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Exeter BID newsletter 28th July 2017

By: Exeter BID - 28 July 2017

An update from the BID office

Christmas Lights Switch on event - Sponsorship webpage
A range of sponsorship opportunities are available to levy payers for this year's Christmas Lights switch on event. To find out more about the options available and how they can benefit your business please visit our dedicated Christmas Lights Switch on event sponsorship webpage.

Event funding - Applications open
Those interested in applying for support from Exeter BID for events taking place in the Exeter BID area during winter 2017 and spring 2018 are invited to do so before 31st August. All applications received will be presented to the BID Board of Directors at the September Board meeting. More information can be found on our dedicated Event Funding webpage.

Exeter Santa Run
Exeter BID is working with Exeter City Community Trust to help host the Exeter Santa Run on Sunday 3rd December. The run will be in aid of Children's Hospice, Age UK and The Deaf Academy or runners can select a charity of their choice. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, there are options for financial and in-kind. Please contact Catherine White at Exeter City Community Trust for further information. If you would like to participate or steward at the event please contact Peter Ferlie. A launch event is planned for mid-September with posters available to display in your premises as well as social media activity to engage with.

GreenRide is a new initiative by Exeter City Futures which promotes car sharing. The scheme aims to introduce a dedicated App to help drivers to share empty seats bu you can already sign up to receive updates and early access. Exeter BID levy payers will be exempt from scheme fees. Find out more about the scheme here.

Exeter Christmas Market - last chance to apply for discounted stand
Exeter BID has secured discounted stand rates for this year's Christmas Market for levy payers. To find out more and to apply please visit our webpage. The deadline for applications is Monday 21st August.

Catch up with our Welcome Team


Visitors welcomed this week: 559
BID Businesses visited this week: 70
Issues logged this week: 19

The Welcome Team, Andy, Darren and Myra are here to help visitors, businesses and residents to make the most of the city and Exeter BID.

PR & Marketing Round up 

Style in Exeter
Style in Exeter returns this September, 23rd to bring a day of exciting catwalk shows to the heart of the city. The event will be supported by a multichannel PR and marketing campaign. To find out more about the campaign or to apply to take part, please contact our Account Manager, Cathryn Frost at cathryn@onevoicemedia.co.uk - slots at this year's catwalk show are offered on a first come, first served basis. 

Summer of Independents - a fantastic result!
Summer of Independents continues and we are delighted to have received such a strong response to this celebration of Exeter's independent businesses. Nearly 1,000 people have already cast their vote for their favourite indie business in the BID area and 70 different businesses have been nominated.

Voting closes on 11th August so there is still plenty of time to take part. For further information about the competition please visit our Summer of Independents webpage which also contains an online voting form which you can share with your customers.

Please continue to spread the word about the campaign and don't forget to tag the In Exeter social channels and use our dedicated hashtag #IndieExeter so we can share your posts and tweets.

Offers and Events....
Do you have any events or offers coming up in the next few months? If you have, we want to hear about it. 
We have a dedicated What's on section on the In Exeter website and monthly social media calendar which we want to fill with your offers and events.
Please send any information to Cathryn and Abi at One Voice Media,
cathryn@onevoicemedia.co.uk and abigail@onevoicemedia.co.uk

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