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09/04/2015 – BID E-Bulletin: Latest News from Worcester BID

Get involved in the Worcester Motor Festival

On Saturday 16th May the 9th Worcester Motor Festival will take place throughout the city centre. The latest dealership cars and motorbikes, as well as classic cars will be displayed in the pedestrianised city centre.We are keen to get as many businesses involved in the Motor Festival as possible, so that we can promote your businesses as part of the event. There are a variety of free opportunities for BID businesses to get involved, including

  • Offers & promotions on motoring themed goods and services (e.g. clothing with car motifs, memorabilia, toys, car finance and insurance, etc.)
  • Participate in the window dressing competition
  • Request free bunting for your shop window featuring the event colours
  • In-store activities and competitions (e.g. car themed quizzes, toy car races, etc.)
  • Request a free stall pitch for your motoring related products and services, e.g. car insurance, MOT service, motoring themed memorabilia, etc. (subject to availability)
  • Support the event by donating a competition prize (data capture for future promotions)
  • Take advantage of special advertising rates, adverts will be featured in theWorcester News in the same issue which includes the dedicated event supplement (from £35+VAT)
Make sure your business is promoted as part of this event and return your form to the Worcester BID team latest by Monday 13th April (extended deadline). Just download theform, visit our website or contact us on 01905 731612. We look forward to hearing from you with how you will be getting involved.

Welcome to Worcester

We are delighted to welcome the following new businesses to Worcester city centre:
G and Tea – Friar Street
Learning Box – High Street
L’Occitane – High Street
Fraser Hart – High Street
Not to Shabby – Hopmarket (Grand Opening 15th April)

And the Winner is – for the second year running

Congratulations to Wise Owl Toys on Charles Street, who for the second year running have outsold Hamleys, Harrods and WH Smith in the National “Dobble Challenge”.  The challenge encourages retailers to demonstrate the card game, Dobble, in their store, earning a £1 bonus for every unit sold over a one year period. Owner Mark Stewart who loves to demonstrate the game is naturally delighted to receive the windfall and thrilled to have won the “Challenge” for the 2nd year in succession. We highly recommend you visiting Wise Owl Toys to have a go at playing Dobble and see the amazing range of toys, games and left handed accessories.
Mark and Heather Stewart

What’s On

This Friday (10th April) it’s that time again where Mode offers the whole of Worcester and surrounding areas the chance to see great live comedy right on their doorstep!
Mode Comedy Club

This month Mode welcomes yet another triple headline of comedians! Starting with PIERRE HOLLINS who has been a comedy circuit favourite for many years, and has headlined clubs throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He’s also been named an unsung hero of new comedy. Next up it’s GERRY K who is a regular and in-demand headline act both in the UK and overseas, Gerry has played all of the nation’s leading clubs including The Comedy Store, Jongleurs, Komedia, and last but not least we have FREDDIE FARRELL who has a short storytelling style that will draw you in to hang off his every word, he has a unique take on everyday life, but with an added twist. These three great comedians will have you laughing all night. So don’t sit in and watch the TV, come out and enjoy some live comedy!

Dean Hill, Mode Director, said, ‘The last few comedy clubs have sold out, it’s been a fantastic atmosphere and everyone has really enjoyed it! For anyone wishing to come this time make sure you book your tickets online to avoid disappointment’.

Online tickets are available from our website for just £5 (FREE ENTRY to Velvet afterwards), VIP booths and tables (which include a food platter) are also still available but are selling fast, so don’t miss your opportunity and call our VIP line on 01905 28010.

Catering Commission Tender at The Commandery

Museums Worcestershire are tendering a catering commission at The Commandery. Is your business interested in expanding or do you know any caterers that may be interested? See details below.
Catering Concession

Sandwich Board March

On Saturday 21st June the Rotary Club of Worcester will be holding their annual Sandwich Board March in Worcester city centre. The march is to promote locally owned businesses, if you wish to sponsor a board which will promote you as a business on the march, please click here for further information on how to get involved and how the march works. Your business name will also be included on the publicity board at all Rotary public functions. Click here for a message from Sheila Sonley, President of the Rotary Club of Worcester, on the how the Rotary Club support local charities.
Sandwich Board March 2014    Sandwich Board March 2014


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