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16/10/2020Town Centre Gift CardMany thanks to all of you who have already registered to accept our new gift card when it is launched later this month. If you haven’t signed up to accept it yet you still can and all you need to do is click on this link http://bit.ly/burygiftcard and provide the information required. The purpose of the gift card is to try and generate more spend in the town and obviously the more businesses we have registered to accept the card the more attractive it is to the consumer and as a Christmas gift. The gift card will play an integral part in our pre-Christmas campaign, referred to above.

16/10/2020Recent thefts of mobile phones in business premisesThere have been 3 town centre businesses in Bury this week who have had a mobile phone stolen. The offences have occurred when a male, in these instances, described as of Eastern European appearance, coming into customer facing businesses (beauty salons/estate agents) and asking for local directions. He will see the victim’s mobile phone, and cover it with a map, or random piece of paper in his possession, before thanking the member of staff for their assistance and leaving with the phone concealed under the paper. I am making you aware of this so you can warn your staff so they can be aware of this and so you can take appropriate steps to maximise evidential opportunities through CCTV/video capture.

16/10/2020Christmas Decorating of your businessesWith the challenges you are all facing, the run up to Christmas has never been more important than it is this year. We will be launching a Festive Period campaign during November and it would be great if as many of you as possible could decorate your windows from early November so the town can look at it’s best and get into the Christmas spirit a little earlier this year. We will as usual run our Best Dressed Christmas Window competition, with the winner announced in mid-December, exact details to follow nearer the time.

16/10/2020Our landline telephoneWith the Government call to work from home, if possible, being reiterated again there is not a member of staff in our office at all times, although at least one of us is working from the office each day. If you need to contact myself, Mike or Jackie please feel free to e mail us or call us on our mobiles. My number is 07703 193511, Mike’s is: 07885 990713 and Jackie’s is: 07593 441140. Alternatively you can ring the office landline 01284 766258 and leave a message on the answerphone if your call isn’t answered. We will always endeavour to get back to you the same day you contact us.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) we unfortunately had to postpone all training provided by the BID until further notice, but as soon as we are in a position to restart the training programme we will update you. In the meantime you may find the following free online training links helpful:

 

Google suite of course

https://learndigital.withgoogle.com/digitalgarage/courses

 

Hubspot academy https://academy.hubspot.com/ it's free and you can gain accreditations that you can post on your LinkedIn page

 

Free Instagram mini-course here https://instagrowthboss.com/join

 

Save The High Street has daily idea of the day short (2-3 minutes) videos for businesses https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdcVKIrcjHJuE5PDkVMzU1g

 

YouTube is FULL of free content to help businesses

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