Counter terrorism training, Mystery Shopping Awards, Christmas campaign and more


ACT Awareness Counter Terrorism briefing - book your place today
You are invited to one of two ACT Awareness Counter Terrorism briefings - on Wednesday, 17th October 2018 at Northampton Filmhouse.
These briefings are designed to raise awareness about the threat from terrorism and extremism. They will increase your vigilance and confidence to report unusual activity and also help you should an incident occur or you see a suspicious item.
There is no specific intelligence to indicate that Northampton town centre is at risk of attack, however the tragic events of 2017 remind us that attacks can occur at any time or place without warning. 
There are two sessions: 10am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm. To RSVP for this free of charge event download the booking form HERE .
Mystery shopping awards evening
Have you RSVP'd for our Mystery Shopping awards and business event?
On Monday, 12th November we will be hosting our second Mystery Shopping Awards (pictured here is 78 Derngate picking up their award in January).
At this event, being held at The Platform on George Row, we will celebrate customer service excellence, present awards, recognise excellence and distribute your mystery shopping assessments, feedback and results.
This year we will have presentations about the importance of developing superior customer service for businesses in a town centre plus other relevant information to improve your business performance. Find out more and register by clicking HERE .
Our Shop Local Christmas campaign
In the lead-up to Christmas we will be running a social media campaign to encourage people to shop in Northampton town centre - check out Lucci Leatherwear who we visited last week.
If you would like to be featured we will come and take photo and tag you into social media posts. Please speak to our BID Host, Kimberley or contact the BID team at
As reported last week we will be running a Christmas Windows Competition this year - are you planning to enter?
We will have one overall winner for the whole of the town centre, as well as street and area winners. Register by emailing before the 15 th November 2018.
The voting deadline will be 7 th December 2018, and winners announced soon after. Email .
BID Meetings
Our monthly meetings will take place, as usual, in our BID offices - 2nd Floor, Town Centre House, 7-8 Mercers Row, Northampton, NN1 2QL. (in the same building as the Citizens Advice Bureau).
  • Wednesday, 17th October, 6pm-7.30pm
  • Wednesday, 24th October: 7.30am-9am
Register your interest by emailing or simply pop in and meet the team.
Dates for your diary
  • Wednesday, 17th October: BID monthly meeting
  • 22nd-28th October: St Crispin Fair in the town centre
  • Wednesday, 24th October: BID monthly meeting
  • Thursday, 8th November, 5pm-9pm: St Giles Street area late night shopping
  • Wednesday, 21st November, 6pm-7.30pm: BID monthly meeting
  • Saturday 24th November, 12noon-4pm: PAW Patrol meet and greet shoppers in Market Walk Shopping Centre, courtesy of Northampton town centre BID. This will be followed by the official lights switch-on, on the Market Square.
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