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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 https://zoom.us/j/97712425453 . If you have any queries please contact mike.kirkham@ourburystedmunds.com

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 mike.kirkham@ourburystedmunds.com 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 Team

Mark has been in post since February 2011 having had completed a 32 year career with the Suffolk Constabulary. Mark served in Bury St Edmunds in all ranks between Inspector and Chief Superintendent and has lived in or near Bury for nearly 25 years. He knows the town well and is very proud to be representing the interest of town centre businesses.

E: mark.cordell@ourburystedmunds.com

T: 01284 766258

 

Jackie has previously worked for the Town Centre Management Company in Bury as well as in Stowmarket in a similar position. She returned to this role in January 2011. She has considerable experience in co-ordinating events and oversees the very successful Whitsun Fayre, Food & Drink Festival and the Christmas Lights Switch every year.

E: jackie.regan@ourburystedmunds.com

T: 01284 766258

 

Mike joined the team in May 2017 having previously worked for the BID for a short period in 2013. Mike served as a police officer for 31 years with the Norfolk Constabulary and the Metropolitan Police Service during which he gained extensive partnership and management experience in the public and private sectors. He also worked for the Home Office as part of the 2012 Olympics planning team for two years working closely with the business sector. Following this Mike worked in Bury St Edmunds in the private and public sectors including three years as an advisor for Suffolk Constabulary before returning to the BID. Mike has lived in Bury St Edmunds for the past six years, loves all that it has to offer and is passionate about supporting our businesses ensuring Bury St Edmunds remains a top destination. Mike is an amateur astronomer (chairman of the Athenaeum Astronomy Association) a keen cyclist, a sci-fi enthusiast and likes eating out.

E: mike.kirkham@ourburystedmunds.com

T: 01284 766258

 

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