekkies’ are so up-to-the-minute, that we can identify the type of gadget that you’re using to search us, and we provide the information back, in the format specifically designed for it.

In seconds!

. . . So that’s an overview – but there’s so much more - we just didn’t want to bore you with the detail of our weekly business networking breakfasts, or our special events, or our unique promotions, or our fun-quizzes, or our ‘door-drops,’ or our campaigns, or our . . . well, like we said, we don’t want to bore you! (But there IS so much more!)

Hugely Expensive Membership! Right?

Wrong! A commercial membership can cost as little as just £40 (+VAT) per month, plus a small one-off sign-up fee. thebestof is a marketing platform for local businesses – you can add to it, change it, drop-it, at will, because there are no long term contracts to sign! If it doesn’t work for you, you don’t pay!

After your initial feature goes ‘live’ – you can change it whenever you want to, at no extra charge! You have a special offer that you want to publicise? – Do so, on thebestof, at little or no extra cost. Want us to Twitter and Tweet on your behalf? Sure, no problem! Help you get testimonials? Yep, we do that too! Introduce you to other local businesses? Of course!

We aim to be as flexible in our approach as you want us to be! If you have a question, ask it! If you have an idea, share it. If you want us to help with something – publicise your event, invite people to come and see you, turn-up unannounced at your birthday party . . . well, maybe not that last one, . . . but the message is, ‘We’re here!’ To help, support, publicise and maximise your commercial profile like no other marketing company out there, and for a fraction of their associated costs!

‘Joe Public’ needs you just as much as you need them.

‘Joe Public’ visits thebestof Newport and thebestof Torfaen, MANY THOUSANDS of times, EVERY MONTH. They could be looking for you!

And we can help them do just that. Call us!

latest reviews

In September 2014, said about The Best Of Newport

The best of Newport are always looking for opportunities to recommend their members, recently the best of introduced me to the manager at Cineworld. This is a contact I would never had made myself, this led to work. Thank You the best of.

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In February 2013, said about The Best Of Newport

From Yellow Dragon Limited (UPVC Repair and Locksmith) I have been a member for only a short whileand have realised just how much the Best of is assisting my business to grow. The marketing my company is receiving is hitting the market I wish to reach, that is local people. Best of is not a networking organisation but a marketing institution. They do more than just show your web site they are actively marketing my company through various social media threads. the value for money cannot be understated.

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In February 2013, said about The Best Of Newport

From Yellow Dragon Limited (UPVC Repair and Locksmith) I have been a member for only a short whileand have realised just how much the Best of is assisting my business to grow. The marketing my company is receiving is hitting the market I wish to reach, that is local people. Best of is not a networking organisation but a marketing institution. They do more than just show your web site they are actively marketing my company through various social media threads. the value for money cannot be understated.

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In January 2013, said about The Best Of Newport

I recently met with Tracey Hopkins to discuss my Twitter account. On making the appointment I found Tracey to be friendly and approachable and she straightaway put me at ease in order to discuss something I find stifling. She outlined clearly what she was able to do for me, how she would grow the account and how it could be maintained. At the end of the session I felt relieved that the Twitter account could be used as a tool to market my business and this was all down to Tracey’s professional capabilities.

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In November 2012, said about The Best Of Newport

Where to start with Tracey.... Since meeting Tracey earlier this year she has not only helped me promote my Business throughout South Wales but also become a good friend. Add to that the fact that she has the most powerfully inspirational 4sight. Thank you Tracey

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In November 2012, said about The Best Of Newport

What can i say about tracy that has not already been said, i met Tracey a while ago and can now say that i am a very strong member of the best of and have enjoyed working with Tracey and the team there for some time. tracy really is amazing and i would recommend her in a heart beat

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In October 2012, said about The Best Of Newport

just wanted to say thanks guys, you doing a great job. appreciated all you do, if you are in business and not a member of the best of then get on board now, huge marketing opportunity, the guys are all very approachable and which ever one of them (Peter, Mike or Tracey ) you get to deal with they will do there best for you. magazine feed back good, great atmosphere at the breakfast they put on so call them now, this minute.

