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19/11/2019Business Security - CCTV - BID UpdatePolice are urging businesses to check their CCTV is in good working order and capable of providing good quality footage to assist the police in identifying offenders. A CCTV system can be a major benefit for businesses in deterring and identifying an offender. However, in order for CCTV to be effective it needs to be regularly maintained, inspected and be free from anything that can reduce the quality of the recordings, or lead to blurred images. This could include the camera being accidentally moved out of position or focus, light blur from other sources, dirt on the lens, or even spiders’ webs.

15/11/2019St Edmunds Day – next Wednesday!!Just a final reminder that it is St Edmunds Day next Wednesday (20th) and I would ask that all who have their bunting and flags from previous year please display this in or on your buildings from next Wednesday and throughout the Christmas Fayre weekend demonstrating to all the visitors to the Fayre of how proud we are of our town and it’s namesake. If you haven’t got any bunting or flags and want some then please contact me (if you haven’t already done so) asap! And I only have limited stocks left.

15/11/2019Win a Christmas HamperBID member, A-Plan Bury St Edmunds are running a prize draw for a Christmas Hamper from Regency Hampers, including a variety of goodies (see attached) and a £25 high street shopping voucher draw runs from now until 05/12/19 and the winner will be drawn 06/12/19. In order to enter, at least one renewal date must be supplied for either car, van, home or commercial insurance and each renewal date supplied will count as one entry into the draw. Over 18's only. If you want to partake please call into the office in Brentgovel St or e mail Also see attached a preferential business offer to all BID businesses.

15/11/2019Fake Compliments vouchersIt has been brought to my attention that recently in East Anglia a number of fake/counterfeit “Compliments” vouchers have been tendered and recovered so please ensure your staff are vigilant in checking these vouchers if they are presented to purchase goods or services in your businesses.

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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