Love Your Doorstep has done amazing things for Enfields community. I have lived here for over 8 years and only since I joined LYDS have I learnt about where I live and the fantastic places there are to visit locally. I have also made some great friends and often walk down the street and see loads of people I know who I met by talking to them on the LYDS facebook group. This is all thanks to Emma Rigby who had the idea to bring back our community spirit after the awful riots in August 2011! x
Sarah McGeough - Community member
Love Your Doorstep is an incredible community site which really brings communities together and encourages and supports local businesses and initiatives. Its made our borough a wonderful, connected, supportive places to live!
Panay Richards - Community Member
I joined Love Your Doorstep in July 2012, I am visually impaired, I signed up to a Challenge to Trek across the Sahara Desert in March 2013 with a sighted companion in aid of Guide Dogs. We received far more support than I ever expected. We organised a series of Charity Events leading up to the Trek with the help of many local businesses and community members that we got in touch with via the Facebook Group. We raised over £10,000 for a Guide Dogs UK charity and I successfully completed the difficult 112km Trek over 5 days in the Sahara Desert. In that time, I also signed up as a LYDS Business (a year ago now), as I am a Qualified Osteopath and Sports Massage Therapist, Love Your Doorstep has been a great platform for my business and let people know about my services. Emma Rigby has been a great support, her and her team are doing amazing work in our area.
Glen Daniels – GD Osteopathy & Community Member
I have been with LYDS since the very beginning. I still can't believe that such a simple idea has become such a success. Emma and her team work relentlessly behind the scene and this has made such a difference to the Enfield community. I am an Acupuncturist and my business has increased substantially since I have been a member. As a customer, LYDS is my first point of call when I need something. I go by the recommendations and have never been disappointed, I have discovered new shops, wonderful markets and so many new places to eat. This platform works and every one can benefit from it. Every town in the UK should have an Emma Rigby!
Carole Mabboux - Acucarma local Acupuncture & Rekki
We are the local credit union, based in Enfield Town. For us it's about getting the word out about what we can offer. As we're not-for-profit, we don't have much money for traditional marketing and LYDS has connected us with local people and businesses directly, meaning we have been able to help a number of LYDS businesses and start-ups with finance behind the scenes. The review section is a good idea, but doesn't really work for us, as people don't really like to talk about their finances publicly, but that's not unexpected. LYDS is an incredible phenomenon, but we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that there has always been a great voluntary and social enterprise sector doing the best they can (with very little money) in Enfield.
Julia Daniels: Credit Union Enfield Town
I run a small business in Winchmore Hill. I’ve been trading for over 10 years, I learnt about LYDS from an article in the local paper, at first I just watched from the side lines, posting comments if the thread was of interest to me. Once the group reached 3000+ members I soon realised there was an advertising opportunity I could be missing out on. I would say I have a good online presence, with google and Facebook but LYDS brings that together. It has certainly complimented my business, and I hope to use it to grow things further this year. The recession has changed a lot of people’s ideas about when and where they purchase goods, with LYDS it gives people the power to access the local community in a way that google probably cannot provide. In fact I’d suggest for the members it’s probably becoming the first place they look before using a search engine to find the information.
Keith Hepburn – Target Tuition, Community Member
When I joined LYDS I was a little unsure about joining as I didn't really know much about the group, but I thought what's the worst that can happen! Since joining my business give us a handyman has gone from strength to strength and I'm now booking work in way in advance which is a god send for the self-employed. The Lyds team are amazing and work so hard, and have crafted an amazing group something that Enfield is proud of. For give us a handyman the review system is fantastic as a great review speaks a 1000 words. As all the reviews are monitored they are trusted by all 23,000 members. The flip side is that I have also made some great new friends. So all you need to know is that Lyds is amazing !!!!
Kerry Kakoullis – Give Us a Handyman
I love LYDS. We took over our business again a few years ago (previously rented out) and quickly realised the local awareness of our business had dropped. LYDS has helped to rectify that, as any locals needing a local business go onto LYDS and then the recommendations start coming in. It is a local site for locals. Traffic problems, burglary, new business, it is all covered on the site and all that watch it are warned, informed and share their experiences. It is a great vehicle for all that use it and Emma should be congratulated in creating a platform that gives a feeling of community spirit back to the town. Our membership has been more than worth it to put Chase Side Motors back on the map.
