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#NorthamptonMemories, Mystery Shopping and more

 
#NorthamptonMemories
“Our town centre boasts a rich and vibrant history and our Northampton Memories campaign will celebrate all of that positive nostalgia" - BID operations manager, Mark Mullen
 
60 BID businesses will be showcasing pictures of their shopfronts from years gone by in our #NorthamptonMemories campaign launching next week.
 
The BID's three-week celebration of Northampton’s history and heritage runs from 24th Aug - 15th Sept, with participating businesses displaying A4 gold framed posters of their buildings as far back as the 1800s and beyond. There will also images on show in the Grosvenor Centre too.
 
Northampton Memories is in collaboration with Northamptonshire Central Library - who are providing most of the images - and Northampton Museum and the University of Northampton (UoN).
 
Read more HERE and watch Northampton Memories unfold on Facebook and Twitter by following @NorthamptonBID and #NorthamptonMemories.
 
Mystery Shopping Celebration - are you coming?
Congratulations to everyone participating in our Northampton BID Mystery Shopping Awards scheme - the high-profile ceremony will take place on Thursday, 26th September at Borjia, 5.45pm-7.30pm - with no cost to BID businesses for up to three people each to attend.
The event is the perfect opportunity for shops and businesses taking part in the scheme to raise their profile. During the evening...
  • Enjoy a drinks reception and buffet
  • Certificates will be presented by our compere to highlight the achievements of individual businesses
  • A professional photographer will capture the awards evening and these photos will be used by the BID in the local press and on our social media channels, as well as being available to businesses to use
  • All winners will be listed in our awards press release, and we aim to secure significant press coverage
  • Our social media campaign will run throughout the night and for several weeks after – focusing on those businesses that attend
  • Network with like-minded town centre businesses
 
Thanks to our kind sponsors, A-Plan Insurance and Matchbox Cafe for their contributions towards food and drinks at the event. Read more HERE .
 
To attend:
  • Speak to one of the BID Hosts or our Northampton BID Operations Manager Mark Mullen
  • Email the BID office - info@northamptonbid.co.uk
  • Call the BID office – 01604 837766
Heritage Treasure Quest success
Four teams and heaps of historic fun - the BID supported the interactive Heritage Treasure Quest on Saturday and our Host, Kimberley, went along to capture some of the highlights.
 
The event, which was organised by  Northampton Borough Council  and  Looking Glass Theatre , saw participants fight the clock to track down and solve clues about our town’s history. Many thanks to these town centre BID businesses for their generous prize donations:  Naked Hair & Beauty Pizza Express 78 Derngate A-Plan Insurance Finn and Co Northampton .
 
Check out the pictures on our Facebook page HERE .
 
Dates for your diary
  • Up to 31st August - Northampton by the Sea, courtesy of Northampton Borough Council - all the fun of the beach on the Market Square.
  • July onwards - Have you spotted the start of the Shoe Sculpture Trail? Developed by Northampton Borough Council and supported by the BID there will soon be 12 giant shoe sculptures dotted throughout the town centre.
  • Saturday, 7th September - BID Street Circus, Market Square.
  • Thursday, 26th September - Mystery Shopping Business Awards, Borjia, Castilian Street.
  • Thursday, 26th September - AGM
 
Useful contacts and telephone numbers
Environment: If you have any environmental issues here are the contact details. Go online HERE , email enquiries@northampton.gov.uk or call 0300 330 7000.
 
Anti social behaviour - this is any kind of behaviour that causes alarm, harassment or distress. Always call 999 in emergencies. For more information and details go online HERE .
 
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Get involved - Interactive treasure hunt, street circus and more

 

 

Interactive treasure hunt
 
The BID is delighted to be supporting a live, interactive challenge that will take place in the town centre on Saturday 17th August.
 
The Heritage Treasure Quest, led by the Looking Glass Theatre and Northampton Borough Council, will see two teams of audience members battle it out to win prizes at 10am and 2pm.
 
The clues will be hidden in a variety of locations across the town centre, including statues, businesses and buildings. And the team who finds all of the clues in the fastest time will win a treasure trove of prizes from local businesses, thanks to the support of Northampton Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID).
 
Thank you to all the businesses that have donated prizes: A Plan Insurance, Finn and Co, 78 Derngate, Pizza Express, Naked Hairdressing, Abington FX.  
 
Read the full story on our BID website HERE.
Northampton Memories
 
From next week town centre businesses will be displaying old photos and memories in their shop windows.
 
Our Northampton Memories project, organised by the BID and with support from Northamptonshire Central Libraries, will run until the second weekend in September - to coincide with the National Heritage weekends.
 
We will run a social media campaign throughout, highlighting those businesses who are involved and encouraging shoppers and visitors to make a special trip into the town centre to hunt out the Northampton Memories frames.
Retail Sales and Footfall Monitor
 
The BID produces a weekly report for businesses in Northampton town centre called the Retail Sales Monitor.
 
This report details sales and footfall information both locally and nationally. It enables businesses to compare their own company's performance to that of others in the area and against national trends. The footfall data helps the local authority and other town centre agencies shape the delivery of economic development and town centre initiatives. 
 
In order to make the report as robust as possible it is important that figures are obtained from a large number of businesses across all sectors and to this end we are asking Northampton town centre businesses to consider participating in the scheme.
 
Find out more about how to get involved by clicking HERE.
Street Circus - September 7th
 
On Saturday, 7th September, 11am-4pm, a Street Circus will be coming to the Market Square, thanks to Northampton town centre BID.
 
This is a free event for the whole family - packed with acrobatics, stunts, stilt walkers and so much more.
 
For the first time we are also having a fancy dress competition, so come along in a circus-themed costume and join in the fun.
 
Find out all about the event and register your interest to keep updated about timings and acts by going to our Facebook event HERE.
Please help us spread the word
 
Posters and leaflets are being delivered throughout Northampton - to promote the BID's Street Circus.
 
If you would like a poster for your business or leaflets for your clients and customers please chat to one of our Hosts, call the BID office on 01604 837766 or email info@northamptonbid.co.uk .
 
You can also download your own poster by clicking HERE .
 
Dates for your diary
 
  • Up to 31st August - Northampton by the Sea, courtesy of Northampton Borough Council - all the fun of the beach on the Market Square.
  • Saturday, 17th August - Interactive treasure hunt, supported by the BID
  • 24th August - 14th September - Northampton Memories.
  • Saturday, 7th September - BID Street Circus, Market Square.
  • Thursday, 26th September - Mystery Shopping Business Awards, Borjia, Castilian Street.
 
Useful contacts and telephone numbers
 
Environment: If you have any environmental issues here are the contact details. Go online HERE , email enquiries@northampton.gov.uk or call 0300 330 7000.
 
Anti social behaviour - this is any kind of behaviour that causes alarm, harassment or distress. Always call 999 in emergencies. For more information and details go online HERE .
 
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or partner interested in BID activity
Northampton BID is project managed by Partnerships for Better Business Ltd (pfbb UK)
 
 
01604 837766
 
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