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07/10/2015 – E-Bulletin: Uniquely Worcester, Fashion Event Focus Group, Cathedral Square Update & More

Reminder that the Deadline for Uniquely Worcester Campaign is Fast Approaching

Uniquely Worcester logoThe Uniquely Worcester campaign is a celebration of Worcester’s independent businesses and will be running from Monday 2nd November and culminates on Small Business Saturday 5th December 2015.


BID business can now sign up to the new Exclusive Offers Card, which is designed to raise awareness of the range and quality of independent businesses Worcester city centre has, and to encourage spend and repeat business. The card will be valid for the 5 week campaign period and 10,000+ copies of this practical credit card sized card will be produced.


This will be complemented by Uniquely Worcester campaign themed bunting to highlight independent businesses, as well as bespoke Did you know… posters, where you can promote your business and tell visitors a fact as to why you are unique.

We would like to see as many independent businesses such as yours getting involved and benefiting from the campaign, so if you haven’t already done so, complete and return the attached form by 5pm Thursday 8th October 2015.


Reminder:  Have your input on the New Fashion, Health & Wellbeing Event

Following the consultation with businesses for our second BID term, we are now planning the new Fashion, Health & Wellbeing event (working title). This exciting new event is due to take place from 25th to 28th February 2016 (tbc).

As a Worcester BID levy paying business you can now help shape this event by sharing your ideas and experiences. Further to earlier correspondence, we would like to invite you to an informal focus group evening with networking opportunities on Wednesday 14th October. It will take place at the Fownes Hotel, City Walls Road, WR1 2AP from 5.30pm for a 6pm start (approx. 1½ hours). You are welcome to bring a colleague with you to this event. Free food and drink will be provided.

Get involved and RSVP by 5pm tomorrow (Thursday 8th October). Please confirm the names and positions of your representatives (max. 2 per business) attending the focus group evening to sam.murphy@worcesterbid.com or phone 01905 731612. Further event details will be published on our website soon.

Not Yet Full English

Worcester BID are holding a breakfast networking event at Kingsway English Centre in Foregate Street next Wednesday and it is free for employees of BID businesses. Find out about current BID projects and the fantastic work that Kingsway do and their rooms which you can hire. There are a few spaces still available on a first come, first served basis and more details are here.

Worcester Jewellers Finalists in Inspiring Independents 2015

Worcester jewellers Ian Quartermaine and sister company Ice Fine Jewellery have made the finals of the Retail Jeweller Inspiring Independents Awards for the second year running. Shortlisted for the top award, Ian Quartermaine has been invited to London for the award ceremony.

The businesses owner Ian Quartermaine who has been trading in the city for 15 years said, “Being shortlisted again is a great honour, and continuing endorsement of our forward thinking approach.  Everyone within the Ian Quartermaine Group has helped make our company successful, whether it be our team of onsite talented goldsmiths, knowledgeable and enthusiastic salespeople, or our tech savvy IT department.”

Promote Your Business at the Christmas Fayre

LSD Promotions who currently operate the markets in the city centre are operating the Victorian Christmas Fayre for the first time this year and they giving business the opportunity to advertise in their programme. View the flyer to find out more.

WVCF Advertising 2015










Cathedral Square Update

Please find details of the diversion routes and letter sent to affected businesses regarding the roadworks at Cathedral.
Diversion Route College Street and Diversion Route via Deansway

Shake to Pump

ShakeawayA warm welcome to Worcester for Shakeaway in Pump Street which opened on Saturday with queues going almost all the way up to High Street!