Businesses choose Our Bury St Edmunds Gift Card as Christmas bonus...
Businesses in Bury St Edmunds will find it even easier this Christmas to give staff and clients an Our Bury St Edmunds Town Centre Gift Card as an alternative to a festive bonus or gift. The initiative from the Business Improvement District (BID) organisation can currently be used at over 60 different outlets in the town centre from jewellers to restaurants and beauty salons to bike shops. Businesses giving gift cards to their staff, customers or suppliers are also helping to lock more spending into the local economy and thus supporting the town centre.
The Our Bury St Edmunds Gift Card was launched in the town a year ago and a number of businesses made corporate purchases for Christmas. Among them was St Edmundsbury Wealth Management, which will be purchasing cards again this year. Managing Director Andrew Speed said: “Our partnership with Our Bury St Edmunds to enable us to give the cards as a corporate gift worked very well last year and I had no hesitation in recommending we do the same this Christmas. Recipients can choose a gift or an experience such as a meal out or a trip to a show or the cinema and they’ll be supporting businesses that make our town centre the vibrant place it is.”
Chief Executive of Our Bury St Edmunds Mark Cordell said: “The Our Bury St Edmunds Gift Card proved more popular last Christmas than we ever could have imagined both as a corporate and personal gift. Since then we have commissioned some research among people who had been given a card with 94% saying it was easy to find out where the card can be spent and a similar number reporting it was easy to use the card. I fully expect it to be a popular gift again this Christmas and am happy to speak to any business, whether or not they are a BID member, who’d like to know more about a corporate purchase.”
The company behind the cards, which are Mastercard-based, also has a dedicated page for online orders. Miconex offers Town & City Gift Cards in more than 65 locations across the UK.
The full amount on the Our Bury St Edmunds Gift Card does not need to be spent all at once, and it’s simple to check online how much balance is left, where it’s previously been spent and where it’s accepted. It can be purchased safely online or for information about other ways to buy, contact Our Bury St Edmunds on 01284 766258.