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21/02/2019Easter Themed Window Display CompetitionTo encourage visitors to our lovely town centre and businesses we are planning a Facebook Easter Window Display Competition. I know many of our businesses frequently theme their window displays so if you are able to support the Easter theme that would be great.

08/02/2019Supporting College Business StudentsThe College are currently running a live project with their Business and Retail students who are taking over a number of charity shops in the town centre next week. They will be involved in remerchandising stock and hopefully increasing sales during the two day take over period which is 13th and 14th Feb. They are working in groups of 2/3 and are looking for sponsorship of a small prize for the team which achieves the best results. If any of you are interested in providing this reward then please contact tracey.marshall@wsc.ac.uk

08/02/2019Attempted Arson at a BID Business in the ButtermarketOver the weekend we had an incident in the town centre, which the police are treating as attempted arson. The suspect(s) had wrapped an incendiary device, in combustible materials, apparently found nearby and then set it alight in and placed it in the cash chute on the side of the building. The business concerned and the Police have asked me to bring this situation to the attention of our members, as looking around the town there are examples of cardboard and other combustible materials being stored against buildings and it’s possible that there may be a repeat incident against other businesses, so please consider how you deal with your cardboard left for collection.

08/02/2019St Johns Street Festival – 15th JuneThe traders in St Johns Street are reinstating their annual celebration of their street and we are working with them regarding the closure of the street. I attended a meeting, with some of the traders, last evening and they would be absolutely delighted if any other Independent businesses in the town wanted, for this day, to have a stall in SJS as they see the day being about celebrating Independent businesses and the town centre of Bury, as well as their street. If you are interested in taking up this opportunity then please contact Rosie, from Vinyl Hunter on curtainhunters@mac.com

Meet the Team

Mark has been in post since February 2011 having had completed a 32 year career with the Suffolk Constabulary. Mark served in Bury St Edmunds in all ranks between Inspector and Chief Superintendent and has lived in or near Bury for nearly 25 years. He knows the town well and is very proud to be representing the interest of town centre businesses.

E: mark.cordell@ourburystedmunds.com

T: 01284 766258

 

Jackie has previously worked for the Town Centre Management Company in Bury as well as in Stowmarket in a similar position. She returned to this role in January 2011. She has considerable experience in co-ordinating events and oversees the very successful Whitsun Fayre, Food & Drink Festival and the Christmas Lights Switch every year.

E: jackie.regan@ourburystedmunds.com

T: 01284 766258

 

Mike joined the team in May 2017 having previously worked for the BID for a short period in 2013. Mike served as a police officer for 31 years with the Norfolk Constabulary and the Metropolitan Police Service during which he gained extensive partnership and management experience in the public and private sectors. He also worked for the Home Office as part of the 2012 Olympics planning team for two years working closely with the business sector. Following this Mike worked in Bury St Edmunds in the private and public sectors including three years as an advisor for Suffolk Constabulary before returning to the BID. Mike has lived in Bury St Edmunds for the past six years, loves all that it has to offer and is passionate about supporting our businesses ensuring Bury St Edmunds remains a top destination. Mike is an amateur astronomer (chairman of the Athenaeum Astronomy Association) a keen cyclist, a sci-fi enthusiast and likes eating out.

E: mike.kirkham@ourburystedmunds.com

T: 01284 766258

 

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