This local  magazine is the only  publication that donates all its profit back to the community. Over £33,000 to date

Visitors since September 14th 2009.

To contact us email publisher@triedandtrusted.co  Phone 020 8953 7132 Mobile 079 396 70055

The Editor

Patrick O"Donnell.

 Co Founder David JB

Co Founder

The Late Roma Zite 



 
We have vacancies in our Magazine for businesses that are able to provide an Honest, Reliable, Professional service with value for money.
Three checkable references must be supplied and up to date proof of qualifications and insurance is essential.


Private InvestigatorsSolicitors/lawyers
Chartered Surveyors
Glaziers
Window Cleaners
Removal Services
House Sitters
Television Repairs
Education Tutors
White Goods Repairs
Furniture Repairs
Painter and Decorator
Sign Writers
Upholstery Repairs
Farriers
Beauty Therapist
Fire protection services
Roofers
Couriers
Florists
Locksmiths
Will writers
Etc
12 months advertising on our website only £52.00
includes your own advertisement.
12 months advertising in our magazine from £80.00 
email publisher@triedandtrusted.co
To reach up to 25,000 businesses and homes


This website constructed by AMPSUK LTD Tel:07939670055

There are 6 other members of staff who are writers, designers and researchers.

WE EXPECT THOSE IN THE PUBLICATION AND ON THIS WEBSITE TO BE HONEST, RELIABLE AND PROFESSIONAL GIVING VALUE FOR MONEY. WE RESERVE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE THE RIGHT TO REMOVE ANY BUSINESS INFRINGING THESE PRINCIPLES. 
MOST PAGES ON THIS WEBSITE UPDATED EVERY DAY 
RELIGIOUS
Our magazine goes where it is wanted and is published 4 times a year every quarter to reach up to 25,000 businesses and homes in Hertsmere & adjacent areas. distributed door to door into Aldenham, Borehamwood, Bushey, Elstree, Radlett, Shenley and London Colney, New for Autumn 2018 Edgware/Mill Hill border.  it is also available from selected outlets in Barnet,  Kenton,  Stanmore and South Mimms.  


12 months advertising on our website only £52.00
12 months advertising in our magazine from £100.00
that will  reach up to 50,000 letterboxes every year 
email publisher@triedandtrusted.co 
Studio/Office 020 8953 7132
ABOUT THE MAGAZINE AND WEBSITE. Q AND A 


Q Who can advertise in this publication and the website
A. Any businesses that will provide 3 checkable references and proof of qualifications and insurance
Q. Why are a few of the advertisers outside the area of physical distribution.
A. We could not find a business that we were happy to promote in the area
Q. How high are your standards.
A. We only promote businesses that are Honest, reliable, professional and value for money.
Q. If you get a complaint about a business what do you do.
A. We will investigate and if we do not get satisfaction from that trader we will remove them.
Q How do you decide if the complaint is genuine.
A. In all cases where we have withdrawn a trader, there has been more than one complaint.
Q. Will any trader be allowed back in the magazine if they have been removed.
A. We never reinstate a trader who has been removed.
Q. If they provide evidence they have improved or there is a change of ownership.
A. Yes, we could reinstate only if there is a change of ownership, and for no other reason.
Q. Do traders approach you to advertise or do you ask them if they want to advertise.
A. They ask us but a few a members of the public or another advertiser will recommend them
Q. Do they have to pay to go on the website as well as the magazine.
A. If they are in the magazine entry onto the website is free. Some are only on the website.
Q. Is all the profit donated to local charities?
A. Yes including any fundraising activity that we sponsor.
Q. Do any private individuals make any donations?
A. sometimes 
Q. Can anybody else or has anybody else made donations to the magazine.
A. Indirectly yes at our donation party some will make a donation to the pot.
Q how many staff are involved in the magazine and website.
A. 5 permanent staff of which 4 are paid. Up to 10 who write or contribute, plus occasional writers.
Q. Are you looking for writers or other staff in the future?
A. Interested in all contributors and training younger staff for the future as 3 of us are over 70. and two into their 80's.
HUMOUR AND JOKES.
To advertise in our magazine or on this website we need three checkable references and a face to face meeting with the publisher and editor. All advertisers must give an undertaking that they will be honest, reliable, professional and give value for money.
 
