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17/09/2020NHS Covid-19 appAhead of the national launch of the NHS COVID-19 app across England and Wales on Thursday 24 September, the Government is urging businesses like pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas to ensure they have the NHS QR code posters visible on entry so all customers who have a smartphones can scan your QR code as they check-in.I mentioned this is an e mail I circulated to you last Friday.

17/09/2020New Town Centre App - Awareness / Training SessionTo help our members get the most out of the new app and to help those yet to get started we have set up an online training session via Zoom with the app provider LoyalFree. It is for next Monday 21st September- 4.30pm and will last approximately 30 minutes. To take advantage of this training please use this link . If you have any queries please contact

17/09/2020New Cocktail Trail for Town Centre AppOne of the many benefits of the new town centre app is the creation of tours and trails to help encourage footfall and promote BID businesses – we have already added The Ale Trail, Dog Friendly Trail, Great Deals on Great Meals and Blue Plaque Trail. Trails provide another great way to help visitors explore the town centre and discover businesses, and depending on your business you could feature on multiple trails. The next trail we’d like to add is a Cocktail Trail and to ensure we don’t miss any businesses that offers cocktails please email and let him know you’d like to be added.

17/09/2020Planet Earth is coming to town!To quote Duran Duran. “This is Planet Earth!” and it’s in the Apex from the 3rd to the 18th October inclusive! Why not make the most of your lunch break and visit Gaia - the seven-metre replica of planet Earth which will be suspended three meters above The Apex’s auditorium floor. Gaia has recently been shown in Hong Kong, Australia, Taiwan and at the Natural History Museum in London, so we're delighted to have her in Bury St Edmunds! Attached is a photo of what to expect and it follows on from the large moon that visited the Apex last year.

Meet the Board


Wil joined the Board in November 2014 and was elected Vice Chairman in September 2015, and elected to Chairman in April 2020. 


Maria joined the Board in July 2016 and was elected as Vice-Chair in April 2020. 


Mark joined the Board in March 2011 having been appointed the CEO of the BID the previous month.


Tom joined the Board in May 2020.


Neville joined the Board in April 2019. 


Andrea joined the Board in April 2010. 


Ben joined the Board in May 2020.


Barry joined the Board in April 2019. 



Andrew joined the Board in May 2011 and was Chairman until January 2015. He was re-elected as Chairman in May 2019. 






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