About Us

We’ve made it our mission to ensure supporting local is an ethos we can all live by. 

Our platform was launched by Martin Ainscough CBE formerly of Ainscough Crane Hire, and Advertising Guru, Harry Longworth with the joint view of helping to put local businesses at the fingertips of our users, making the process as simple as possible from start to finish.

What sets us apart from the competition

By partnering with GoTradeLocal.co.uk we can not only help to boost your profits but we can also increase your customer base, as we’ll direct them straight to you!

Receive Enquiries

Unlike most online directories who will put you on their site and leave you there, we send you enquiries directly from our users. You can get in touch with them and turn enquiries into customers.

Bespoke Reports

Joining Go Trade Local means you have access to a custom-made and easily accessible dashboard which allows you to check how your profile is performing with our users.

Working Together

We help you reach as many people as possible. This could include posting about your business on our social media pages and possibly featuring you as our highlighted business of the week.

Experienced Team

Not only do we have a huge amount of expertise in the construction and trade industry but we’ve been supporting, promoting and working with businesses of all shapes and sizes for years!

Meet The Team

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Martin Ainscough CBE DL:

Chairman of Go Trade Local, Martin Ainscough grew Ainscough Crane Hire into the UK’s largest and most successful crane hire business. Since this was sold in 2007, he has set up a Charitable Trust and sits on the Prince’s Trust Fundraising Committee.

His interest in promoting local goes beyond the traditional avenues and Wigan born Martin Ainscough was the driving force in proposing, designing, building and operating Wigan Youth Zone. This purpose-built facility has provided a significant lifeline to thousands of children and young people in the Wigan area, generating a safe environment in which they can socialise, undertake tasks and activities, participate in sport and make new friends.

“At Ainscough Cranes, we built up a National Network which meant that when our customers requested a Crane from one of our depots, the distance these would travel to reach their destination was staggering and I had always thought that the importance of supporting local should be at the forefront of our ever-changing society. Following this ethos, I’m delighted that through working closely with Harry Longworth (Managing Director of Go Trade Local), we have together founded a great platform which not only promotes local businesses but supports them too!”

Martin Ainscough

Harry Longworth:

Harry Longworth is the Managing Director of Go Trade Local and since a very young age he has been passionate about supporting local businesses, starting in his hometown of Chorley, Lancashire. Most of his Chorley/Wigan based family are self-employed tradespeople and so working in that environment has been something he has grown up around. Harry founded a local leaflet distribution company in 2012 aged just 13. At this time he was living in a new-build area with his family and soon realised that many of the businesses who were moving to the area had no way of reaching out to the residents. In 2015, Harry grew the company from simply delivering leaflets to developing a community magazine brand. Harry made the decision in 2018 to follow his dream and launched a marketing agency which now boasts clients of all shapes and sizes from local sole traders to national and international organisations.
“One thing that has been ingrained in me from a very young age is the idea of supporting local. I met Martin at a local business event near my hometown and we have developed a brilliant working relationship since. Martin and I put our heads together and using our combined experience we developed the idea of Go Trade Local!”

Harry Longworth

Stuart Clewlow:

Stuart has spent the majority of his working life around the construction and trade industry. Before joining the Go Trade family, Stuart was the Estate Manager for the largest New Build development site in the whole of the UK.

His understanding of not only the construction & DIY industry, but also how our partners use Go Trade to benefit their business, is what makes him such an important part of our team. Stuart has been here from the start and has a great understanding of what we’re all about. His day to day activities include anything from identifying ways we can grow the Go Trade brand, improving our partners and users’ experiences on our platform and assisting with any queries.

As well as being a family man, one of Stuart’s many passions is local history in the Chorley area, where in his spare time he works on producing local heritage books, hosting interactive learning events in local schools and libraries, and sits on the committees of a number of local organisations.

“I knew straight away that I wanted to work alongside the Go Trade team. I’m very local minded in anything from buying produce to supporting businesses in my area. I love speaking to our users, helping them if they’re a bit stuck with what products they may need, and working with our partners in enhancing their profiles, allowing them to get the best results possible from our platform. No two days are the same here!”

