How the internet can help the poorest Britons
A quote from Martha Lane Fox, the Government's Digital Champion, from the Daily Telegraph on Tuesday 22 May 2010:
"In the brave new world of total online harmony....households could save £560 a year by shopping and paying bills online."
The original article can be found here
Thank you for visiting Warminster Business Web. As well as having a qualified Team of Website Designers, Website Builders and Search Engine Optimisation experts on board, we also run 6 local area Online Directories, being Warminster Business Web, Bath Business Web, Chippenham Business Web, Trowbridge Business Web, Calne Business Web and Frome Business Web.
The contents of each of these Online Directories is split into a number of main subject headings i.e. ‘Business Related’, ‘Building Related’, ‘Home and Garden Related’ plus more, which consist of a range of relevant Categories. Under these Categories we list local Businesses, Trades, Services and Supply companies, making it easy for you to find what you are looking for within your local area. So for instance you might visit our Leisure section and search for local Abseiling firms or Boat Hire. Below we browse through just some of the Categories listed herein, to give you an idea of what you’ll be able to find...
Firstly, the Categories that we’ll discuss are only a very small selection of those that you’ll find listed. If you need a Hairdresser, a Plumber, Solar Panels, Pubs, Electrical Appliance Suppliers or even Hypnotherapists, you’ll find a Category of local Business listings on Warminster Business Web to suit your needs.
If you need to find a reputable local Warminster-based Builder, look no further. Find Builders, Brick Paving, Builders Merchants and Block Pavers listed herein. Perhaps you seek a Carpenter as you need Bespoke Joinery services or help from Ceramic Tiling experts? We list local firms who build Conservatories and operate within the Building Plastics – Materials field. Perhaps your requirements relate to Builders and Restoration or even Architectural Ironmongery? There are Bricklayers galore listed and also specialists in Dry Lining.
We list specialists in Disability Modifications and places that those in the Building trade can go for their Builders Materials such as Building Merchants. Builders Merchants stock a wide range of Builders Tools and Building related equipment, a Category that’s useful for firms of Building Contractors and of course if you need Building Contractors, you’ll find a Category for these too. Many people these days are opting to improve their houses rather than sell due to the financial climate, so many a Loft Conversion is taking place, giving the home owner more space, perhaps when a home office is required or an extra room is required for guests or nippers. You’ll find Barn Conversion experts listed – useful if you’re thinking of having an old barn developed, plus of course New Build contractors and all on Warminster’s Premier Online Directory.
If you need Warminster based Electrical related suppliers, here are a few of the many related Categories:-
• Electricians – interior wiring, re-wiring, new builds, conversions, extensions, water feature electrics etc
• Electrical Contractors – Portable Electrical Testing (PAT), New Builds, Extensions etc
• Commercial Electricians – office wiring/re-wiring, PAT Testing, retail premises electrical etc
• Industrial Electrician – large industrial building wiring etc
• Emergency Lighting – as part of your property’s Fire Safety & Risk Assessment for instance
• Automatic Gates and Electric Gates – for entry to your home or property
• Air Conditioning – whether for the home or for your Business premises
• Burglar Alarms – again for the home or to protect your Business premises, Clubhouse etc
• Dehumidifiers – for use around the home or work place to reduce condensation and damp
• Lighting – whatever your lighting needs, a lighting solution to suit
• Electrical Wholesalers – find a one-stop-shop for all your electrical component and equipment needs
• Electrical Rewiring – a choice of local Warminster based Electrical Rewiring experts
• Electrical Training Est. – for all your electrical training needs.
We all need Heating Engineers on occasion and how many times does this happen when we’re up to our noses in snow and freezing temperatures? Well it’s good to know that you can find Heating Engineers quickly and easily in your local area on Warminster Business Web. Get your Central Heating Systems working efficiently or have them serviced or replaced or perhaps you’re considering going ‘green’ on the Heating front. If so we list Solar Panel suppliers and Solar Heating installation specialists too. If Underfloor Heating or Undertile Heating are of interest, why not chat to some of the firms we list in these Categories? We can also help you to find Boiler Installation and Boiler Repair experts, Boiler Service engineers as mentioned above and LPG Boiler suppliers and installers. Our listed firms can also help you in relation to Condensing Boilers and choosing and installing Fireplaces too.
