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A Case Study Of Successful Local Retail Marketing ::: Holt Business Solutions

We are very proud supporters of the shop local campaign as we live local and spend local.

Also we sponsor Altrincham FC, Bowdon RUFC and Unicorns U10 football team.

Last year we opened a retail arm to the business which offers everything from Print, photocopying, parcel post, pens and pencils.

At very competitive prices, this is going from strength to strength and with the use of social media to raise the profile, 60% of NEW customers are finding us this way.

Our aim is to be WORLD Famous within 5 miles of our Premises.

This is how we aim to grow our very successful commercial stationery business.


These days, providing your child with all their pencils and other stationery needs can be quite a costly process. So you’ll be delighted to know that there’s a new retail outlet in Altrincham that doesn’t just save you money every time you shop but also helps support your school as well.

It’s quite simple – our discount card which gives you 10% off everything you buy* from your first purchase onward  Whether you’re stocking up for going back to school or need printer cartridges and paper, we have the widest choice and the most competitive prices you’ll find on the high street or the web.

What’s more, we’re donating a further 5% of your spend straight back to the school’s PTA group, so that pupils will benefit from what’s in their school bags as well as the environment they learn in.

Holts Stationery Store is totally independent and just around the corner (with FREE parking outside!). We have over 20 years knowledge and experience of the stationery business, so we’re not here only for the usual office supplies; whether you’re looking for bespoke wedding stationery, need some postage stamps or want to post a parcel, we’re confident that our prices and friendly service will impress you.

For those of you who require office supplies for your business, we guarantee to beat your current office supplier by more than 10%. Open an account with us and we’ll not only save you money but we’ll donate 5% of your business spend to the school too.

Support your school by shopping locally – save time and money with Holts Stationery Store.

Shop Local

Shop Local


We’ve had to as we started Holt’s in a recession with no help from the bank. This philosophy, combined with the business relationships we have built, enables us not only to compete on price but to continually ensure we provide a fantastic service because we are absolutely determined to get it right first time.

The reason this actually works and is not just marketing speak is due to the fact that everyone who works for Holt’s has a stake in the company – caring about what we do is second nature to us.

I would love to talk to you about how we could possibly lower your monthly bills on office products.

In most cases we are delivering savings of around 20%. On the odd occasion that we can’t find savings we can at least confirm that you have a great deal already.




Our work wear is the most notable part of the business which has benefited from twitter we re-branded 4 businesses in November Total spend £1800.00

Twitter is the best way of reaching a mass audience in one place and thanks to Alex we believe we are getting great value for money. With the use of social media to raise the profile, 60% of NEW customers are finding us this way.


For more info on Holt Business Solutions

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