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11/08/2015 – E-Bulletin: Student Offers, Foodie Fortnight & Business News

Submit Your Offers for the Student Campaign

Students HeaderAs a Worcester BID levy paying business you can once again sign up for the free promotion of your Student Offers for the 2015/16 academic year. To submit your offer, please click here for the sign up form. Forms can be returned to us by email click here, post to the Worcester BID office at 4 Copenhagen Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY or contact a Street Ranger to arrange collection (Martin – 07982 405009 or  Karl – 07757 463992).  Please note that forms must be returned to the office by Monday 31st August 2015.

Offers will be uploaded to www.worcesterbid.com/students and promoted via our dedicated Worcester BID Student Twitter and Facebook pages. Please also use #StudentsWorc and #offersworc in your own messages and we will look out for your posts to retweet/share them accordingly.

Targeted Google display network adverts, social media and promotional postcards will be used to drive students to our website featuring your student offers. We will produce a postcard that will be distributed at the University of Worcester’s Freshers’ Fair on Monday 21st September, at the CrownGate Student Takeover on 15th October, via local colleges and BID businesses.


Foodie Festival & Fortnight

Foodie_Festival_Fortnight_LogoWorcester Foodie Fortnight, a new Worcester BID campaign aimed at boosting awareness and trade at food and drink business in Worcester city centre, has concluded last weekend. We would like to thank more than 50 businesses who participated in this campaign by providing breakfast & lunch club offers, special £5 & £10 deals, featuring on the food & drink trail, organising in-store activities, sponsoring competition prizes and making the city centre look great with bunting and special themed window displays.

A big thank you to the contestants from Mac & Jacs (Friar St), Coffee Dough (Chapel Walk), Costa Coffee (The Cross), My Coffee (The Cross) and House of Coffee (High Street) who showed their artist skills by participating in the Latte Art competition on Saturday on the Master Class Stage, Broad Street.  There were two rounds the first was a copycat round and the second a freestyle round, where the barista decided on their own artwork.  The designs were judged by The Major of Worcester and Hursty from Free Radios breakfast show.  Congratulations to the overall winner Andres from House of Coffee and runners-up Dan from Mac & Jac’s and Adrian from Coffee Dough.

Various retailers around the city participated in the Foodie Shop Window Competition, there were two awards up for grabs the professionally judged and the best window as voted for by the public.  The winners are

Professionally judged category 
1st Place – Kings Gallery/Mango Juice, New Street
Joint 2nd Place – 23 Knots, High Street & Iapetus, Reindeer Court
Joint 3rd Place – Kidz Baby Shop, Mealcheapen Street & Nostalgic Sweets, Chapel Walk

Voted by the public
1st Place – Nostalgic Sweets, CHapel Walk
2nd Place – Kidz Baby Shop, Mealcheapen Street
3rd Place – Kings Gallery/Mango Juice, New Street
The Foodie Fortnight campaign was built around the Worcester Foodie Festival, which attracted thousands of visitors to the city centre last weekend with celebrity chefs Jean-Christophe Novelli and Felice Tocchini having proven to be the stars of the show with their free cookery demos.

Footfall on Saturday 1st August was up 52% on the previous Saturday and 30% up on the 2014 Foodie Festival Saturday.  On Sunday 2nd August the event led to a 91% increase in footfall on the previous Sunday and 9% up on the 2014 Foodie Festival Sunday.

We value your feedback as usual, whether there are suggestions for improvement or praise for something that has worked well from your point of view. Please feel free to email your comments to info@worcesterbid.com. Business surveys will be conducted shortly.


Arts & Business – A Perfect Match

WORCESTER LIVE invites you to an Arts and Business Evening on the 29th September 2015 at 6.00pm at the Swan Theatre.  Come and Join them for a drink, some food and a taste of what they produce, for further information please click here.

August is Tequila Month @Bodega!

If you have got a taste for all things Tequila, then you’re in for a treat!  Bodega Worcester have a Tequila Masterclass on Wednesday 19th August between 5.30pm and 7.30pm, there will be a guest speaker, a chance to sample a range of tequilas and make your own tequila based cocktails!!  £15 per ticket and includes home-made nachos.  Also every week throughout August, customers at Bodega can enjoy a different Tequila-based offers, visit their website


Congratulations on 20 Years in Worcester

Owner Mark Stewart opened Left n Write (also Wise Owl Toys) on Charles Street in 1995 and to celebrate 20 years of being in the city they are holding a Left-Handers Day on Thursday 13th August and offering 20% discount on all their left-handed products on the day in the shop and online (Please use the Online Code MLWN20YEARS).  Left-Handers Day is an ideal event to promote awareness, not only of the potential difficulties but also the advantages of being left-handed.  Right-handers will also have the opportunity to see how one-handed or ambidextrous they are by trying out a dexterity challenge!

Happy 2nd Birthday

To celebrate their 2nd Birthday 23 Knots on the High Street are saying find a blue tag and it will reveal a fantastic promo, up to £30 off items.  Happy Birthday 23 Knots.

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