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E-bulletin: Meet the BID board, Golden Ticket post boxes & events


Meet our newly elected BID board

At last week's AGM the new Northampton town centre
 BID Board of Directors was appointed.

Chair Jessica D'Aulerio, of town centre business Tangerine Red, was reappointed Chair of the BID, with Dan Roberts from Cottons Chartered Accountants appointed Vice Chair.

A warm welcome to our new directors: Donna French, Store Manager of Marks & Spencer, Leon Decommun Dit Verron of Greggs, Miral Thakarar of The Guildhall Hotel and Peter Gaynor (Legal and General, Grosvenor Centre).

These new faces join our existing directors:
  • Brendan Bruder (Abbey Ross)
  • Richard Clinton (Northampton Theatres Trust Royal & Derngate)
  • Andrew Cruden (Market Square News)
  • Damian Gawal (independent)
  • Alan Harland (AK Harland)
  • Cllr Jonathan Nunn (Northampton Borough Council)
  • Jake Richardson (Richardson Group)
  • Andrea Smith (Franklins Solicitors)
  • John Sheinman (Sheinman Opticians)
  • Gavin Willis (Gavin Willis Creative Marketing Ltd)

The BID board of directors are all volunteers from a representative range of town centre sectors and are
 responsible for  the governance and monitoring of the BID and for working with the BID team team to deliver the BID Business Plan.
 
If you are a town centre business and BID levy payer and would like to get more involved please contact the BID Manager Chris Barker or speak to one of the BID Hosts.

Voni Blu, one of the businesses set to host a Golden Ticket postbox this Christmas
Golden Ticket postboxes 

Thank you to all the businesses who have come forward and offered to host a Golden Ticket post box this year.


We can confirm these festive boxes will be located at the following businesses across the town centre from around mid-November.
  • A Plan Insurance, Abington Street
  • Bonds the Jewellers, St Giles Street
  • Cheyne Walk Club
    , Cheyne Walk
  • The Creative Cupcake, Gold St Mews
  • Grosvenor Centre
  • Market Square News, Market Square
  • Market Walk Shopping Centre
  • NN Contemporary, Guildhall Road
  • Royal & Derngate, Guildhall Road
  • Sheinman Opticians, Abington Street
  • St Gyles jewellers, St Giles Street
  • The Dressing Room, Ridings Arcade
  • Voni Blu, Castilian Street

 
Christmas magazine final call out

Our Discover Northampton town centre magazine Christmas 2017 edition is an opportunity to promote your business and encourage extra visitors into the town centre - at no additional cost to your business.


Send us 100-120 words of text and a high resolution photo by this Friday, 29th September.  
Please email your content and/or questions to
promotion@northamptonbid.co.uk.

Don't forget to RSVP


Please make sure you RSVP for our Town Centre Summit. 


Our
 panel will include the leaders of Northampton Borough Council and Northamptonshire County Council, Chair of Northampton town centre BID and key representatives from The University of Northampton, Northamptonshire Police and the Grosvenor Centre. 

To book and find out more click here:
www.NNsummit.eventbrite.co.uk

Roll up, roll up!

 
Our Northampton BID Street Circus is coming to town. 

For one day only the town centre will come alive with spectacular circus acts, street entertainers and walkabout performances for the whole family to enjoy.
 
Help us spread the word - and make the most of the additional footfall. Our Street Circus is
on Saturday 30th September, from 11am to 4pm. 
For all the venue, staging, timing and walkabout details click
HERE

September monthly meeting

Northampton town centre BID businesses are invited to attend one of tomorrow's one-hour BID Business Meeting - this 
Wednesday 27th September at either 9.30am or 5pm.  The venue is 
the BID Office, 2nd Floor, Town Centre House, Northampton.


These monthly meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month in the morning and afternoon and give businesses the chance to share ideas and have a say on Northampton town centre BID projects.

