Happy New Year 

Rob, Chris, Kimberley and Matthew from the BID team would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year.
We are looking forward to continuing all our positive projects and developing some new initiatives based around those issues that are important to BID businesses.
Christmas activities

The BID's Christmas activities were all about promoting Northampton town centre businesses during the festive period and increasing footfall.
Christmas magazine: 78 businesses were featured in our Christmas magazine which was sent to 34,500 targeted homes and businesses across the county. 

Extra Christmas lights: The BID funded 19 additional Christmas lights in various locations to complement those installed by Northampton Borough Council and town centre businesses.

Golden Ticket Prize Draw:  Over 30 town centre shops, entertainment venues and businesses have had their New Year profits boosted by Golden Ticket Prize Draw winners spending their vouchers. There were 12 lucky winners in total who received a combined total of £3,000 of shopping vouchers. Read up on the latest HERE.
#NNChristmas: Thanks to the 23 businesses that got involved in our #NNChristmas campaign. Your pictures added to the festive feel on our social media channels and once again promoted everything that is good about our town centre. 
Thank you to all the businesses that got actively involved in all our Christmas promotional activity.
Meet Rob at our upcoming BID monthly meeting
Meet our new executive director 
Town centre businesses will have chance to meet our new executive director and BID team at our BID monthly meeting this month.
The BID team will be available to take questions, gather feedback on how current BID initiatives can be refined and share ideas for a wide range of projects throughout the year.
Businesses will also have chance to discuss issues which affect their business, such as footfall and sales trends over the last month, BID initiatives, activity and opportunities and intelligence sharing.
Date: Wednesday 31st January
Time: Either 9.30am-10.30am and 5.00pm-6.00pm
Venue: BID Office, 2nd Floor, Town Centre House, 7-8 Mercers Row, Northampton, NN1 2QL. 
Please email HERE to attend.
Northampton Borough Council Budget Consultation
Northampton Borough Council has released a draft budget for the financial year 2018/2019.

The budget is available to view HERE.
An online questionnaire has also been prepared to allow businesses to directly feedback- click HERE. The deadline for responses is the 11th February 2018.

Sales and Footfall Monitor

The BID's weekly  'Retail Sales Monitor' details sales and footfall information both locally and nationally, and enables businesses to compare their own company's performance to that of others in the area and against national trends.
Participation is open to all retailers and food businesses in the town centre to  provide a weekly percentage on the sales up or down on the equivalent month the previous year. 
More information is available HERE or, if you would like to participate, please email info@northamptonbid.co.uk.
Dates for your diary
  • Mystery Shopping Awards Presentation - Wednesday 24th January, 5.30 - 7pm
  • BID Monthly Meeting - Wednesday 31st January, 9.30am and 5pm
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