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!