Get Your Business Noticed!

The Winter Brand New Forest offers booklet is being drafted for publication mid January 2016.

You can make your business stand out from the crowd to potential customers in the offers booklet and advertise at very competitive rates:

  • £70 full page
  • £40 ½ page or
  • £15 for an enhanced business listing

All businesses who take out either a full or half page will also receive a sponsored offer slot in one of our upcoming E-newsletters (worth £25).

The deadline for any new/amended offers for inclusion in the Winter offers booklet is Friday 18th December. If you would like to update your Brand New Forest offer please email us.


2016 Brand New Forest Card is now available

2016 2016 brand new forest cardBrand New Forest Card is now available

The 2016 Brand New Forest Card is now available and is valid to use from today (1st December) giving you a fantastic 13 months of money saving offers.

The card costs just £5 and is a fantastic stocking filler. To find out where you can buy your card please click here.

As you may of heard the Brand New Forest Team will be at Ringwood this coming Saturday (5th December) to not only celebrate Small Business Saturday but to also officially announce Ringwood as Brand New Forest Town of the Year 2016. There will be a special Buy One Card Get One Free offer from our stall in Market Place.

If you can’t get to Ringwood on Saturday, Lyndhurst Visitor Information Centre will also be selling the 2016 cards for buy one get one free.

Small Business Saturday comes to the New Forest

small-business-saturday-2015Small Business Saturday comes to the New Forest

This year’s Small Business Saturday takes place on the 5th December.

Small Business Saturday is a national government backed scheme to raise the profile of small businesses across the UK and encourage people to do business with them. To support the campaign New Forest District Council is offering free car parking in all 51 council run car parks on 5 December to encourage both residents and visitors to shop locally. Signs will be on display in the car parks reminding shoppers that there is no parking charge.

Here in the New Forest we’ll be celebrating this important day by launching the 2016 Brand New Forest Card in Ringwood; our newly named Town of the Year. Better still, as a special launch promotion we’ll be offering a ‘buy one, get one free’ deal on all cards sold from our special stall in Market Place.

Brand New Forest Winners at Brilliance In Business Awards

Brand New Forest member businesses Win at Brilliance In Business Awards

The New Forest Business Partnership Brilliance in Business Awards took place last night (Thursday 26 November) where 24 other New Forest businesses also celebrated their successes at the tenth annual Business Awards. 8 of those businesses won awards, which were presented by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, President of the New Forest Business Partnership

Matthew Lawson, Chairman of New Forest Business Partnership, commented: “This year we enjoyed a record number of entries but every year there is an increased enthusiasm, optimism and greater admiration for the entrepreneurial spirit of the New Forest business community.”

Greenclose Hotels Ltd (Montagu Arms & Careys Manor) were won The Brockenhurst College Award for Training & Development and were crowned 2015/16 Business of the Year, New Forest VW Campervan Hire won the ExxonMobil Award for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Handmade New Forest won The RBS Award for Contribution to the New Forest Community and Hire A Twizy won the Outstanding Contribution to the Brand New Forest Campaign Award.

Click here to find out who all the winners were.

BIBA Winners

Ringwood – Brand New Forest Town of the Year 2016

Ringwood – Brand New Forest Town of the Year 2016

We are delighted to announce that the 2016 Brand New Forest Town of the Year will be Ringwood.

Their application was selected by the Brand New Forest judging panel after much deliberation based upon their commitment to the Brand New Forest Campaign to date and the exciting plans they have for the year ahead. Anyone who shops regularly in the town will be aware of the great range of money saving Card Offers available with more being added all the time.

Ringwood will be officially launched as Town of the Year at the Christmas Fair on 5 December. Brand New Forest will be there to celebrate Small Business Saturday and launch the all new Brand New Forest Card with a special buy one, get one free deal. The Christmas Fair will include snow machines, street entertainers, fairground rides and a wide range of stalls.

The Christmas launch however is just the start of Ringwood’s year in the Brand New Forest spotlight. Just as Lymington and Burley before them, we’ll be supporting a range of events and activities throughout the year and you’ll be able to find about all of them here in

In the meantime, make sure you come to join us on 5 December, there’ll be free car parking throughout the district so we look forward to seeing you there.

