Yesterday, founder Stuart Mills came about as close as he'll ever come to lifting the FA Cup. Thanks to our friends from Carlsberg at yesterday's Punch Taverns Roadshow at Villa Park, Stuart came close to one of the best days of his life....probably!
Published on 16/10/2009
At this month's Punch Taverns Roadshows useyourlocal.com have joined forces with the Europe's leading broadband wireless network The Cloud to give pubs everything they need to get their own website and WiFi enabled pub. By working together we hope to help pubs get everything they need to better service customers in the 21st Century!
For more details about The Cloud visit them at www.thecloud.net.
Published on 06/10/2009
This weekend's Sunday Times Style magazine has recognised useyourlocal.com as one of those things in life that is officially "Going Up".
Commenting on being trendy Stuart Mills said, "We are clearly disappointed to have been pipped to the number one spot by Madonna's daughter, Lourdes, but we're not the sort of company to hold a grudge!"
Published on 14/09/2009
UseYourLocal has teamed up with FourFourTwo, the UK's leading football magazine with over 550k readers a month and Samsung, the world's biggest TV manufacturer, to show UK consumers where they can watch live football in a local pub.
Samsung have relaunched their brilliant football website www.samsungfootball.co.uk and we're powering their postcode search so people can easily find a pub in the locality that is showing televised matches.
Announcing the new tie up, Stuart Mills, founder of useyourlocal.com said: "It may be stating the obvious, but research shows that most people prefer watching the match with their mates in the pub, home or away."
"This is great news for all outlets that show live sport and great news for football fans looking for somewhere to watch the big game. A simple soultion to an annoyingly simple problem."
For more information and to see the launch party go to www.youtube.com/useyourlocal.
Published on 07/09/2009
Martin Hill, publican of The Black Horse in the Bristol suburb of Kingswood, has already started seeing the benefits of being a UseYourLocal registered pub.
"I joined at the beginning of the summer and it has been a real success," says Martin. "I advertise the service with the simple table-talkers and I have been very pleased with the response. The website also gives me my own page which is really useful for keeping customers informed of what's going on at the pub."
Martin's customers are also enjoying being able to get their parcels delivered to their favourite local and have also been taking the opportunity to have a quick pint when the collect them by the look of things!
Published on 22/08/2009
Lighting Direct, the UK's leading lighting retailer, have become the lastest supporter of useyourlocal.com by adding information about our service to their website. Gary Berg, Managing Director of Lighting Direct said, "It certainly adds another dimension to delivery options for our customers, we think it's a great idea."
For more information, www.lighting-direct.co.uk/delivery.asp
Published on 12/08/2009
After appearing live on Radio 5 Live yesterday morning the phone just hasn't stopped ringing for useyourlocal.com with highlights including:
• BBC News doing an outside broadcast live from The Nightingale pub in Balham, where landlady Keris de Villiers described UseYourLocal as, "Simply fantastic!"
• Articles in Metro, The Sun, The Mirror, The Independent, The Daily Record to name but a few
• More live local radio interviews than we can even remember
• Coverage across almost every website imaginable from Yahoo! to Sky, BBC to Capital 95.8.
.....but first prize has to go to appearing on the Chris Evans Radio 2 show where Chris even promised to make his own three pubs registered UseYourLocal outlets!
Commenting on the coverage Stuart Mills said, "It's been a whirlwind few days and the reaction has been truly amazing. There can be no doubt that joining useyourlocal.com must be the best £50 that a pub can spend."
Published on 04/08/2009
As the number of pubs that have joined useyourlocal.com tops 500 Stuart Mills, Founder of useyourlocal.com went on "Wake Up To Money" on Radio 5 Live this morning to let the country know about this brilliant new service.
"It was pretty nerve racking, but great fun," said Stuart. "As the number of registered pubs continues to grow we are now able to move some focus towards letting the Great British public hear all about useyourlocal.com."
There's also been coverage today in The Sun, The Mirror, Metro and even a superb page 2 slot in Scotland's very own Daily Record!
With more radio and regional press activity planned it's going to be an exciting week.
Published on 03/08/2009
We are delighted to announce that all 13 London pubs from the Realpubs group have become the latest registered outlets on useyourlocal.com.
Speaking about joining the growing list of registered outlets Malcolm Heap, Director for Real Pubs said, "We see this as a great opportunity to get more consumers into our outlets more often. We're always striving to make sure that we keep as relevant as possible to the needs of our customers and UseYourLocal is just a great opportunity that we couldn't miss."
Published on 16/07/2009
UseYourLocal today announced an improvement to its existing parcel service so that people can now order goods from retailers and get them sent directly to their local.
To use the service consumers just need to
• Register their parcel at useyourlocal.com
• Order it
• Collect it from the pub
Easy as that!
For more information just take a look at www.useyourlocal.com/how-it-works
Published on 10/06/2009