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12/04/2019Love LocalMany of you will have seen this recently launched campaign from the Bury Free Press and I just wanted you to know that we of course fully support this initiative and are looking to specifically work in partnership with the BFP during Independents Week. At other times we are also making William Mata, the lead journalist on this issue, aware of things going on in the town centre, particularly where it involves Independent businesses. You may have seen some of our members have already featured in an article or two on this subject. If any of you want to contact William direct then he is very happy to hear from you at william.mata@iliffepublishing.co.uk and he can supply you marketing materials, if you wish, such as stickers and pens

12/04/2019Public SurveyWe will again be running our public survey seeking the views of those who visit Bury and also those who don’t. It should go live next week and will be open until the 31st May. Once it’s available I would be very grateful if you can share the link with your staff, customers, friends and family so we can get the views of as many people as possible in order for us to be aware of what our potential customers want the town centre to offer. More specific details to follow next week.

12/04/2019Network Events As you are aware we are hosting a members network evening on Monday 29th April at The Athenaeum but we are aware that an evening meeting may not be suitable for everyone so in addition to this we are holding two morning meetings at Bills in Abbeygate St. The first is a breakfast meeting between 7.30-8.30am on Tuesday 14th May and the second will be a mid-morning “coffee morning” between 1030-1130 on Thursday 6th June. To assist us with catering if you intend popping along to either or both can you contact Jackie.regan@ourburystedmunds.com and make her aware if you have any dietary requirements.

12/04/2019Sundays in the SummerAs part of the town’s summer event programme the West Suffolk markets team will be hosting two ‘mini markets’ on Sunday 30 June and Sunday 28 July. These markets will complete a programme of events on the last Sunday of the month during the summer with the BID’s Whitsun Fayre on Sunday 26 May and the Food and Drink Festival on Sunday 25 August. In addition to the above they will be hosting a ‘Friday Night Food Festival’ which will be similar to an event held in 2017. This will be on Friday 19 July and run from 12 noon until 9pm. There will be a bar, food and drink stalls and live entertainment. All these events will be held between Superdrug/Moyses Hall and the war memorial and on the paved area near to Poundland similar to their December Sunday markets. The road and remainder of parking will be kept open as normal. They would like to invite any interested BID members to have a presence at these events, which will consist mainly of West Suffolk market traders. Any interested businesses should contact Sharon Fairweather – sharon.fairweather@westsuffolk.gov.uk for further information.

BID Member Benefits

Affinity offers a free service that gives long term savings for businesses by offering cost reduction analysis of their bills and their supply chains. They give recommendations on how to improve efficiency and profit of the company by suggesting different suppliers to use. They also offer business procurement services for almost every product a business might need and service areas that are used within the business. Contact them on 01603 881888 or email business@af-affinity.co.uk.

 

Ashtons Legal are offering Ourburystedmunds members access to their ‘one scheme’ this gives BID members, their staff and family members of staff access to a variety of discounted legal services. The arrangement provides those eligible to a 15% discount on normal charges. Click here for more details and to see how you can benefit from this scheme.

 


Business Cost Reduction Company, BCR Associates offer a cost review of business’s essential spends and bills e.g. energy, telecoms, insurance, office supplies, water, HR/H&S. They then tender your account to a wide network of suppliers and negotiate on the businesses behalf to ensure that the best tariff is offered. The will then manage your account for you to save time having to be put in to organising the accounts. This service is free for businesses to use. 

 

Box-it provide businesses with document storage solutions, out-sourcing and confidential shredding. They offer their services to Ourburystedmunds members at a preferential rate. Click here for more information.

 

BID member Haart would like to offer all BID members a free valuation of your house and then if you are interested in selling it then they have a discounted rate for all BID members and their staff. If you are interested then please contact the guys on 01284 767121.

 

 

Jacobs Allen are offering fellow Ourburystedmunds members 30% off of their 1st year’s accounting compliance work. If you are interested in taking up this great offer please contact Jacobs Allen here

 

Kings Arms

Kings Arms are offering 20% off food or drink - anytime - whether you’re just popping out for a quiet drink or out for a meal! To use this offer, please show a business card, ID or payslip to prove you are a BID member of Our Bury St Edmunds.


Rose of Bengal

Rose of Bengal have two offers that they would like to give BID members. Offer 1 is 20% off your food bill when eating off the a la carte menu any day and time of the week. Offer 2 is a five course set menu for £12 per head with a free soft drink or half a pint from Sunday through to Thursday. For both offers booking is required in advance and you must mention that you have this BID members benefit.

 

SaveMoneyCutCarbon are a local organisation that help businesses, in all sectors, to save themselves money and cut carbon costs. Through thorough examination of your company’s usage they can suggest ways to reduce your water and electricity costs as well as making your business more carbon efficient. They are offering BID members preferential rates on their services, contact the team on team@savemoneycutcarbon.com or phone 0845 123 5464 for more information.

 

Enjoy 20% discount on Room Hire at The Athenaeum and The Apex, courtesy of Prestige Venues and Events. This offer is available throughout February 2018 and for between 2 and 516 guests. Terms and conditions apply. Find out more by clicking here to download the flyer.


Marketing

Ourburystedmunds works closely with the local press and media for you to benefit from packages they offer. We regularly give businesses opportunities to advertise through local magazines and papers with preferential rates being offered to BID businesses. 

 

If you would like to learn more about any of the benefits above, please contact Mark Cordell by email here.

 

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