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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 jackie.regan@ourburystedmunds.com

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 joolswindermere@greene-greene.com.

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 sharon.fairweather@westsuffolk.gov.uk

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 https://www.iliffemediapromotions.co.uk/bury-business-awards/

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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