Our extensive choice of local Warminster based Plumbers are another very useful list of contacts, especially when freezing temperatures cause split and frozen pipes and we’ve certainly had more than our share of cold weather. Plumbers are also needed if you are thinking about the ‘green’ Heating route as they have to balance the system once it’s installed. It goes without saying that they’re skills are likely needed when we’re having new bathrooms installed when pipes etc need tweaking, or if we’re having extension work carried out to our kitchen, utility or toilet facilities.
We’ve all had dreams about what our ideal Bathroom or Kitchen Design would look like haven’t we? These days designs are very clever in their use of the space available – baths, bathroom cabinets, basins, toilets and showers can be slotted into what seems a tiny space, but the end result is fabulous, usable and practical, thanks to talented Bathroom and Kitchen Design experts and the amazing range of Bathroom suites and Kitchens available. Visit Warminster Business Web when you need either a Bathroom Designer, Kitchen Designer and related installation experts and select them from the local Warminster vicinity.
Another area to think about when handling Extensions, New Builds, Conversions and the like is the Drainage aspect. If you’re based out in the countryside, you may not be connected to the mains either. Take a look through our Drainage listings where you’ll find Drainage experts like Aquarius Waste Management listed.
Sometimes we have to undertake House Clearance tasks – if we don’t get rid of the old we don’t have room for the new. If your house, shed or garage are just collecting rubbish, maybe now’s the time to take action. Whether you need Skip Hire, the help of a Rubbish Removals firm, your local Waste Management firm or even the local Scrap Services dealer, Warminster Business Web can assist. Don’t forget Recycling though as much of what you throw out could be recycled and used again. Check out our Recycling Category to find out about local Recycling companies near you.
Some of us have moved house more times than we care to remember and others may have never moved in their lives, but there’s no doubt that moving house can be one of the most stressful things in life. Getting quotes from several local Warminster based Removals firms is a very good idea – you may want to pack your belongings yourself, in which case you simply need the packing materials supplied along with the move via van itself and of course the help of the Removal men, or you may want the removals firm to take complete control of your move from beginning to end. If you have small items to move or perhaps the odd slightly larger item, you may prefer the services of a Man and Van, though many of these firms these days also have a fleet of various sized vehicles and vans and can generally help you with any level of move. It’s definitely worth gaining up to 3 quotes and finding out a bit more about the firms in question and of course you can do this via Warminster Business Web – go to the Removals firm listing (or Man and Van) and you can click straight through to their website to find out more.
Unless you are ‘green fingered’, you will probably at some point require the assistance of a gardening ‘angel’ in the form of a Garden Designer, landscaping firm, Arborist or Tree Surgeon. Perhaps even a Ponds and Water Features specialist to get just the right effect. If you are considering for instance, a Wildlife water feature instead of a fish pond, there are points to take into account when designing and building the feature, such as the required depth at the ponds deepest point, to ensure that wildlife over-wintering in the pond survive – water that is not deep enough will freeze – deeper water does not freeze all the way down and the temperature at the bottom may well be warmer than that at the top. Some of us are happy to potter in the garden and a trip to the local Garden Centres can be a treat when the gardening urge takes you – maybe as the Spring arrives and we feel inspired by the bulbs and Hellebores that we see along the hedgerow, we’ll feel the need. Find your local Garden Centres listed on Warminster Business Web and, if you own or run a local Garden Centre and would like to be listed herein, it’s a simple process so do get in touch.
Who amongst us has never had their garden wall or hedge ‘re-styled’ by a passing motorist? It’s unfortunate but accidents do happen and you may need to replace hedging, in which case your local Garden Centre or Garden Designer/Garden maintenance firm will come in handy or, it may be that you need the help of Stone Wall experts or Builders, to rebuild said wall. Not only can you find Stone Repairs, Stone Walling experts, Stone Supplies and Stone Restoration specialists in the Warminster area listed, but also Stone Flooring and Stone Tiles suppliers/installers, path and driveways experts, Stonemasons and Stonemasonry listings.
