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13/03/2020Corona VirusI just wanted to drop you all a line regarding the effect that the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) might be having on your business. As we all realise this is a very difficult and unprecedented time for businesses. We will continue to promote Bury St Edmunds, paying close attention of course to advice given by Public Health England in what is an ever evolving situation.

13/03/2020Angel Hill RoadworksHopefully by the end of today all the problems created in Tayfen Road in repairing a gas leak, will have ended and therefore the only major roadworks in town will be on Angel Hill. The contractors are 2/3rds of the way through the work and all has gone to plan so far. Hopefully all the work will be completed by the end of the month, so normality is only a fortnight away! The final phase of the work starts on Monday and should only take 2 weeks.

13/03/2020Mothers DayAccepting all I have written within the above paragraph we are looking to work with Bury St Edmunds & Beyond, who are creating a blog about Mothers Day offers, promotions & events. They and Our Bury St Edmunds will also be spreading the word on social media too so please send brief details of what you have planned including any offers and please feel free to share any accompanying images with me please. The more you make me aware of what you are doing the more we can feature and talk and write about your business.

06/03/2020Corona Virus – latest Government Advice for the publicObviously the situation regarding the Corona virus is an issue that is rapidly changing almost every hour so I appreciate it is very difficult to keep up to speed on all the developments so I thought providing you with a link to the Government website, where their advice is updated regularly and as appropriate, might be useful.

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


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 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.


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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