Stats and testimonials

Geographical range, website, newsletter and social media stats –  see here.

Testimonials – see the foot of the post and also here.


Support for new start-ups – see below.

Business directory page. Your own page in our Business Directory describing your business with an image, contact details, customer testimonials and – if applicable – a map. We select one of your testimonials to feature in a weekly newsletter during your 12 month contract.

Marketing package lite. Business directory page, about four newsletter inclusions (such as events, awards won, special offers, testimonials, acts of community engagement) based on information you provide us and 10% discount on all the extras mentioned in the second chart and on the tutor package.

Marketing package. Business directory page, about 12 newsletter inclusions (such as events, awards won, special offers, testimonials and acts of community engagement) based on information you provide us and a 20% discount on all the extras mentioned in the second chart and on the tutor package.

Monthly or weekly inclusion in weekly newsletter. We can include your news (such as events, awards won, special offers, testimonials, acts of community engagement) based on information you provide us.

Inclusion in Hungerford and Lambourn newsletters. Penny Post Hungerford and The Valley of the Racehorse are published at the start of every month. We’ll discuss and agree what you need to supply and in what section you’ll appear.

Social media. This can include creating and curating content, providing training or advice, posting or sharing your content.

Tutor package This includes (i) a business directory entry; (ii) a listing in the courses and classes guide, a link to which is sent in a special dedicated email promotion to all our clients from time to time; (iii) a mention in the newsletters of any new courses, sign-up deadlines and the like, at our discretion and providing you inform us of these.

Job adverts. Each job advert stays on the site for up to five weeks unless (i) there is an earlier deadline or (ii) you ask it be removed sooner. 12-month job adverts stay up for a year and are used to promote your range of likely vacancies, not specific positions. Discounted rates are available for unpaid positions (such as parish councillors, trustees or volunteers) depending on the nature of the job and of the organisation.

Display adverts. Email us your advert as a JPG (800px wide x 420px deep) and the URL of the page the advert should link to. Alternatively, send us a suitable logo or image (600px wide at least) and approx eight words of copy and we’ll design the advert for you

Event promotion. Email for instructions on how to upload your event on the calendar for free or request promotion in the newsletter and/or social media.

PP subscribers’ Facebook group. If you are an advertiser, please join the Penny Post subscribers facebook group here and we will approve your posts in the group on a roughly weekly basis.

Solus emails, videos, photography, copywriting, interviews, design and content creation. Please contact us to discuss.

Support for start-ups

We are able to offer a limited number of free packages for businesses less than 12 months old. This will include a business directory page for four months and monthly links to your blogs and news in our weekly newsletters. Please contact us at for details.


Penny Locke, 07768 981 658,

Brian Quinn, 01488 648 110,


“We would like to say a huge thank you to Penny Post for advertising our vacancies. The service is fantastic – adverts are always actioned swiftly and with successful outcomes. Brian and Penny are an amazing team and incredibly supportive of John O’Gaunt and our local community. This is hugely appreciated. Thank you!”
Sarah Thorne, John O’Gaunt School, Hungerford

“I’m delighted with the initial response since promoting myself through the Business Club with Penny Post. We’ve had three leads already in the first week and a half. Over the moon with this and looking forward to working with you during the coming year.”
Adam Badger, Smart Blinds, Thatcham

Penny Post is always there for our business, whether it’s highlighting author events, or promoting our Book of the Month. Penny and Brian are brilliantly helpful, full of good ideas, and totally engaged with the community. Penny Post is an essential way for me to reach customers and connect with Hungerford and other outlying areas.”
Emma Milne-White, Hungerford Bookshop

“Penny and Brian are not only provide brilliant support but also fun people to work with helping us develop our words and brand. Great value for money as well.”
Ollie Hunter, The Wheatsheaf, Chilton Foliat

Penny Post was an excellent and affordable way of advertising our vacancy to a wide local audience.  The service and advice they gave was excellent and we would definitely make use of Penny Post for job adverts in the future.”
Jacqui Thaw, Citizens Advice West Berkshire

