Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Thank you!

During the summer holidays, the number of people visiting Quoakle has gone up by an excellent 30%!! We're really excited about this, and just wanted to say a big 'Thank You' and 'Keep going'!

We are regularly receiving over 200 visits a day. As you can see from the image, the ongoing trend is definitely rising, which is extremely encouraging. Although Quoakle is seeing over 200 visits a day, this has actually amounted to over 21 000 visits to business websites this month; almost 1000 per day!

We're really happy that Quoakle is continuing to promote local business quickly, easily and frequently!

Days Out and Restaurant pages in Gloucestershire are the top two page listings, however there are a growing number of visitors across all the counties!

If you'd like to advertise with Quoakle, please visit the contact us page on the website:

Thanks for your continued support! Enjoy using Quoakle!

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Away Day!

Some of the Quoakle team gathered in a beautiful area of the county, in early August, for a team strategy prayer day!

The day was great fun, revealing some good insight on ways forward, as we journeyed back to see where Quoakle has come during the last four years. We were all very encouraged to see what's been achieved, and very excited about what's to come in the future.

Here are a couple of pictures!

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Website navigation made easy!

Throughout the four years that Quoakle has been growing, we've made navigation a high priority - helping our users go from page to page quickly and easily, so they and you can find what you're looking for.

At the bottom of each page, you may have noticed links to other topics in that county, but before now, we've not been able to travel from say, our 'Days out' page in one county over to another 'Days Out' in a different county. Well - now you can!

Mark and Jeremy have worked really hard to create a drop down box, that will develop over the next few weeks, allowing all our visitors to travel from county to county and stay with a particular topic.

Try it out now! Go to and choose your topic. I've been working a lot in the garden recently, so I'd choose Gloucestershire, then Gardening to look for local Garden Centres. I'm willing to travel a bit, and live closely to Herefordshire, and now I can 'Choose another County' at the top of the page, and instantly look at the Garden Centres available in Herefordshire!

We're really excited about this new development and love using it. We're sure you will do too!

Quoakle team out and about

This week, a small number of the Quoakle team ventured out into local business districts in Gloucester, to spread some good news about Quoakle - the quick link to local websites. Above is a picture of them about to go into Gloucester Quays.

Nigel, Sean, Maria and John took to the streets visiting shops and businesses, engaging with the public and with shop workers. They handed out our most recent leaflet 'Great things to do for the summer holidays', encouraging friends and families to check out the Days Out pages of Quoakle to see what they can do during the summer break.

You can browse the Days Out and Leisure pages here and view a host of Museums, art galleries, sports, family attractions, watersports and lots more!

Thursday, 17 June 2010

The Quoakle "Wedge" puts in appearance at the first Gloucestershire Motor Show

The Quoakle "Wedge" co-made by Roger Hewlett and becoming a familiar sight around the roads of Gloucester was seen at its first Motor Show on Saturday, 12th June, Gloucestershire Motor Show.

The Gloucestershire Motor Show was opened by Gloucester rugby star, Phil Vickery, who swapped rugby boots for driving gloves to open the Highnam-based, car show last weekend. More than 100 classic cars took centre stage.

The Motor Show was organised in aid of two charities, the Pied Piper Appeal and Cruise Bereavement Care.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Quoakle Quiz Winner Celebrates at top Gloucester Restaurant!

Congratulations to Samuel Taylor from Gloucester on winning the very first Quoakle Quiz! The quiz was featured in the centre pages of the bi-monthly magazine, Keep it Gloucestershire. Samuel is pictured with friend, Sean Cresswell, enjoying a delicious lunch at the popular waterside restaurant, The Wharf House last Thursday, 10th June. Waitress, Anna, looks on as Samuel and Sean enjoy some mouth watering dishes...a sirloin of Herefordshire beef with creamy green peppercorn sauce and Cotswold pork filled with apple and fig, served with a creamy sweet potato mash!
Quoakle is very grateful to have had the sponsorship of this quiz thanks to David Penny, manager of The Wharf House. To find out more about The Wharf House, one of the top restaurants in Gloucestershire, follow this link to Quoakle's Restaurants in Gloucestershire page. Click on The Wharf House logo which can be found in both the Waterside and Modern European categories.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Quoakle helps Clean Water Project in India

Quoakle Director, Nigel Steele, presents Steve Finney (Interserve Mission Mobiliser - South) with a cheque for third world relief. The money is directed towards an exciting Clean Water project in India.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Quoakle Launches New Promotional Video For Barclays Business Idea Competition

In order to get Quoakle better known and more widely recognised, we have entered a competition with Barclays Bank called 'Take One Small Step'. If we get in the top three it will really help Quoakle become more widely known and take off as a business. If we win, even better!

Rich Smith from Talking Donkey Films spent a long and busy day filming in Gloucestershire last week and many hours editing to produce a short video for the competition.

Please take a look at our 2 minute video and show support for us on the "Take One Small Step" website today, or tomorrow!

Then if we get in the final, please do vote for us!

Thanks for your interest and support.

Nigel and Helen, and all the Quoakle Team

Friday, 9 April 2010

Spanish Volunteers help Quoakle team!

The Quoakle team grew yesterday, with some great help provided by enthusiastic volunteers. Young people from Gloucestershire and their friends from Mallorca worked with the Quoakle team to visit nearby village Highnam delivering leaflets.

We continue to work hard to grow awareness of Quoakle across the counties, and delivering these leaflets to locals is just a small part of that. However, we had great fun yesterday and we're really grateful for all the help given on such a beautiful sunny day!