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118 trades allows 50,000 new businesses to join for free


118 trades prepares to list 50,000 businesses for free as directory business expands

Daniel Corby, the founder and CEO of fast growing 118 Group has announced plans to list another 50,000 small businesses for free on its leading directory website, 118trades.

118 trades in the UK’s leading directory service of tradespeople and businesses with checkable references and the directory, which now covers 75% of the UK by population is preparing for growth.

Daniel Corby, the founder and CEO of the business explains “118 trades has grown very quickly and has become the UK’s leading directory service of tradespeople and businesses with checkable references. The service lists businesses across over 220 categories and we are now helping new start up businesses to get listed with the service for free. We appreciate that starting a new business is hard work and costly, but we also appreciate the fact that new start businesses typically offer a better customer service experience than the larger more established ones. The fact that 118 trades are now offering these businesses the chance to get listed for free with us, will help them t become established and help our customers gain the services of a new business and gain the better service. 118 trades will allow 50,000 start up businesses to list for free, they simply need to call us on 0800 247 1392 and we’ll take care of the listing for them”

Notes for editors

118trades is based in Essex and is opening a new call centre in Chelmer Village, Chelmsford from September 2006

118trades covers expect to cover in excess of 90% of the UK population by December 2006 and is free to use for the public

118 trades is part of multi million £ 118 Group which takes in interests in Telecoms, Media, Advertising and Publishing

118 group is planning to float on the AIM markets in 2007 / 2008 and is creating a strong board in readiness for the float

118 trades was founded by CEO Daniel Corby and is creating 400 jobs in Chelmsford by December 2006


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