Do you believe it when someone tells you that they enjoy cleaning? Well, each to their own I guess, but there are a wealth of Cleaning specialists in and around the Warminster area who can take on a plethora of cleaning related tasks and projects for you, saving you time and the ‘pain’ of having to do it yourself, if you’re not one of those who enjoy getting stuck into this task. So, if you need Cleaning Contractors, general Cleaning Services, details of local Cleaning Firms, Carpet Cleaners and Carpet Stain specialists, we’ve got it covered for you. We also list Cleaning Supplies firms, Commercial Cleaning firms, Carpet Cleaners and Rug Cleaning specialists too.
Also listed are Warminster carpet supplies and installation firms and general flooring experts such as those listed in the Flooring and Carpeting, Oak Flooring, Contract Flooring, Carpet Fitters, Carpet Shops and Showrooms Categories.
Back to the Kitchen now and when you’re interested in viewing tile supplies and finding Tile Suppliers or Kitchen Planning services, Warminster Business Web has a relevant section of listings. Specialist such as Marble Worktops suppliers and installers through to Interior Design firms, Tilers and Tile Manufacturers are included in the listings. And when it comes to Interiors and Interior Design, accessories and soft furnishings, browse through our Mirror, Soft Furnishings, Upholstery, Soft Furnishing Retailers, Bespoke Furniture, and Bedroom Installers listings to find the right material or fabric, a firm to make your curtains, upholster your furniture, supply just the right accessories to set the tone of the room and bespoke furniture to fit and suit your space.
We turn now to all things Audio Visual. Technology moves on so quickly these days, most of us can’t afford to keep changing our tech, but we do like to try to keep up to date as much as our budgets will allow – we might finally decide to trade in that old tube telly for something glamorous like an LCD flat screen with built in HD – some might push the boat out and go for a 3D television. Most televisions these days come with Freeview built in, which removes the need to have a separate box. Many of us also have Satellite TV so that we can view additional channels to those available via Freeview alone. Whatever we need or want, our local Audio Visual shops, showrooms and suppliers are on hand to help and advise on your purchase. In addition to Televisions, Satellite Boxes, HiFi’s and Digital Radio’s, Games consoles etc, our listings include Categories for Aerial Supplies and Aerial Suppliers and specialists in the field of Digital Switchover – some people have experienced issues arising from this and an expert is sometimes needed to visit to put things right – we can put you in touch with one in the local Warminster area.
If you run a Business, you’ll know how imperative it is to have a presence on the Internet these days. It’s also important with the Internet being so widely used, that relevant Businesses have their Business details and Website address clearly displayed on their fleet of company vehicles or their own vehicle, which takes full advantage of this opportunity to further promote your Business and service offering. Imagine being sat in traffic – how often have you read the details on the side or back of a van or vehicle? How often does that happen when you’re actually in need of someone with that particular skill or trade? Our Signage listings can help you to find a signage firm local to you in and around the Warminster area who can carry out the task for you. You may have many Signage needs and these can all be catered for – need a sign for your Business like an a-Board? Maybe a plaque outside your office or shop or club Signage? It makes total sense to get your Business known – you might even require Pomotional clothing or other promotional items – how about having T-Shirts made up that bear your Company Logo or Club Emblem? Don’t miss out on these very simple Marketing opportunities, which local Warminster firms can assist you with.
Talking of shops, you might be interested in visiting our Shopfitting Category where you’ll find Office Design, Office Installation, Shopfitting experts of course plus Office Furniture and Office Products suppliers – again all via Warminster Business Web.
