Simplicity. Usability. Accuracy.

From accountants to zoologists, you'll find everything you need in dentons, publishers of local directories and community handbooks for over 50 years.

Dentons is your local directory.

For more than four decades, we've helped local businesses reach thousands of new customers.

The first dentons was published in Bath in 1967. Forty-seven years on, we now distribute over 500,000 directories to more than 50 areas in the South West.

Simple. Affordable. Effective.

We offer fuss-free, targeted advertising for all businesses to suit all budgets. Research shows that most people want to buy goods and services from businesses in their area. This is why dentons has built such a trusted reputation with users and advertisers over the years.

Accurate, useful and always at hand, our directories are the first place people turn to find local businesses which is why our customers come back to us, year after year.

The Complete Solution

From directory and online advertising to your very own website, at dentons, we offer the complete package.

Dentons don't just produce quality, effective business directories: dentons.net is our online national business directory giving you the same accuracy of information found in our printed directory.

If that's not enough, our Creative Services has been designing and building bespoke websites and effective web solutions for over 10 years.


Origins of Dentons Directories.

John DentonIn 1967 and working from his home in Bath, John Denton (right) developed an idea to create a local business and services directory to bring in advertising revenue with copies then delivered free to every residential and commercial address within the Bath area and as such, the first ever dentons directory came to be.

When the Bath directory proved successful, John expanded the idea to the surrounding area. The directories took on a distinctive visual style, the front cover of each directory being a hand drawn sketch by John Denton's son, Roger.

The original Bath cover is shown below.

In 1985, Roger Denton joined his father in the business, with his brother Robin Denton following a year later. Roger and Robin bought the business from their father in 1988 and in 1989, Dentons Directories Ltd was formed. In 1994, Ken Birleson joined the board as a Director.

In recent years, the number of printed directories has increased to 25 and national directory information is now available online through dentons.net. Dentons also offers digital marketing services through its in-house creative department.

In 2011, the company purchased Bridge House in Westbury and relocated its operations there.


Dentons Directory Bath cover from 1969
Dentons Directory Bath cover from 1990
Dentons Directory Bath cover from 1990
Dentons Directory Bath cover from 1990
Dentons Directory Bath cover from 2017

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