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E-Bulletin 25-17 BID summer magazine and #celebrateNorthampton social

 
#celebrateNorthampton
 
Northampton town centre BID is working with Northampton Borough Council on a new social media campaign which will focus on, celebrate and promote everything that is great about our town centre. 

Businesses and members of the public will be able to get on board the campaign on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram - sharing their positive messages and things they love about the town using #celebrateNorthampton hashtag.

The BID and Borough Council are in the process of  producing some guidelines and a toolkit to help make it easier for businesses to get involved from 24th July.
 
More details on this initiative will follow soon, or for more information contact the BID team HERE.
Discover Northampton town centre summer magazine

The BID will be distributing the 2017 Discover Northampton town centre summer magazine this week.
 
All businesses in the town centre had the opportunity to contribute, and inclusion in the BID-funded magazine was free.
 
34,500 copies will be distributed to Northamptonshire homes and town centre businesses. A digital version is also available on our website HERE.
 
For more information about getting involved in future publications, or if you would like additional copies please contact the BID office on 01604 837766 or email us HERE
Independents Campaign
 
Northampton town centre BID is continuing to promote independent retailers and businesses on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter channels , and tying some of this in with the national initiative - Independent Retailer Month.
 
There has been a great response so far, with the Hosts taking  pictures of businesses and sharing their details via the BID's social media channels.
   
You can get involved by following Northampton town centre BID on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramYou can also tag @NorthamptonBID into any of your own posts and tweets using  #indieretail,  #indiemonth,  #indieretailer or  #indieretailermonth hashtags where you can.

If you are an independent business and would like us to come and take pictures of your operation in action and be part of this campaign please email us  HERE.
University of Northampton graduation ceremonies
 
Some subject areas within the University of Northampton (UoN) will be having their ceremonies at the Royal and Derngate this week.
 
Graduates and their families will be in the town centre over four days from 18th to 21st July.
 
As a town centre business, you may like to take advantage  of the extra footfall by running discounts and offers.
BID monthly update meetings
 
Don't forget our next BID monthly meeting will take place next Wednesday, 26th July.
 
Town centre businesses meet to share ideas and help to shape BID priorities for the year ahead, discussing a wide range of topics from parking and footfall, to attracting new businesses and working together to improve the perception of the town centre.
 
The events are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the BID Office, 2nd Floor, Town Centre House, Northampton, NN1 2QL. Choose from either 9-10:30am or 5-6pm. Or, if you cannot make these dates, you can arrange to meet our BID Project Manager at any other time.
 
To come along or speak to our BID Project Manager separately please email us  HERE.
Dates for your diary
  • UoN Graduation Ceremonies - Tuesday 18th - Friday 21st July.
  • BID Business meetings will take place on the fourth Wednesday of every month. The next two are 26th July and 23rd August.
  • Northampton Half Marathon - Sunday 3rd September.
  • Heritage Open Day Weekend - Friday 8th - Sunday 10th September.
  • Dementia Friendly Action Day - Thursday 21st 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 24-17 Our independent retailer campaign and Grosvenor Centre shoe emporium event

 

 

 

 

 
Independent Retailer Month
 
Have you seen we are promoting independent retailers on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to tie in with the national campaign - Independent Retailer Month?
 
This campaign is also now open to other BID levy paying independent businesses, cafes, restaurants and professional services too.
 
The Hosts are taking pictures of businesses and sharing their details via the BID's social media channels to promote and celebrate  nbsp;the important role independent businesses play within the town and economy.
   
You can get involved by following Northampton town centre BID on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramYou can also tag @NorthamptonBID into any of your own posts and tweets using  #indieretail,  #indiemonth,  #indieretailer or  #indieretailermonth hashtags where you can.

If you are an independent business and would like us to come and take pictures of your operation in action and be part of this campaign please email us  HERE.
Shoe Emporium in Grosvenor Centre
 
On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July, between 11am-4pm, Grosvenor Centre will be playing homage to Northampton's shoe heritage in their Shoe Emporium event.
 
The Centre is working in partnership with Northampton Museum to create an interactive and engaging event, that will include interactive workshops, prize giveaways and a showcase of celebrity shoes.
 
More information on the event can be found HERE.
Northampton Music Festival
 
Almost 5,000 extra visits were recorded in Northampton town centre on Sunday 18th June during Northampton Music Festival - a 17% increase on the average number of visitors to the town centre in June 2017.
 
The Market Square cameras alone showed the average footfall nearly double compared to a regular Sunday in June.
 
The BID was a lead sponsor of the event, which was a success, as crowds of visitors watched local bands and artists perform on five outdoor stages and venues.
 
To see photos, videos and interviews with performers at the event, visit our Facebook page  HERE.
BID monthly update meetings
 
Our next BID monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday 26th July 2017.
 
Town centre businesses meet to share ideas and help to shape BID priorities for the year ahead. We discuss a wide range of topics from parking and footfall, to attracting new businesses and working together to improve the perception of the town centre.
 
The events are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month and take place at BID Office, 2nd Floor, Town Centre House, Northampton, NN1 2QL. Businesses can choose to attend at either 9-10:30am or 5-6pm. Or, if you cannot make these dates, you can always arrange to meet our BID Project Manager at any other time.
 
If you would like to come along or speak to our BID Project Manager separately please email us  HERE.
British Grand Prix at Silverstone
 
Thousands of people are set to descend on the county this weekend (14th-16th July) as the Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix visits the Silverstone circuit.
 
Is your business doing any special to celebrate this iconic event?
 
If so, email us at promotion@northamptonbid.co.uk and we can promote this via the BID's social media.
Dates for your diary
  • BID Business meetings will take place on the fourth Wednesday of every month. The next two are 26th July and 23rd August
  • Northampton Half Marathon - Sunday 3rd September.
  • Heritage Open Day Weekend - Friday 8th - Sunday 10th September.
  • Dementia Friendly Action Day - Thursday 21st 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)

 
 
01604 837766
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