Visit our Business Related Services Section for many very useful B2B (Business 2 Business) Categories. We list CCTV firms, those who can produce more marketing related materials for you such as Banners. Perhaps you need the services of a Cameraman – for a Wedding, event, Show or Conference? Businesses rely on reputable Printers of high quality products such as letter headed paper, business cards, compliment slips, brochures, flyers, posters, leaflets plus lots more. As previously mentioned, check out our Promotions Category, where you’ll find suppliers and producers of a huge range of promotional goods and materials such as clothing, pens, mouse pads, mugs and much, much more. For Lithographers, Marketing professionals or even Solicitors, when you need Legal advice and even Water Coolers for the supply of equipment and Mineral water.
If you are an Event Manager or Event Management firm, our Audio-Visual Services, Couriers, Corporate Entertainment, Digital Print, Video Editing and Video Production, Sign Makers and Website Designers might be of interest to you in putting together your event or conference and can assist you from conception through to completion. We also list many other related Categories including Corporate Entertainment, Marquee Hire, venues, Mobile Bars and Disco’s – Categories that can help depending on the type of events that you organise.
If you’re dealing with a VIP event or need your premises secured, speak to our Security Guard and Security Services firms. Also listed are Security Equipment, CCTV as mentioned previously and Access Control and Alarm Response listings. Not forgetting Door Control Systems and Key Holding - all on Warminster Business Web.
We seem to have a heightened interest in our health these days and many of us will consider alternative medicine and treatments as a very viable option versus traditional medicine and treatments. So, as you’d expect we list a range of Businesses, Services, Trades and Suppliers in this areas such as Hypnotherapists – who treat all manner of issues including Phobias, Smoking Cessation and Confidence Building, just to name a few. Homeopaths are also listed – a form of treatment that is also very popular with pet owners for use in relation to their animals. To find wonderful healthy food, try our Health Food Shops and for an alternative to Hypnotherapy and Homeopathy, you could try the art of Acupuncture. We suffer from Allergies rather a lot these days, whether this is down to the food we eat or our general fitness and our environment, who really knows, but our Allergy experts are just a call away if you need help. Aloe Vera is a highly popular treatment with mysterious healing properties – if you need an Aloe Vera supplier in the Warminster area, check out our listings. If you prefer Natural Skin Care Products or want to further explore the area’s Complimentary Medicine practitioners, then these Categories are for you.
There are many Health and Beauty related firms in the area including Beauty Salons, Beauty Products suppliers, Gents Hairdresser and for the brave, Body Piercing & Nail Technicians. Find your local Warminster Health Clinics, Opticians, Chiropractors, and Dentist surgeries listed and if you or someone you know might need some Counselling, this is a Category for you to explore. We also list Hairdressers as previously mentioned, Barbers, Health Clubs, Sports Injury Clinics, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Pregnancy, Birthing Pools and Childbirth - of particular interest to expectant families.
If you’re a bride in the making, your head will soon be filled with all things Wedding. Where better then to find all the help that you’ll need in preparing for your big day? You’ll want to think about Accommodation, a venues for the Wedding Reception, hiring Caterers, Marquee Hire, a Hairdresser, finding your dream Wedding dress, engaging talented Florists, deciding on Entertainment, will you hire a Disco, do you want colour co-ordinated Balloons to decorate the marquee or Wedding venue? How about Wedding Favours – is this something you’d like for your Wedding guests? There’s a lot to think about, but our related Categories of listings is a very good place to start.
Other related listings including those in our Event Management, Goldsmith, Silversmith, Glass Jewellery and Jewellery Categories – here you’ll be able to locate a local Jeweller who can not only supply Engagement rings and Wedding rings, but also gifts for the Bridesmaids. Perhaps you are opting to go with the services of a Wedding Planning expert? That can be a very good idea as it leaves you free to prepare yourself for the event and approach it in a much calmer, more relaxed frame of mind, letting someone else make all the arrangements for you and your family. Check out our Weddings, Wedding Photographers and general Photographers listings – finding the right Photographer is so important – someone who has a real eye for picking just the right moment, who listens to your ideas and ensure that the right photographs are taken on the day. To keep the children entertained you could consider hiring Inflatables such as bouncy castles etc or you may even be looking for adult versions, which by the way, are available if this is ‘up your street’. It might be appropriate to have Creche Facilities available and on the ring front, you might need the services of an Engravers.