Over £34,000 has been donated to local charities since January 2012


OVER £33,000 has been given to over 30 Charities and good causes by the Tried and Trusted since 2012All donations were made by Town or Borough Mayors and councilors. Since the Autumn of 2015, the donation pot was boosted by the publisher's own council salary.Among those that have received cheques from the Tried and trusted donation pot were Two Borehamwood Scout troops, Radlett guides, Shenley cubs, Brookside Boys club, Hertsmere children's drama and dance group, Ark disabled Drama group. Hertsmere Community Transport, Hertsmere Mencap, Hertsmere Children's Centre, Borehamwood Baptist church youth club and lift fund, Hertsmere junior chess club, Otters disabled swimming club, Borehamwood junior swimming club, 2 Borehamwood junior football clubs, Two local food banks, Toddlers park in Shenley, Shenley and Borehamwood Seniors citizens clubs, Bereaved families group, Gratitude, St Teresa's church hall, used by many charities FOC. The Elstree and Borehamwood Museum. The Hertsmere Mayors charities in 2016 to 2017, The Herts Air ambulance, Elstree and Borehamwood Defribulater campaign, Visually impaired club, The Elstree and Borehamwood Rotary Club, Rossington youth club. Peniwells disabled riding school Child safety campaign in Cowley Hill  The Edgware Kidney unit with help from other organizations etc. We thank the advertisers and the general public for using the services of the advertisers and supporting other events that we have organized either on our own or with other people or organizations. Our ongoing campaign supported by the Rotary club and Lawrence Stack for a blood pressure machine for the Edgware hospital Kidney unit. cause. Both Lawrence and the publisher of this magazine traveled on 19 buses and one coach to Penzance and back to raise money for this endeavor. We have almost reached our target of £1,500. We will have one more event to raise the remainder of the money required. This event will be an auction to be held in January details will be displayed here.
The Tried and Trusted is the only real local magazine in private hands that that reaches the places others fail to reach.
Published so that the local public will not be ripped off  by rogue traders 

A True story that damaged a man's reputation.


Unlike other publications, we only promote businesses that have provided satisfactory references and public liability insurance.
In our publication, unlike other publications, we publish our distribution area and the quantity delivered.
It is a legal requirement to provide the address of our magazine publishing house which we have always done so since 2009

We have always used the same distribution organization Dor-2–Dor, based in Radlett. They have always given us 100% satisfaction, as they are very reliable using only people they can trust to carry out the job to the best of their ability. They are also used by government organizations. We make physical checks that our magazine has been delivered.
Any business that wants to advertise in our magazine must obtain a reference from an existing business in our magazine, or from at least two satisfied customers.
We are the only local publication that donates all its profit to local charities and we list those that have benefited.
It is incumbent on us to provide local information and whats on activities.


Acting Publisher David Portway.

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for those traders that have provided evidence that they will abide by our four cornerstones to the magazine's principles   Honesty, Reliability, Professionalism and value for their money.

The Tried and trusted makes donations to the museum.so by using the services of our advertisers, you are helping us to support the museum

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We have delivered 40,000 copies each year since  2013 to areas such as Borehamwood, Aldenham, Bushey, Elstree, London Colney, Shenley, Radlett and South Mimms, and to selected outlets in Barnet, Edgware, Kenton,  Mill Hill and Stanmore etc.

Unlike other publications, we always publish how many copies we deliver and to which areas we cover proving we have nothing to hide.

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Tried and Trusted would like to congratulate Boreham Wood FC for a  brilliant season and reaching the final at Wembley. 

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