CQ BID and Business News E-bulletin Issue 342 October 2016
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Last chance for Cathedral Quarter businesses to complete car parking survey
Earlier this year a letter was sent out to all Cathedral Quarter businesses explaining how a previous review of car parking in the city had been terminated due to unforeseen circumstances.
Subsequent to this Derby City Council have announced that they will be undertaking their own strategic review of car parking in the city centre. The Cathedral Quarter BID has since been working with the University of Derby to design and implement a survey for completion by Cathedral Quarter businesses, the findings from which will feed directly into Derby City Council's review.
The survey should take no longer than ten minutes to complete and the answers you provide will be used to help inform future policy development. Please click here to be redirected to the car parking survey. Deadline for completion is Wednesday 12 October 2016.
If you would like to discuss the car parking survey further please contact Ashley Lewis, BID Project Manager, on 01332 419053.
Dining Out in the Cathedral Quarter feature in Derby Telegraph
The Cathedral Quarter BID commissioned double-page Dining Out in Derby's Cathedral Quarter feature was published in the weekend section of the Derby Telegraph on Saturday 8 October.
Promoting what is a key sector strength in the Cathedral Quarter, the article features a number of Cathedral Quarter restaurants, cafes and bars, many of which have been shortlisted at the Derby Food & Drink awards scheduled to take place tonight.
You can read the article in full online by clicking here.
Invitation to Cathedral Quarter BID Breakfast Event: Past, Present and Future, Thursday 27 October
The Cathedral Quarter BID will be hosting a breakfast event on Thursday 27 October which will review the life of the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District, showcasing its achievements, looking at its impact on the development of the area and identifying future opportunities.
Cathedral Quarter BID: Past, Present and Future will take place between 8.00 - 9.30am and will be held in the 'Inspired by Nature' Gallery at Derby Museum & Art Gallery on The Strand. The event is free to attend and, as well as hosting presentations from a range of industry experts, provides an ideal networking opportunity for businesses. Breakfast refreshments will also be provided.
For further information or to book your place, please email the BID office or call on 01332 419053.
Other important news for businesses
Month of celebrations boosts Cathedral Quarter footfall
September proved to be a busy month in the Cathedral Quarter with the 150 year anniversary celebrations at the Market Hall, Derby Feste and Derby Folk Festival all taking place.
All three Cathedral Quarter sponsored events had a huge impact on footfall in the area with Corn Market, Iron Gate and Sadler Gate all seeing their busiest period of the year to date.
Support the Cathedral Quarter at the Great British High Street Awards 2016
The Cathedral Quarter BID has submitted an application for the 'City Location' category at this year's Great British High Street Awards.
The awards represent an excellent opportunity to gain further local and national recognition whilst promoting the fantastic businesses in the Cathedral Quarter.
Your business can help support the Cathedral Quarter's application by promoting the awards wherever possible.
Please include the #GBHighSt tag in all your social media posts and display posters in and around your business - these can be obtained by contacting the BID office on 01332 419053 or via email.
Good luck to Cathedral Quarter businesses in the Derby Food & Drink awards
The Cathedral Quarter BID wishes all the finalists at the 2016 Food & Drink Awards tonight the very best of luck.
Cathedral Quarter businesses feature heavily with Lorentes and The Spice Lounge, finalists in the best international category; The Coffee House at Derby Museums in the best cafe award; Hopgate and Pitcher & Piano for best bar; Cosy Club, Lisa Jean at Bennetts Brasserie and Olivers for best newcomer; Hide Burger Bar and The Spice Lounge for best customer service; Iberico, Restaurant Zest and Hide Burger Bar in the restaurant of the year category.
What's on in the Cathedral Quarter
Thursday 13 October - Sunday 6 November - The Big Wheel, Market Place
Saturday 15 October - CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious - 11am - 3pm, Waterfall, Market Place
Thursday 27 October - Cathedral Quarter BID Breakfast Event: Past, Present & Future 8am - 9.30am, Derby Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand
Thursday 3 November - Business and Retail in the City - 9.30am - 11.00am, BID Offices, 10 Iron Gate
Saturday 5 November - CQ Saturdays Towers, Tunnels & Tales - 3pm (meet outside Derby Cathedral at 2.45pm)
Monday 7 November - Small Business Saturday UK Bus Tour, 10am - 1pm, Market Place
Sunday 13 November - Remembrance Sunday
Thursday 17 November - Derby Night Market, 5pm - 10pm, Cathedral Quarter
Saturday 19 November - CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious - 11am - 3pm, Waterfall, Market Place
Thursday 1 December - Newhall Brass Band - Corn Market, 4pm - 7pm
Saturday 3 December - Small Business Saturday event - Council House, Corporation Street, 10am - 1pm
Saturday 3 December - Newhall Brass Band in support of Small Business Saturday - The Strand, 12pm - 3pm
Saturday 3 December - CQ Saturdays Christmas Knickerbocker Glorious - Waterfall, Market Place, 12pm - 4pm
Saturday 3 December - CQ Saturdays Towers, Tunnels & Tales - 3pm (meet outside Derby Cathedral at 2.45pm)
For more information on these and other events in the area, please visit : www.visitderby.co.uk or www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk
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