GAZETTE Newspapers’ parent company has been selected to design and publish a business guide for Hampshire.

Newsquest Hampshire was chosen by Hampshire Chamber of Commerce to design and publish The Hampshire Directory.

With a readership of 68,000, the guide will be distributed throughout the county to selected drop-off sites and business locations.

It will also be placed in the lobbies of offices and Government buildings, banks and other strategic locations and be available to Hampshire Chamber of Commerce members.

Digital marketing |agency CDD, based in Southampton, has also been commissioned by Hamp-shire Chamber to design and build an online business directory as part of the initiative.

The online directory aims to offer an easy online search facility to help businesses showcase their products and services among their peers by profiling all relevant up-|to-date corporate information.

Denise Barlow head of communications at Hampshire Chamber, said: “We are delighted to be working with our two partners.

“The tender process was very competitive and we are confident that because we have chosen Newsquest as our partner to design and build the printed business guide, we will be gaining the very best professional service.”