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08/07/2019Network Event at Neptune – Thursday 11th JulyJust a final reminder that our next network meeting is scheduled for the Neptune showroom in St Andrews Street South, from 6pm next Thursday. In order to make the necessary catering arrangements please let us know if you intend coming along and if so , if you have any dietary requirements. Just drop an e mail to me or

08/07/2019St Nicholas Hospice Accumulator ChallengeGreene & Greene are once again proud to be supporting St Nicholas Hospice by taking part in the 2019 Accumulator Challenge. This year they are moving the event outside, for a team assault course challenge, at the Playground in Barrow (which is just 10 minutes from Bury). This should be a fantastic event, and will be organised so that teams of all abilities can take part and have fun Please see the attached flyer for details of the event. If you would like to enter a team, please reply to Jools Windermere at

08/07/2019Friday Food Fayre on 19th JulyThe Council’s markets team are arranging a one off Friday Food Fest event in the Cornhill on Friday 19th July. In order to maximise this opportunity the event will cover lunch and dinner, so will run from noon until 9pm. I have previously made BID members aware of this event but there is still time (but not that much time!) to book a pitch if you want to be part of this event but the organiser, Sharon Fairweather, needs to know of your interest by end of play on Tuesday (9th July). Contact her at

08/07/2019Bury Free Press Business AwardsIf you have seen todays BFP you will see a full page article about BID business, Gavin Ashley, who’s owner Gavin Downes won an award at last years Business awards. If you enter and are short listed or even win an award the amount of FREE publicity is considerable. We sponsor the customer service award but there are a number of award categories and I would urge our members to enter these prestigious local awards. The closing date for nominations is Friday 26th July , so basically there’s 3 weeks left (plenty of time!) to get your nomination in! To find out what you need to do just visit

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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