Fife business launches new online directory

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Website aims to offer support to companies during lockdown

A Cupar company is helping local businesses connect to customers during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Horisk Leslie Development has launched a new website to put the two in touch.

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LocalToYourDoor.co.uk, is free and aims to be a central resource for businesses to let customers know they are open.

Brian Horisk, director said “We wanted to do something to help the community during the Covid-19 crisis, and when my own in-laws were having trouble finding shops to deliver, we knew there was a real need for this.

“As president of Fife Chamber of Commerce, I know lots of businesses are worried about how to survive in these times, and I realised we had to do something and do it quickly. I’ve been really pleased that the whole team have been keen to be involved and have put in the hours to get this live in such a short space of time”.

The site is free for both customers and businesses. The Horisk team have provided the technical know-how to build and host the site, and hope that local businesses and business groups will come on board and help promote it. Every listing features a contact form so users can contact businesses directly and automatically generated social media buttons to make it easy for users and businesses to spread the word.

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There are a number of lists online, but Horisk felt they could use their web development skills to produce something much more user friendly. The listings are properly categorised and searchable, are maintained by the businesses themselves and allow customers to display just those businesses which deliver to them.

Iain Leslie, Director said “We’ve been heartened by the really positive response to this project from lots of businesses and organisations across Fife and Tayside. The more businesses we can add to the site the more useful it will be – both for local people and for local businesses”.

Local To Your Door started covering just Fife, but due to demand a version covering Dundee and Angus has also been launched.

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