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Exeter BID newsletter 4th August 2017

By: Exeter BID - 04 August 2017

An update from the BID office

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 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.

Christmas Lights Switch on event - Sponsorship webpage
A range of sponsorship opporuntities 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.

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 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.

Catch up with our Welcome Team

Visitors welcomed this week: 377
BID Businesses visited this week: 45
Issues logged this week: 7

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 

Meet The Maker - Exeter Life
This month's issue of Exeter Life features a three page spread on crafts people and makers in Exeter written and supplied by our marketing and PR team. You can read the article online here from page 66.

Style in Exeter - register your interest
Levy payers are invited to apply to take part in this year's Style in Exeter event which returns to the city centre on Saturday, 23rd September. A catwalk and seating will be built in Princesshay Square to host a day of exciting fashion shows from independent businesses, high street shops and department stores.  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 - last week to vote!
The Summer of Independents competition is entering its final week with voting due to close on Friday 11th August. We've received a fantastic result with over 1,000 entries to date for 70 different businesses. 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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