Christmas In Northampton Town Centre 2018

E-bulletin 35-17 - Meet the BID board

E-bulletin: Meet the BID board, Golden Ticket post boxes & events

Meet our newly elected BID board

At last week's AGM the new Northampton town centre
 BID Board of Directors was appointed.

Chair Jessica D'Aulerio, of town centre business Tangerine Red, was reappointed Chair of the BID, with Dan Roberts from Cottons Chartered Accountants appointed Vice Chair.

A warm welcome to our new directors: Donna French, Store Manager of Marks & Spencer, Leon Decommun Dit Verron of Greggs, Miral Thakarar of The Guildhall Hotel and Peter Gaynor (Legal and General, Grosvenor Centre).

These new faces join our existing directors:
  • Brendan Bruder (Abbey Ross)
  • Richard Clinton (Northampton Theatres Trust Royal & Derngate)
  • Andrew Cruden (Market Square News)
  • Damian Gawal (independent)
  • Alan Harland (AK Harland)
  • Cllr Jonathan Nunn (Northampton Borough Council)
  • Jake Richardson (Richardson Group)
  • Andrea Smith (Franklins Solicitors)
  • John Sheinman (Sheinman Opticians)
  • Gavin Willis (Gavin Willis Creative Marketing Ltd)

The BID board of directors are all volunteers from a representative range of town centre sectors and are
 responsible for  the governance and monitoring of the BID and for working with the BID team team to deliver the BID Business Plan.
If you are a town centre business and BID levy payer and would like to get more involved please contact the BID Manager Chris Barker or speak to one of the BID Hosts.

Voni Blu, one of the businesses set to host a Golden Ticket postbox this Christmas
Golden Ticket postboxes 

Thank you to all the businesses who have come forward and offered to host a Golden Ticket post box this year.

We can confirm these festive boxes will be located at the following businesses across the town centre from around mid-November.
  • A Plan Insurance, Abington Street
  • Bonds the Jewellers, St Giles Street
  • Cheyne Walk Club
    , Cheyne Walk
  • The Creative Cupcake, Gold St Mews
  • Grosvenor Centre
  • Market Square News, Market Square
  • Market Walk Shopping Centre
  • NN Contemporary, Guildhall Road
  • Royal & Derngate, Guildhall Road
  • Sheinman Opticians, Abington Street
  • St Gyles jewellers, St Giles Street
  • The Dressing Room, Ridings Arcade
  • Voni Blu, Castilian Street

Christmas magazine final call out

Our Discover Northampton town centre magazine Christmas 2017 edition is an opportunity to promote your business and encourage extra visitors into the town centre - at no additional cost to your business.

Send us 100-120 words of text and a high resolution photo by this Friday, 29th September.  
Please email your content and/or questions to

Don't forget to RSVP

Please make sure you RSVP for our Town Centre Summit. 

 panel will include the leaders of Northampton Borough Council and Northamptonshire County Council, Chair of Northampton town centre BID and key representatives from The University of Northampton, Northamptonshire Police and the Grosvenor Centre. 

To book and find out more click here:

Roll up, roll up!

Our Northampton BID Street Circus is coming to town. 

For one day only the town centre will come alive with spectacular circus acts, street entertainers and walkabout performances for the whole family to enjoy.
Help us spread the word - and make the most of the additional footfall. Our Street Circus is
on Saturday 30th September, from 11am to 4pm. 
For all the venue, staging, timing and walkabout details click

September monthly meeting

Northampton town centre BID businesses are invited to attend one of tomorrow's one-hour BID Business Meeting - this 
Wednesday 27th September at either 9.30am or 5pm.  The venue is 
the BID Office, 2nd Floor, Town Centre House, Northampton.

These monthly meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month in the morning and afternoon and give businesses the chance to share ideas and have a say on Northampton town centre BID projects.

Dates for your diary
  • BID Business meetings - Wednesday, 27th September.
  • Street Circus - Saturday 30th September.
  • Student Survival Event - Saturday 30th September.
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Northampton BID is project managed by Partnerships for Better Business Ltd (pfbb UK)

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