Dates for your diary
  • BID Business meetings - Wednesday, 27th September.
  • Street Circus - Saturday 30th September.
  • Student Survival Event - Saturday 30th September.
This email is sent to you as a business located in the
Northampton Town Centre  Business Improvement District (BID) 
or partner interested in BID activity
Northampton BID is project managed by Partnerships for Better Business Ltd (pfbb UK)



 
 
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E-bulletin 34-17 - #CelebrateNorthampton toolkit

 
 
Christmas magazine call out
 
Want to promote your business to thousands of homes and businesses across Northamptonshire this festive season - at no additional cost? 
Our Discover Northampton town centre magazine Christmas 2017 edition will be distributed in time for the festive season to encourage extra visitors into the town centre - for shopping, eating, drinking, entertainment and more. 

All we need from you is 100 words of text and a photo. Please send your content and/or questions to   promotion@northamptonbid.co.uk by 5pm on Friday, 29th September 2017.

Town Centre Summit

 
Invitations have been mailed out to all Northampton town centre BID businesses so make sure you RSVP. 

This event is your opportunity to ask questions from the key organisations which work to drive our town centre forward.

The panel will include the leaders of Northampton Borough Council and Northamptonshire County Council, Chair of Northampton town centre BID and key representatives from The University of Northampton, Northamptonshire Police and the Grosvenor Centre

To book and find out more click here: www.NNsummit.eventbrite.co.uk

Heritage Open Days

 
Heritage attractions in our town centre opened their doors for four days of tours last week, with our BID Hosts Kimberley and Matthew meeting and greeting visitors. 

Here are a few photos, taken by our Hosts, of the classic buses, visitors and the venues taking part - view our Facebook album HERE.

Mystery shopping participation

 
The BID is working on a mystery shopping project to identify, enhance and recognise excellent customer service in Northampton town centre. 
 
Up to 100 town centre retail and day time businesses will receive mystery shopping assessments over October and early November.
 
Participating businesses will be able to receive feedback either on a one-to-one basis or by group. There will also be an award ceremony to celebrate the best in customer service held in 2018.
 
If you would like to be included in this project please email info@northamptonbid.co.uk.

Street Circus

 
Northampton town centre will come alive with spectacular circus acts, street entertainers and walkabout performances for the whole family to enjoy - for one day only on Saturday 30th September, 11am-4pm.
For all the details and line-up click HERE.

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Cleaning update
Last week our cleaning contractors set to work on Abington Street, Hazelwood Road and Castilian Street.

Street cleaning falls within the remit of Northampton Borough Council but the BID has opted to undertake additional cleansing over and above the baseline statutory service.

In 2017 Northampton town centre BID has also undertaken additional targeted cleaning on Gold Street, Bridge Street, Derngate, Dychurch Lane, College Street, The Drapery and Sheep Street. 
September monthly meeting
Representatives from all Northampton town centre BID businesses are invited to attend this month's one-hour BID Business Meeting - on Wednesday 27th September at both 9.30am and 5pm. 

These will take place at the BID Office, 2nd Floor, Town Centre House, Northampton.

These monthly meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month in the morning and afternoon and give businesses the chance to share ideas and have a say on Northampton town centre BID projects.
AGM reminder
Northampton town centre BID's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at 3pm on Thursday, 21st September at the Royal & Derngate. 

This is open to all businesses located in the BID area which are fully up to date with their levy payments. Hear what the BID has achieved, find out what we have planned for 2017/18, and meet the BID team.
Dates for your diary
  • BID Business meetings will take place on the fourth Wednesday of every month. The next meetings are this Wednesday, 27th September.
  • Dementia Friendly Action Day - Thursday 21st September.
  • Street Circus - Saturday 30th September.
  • Student Survival Event - Saturday 30th September.
  • Northampton town centre BID AGM - Thursday 21st September.
This email is sent to you as a business located in the
Northampton Town Centre  Business Improvement District (BID) 
or partner interested in BID activity
Northampton BID is project managed by Partnerships for Better Business Ltd (pfbb UK)

 
 
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