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In September 2012, said about The Best Of Newport

Good location for thebestof showcase, spacious building, many variations of business, choir fantastic. Very helpful event to our company.

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In September 2012, said about The Best Of Newport

Great event at thebestof showcase, footfall was good, think it would work better for businesses if it was a week day. Really good, should be another one soon.

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In September 2012, said about The Best Of Newport

Didn’t know what to expect at thebestof showcase. Good for networking. Had expected more smaller businesses to be selling their ware. Thanks for the invite. Hope to see you all soon.

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In September 2012, said about The Best Of Newport

It is our first time doing a showcase. I am amazed at the turn out of all the businesses in our area. It’s a great way of making new friends and just to know who is who. This event should be held on a regular basis. Thank you and God Bless.

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In September 2012, said about The Best Of Newport

Good bestof showcase, good organisation, helpful people and good atmosphere. Huge opportunity of meeting people.

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In September 2012, said about The Best Of Newport

Good business links with other exhibitors, not sure on the walk through. Great job done by thebestof team.

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In September 2012, said about The Best Of Newport

Thebestof showcase was really good, thebestof team did a great job.

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In September 2012, said about The Best Of Newport

Good event, lots of interest. Would like to come back again and promote Costco again. Well done thebestof team for organising a great event.

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In September 2012, said about The Best Of Newport

Great first showcase. You did us proud. Thank you for all of your time and effort, it is greatly appreciated.

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In September 2012, said about The Best Of Newport

I've been trading as Ivy Wood Bookkeeping now for almost 6 months and being a member of the BestOf has been a real pleasure - I've met a lot of people who are genuinely there to help and support you as a person and who are not out for financial gain like some other business networks! My confidence has grown huge amounts & my business is growing strength to strength so I'd just like to thank the BestOf team as well as all of the individual members :) I've made some lovely friends!!

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In September 2012, said about The Best Of Newport

Tracey is the consummate network queen. There is a simple etiquette to networking and Tracey adheres to it at all times. She is friendly, calm, approachable and real, and she has that uncanny knack of putting together people who need each other. That may mean that they have services to exchange, but often Tracey identifies when two business people can benefit on more than a business level, enriching lives and friendships. There are tools, tips and techniques for increasing networking success both online and offline and it's obvious from my experience of Tracey's service that she has a strong command of all three. In summary, if I am in need of a contact, whether it be a plumber, a solicitor, a locksmith, I don't Google it, I don't lug out the Yellow Pages, I call Tracey for her trusted advice and knowledge of Best Of members and beyond.

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In September 2012, said about The Best Of Newport

Tracey is an inspirational woman. I always look forward to see her at a 4N meeting, and I am lost when she's not there, albeit a rare occurrence. Infectious enthusiasm, fantastic at her job and someone I am truly grateful to have met.

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In September 2012, said about The Best Of Newport

Tracey is one of those gems who suddenly pops up at you & you say 'OMG - where did you come from?'. Today, her 4Sight really nailed it for me. Now I really understand why she is passionate about helping people. This lady has a big purpose - to help others get ahead. It's an honour to know her!

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In September 2012, said about The Best Of Newport

Just a quick thank you, its now over a year since being a member of thebestof team, because of the proactive network throughout the group, our business continues to grow strength to strength.

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In July 2012, said about The Best Of Newport

Good business links with other exhibitors, not sure on the walk through. Great job done by thebestof team.

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In July 2012, said about The Best Of Newport

I don’t think the type of person attracted to the day was suitable to our product. But thebestof team did a superb job. Well done guys for promoting local businesses.

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In July 2012, said about The Best Of Newport

Very good and a lot of different businesses able to show their products at thebestof showcase. Very good way of networking. Only down fall, the day was too long.

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In July 2012, said about The Best Of Newport

Great event at thebestof showcase, footfall was good, think it would work better for businesses if it was a week day. Really good, should be another one soon.

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