“YELLOW DIRECTORY . WALES” is, as its name suggests, an online list or catalog of LOCAL websites and COMMUNITY RESOURCES of WALES. In this case, it is a directory on the World Wide Web of resources for the benefit of consumers living in Wales and the local businesses that serve them. Historically, directories typically listed entries on people or businesses, and their contact information; such directories are still in use today. A web directory includes entries about websites, including links to those websites, organized into categories and subcategories. Besides a link, each entry may include the title of the website, and a description of its contents. In most web directories, the entries are about whole websites, rather than individual pages within them (called “deep links”).
Websites are often limited to inclusion in only a few categories in other web directories.
There are two ways to find information on the Web: by searching or browsing. Web directories provide links in a structured list to make browsing easier. Many web directories combine searching and browsing by providing a search engine to search the directory. Unlike search engines, which base results on a database of entries gathered automatically by web crawler, most web directories are built manually by human editors. Many web directories allow site owners to submit their site for inclusion, and have editors review submissions for fitness.
Web directories may be general in scope, or limited to particular subjects or fields. Yellow Directory Wales is focussed purely upon businesses trading LOCALLY, within Wales, for the benefit of consumers LIVING in Wales.
yellowdirectory.wales is totally owned by Airfix Ltd, a local family run company founded by David Hardman, being a local resident who was born, brought up and educated within our local community, that is currently known as Conwy County.
Formally a locally trained Toolmaker and Industrial Engineer, David evolved a ‘solution’ based mindset and has been serving consumers, businesses and other service providers of this community since 1975, he says that he is honoured to have served local businesses in many ways since.
In 1980, 5 years before cellular phones were introduced into the UK, David designed and deployed the 1st mobile telephone service in our region, with a 24 hour operation centre in Llandudno that provided direct speech facilities between any normal fixed telephone globally and vehicles travelling anywhere across North Wales and the North West of England, between Preston in the north, Stafford in the south and Greater Manchester in the east.
Other complementary communication services were also provided for the benefit of local businesses 24 hours a day via the Llandudno operation centre, such as telephone answering and message handling services (a forerunner of the modern ‘call centres’ that we now encounter in our everyday life), a telex and a fax bureau and an intruder Alarm Receiving Centre.
The Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic has caused so much disruption and consequential financial damage to local businesses, that are so vital to the wellbeing of our local community in terms of the employment, along with the choice of goods and services that they provide.
David decided to assist and stimulate local businesses within our Local Communities as we made steps to recover from the consequential effects of COVID-19, but without creating a burden upon their limited financial resources. So he has developed this Community Resources website to showcase local businesses and guide consumers towards supporting them.
YOU can help our LOCAL businesses to survive LOCKDOWN by supporting them as soon as they are allowed to open again to serve us with all our needs and desires – Please check yellowdirectory.wales regularly to see who has reopened, after being forced to close.
Airfix Ltd have secured a generous sponsorship towards the ‘We Are Open‘ section of our website, to assist us in our community support endeavours, by MSI, a local provider of Security and Safety services, who appreciate so much how local businesses have supported them, their staff and their families over the years, that they have continued to sponsor the cost of an ENHANCED listing within our local resources website since 2020, making it FREE for each business in Conwy County who are reopening (representing a £168 value per entry, if purchased annually).
If you know of a local business who could benefit from FREE exposure, let them know how they could improve footfall to their business.
A Standard business entry in https://yellowdirectory.wales is available free of charge to any local business without any financial commitment, although there are paid subscriptions available if a subscriber wishes to increase their exposure to potential consumers by adding extra features.