Stuart Clewlow

Why should you support local?

“The way we treat and view our environment heavily impacts how we live and work; because of this ethos, we feel it’s important to promote the message of saving our environment and encouraging us all to share the responsibility of sustaining our wonderful planet.”

Martin Ainscough CBE. Chairman, Go Trade Local

Cheaper
Prices

The likelihood is that if you ‘Go Local’ when choosing a company to work with, they may be able to offer you discounted rates, especially if you compare prices using our comparison tool!

Unique
Customer Service

Rather than speaking with someone in an out-of-town call centre, we’ve found it’s much simpler and easier for you to speak to the team at your local depot and get the job sorted directly with them!

Helping
the Community

By supporting local and working with businesses in your area, you are boosting the local economy and safeguarding employment for those in the community.

Improving
the Environment

Whilst you’re out and about, why not collect your product instead of having it delivered. By doing so, you’re cutting down the carbon emissions and keeping your local area greener!

Save time & money

Reduce distance travelled

Better for the environment

Create & safeguard jobs

Invest into your community

About Us: (For Users)

Add your business to GoTradeLocal.co.uk where new customers are right around the corner!

Go Trade Local are here to help your business grow! Not only can our users contact you directly, but they can also request prices too!

Our platform was launched by Martin Ainscough CBE formerly of Ainscough Crane Hire, and Advertising Guru, Harry Longworth with the joint view of helping to put local businesses at the fingertips of our users, making the process as simple as possible from start to finish.

Our users span the UK, and are searching daily for products such as Skips, Tools, Bricks, Timber, Machinery and so much more!

Why Partner with Go Trade Local?

The mission we have for our partners and their businesses is clear!

We want to generate lots of new enquiries for your company and help to increase your profits through encouraging users to spend their money locally, which in turn helps to improve our environment.

Rather than charging per lead or for premium positions, we pride ourselves on operating on a ‘fair for all‘ basis to ensure you receive the most from your low-cost package with us.

You’re able to quantify the results you receive through your in-built bespoke dashboard which you can access & edit whenever you like, wherever you are!

Increase
your Profits

Here at Go Trade, our users love to ‘Go Local’! We encourage customers to collect their goods where possible; meaning your fuel costs and total number of deliveries are reduced. If you do need to deliver, chances are customers will only be a very short journey from yourselves.

Generate
more Customers

By joining the Go Trade Local family, we’re able to put your business in front of potential customers allowing you to turn these leads into hopefully successful sales. We don’t charge for any leads or premium positions, our platform is designed to highlight your business and encourage users to contact you.

Increase Search Engine Visibility

All Go Trade Local packages come with an in-built SEO booster meaning that not only can your listing with us become a ‘mini-website’ for your business but it can also help you to rank higher on other platforms such as Google.

Choose your own
Affordable Packages

We want to ensure you can receive the most from your low-cost package with us and that you’re able to quantify the results you receive through your in-built bespoke dashboard which you can access & edit whenever you like, wherever you are regardless of your companies shape or size, there’s something for all.

All Go Trade Local Packages benefit from:

  • Years of experience in the construction, trade, marketing and advertising industries, helping businesses like yours.
  • Customisable business profile page and ‘pin location tag’ on our user-friendly map to highlight where your business is located and advertise what you do.
  • Access to your easy-to-use dashboard 24/7 to update your profile and edit your account wherever you are and whenever you like to ensure you get the best from your listing.
  • Support Centre built into your account so our team can help you and your business with any queries you may have.
  • Receive enquiries and price requests directly from our users straight into your inbox.

Disclaimer

Every effort is made to ensure that the companies listed on GoTradeLocal.co.uk are legitimate, active, reputable and have appropriate qualifications, membership of and/or approval of trade-related bodies, organisations and associations. We cannot be held responsible for any work carried out or goods supplied, nor do we control or have any involvement in the prices of such services, products and goods, their availability, or the competency and suitability of anyone linked to our site.