There are different ways you can use this directory to find the information you are looking for, such as;
- use the picture icons
You can also click on the quick link below each picture icon to get more specific results. For example, choose “Builders” to just see results for builders within the Building and decorating Services picture icon.
- type a key word into the search bar
You can enter a keyword into the search bar and click search.
This will bring back all results that contain this word in their title, description and address.
Our search is an AND search which means it looks for results that contain all the words you have searched. This type of search is helpful to make searches more accurate and not bring pack pages of less relevant results. For example, if you search “personal care” the search will only show results that contain both the words “personal” and “care”.
It’s best to stick to 1 or 2 keywords. If you don’t get many results back, try reducing the amount of words in your search term.
- sort your results
You can use the sort options to order your results by:
- Relevance order – sorts the results by looking at how many times each entry contains your keyword
- A-Z order – sorts by A-Z
- Z-A order – sorts by Z-A
- filter your results
You can filter by choosing from the options down the left hand side of the screen.
Choose a ‘category’ first and select Apply Filters. This will show all the results we have in that category. It will also open any additional relevant filters for that category to choose from.
- use a postcode
On both our directory and activities calendar you can use your postcode and set a radius to return results that are closest.
Please note: you must enter a full postcode here, as it is needed to calculate the distance of the listings.
Distances are “as the crow flies”.
You can search an area by choosing the Area filter option on the left hand side and then selecting the postcode area you are looking for.
- use our A to Z
Choose the A-Z Index from the homepage to look alphabetically at what is in the directory.
- use our information finder
Choose the information finder button from the homepage, select categories to find out more and choose what you are interested in.
Enter a full postcode and choose from the different categories first to get the results most relevant to you.
You can then further refine your search using the filters down the left hand side.
Show Map to see your results in a map view.
Hide Map to return to the calendar view.