What People Say About Focus Magazines

A Few Words From Our Advertisers

Jackie at the Fordingbridge Focus was recommended by our Poole branch of Dream Doors. We started advertising in September 2012 and have done so every month since. Jackie has been a great support and always very positive when it comes to us wanting to change our advert design. The Fordingbridge Focus always looks good, nice and glossy and very professional – a great magazine to be a part of.

Gill – Dream Doors, Wilton, Salisbury

Jackie, KingsWood Day Nursery, Alderholt wish to thank you for all your help and support shown and given to us over the years. Your friendly, personal manner makes advertising with the Fordingbridge Focus a true pleasure. We look forward to the Focus and KingsWood working closely together in the future. x x.

Michelle – Kingswood Day Nursery, Alderholt

We have been advertising with Focus Magazines since we first opened in Ringwood last year. The results have always been good and it is a very cost effective way of getting your message out there.

Ashley Hammond - Lemongrass Thai Restaurant, Ringwood

Congratulations to Fordingbridge Focus for its 75th issue! We have worked with Jackie for a number of years advertising our business, which has been very successful. Thank you Jackie for all your support and hard work and superb customer service & attention to detail.

Kath Pumfrey – Dorset Windows Ltd

Great little magazine that has produced results for us, and given us some great business partners.

Chris Wood - Helen Wood Hairdressing Ltd

Thanks to the readers of Focus magazine we have seen an increase in interest in our business.

Colin Butchart, Dorset Denture Clinic

Delboizz Jazzatazz, the local charity jazz band, would like to thank Jackie and her team, for all the help that they have given us over the years, in our quest to raise as much money for various charities as possible. We couldn’t have done it without “Focus” and its people. Thanks Jackie. Please pass this on to all your team, and congratulations!

Derek (Ayling) - Delboizz Jazzatazz

Focus magazines, lives up to its name. Focused, effective, friendly and efficient. Well done Jackie, keep up the good work.

John – Cyber-Team

The quality adverts that I have placed in the Focus have always given me a great response and generated great sales. Thanks for all your friendly support over the years. Here's to the next 75 editions.

Brian - Brian's Kitchens Fordingbridge

Over the last six years the Fordingbridge Rotary Club has advertised their Summer Festival in the Fordingbridge Focus Magazine. It’s an excellent cost effective way of reaching out to the local communities to inform them of such events. Jackie couldn’t be more helpful, our advertisement and editorial has always been presented in an excellent format, helping us to increase visitor numbers through our gates.

Rotarian - Kevin Graves

Thank you to Focus Magazines for all the support you have given to the Ringwood and District Twinning Association. It has helped keep us going through times of difficulty as we struggle to develop the Twinning with Pont-Audemer. It is very difficult to keep the people of Ringwood informed of events taking place in the Town and your publication is a real lifeline.

Colin Nye - Honorary Secretary, Ringwood Twinning Association

We have been using the Fordingbridge Focus magazine to advertise and promote our lawn care business in the area for a few years now. It is very professionally run and has brought us a lot of new custom. We are happy to continue with our support of this attractive, eye-catching and well presented magazine and offer our congratulations to Jackie on reaching this milestone edition.

Kevin & Sue - LawnTender (South Wilts)

FIFA, the acronym for “Fordingbridge International Friendship Association”, aka Fordingbridge Twinning, twinned with Vimoutiers in Northern France, wishes “Focus” well in the future, and congratulates the team for their anniversary. We are convinced that we would not have grown as we have, without the help of Jackie and her team.

Derek and Alison Ayling, Chairman - FIFA

Jackie is a lovely, warm, caring and energy giving person and I feel that this shines through in the Focus Magazines.
Not only is Jackie always supportive of the local community, she is such an inspirational person, and I am proud to say has become a great friend.
Thank you for all that you do!

Jemma – The Naughty Corner, Ringwood

I rang Jackie for advice when I was starting my business and was overwhelmed by her genuine interest and helpfulness! We have come a long way since then, and I’m proud to say she’s a good friend.
I like advertising in the Focus; it’s practical, informative and gives me the feeling of professionalism I want to be associated with.
Well done Jackie, and it’s ALL local!

Nickie - ‘Nickie Westlake Photography’, Alderholt

It is always a pleasure to deal with Jackie with her professional and friendly way. On top of that the advertising we have placed in the Focus Magazines has won us substantial business with contracts valued as high as £25,000 being directly attributable to our ads...
Thanks Jackie.

Mark Jones - Aqua Leisure (swimming pools and spas) Ltd, Southampton

Not only is the magazine both useful and interesting, it is a quality product. As an advertiser involved in printing, quality is paramount and Focus delivers - superb reproduction and great customer response to my ads!
Long may it continue.

Nick - Dupli-k8, Ringwood

Love the magazines, they are fresh, bright and colourful. The recipes are great, and it’s lovely to read about your travels and adventures.
Keep up the good work!

Tansy’s Continental Cafe, Ringwood

In my opinion Jackie is one of the most talented and creative people I have dealt with during my career in Marketing, Advertising and Copy Writing. Her ‘people’ skills are second to none and her ability to make the advert come alive is rare indeed in unsolicited marketing. Good copywriting is like ‘angel dust’ - you don’t see it - you feel it! The ‘Focus’ is simply the perfect vehicle for advertising.

Tony Clarke - The Fig Tree, Fordingbridge

We are very proud to be the printers of the Fordingbridge Focus and the Ringwood Focus. It’s a real pleasure to work with Jackie, who obviously works hard to produce a professional and successful product.

TopCoat Print Limited, Three Legged Cross

Focus Magazines have been a great support to us throughout the last two years, and this would not have been possible without Jackie’s expertise, teamed together with her friendly and professional approach to our advertising needs.

Kevin & Debbie, The Fireplace Room, Ringwood

Your magazines portray a refreshingly different outlook on local life, yet help to develop the community spirit that we all need. We wish you well.

Bob Pugh, Ecoflow PLC, Ringwood

I believe that advertising in a local publication is the best vehicle to promote local business.
When I first contacted Jackie I had no idea what to expect but found her warm, friendly and approachable. Jackie knows how crucial it is to get it right, and is 100% focused on that!

Connie Froud - Positive Outcome, Ringwood

We’ve had a huge success advertising in Focus magazines. Since we started running the ads we have been tracking the response, and to date you have been our most successful publication with just over double the hit rate of other publications. Keep up the good work.

Conrad & Kym, The Bat & Ball Inn, Breamore

.......here’s to many more! Focus Magazines are professionally designed and it’s a pleasure to deal with you - always friendly and no ‘hard sell’! Good luck for the future.

Nikki Robson, Little Mere Restaurant, North Gorley

Congratulations and thank you for the charity article that you wrote on our behalf. It is absolutely fantastic - and we have already had a call from a reader who has volunteered to help our charity on a regular basis! How good is that!
Very many thanks from all of us here.

Trade Aid UK, Fordingbridge

An excellent way of getting your name out there!

Matthew, The Collector’s Room, Salisbury

The Focus has been a valuable part of our marketing strategy - great service and a great response - we will continue.

Hamptworth Estate, nr Salisbury

... the best money I’ve spent on advertising. Focus Magazines is the way to meet your local clients.

Daniel Burrough Furniture Design, Downton

Since I started advertising in the Fordingbridge Focus I have been delighted with the service. You have helped me design and word my advert, for which I am deeply grateful. My business has steadily grown since advertising.
Keep up the good work.

Steve Biedermann Landscaping & Treework