Nikki Kyriacou – Chase Side Motors
Ten stars if there was an option Above reviews sums it all up Fantastic community tool Brilliant business marketing tool - feels like you are communicating with mates - never met most of the people but feels like you know everyone Well done keep it up
Ajay Gokani Owner of Empire Garages, Community Member, Charity Volunteer
Lyds is a fab group created to support Enfield community, business & individuals. It’s not only about recommendations & helping to find the right person for the job - it’s also about helping to unite the Enfield community by highlighting & bringing events to people of Enfield, is open to various discussions about Enfield, fun things, it’s includes everything. I’m very happy to be part of this lovely team. I love that I can find everything in one place - from business to bit of fun & banter! It’s so nice to meeting everyone in person too, feels like I know so many already!! Well done the Lyds team!! Xx
Mira Demeter Photography & Community Member
Great community asset
Emma and her team work tirelessly for the community and the businesses who, like us benefit from this service.
Ian and Marilyn of IB Wills & Family Matters
Love Your Doorstep is a brilliant directory and platform for local businesses and people. It works to create and foster a sense of community, plus the founders and staff are very helpful and friendly.
Sara Gallego - La Caverna Restaurant
I joined love your doorstep about a year ago now and they have helped promote my business which has helped to incesse my cliental. They are also around for a chat and to find advice when needed . It’s a fantastic part of the community and has also helped me in other areas to help me find other local businesses . The team are amazing, very kind and caring. Thank you all for all your help over the last year . Highly recommend love your door step .
Stephanie Lambie: Personal Trainer and Community Members
A fantastic site for putting your 'feelers' out and finding, employing, meeting and achieving that hard to find tradesmen, shop, service. My company is registered as a Lyds business and the girls have have been nothing but a pleasure to deal with. A must for business to business and general public to business contact page. Always keeping local people up to date and informed of what's what in our local community.
Mark Mead: Valley Loft Conversations & Community Contributor
Love your doorstep (LYDS) is a fantastic platform that not only has helped me immensely with my business (80% of my work comes from LYDS). It is wonderful for the community, it's the number 1 go to place for anything you want to know or find in the area. From products and services to events, local news and much much more. They have a wonderful team working behind the scenes to keep LYDS running efficiently and keep the community constantly informed, they work so hard and I cannot fault them.
Thank you Love Your Doorstep Team for being so wonderful in every way.
Kalia Costa - Community Member & LYDS Beauty Therapist
I cant remember how I 'found' lyds but since joining I have become part of a fantastic community. We have made new contacts and friends, have gained work and have been part of some great local projects. The team are always there to support and promote our work 'Art Start' and we hope it continues to grow and be even more successful.xx
Debbie Dean: Art Start & Local Community Contributor
Love, Love, Love! What a fantastic idea bringing all the community together and giving local real recommendations! Its bringing us all closer and making us aware of how much talent and great businesses we have on our doorstep. Its helping me as a client and as a member of the community. The staff couldn't be more helpful! Keep up the good work. Love you all!
Frani Koutsoudes - Giraffe Lofts & Community Contributor
As a local independent department store in enfield, it is great to connect with the local customers and other local businesses.
since joining LYDS we have had loads of enquiries from the facebook group about our products and services.We have such a great social community in Enfield that I have never seen in other areas.
Emma also runs a regular business networking event so you can meet with other local businesses and connect in a way that has not been possible before, through LYDS we have run evening events instore and invited other local businesses to join us and promote their products and services, it’s all about working together and supporting each other promoting Enfield and giving great products and service to the local residents, making it fun to shop and offering a great choice of different products (2013)
Ian Turner – Pearsons
5* review for love your doorstep. I planned my whole wedding via lyds with only 3 months notice! Also a fantastic platform to help promote my business through. Amazing on all levels .
Rachel Baker - Rachy Makey Things & Community Contributor
Since joining LYDS 18 months ago I have been amazed by the response. I have many new clients as a result as well as making new friends. I have also met lots of local business people that I trust and recommend. The account managers are rerally on the ball and have significantly raised my company profile.
Eli Pressman - Barnet Wills
As a fairly new member to LYDS I have been more than surprised at just how good a company this is, not only is an I redo me way to get the local community to interact it also helps local businesses especially smaller ones to gain a platform to reach people in need of services. In short I couldn't recommend them enough they are the future of community networking.
Richard Pettifer - Pettifer Plumbing & Heating
I absolutely love LYDS and the people behind it - it has made living in Enfield a much more close knit experience, and in addition to all the retail links and recommendations, the community feel to it is really special too - sharing of experiences (both retail and otherwise) is really rewarding.
Sharon McClean - Community Member
I have been a member business of Love your doorstep for just over a year now. Being a one man business the Platform has been extremely useful for me in a time where the DJ business has been difficult. Love Your Doorstep has directly & indirectly accounted for around 40% of my weekend business in that 1st year. It obviously depends on your business as to the success you obtain from LYDS, BUT it is also very important that you are proactive within the Community both on & offline. The team are excellent and very approachable, a unique local organisation in many ways. Would be great to see LYDS become a National Brand. (2016)
Howie Roscoe- Dj Howie