Get Ready For A Fruitful 2016

Get Ready For A Fruitful 2016

It’s getting cold outside and the days are short. But that shouldn’t stop you from thinking about the promise of the next year’s growing season.

Working together with Transition Southampton, local project and Brand New Forest partner the New Forest Food Challenge are offering growers a great deal in fruit trees and bushes, through their not-for-profit TREEmendous project. The trees etc will be delivered mid February and there are collection points in Ashurst and Lymington.

On offer are:

Apple trees £9

Pear trees £12

Mulberry Trees £17

Blueberry Bush £9

All are traditional varieties and all trees are 1st or 2nd year saplings, suitable for small gardens.

If you’d like to order anything please email or telephone 01590 675613.

Last date for orders: Friday 8th January, 2016

Things To Do During October Half Term

Things To Do During October Half Term

With half term just around the corner (and Christmas not far off either) we have put together some Brand New Forest money saving ideas for family days out during October Half Term.

For active families we suggest trying your hand at Archery, Crossbows or Axe-throwing with Insight Activities (10% discount). Alternatively head to Avon Tyrrell UK Youth Outdoor Activity Centre and buy one get one free on drop in activity sessions as well as 50% off bike hire!

You can also hire bikes from Forest Leisure Cycling (Burley) and Cyclexperience in Brockenhurst and Hythe. For those with no vertigo issues: Go-Ape at Moors Valley Country Park (Ringwood) offers a 15% discount on treetop adventures.

There are numerous attractions to visit within the New Forest; here are our top money saving picks to get you the best value for money. Liberty’s Owl Raptor & Reptile Centre in Ringwood offer £1 off each full paying adult/senior citizen or 1 child free with each full paying adult. Furzey Gardens have another great deal of 2 for 1 on entry for Brand New Forest cardholders. Beaulieu National Motor Museum offer cardholders 10% off in their Visitor Reception Shop whilst at Buckler’s Hard you can enjoy a 10% discount on cream teas from the Captain’s Café. If the weather isn’t great, don’t forget that the New Forest Centre offer buy one standard ticket for museum and get one free (and kids under 16 go free!).

The New Forest Walking Festival takes place from 17 October – 1 November, why not book onto one of the various walks and use your Brand New Forest Card for a hearty lunch or dinner afterwards? With so many different dining establishments offering a Brand New Forest deal it may be difficult to choose between them!

The Autumn Offers Booklet is out now and for a full list of Brand New Forest money saving offers please click here.

Whatever you and the family decide to do – have a great time during half term and feel free to share your photos with us on our social media pages.

Autumn Offers Leaflet out now

Autumn Offers Leaflet out nowautumn offers

The Brand New Forest Autumn offers leaflet is now available.

The latest edition is packed full of fantastic offers at your favourite shops, restaurants, pubs, attractions and service businesses.

The leaflet is available at participating Brand New Forest businesses but you can download your own copy here.

Don’t miss out on over 250 incredible savings. Grab your copy and start saving today.

Last chance to bid for broadband funding

Businesses in the New Forest who are working to complete claims to the Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme are encouraged to submit their applications promptly to ensure that they don’t miss out on up to £3000 worth of funding to improve their broadband provision. The grant is allocated on the first come, first served basis and demand has been very strong.

Further details including checks for eligibility can be found at

New Cycling Club Launched

3C Cycle Club

Head to Cyclexperience in Hythe this Tuesday (15 September 2015) for the launch of their new cycle club 3C.3C cycle club launch

3C is a newly formed community cycling club based in Hythe offering weekly rides for all levels of ability and monthly Sunday rides. Each ride night covers a different riding style/bike so everyone is catered for.

The club launch will include a turbo trainer challenge,  MET Helmets, a fantastic raffle with a prize of £500 credit at the shop along with a charity cake sale with proceeds going to the Waterside Cancer Support Centre, part of the Wessex Cancer Trust.

The club also offers regular bike skills training sessions with a top British Cycling coach at Gang Warily Recreation Centre and there will be turbo training sessions throughout winter for those that can’t brave the weather but want to keep their fitness levels up!

For membership information and the rides calendar visit their website –