How LOCORUM Works

What is LOCORUM?

LOCORUM is a web based directory that allows you to browse through our lists of local products and services, grab a discount voucher, look at community projects, find out what's on in your area and even search for a job near where you live.

How do I use it?

Browse

Just enter your postcode, select the appropriate browse option then click the browse button to see a list of products, services, vouchers, events or jobs in your area.

Search

Alternatively, if you are looking for something specific, use our advanced search option to enter the product, service or activity you are looking for, click the search button and we do the rest!

Search results

Our results will list all registered businesses or community groups that provide the requested product, service or activity in your area.

Our search results are presented as a set of tabbed business cards, so people can quickly find out Who our members are, What they do, When they meet, Where they are and Why our members recommend them.

Many business and community members provide additional details of their services in web pages within Locorum or via links to their own websites.

What's on @ LOCORUM

You can also search our "What's on" section for activities and events in your area.


Events

Meetings

Activities

Services

Who can search?

You DO NOT need to be a member to use our search services, however we strongly recommend that you register to take full advantage of the site.

Who can register?

Anyone in Great Britain can register as a member.

 
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Individual Membership

Are you looking for local products and services?

Do you want to know about local events?

What is Individual Membership?

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Do I need to register to use the service?

You don't have to register to search our listings, so you can look for products, services, vouchers, events and jobs free of charge.

Why should I register?

By joining as an individual member, you can post recommendations for businesses and community groups that you think deserve recognition.

We hope that you will want to use this service for yourself and that you will value the fact that services have been used and recommended by others. As a result, we hope that you will see the benefit of this and be happy to help others by providing your own recommendations.

You can also sign up for our regular voucher newsletter which tells you about the latest deals in your area and our event newsletter which keeps you up to date with what's happening near you.

As a registered individual member, we will notify you of any voucher deals being offered by our members.

Free to join

Individual membership is free, so it costs:

  • Nothing if you are simply searching our website.
  • Nothing if you are registering as a individual in order to recommend a business that you have used.
  • Nothing if you want to receive our voucher newsletter.

Business Membership

Are you an independent local business such as a plumber, electrician, solicitor or restaurant?

Do you want to find more customers?

Promote your products and services to customers and the local business community with LOCORUM Business Membership.

What is business membership?

You can register as a business member and benefit from a free listing on the LOCORUM website. You can register a single product or service that you provide. We will display your business name, address and (up to) 2 phone numbers when somebody searches for your registered product or service.

Who can register as a business?

Any independent local business on the British mainland can register.

Our search engine can look for products and services provided on either a ‘Business to Consumer’ or ‘Business to Business’ basis, so you can promote yourself to either domestic customers, other businesses or both!

Why register?

Registering as a business with LOCORUM provides another opportunity for potential customer to find you.

Because we publish recommendations written by our members, potential customers have more confidence in who they spend their money with.

How much does it cost?

It doesn't have to cost you anything.

There is no charge for a standard listing (business name, address and 2 telephone numbers).

Business Plus Membership

Are you an independent local business such as a plumber, electrician, solicitor or restaurant?

Do you want to find more customers?

Promote your products and services to customers and the local business community with LOCORUM Business Plus Membership.

What is business plus?

Our Business Plus package lets you enhance your profile within our search results.

In addition to a priority position in our listings, you can:

  • customise your listing by changing the colours and adding images such as a logo or trade accreditation badge
  • add your email address for immediate customer queries
  • add a link to your own website
  • provide an overview of your business
  • add details of up to 5 services or products to your listing
  • state your hours of business
  • display your existing customer testimonials
  • publicise special offers using our promotional voucher service

Who can register as a business?

Any independent local business on the British mainland can register.

Our search engine can look for products and services provided on either a ‘Business to Consumer’ or ‘Business to Business’ basis, so you can promote yourself to either domestic customers, other businesses or both!

Why register?

Registering as a business with LOCORUM provides another opportunity for potential customer to find you.

Because we publish recommendations written by our members, potential customers have more confidence in who they spend their money with.

Typical services

Plumber, electrician, solicitor, accountant, florist, interior designer, architect, gardener, curtain maker, artist, fish monger, photographer, builder, restaurant.

Typical products

Wedding favours, gluten free, organic food, jewellery, party accessories, gift, carpets, antiques, second hand books, fishing tackle, sheet music.

How much does it cost?

For the equivalent of £5 plus VAT per month you can register as a business plus member.

Community Membership

Are you a Charity, PTA, Club or Society?

Do you want to raise your profile and increase membership?

Promote your services and activities to potential members and supporters with LOCORUM community membership.

What is community membership?

Community membership is aimed at entities such as sports clubs, carer support groups, community facilities (village halls and community centres) who wish to increase their membership or raise their profile.

By joining as an community member, you can:

  • register up to 5 services or activities.
  • provide details on the basis of our who,what,when,where,why system.
  • enhance your virtual business card with colour and images
  • make free use of our event system to publicise one off events.

As a community member, you can promote one-off events (such as fun runs, school fetes, open days, festivals & special meetings) or more regular events (your normal opening hours or meeting times).

When visitors search our "What's on" section, they can see the activities and events in their area.

Who can register as a community member?

Any local community group or organisation can register.

You qualify as long as you are non-profit making (you can charge for your services and activities as long as it is just to meet some or all of your costs).

Why register?

By registering as a community member, LOCORUM provides you with the opportunity to raise awareness of your group, increase membership, or raise money for good causes.

Typical services and activities:

Advice centre, aerobics, athletics, badminton, carer support, charity fund raising, community centre, cycling, disability support, football, folk music, gardening, karate, keep fit, photography, rugby, sailing, volleyball, yoga plus many more...

One-off events

Set up details of your event in advance, provide a poster, and let us promote your event.

Regular services and activities

Tell people when you meet or when you are open.

Free to join

LOCORUM is paid for by local businesses, so we are able to offer free community membership.

As long as you are a not-for-profit organisation, it won't cost you a penny!