Sarah and Katie founded The Directory ten years ago and it now successfully promotes over 100 businesses owned, run or recommended by the parents, teachers and past pupils of Thomas's London Day Schools.
The businesses are promoted to parents at the five schools through a 55 page printed book and a specially designed website.
Kate Slesinger, Publishing Director of House & Garden says... "I first came across The Directory when I was a parent at Thomas’s Kensington. As far as I know, no other Prep Schools are offering this sort of practical 'parents-helping-parents' service: it’s fantastic and full of little gems in every category. The perfect pairing with House & Garden, in fact."
On 28th November 2017 Mumfidential featured The Directory in their Handpicked Christmas Gift Guide
"Every parent needs to know about The Directory. It’s a comprehensive list of “tried and tested” companies that have been recommended by parents (with children at Thomas’s London Day Schools) – all of which are offering a special discount or incentive to Mumfidential readers this Christmas.
Included in the line up are animal and family portrait artists, fabulous cushions, photo storybooks and sparkling jewellery, plus artisan shampoos, beachwear, toys and travel companies. You don’t really need to go anywhere else for your Christmas shopping and you can find useful services on there too such as caterers and home finders."
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Tansy Boyd, Founder and Director of Friends of Friends London and former Thomas's pupil says... "I just wanted to thank you as it seems recently, Friends of Friends has client after client who find us in The Directory. It has really become our only and most valuable form of marketing!"
February 2019 - A Happy Thomas's Parent says... "I’ve used the Directory quite a few times myself and I’ve never been disappointed. I have always found friendly workers who got on with the job quickly and efficiently. I found it easy to have a list of services to rely on."
March 2019 – Andy Matthews, Andyman Property Services says… “I have had a great response to The Directory newsletter you created and sent out for us, 5 enquiries on the first day and a further 3 or 4 since - all good leads which I am quoting on and all goods jobs. Plus one booking already. I'm very happy, thank you.”
March 2019 - CF, a former Kings Canterbury parent, says... "We found Why House through The Thomas's Directory, and can't recommend it more highly. Henrietta Cottam and her team offer large, stylish, luxurious rooms surrounded by beautiful gardens and an exceptional pool. Delicious food is served in the dining pavilion where guests can mingle or have a quiet evening. Tuk Tuks await for whisking guests to the nearby Indian Ocean or shopping trips... Altogether a fabulous experience with nothing too much trouble for Henrietta, it has become a new favourite for us, longing to return!"