Testimonials

Well done; fabulous, perfect; thank you. Due to the positive reception to the first half page in Handy Mag we have decided to continue with the half page indefinitely, if not longer!!

Phil Chapman - Hovingham Village Market

I just wanted to let you know that I’ve had a couple of people come forward who are interested in helping Marie Curie after reading the article in the Handy Mag! Thanks for your help with that, it was definitely worthwhile.

Jennifer Carmichael - Marie Curie

The "Handymag" is the only form of advertising I have used while I have been working as a local Handyman & combined with your advice the work has kept coming in. It just goes to show that the Handymag is the only place you need to advertise your business!

Simon Hewson - Handy Man Hewson

I just wanted to say thank you for the excellent prominent listing you have given the festival in your 'What's on' section. We were delighted when we saw it and it should definitely help to increase the funds raised for the charity. Very best wishes Eskdale Festival

Eskdale Festival organisers

Just some feedback. "We had a record audience of 58 at the Friends lecture last night. Of that number, 21 were visitors, and when asked where they had seen the publicity for the lecture – said “the Handymag”. Thought it was nice to have confirmation that you are very widely read Thank you for your continued support!

Friends of Malton Museum

I am just so busy at the moment that I am struggling to get new patients in. Anyone new starting at clinic and I shall get them to get in touch as it has definitely worked for me.

Carly Bodill at The Clinic, Malton

Many thanks for the sneak preview copy of HandyMag.Just brilliant to have it early and electronic. As a result I have just booked 2 tickets to see the Yorkshire Shepherdess in Malton at the Ryedale Book Festival! Thanks for including the first listing in your magazine for our October club event. Snainton Woodturning Club. Much appreciated

Snainton Woodturning Club

Hope all is well at your end and the magazine is doing as well as it deserves - don't know were I would be without the business the Handymag has given me.

Roz Collins Bookkeeping

I have advertised my carpet cleaning and decorating business in the Handy Mag for 6 months now and have been very surprised at how well it has worked! I now have so much work I have had to temporarily stop advertising!

Peter S Lee Decorator

Great magazine – provides more information than any other local publication

A Ryedale reader

A very 'handy mag'. Long may you continue.

A Pickering reader

Just want to say thanks so much for the mentions of the concert in the November and December issue. The December issue resulted in us being knocked over in the rush for tickets and we sold out. Local charities will benefit from the tombola which also raised lots of cash. What a great mag and a brilliant service to the local community.

The Foresters, York

We definitely have had a very positive feedback and I have even seen 2 customers come in carrying the Handy Mag to get our unbelievably great value Bosch washing machines!

R Yates & Sons, Malton

Just want to thank you and the team at The Handy Mag for all your help and the excellent advertising you give us.We are a community project, but through your support, we have raised our profile and have been introduced to a much wider public. Your dealings with us have always been professional and your assistance invaluable. Thank you so much, Graham Lawson

South Bank Community Cinema

Thanks for tweeting and facebooking for us. I love the Handy Mag as it’s a great place to pick up all the news about local events and some further afield. At the Wilberforce Trust we really appreciate the way you support us as a local charity and the very professional service you offer.

Wilberforce Trust

Hi Marianne and team. Just to let you know that advertising in the Handymag really works for us. We know without waiting for our copy to drop through the door that the next edition is out because the phone rings and people book their day excursions. We also have new customers who come into our office with a copy of the Handymag and book a holiday. The Ryedale edition covers our pick up area. Many thanks Lynne

Perrys Travel

Just got another job through your mag. Thanks!

E Wrightson Builder

If anyone runs a business, or is just starting out in business, the Handy Mag is a serious piece of kit, for getting the message out. We had various advertisments here and there, and then we went with the handy mag, four months later we had to stop publications in the press etc. as we couldn't cope with demand. Of last years publication alone, 11 issues generated £70,000 worth of revenue, I would recommend the Handy Mag to any business.

Kevin Kewley, Decorators of Distinction

I just wanted to say thank you, for the extra advertising you kindly gave us to promote our "Sunday opening". Our Sunday eye test clinics have been fully booked so far! Your magazine article helped to spread the word and both Louise and I are very grateful. Thanks again, Josie

Specsavers Malton

We have, so far, had a huge response to our adverts in the Handy Mag. I am pleased with the way you handled our situation and the adverts you produced have been first rate. Thanks very much and keep it up please.

Rock and Stone, York

Things are going well with the business and we get new enquiries and work from the handy mag every month, so are very pleased with the impact the ad has.

A Plus Property Maintenance

I have now advertised with the Handy Mag since it’s launch over eight years ago. The balance of editorial and advertising is probably perfect. Summing up, this locally produced publication is a major success that deserves to be shared by other successful businesses and the public alike.

Fersina Windows

We get so much support as a result of the space you give us. You have helped us to rehome a number of dogs and raise awareness of what we do.

Ryedale Dog Rescue

We have had a fantastic response to the advert and with the jobs accepted last night alone its more than paid for itself!!! I would just like to thank you and the team for the great work your doing to help promote local companies in this area and for consistently producing a very high calibre magazine.

Yorkshire Tree Surgeons

I have been meaning to get in touch over the past weeks to say another big thank you for the lovely feature. I received alot of comments from existing and new members that joined after seeing that article. Within all my advertising, I think the Handy Mag gets me the widest interest and a good response from new members. A brilliant mag, well done.

Slimming World, Pickering