To make sure your venue looks fabulous, you could look to Interiors experts and might have a very particular type of Linen in mind to cover the tables at the Wedding Reception – we cover all of these Categories. Some brides and grooms to be go for Boat Hire, which would certainly stand out in the Wedding season. Catering – another important consideration, plus of course Equipment - Catering Equipment or indeed Prop Hire if this is required. Transportation of guests and family can be achieved by Coach Hire, Minibus Hire or Taxis. Plus of course you can opt to go the Chauffeur route – it is your big day after all! Entertainment-wise, will is be a Disco – Mobile, will you need Entertainers or Entertainments? You may need to hire Event Bars depending on your venue and our Event Hire, Fancy Dress, Mobile Bars & Portable Toilet Hire Categories might also come in handy. Additionally, Warminster Business Web can help you source Hen Weekends & Stag Weekends plus Airport Transfers or Car Hire in relation to holidays, or that dreamed of Honeymoon of course.
We all appreciate a good work life balance if we can possibly achieve it, so our leisure time is really important to us. Sometimes we might just stay in with a nice bottle of red, box of chocs and a weepy, or plan a romantic meal in for two. Or we decide to ‘step out’ – perhaps a trip to the Theatre, Cinema, local Pub or a good Restaurant. If we’re feeling energetic we could consider a bike ride – not a problem if we don’t have our own bike as there are local Cycle Hire companies who can help with this. If we choose to use our own, how often do we pull it out of the shed to find we have a puncture? Yes, we have Cycle Repairs, Cycle Parts and Cycle Accessories Categories, which you might need to visit if this is the case for you. Stick with Warminster Business web and we’ll point you in the right direction for all your leisure needs.
Yet more leisure time on your hands? Lucky you – how about some of the following then? Tours, Scuba Diving, Paintball, Equestrian Centre (if you are a horse rider or want to learn to ride). Again, more energetic are Martial Arts & Boxing Clubs. If you’re into music, how about finding and visiting your local Music Shops or joining your local Musical Societies? Abseiling is probably more for the fearless, but if you feel the fear and do it anyway, good for you and just go for it! Totally the other end of the ‘scales’ now is the art of Bonsai – great for meditating or simply unwinding – you need a steady eye and hand for this and it might not be for you if you tend to be a bit ‘scissor-happy’. For those budding Photographers, try our list of Camera Shops and if you’ve an urge to learn floristry, how about finding your local Floristry School?
For the kids or just big kids, we list Childrens Discos suppliers and Fancy Dress shops – check out these listings and you’ll be amazed for instance, at the vast array of Fancy Dress that’s available these days. For the Anglers amongst us, the fishing related Categories are probably more your thing and here you’ll find details of locally based Warminster Fishing Tackle Shops, Fishing Tackle Supplies, suppliers and builders of Carp Fishing Rods, Barbel Fishing Rods and Custom Built Carp Rods.
Again for Weddings perhaps or children’s birthday parties, you could consider Children’s Entertainment and Party Balloons, Party Supplies and Party Entertainers. Let Warminster Business web help you to find just the right Business, Service, Supplier or Trade in your local area.
We’ve mentioned Restaurants, but as part of this we list English Restaurants, Chinese Restaurants, Italian Restaurants and Indian Restaurants, plus Child Friendly Pubs for those days when you’re having a family trip out and need a family-friendly eatery in and around the Warminster area.
Well, we’ve covered rather a lot here and hopefully ‘wetted’ your appetite with a few ideas and some inspiration to boot. You’ve no doubt now got the ‘gist’ of what Warminster Business Web is all about – helping you to locate and get in touch with local Businesses quickly and without fuss. We hope you’ll come back and visit us regularly, when you need assistance with your search for local Services, Supplies and Trades.
How Important a Strong Web Presence Is
A quote from Prince Charles from the Daily Telegraph on Saturday 10th Oct. 2009:
"Access to the Internet is increasingly being considered a necessity. There is not a business in the country, with ambition to succeed, that does not have an email address or a website."
The original article can be found here