“Penny Post was most useful to us when we launched Brearley & Rich Estate Agents in early 2016. As well as helping to establish the brand in the area, Penny Post was able to promote specific properties, drive traffic to our website and give us a forum for providing advice about buying and selling property. We would recommend businesses to use Penny Post’s website, weekly e-newsletter and active social-media presence to help promote themselves in an effective and imaginative way to the local area.”
Jon Rich, Brearley & Rich, Marlborough

“Thank you Penny Post for helping me rent my cottage so quickly.”
Harriet, East Garston

“Within a day or so of the Guide to Local Courses & Classes being e-mailed out I got my first new client…”
Diana Pattenden Ceramics Teacher, Newbury

“I am pleased to tell you I have a family of three starting in September who spotted the classes through your website. Thanks for all your work and help – more than half of my students have come through Penny Post!”
Angela Quiroga Spanish Club, Wickham

“Many thanks to Penny Post – in the week after the Courses & Classes e-mail was sent out I received several phone calls enquiring about my pilates studio”.
Charlie Prince, Wantage

“Thanks to Penny Post for help with our recruitment advert – we couldn’t believe how quick the response was and it was very affordable too.”
Carla Woodcock, HCA Healthcare

“Penny Post is always our first choice for local recruitment advertising.”
Simon Carver, RSK Entertainment

We recently placed a job advert in Penny Post. It was good value, we received good service and – most importantly – it generated the application of the successful candidate.”
Will Blackwell, Tomorrow’s Guides, Hungerford

“We recently placed a 12-month recruitment advert with Penny Post and started to receive enquiries within a couple of days.”
Rose Metali, Manager, Hungerford Leisure Centre

“Within three days of the ad being live, I’ve had my first call! I can’t recommend Penny Post highly enough – they really do care and work with their customers. It’s a great site and I will now be going there for all the local news and as the first stop when I need to source a business.”
Alan Pearson, Weston

I really appreciate the help Penny Post give me in publicising my Neighbourhood Watch meetings and including links to my handouts… Penny Post newsletters go out to a large circulation and is an asset to the local community.”
Newbury & Thatcham Neighbourhood Watch

We recently tried the ‘Penny Post Special‘ solus email marketing service with great success. February is historically our quietest month but with the help of Penny a professional targeted campaign was launched in the last week of January 2015: by the 30th I was booked out! I would highly recommend this service to any business wishing to create awareness of their offers and services.
Jon, Eclipse Cleaning

“Hello Team Penny Post – thank you very much for support the ‘Save the White Hart Inn’ campaign team – Penny Post makes a difference to rural communities in West Berkshire. Rural communities need a news platform like Penny Post – so many important issues to be aired”.
Anne Budd, Hamstead Marshall

“Penny Post works! We had several enquiries for the 45 chairs we needed to find new homes for and they’ve all gone. Thanks for your help.”
Dani Winslett, Hungerford Town Hall

“Advertising with Penny Post has been brilliant. Their Courses & Classes Guide helped me fill my books and I would not hesitate to recommend them to any business owner. It’s affordable and they are lovely to deal with!”
Daniel Morriss, Music Tutor

“Thanks for helping me sell our dining table and chairs so quickly. As for the koi carp which we needed to find a new home for at short notice, we had several takers on the phone within twenty minutes of your promoting it  – two hours later, one of them had arrived and collected them.”
Jean, East Garston

“Penny is easy to deal with, quick and flexible. She spent an hour videoing in our shop, engaging with me and our customers. By the end of the day she had edited and posted a 3 minute video on social media. Within a week it was viewed over 4,000 times and shared over 50 times and resulted in new customers visiting us specifically requesting products that she had featured in the video.”
Hayley Lambert, Packaging Not Included, Marlborough


Please note that any editorial mentions of your business are included in any of the media which Penny Post employs at the editor’s discretion and that, if included, Penny Post reserves the right for whatever reason to edit these or to consult with you or to hold mentions over or not to include them at all as in its reasonable opinion it decides.

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