BID Member Weekly news w/c 8th May

  • Spring Fayre

At the end of this month (28th & 29th May) will see our first significant town centre event for 2023, the Spring Fayre (previously The Whitsun Fayre).

Our events bring in significant additional footfall which ensures more people discover the town centre and BID businesses. Also, as a Free Entry event with many Free Activities and Free Games, visitors will hopefully be more inclined to spend locally and boost the town centre economy.

Marketing for this event has already begun and will ramp up as we approach the date so in support of this it would be great if you could display the attached A4 Event poster in your business window.

It is also available in A3 and if you would prefer us to deliver a hard copy to you just email


  • Place Promotions App

You may have seen across social media our latest results  highlighting that we have exceeded 46,000 interactions and 3,000 registered users in Bury St Edmunds which continues to grow. We are very pleased with these results and wish to thank member businesses for their support and engagement with this free service that we provide in partnership with LoyalFree . App – Bury St Eds Headline Stats

If you would like to become involved, then please contact who is happy to assist.



  • Training Courses

We are pleased that so many members are taking advantage of our free training courses. We have places left for.

Mental Health Awareness on Monday 26th June (half day)

Mental Health Awareness on Monday 25th September (half day)

Fire Marshal on Monday 2nd October (half day)

Emergency First Aid at Work on Tuesday 24th October (full day)

If you’d like to take advantage of any of the above, please contact

  • BID Members accessing our new website

With the launch of our new website later this month I wanted to let you know let you know about its new updated features and how they can aid you in your business.

Each business will be given a unique account to log in, to manage its business listing.

The business physical address, telephone number, email address, social media handles, website link, description, and images can be changed or updated at the click of a button.

Not only this, but through your profile, you can add events, offers, the latest news and job listings.

These will appear on your own page, as well as the main over-view pages gaining extra exposure for you.

To set up your account will require you to input an email address you are happy to use for this purpose.

I am working on the assumption that this will be the email address you use to receive my weekly emails but if this is not the case then please let me know which email address you would prefer to use so we can get the back office records set up for when we go live.


We are currently creating guides for the website, including How to update your business listing. These will be coming to you soon.


  • AGM

Just a reminder that the above will be held at The Guildhall from 6pm on Thursday 15th June. To reduce our printing costs, an environmental footprint, we will be looking to send, electronically, to those who inform us they are attending, the papers for the meeting with limited copies available on the night.

Also, if you have any questions you would like to raise please let me know, so we can ensure providing the best informed answer.

If you intend attending then could you let my colleague Jackie know, and also if you have any dietary requirements as refreshments will be provided.


Posted 1 year ago