Category: News Update

A Big Welcome to Vets from across the county!

Quoakle is very pleased to welcome 5 new vets onto the Pets Graphical Directory: Lansdown Veterinary Services from Stroud, The Brambles Veterinary Surgery from Churchdown, Gloucester, Severnside Veterinary Group from Lydney, Stow Veterinary Surgeons from Stow-on-the-Wold and Simply Pets from Stroud and Gloucester.

The Wharf House Restaurant tops 600 hits!

In the last few days The Wharf House Restaurant at Over, near Gloucester, has topped the 600 mark. Users of the Quoakle Restaurant directory have now made over 600 visits from Quoakle to the riverside restaurant's website. The three next most popular links are all to restaurants in Cheltenham: both Zizzi and Storyteller have been visited 575 times and Off the Square over 500 times.

Quoakle on top of England!

On Monday 13th August, Quoakle team members Nigel, Tim and Ben Steele successfully climbed Scafell Pike, which at 3,210 feet is the highest mountain in England. The team are pictured sporting their Quoakle tee shirts after climbing to the summit. Marketing Director, Nigel, even managed to give away one of the Restaurant/Out and About promotional leaflets to some fellow climbers whilst at the top!The climb up Scafell Pike, in the heart of the Lake District, was Stage One of their 4 day, Three Peaks Challenge. The Quoakle team also successfully climbed Ben Nevis (highest mountain in Scotland) on the Tuesday and Snowdon (highest mountain in Wales) on the Thursday.Nigel, as the senior member of the party, was particularly pleased to have managed to climb all three peaks and is now working out what he wants to try next ... perhaps a run somewhere flatter!

Quoakle First Anniversary

It is just a year ago this weekend that Quoakle - the graphical directory celebrated its Official Launch.The main event of the day was the planting of hundreds of daffodil bulbs along the verges of the A40 running through Churcham, just west of Gloucester, which provided a wonderful display of bright yellow the following spring.Community (the parent company) was very pleased to receive the generous support of two established Churcham businesses for the event - Fairview Nursery and Garden Shop and Greenfields Garden Services. The Official launch of this innovative new internet directory was well covered by local media - a radio interview for Severn Sound and articles in the Citizen and Forester.One year on and Quoakle has seen a number of major developments. Probably the most significant have been:the launch of Restaurants in Gloucestershire in November 2006the launch of the Out and About, Pets and Weddings directoriesin the first part of 2007.Today sees another major development... as the Motoring in Gloucestershire webpage goes live on the web. The Quoakle team is very pleased to welcome Academy Driver Training from Cheltenham as the first business on this new site.Watch how this topic develops over the next few weeks as Quoakle... Read More

Quoakle Goes Public

It was a year ago this weekend that our team of young Quoaklites (friends of Quoakle) hit the Malvern Autumn Show. Travelling up from Gloucester and all wearing tee shirts sporting the brand new Quoakle logo, the group carried the official banner and received good attention from some of the thousands of visitors to the show.

Quoakle Cards – the Online Business Card

Quoakle cards allow the simple creation of a web page giving your business access to the benefits of an online presence without the difficulties and expense that are associated with web design.Rather than expecting you to be a designer - giving choices of colour and layout - Quoakle cards automatically structure your information into a standard format that is both functional and attractive.These 'Online Business Cards' allow you to have a unique address for your page providing one of the most cost-effective web solutions on the market. A Quoakle card costs just £25 (inc VAT). This price is a one-off payment in accordance with our terms and conditions.Creating a Quoakle card could not be easier.

Quoakle beginnings

Nigel and Mark sitting in front of the computer at Beauchamp House, Churcham, where the inspiration first came for Quoakle in mid-August 2006.The Graphical Directory started with the idea that an imaged-based presentation of information- organised simply on one screen page - could be a new and exciting way of searching for information by connecting quickly and easily with a large number of websites through one click of the mouse.The initial ideas were developed around the setting up of a gardening directory providing links to a wide range of gardening businesses in one county Gloucestershire. Very quickly it was realised that these ideas could be developed across a diverse selection of topics such as restaurants, pets, weddings etc. and also county by county. And so the Graphical Directory was born!