Business to Business

'Business to Business’ offers businesses located in the Cathedral Quarter, the facility to promote collaborative working with other businesses.

By including details of your new projects, activities and forthcoming tenders within your business, there may be mutually beneficial opportunities which may be of interest to other businesses to collaborate and help you both find additional ways to reach your target markets and grow your business.

To update your entries on this page, please Login, select management console, select B-2-B and update your entries.

The listings will also include updates of CQ BID meetings and projects

To see this weeks CQ BID News ebulletin click here

To download the application form for discounted parking at NCP Laurie House (for CQ I Work card holders) Click here

To read the latest CQ BID  newsletter (Summer 2014) giving an overview of achievements over the last year  click here

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  • Furthest from the Sea is providing Derbyshire based artists the exciting opportunity to perform live at this year’s Derby Festé on Saturday 27th September 2014. Regarded as the ‘highlight of Derby’s events calendar’ and attracting an audience of around 35,000 with press coverage from local and national newspapers, this is a great forum to showcase your talents. If you would be interested in joining the fun,and would like an application form email: amy@furthestfromthesea.co.uk Please note: Application closing date Thursday 31st July 2014.
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  • The next CQMG (Cathedral Quarter Managment group) will be held on Wednesday 17 September at 5.30 pm – 7 pm at the CQ BID Office (pfbb UK offices in Irongate House) We would be grateful if you could confirm your attendance by email to enquiries@derbycathedralquarter.co.uk
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  • The next Cathedral Quarter social event will be held on Thursday 17 July at Lola Lo on Queen Street between 5.30pm and 7pm.   This is an opportunity to meet your fellow Cathedral Quarter businesses in a relaxed and informal atmosphere and to find out more about the initiatives planned under the BID in the coming year.   Please RSVP your attendance to the BID officeTel: 01332 419053 or enquiries@derbycathedralquarter.co.uk Company: Cathedral Quarter Co Ltd Company Email: enquiries@derbycathedralquarter.co.uk
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  • Independent businesses in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter say that this year’s Small Business Saturday campaign is an excellent way to encourage more people to shop local and support smaller businesses Small Business Saturday will be held across the UK on December 6 and retailers in the Cathedral Quarter – the independent business heart of the city centre – are gearing up for a busy day’s trading. They have also welcomed news that Derby City Council are providing free car parking in the city centre on the day, both in their car parks and on-street Small Business Saturday is a grassroots campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ by supporting small businesses in their communities both on the day itself and throughout the year. According to Carol Phillips, who owns Allesandro’s Italian delicatessen stall in the Cathedral Quarter’s historic Market Hall, Small Business Saturday is an important reminder of the benefits of shopping locally. “We set up our business selling Italian produce seven months ago and have been well received by the people of Derby. “I do feel that shopping habits are slowly changing with customers of all ages and backgrounds making a conscious effort to support their local businesses. “There is a growing recognition that money spent  locally in locations such as the Market Hall stays in the local economy and helps businesses to grow – creating more jobs.  “The Market Hall offers customers a unique experience.  I hope that Small Business Saturday will reiterate that independent businesses often provide the best choice, unique products and high quality customer service. This was echoed by Dave Hill, owner of BPM Records in Sadler Gate who said: “I hope that the free parking will help encourage people to visit the Cathedral Quarter on Saturday December 6. “We need to show people just how different Sadler Gate looks compared with when I moved here five years ago. “We are close to full occupancy and the whole street is returning to its former glory as a bustling area with a fantastic range of largely independently owned shops, cafes, bars and restaurants “My customers are increasingly commenting on how delighted they are to see not only new businesses open but established businesses flourishing in this area. “We have never been busier thanks to the revival of vinyl records and I feel that more people are wanting to shop locally and support independent stores where they can find more unusual items.  “I hope that Small Business Saturday will encourage people to come and see for themselves just what a vibrant place Sadler Gate and the Cathedral Quarter as a whole now is.” The Strand is another popular shopping destination in the Cathedral Quarter and Emily Baker, owner of independent gift shop Ink &Thread which specialises in British-made gifts and stationery also welcomed the initiative. “The Cathedral Quarter is packed full of wonderful independent shops and we’re very proud to be in this beautiful part of the city centre. “Small businesses are vital for local economies to thrive as money spent in small shops stays in the local economy. “Small business also give shoppers something interesting and unique which is so important if high streets are going to continue to be shopping destinations. “We’re thrilled that Derby City Council are offering free parking on the day which will really help encourage shoppers back. “We’re looking forward to the day which we will be celebrating with treats and special offers, to welcome customers who want to shop small this Christmas.”  The Cathedral Quarter BID has also organised a wide range of entertainment and events to draw more people into the area as part of its popular CQ Saturdays programme. Live entertainment will be held at the Waterfall stage in the Market Place between 11am and 3pm for CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious; there will be street entertainment including Christmas Stilt walkers and Bill Bailey Jazz Band; the CQ Saturdays Towers, Tunnels & Tales tour starting at 3pm;  and local retailer Sheena Holland, supported by the Cathedral Quarter, will hold the CQ Saturdays Vintage Arts and Food Market, 10am-4pm in Blacksmiths Yard, Sadler Gate.  More information is available on the website www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk For more information about all the businesses in the Cathedral Quarter, please visit www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk; like the Facebook page cathedralquarterderby and follow on Twitter @DerbyCQ, 
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  • CQ BID and Business News E-bulletin Issue No 234 November 2014   CQ Winter Social - Thursday 4 December Come and meet with other Cathedral Quarter businesses to socialise and discuss projects and commercial opportunities in the lovely surroundings of the newly renovated Revolution, 1-3 The Strand.    All Cathedral Quarter businesses are invited. The event will begin at 5.30pm and all attendees will receive a complimentary drink on arrival. Please let us know if you will be attending on 01332 419053 or by email      Mercian Regiment Freedom Parade 29 November On Saturday 29 November, soldiers from the 2nd Battalion Mercian Regiment will parade through the streets of Derby city centre.    Starting at Derby Cathedral at 12.00 noon, the soldiers will march a pre-set route through St Peters Quarter and Cathedral Quarter ending on the frontage of the Council House on Corporation Street.    Businesses may wish to spare a moment to come out onto the street to support them as they pass by - you should be able to hear the marching drums as they approach.   City Living Launch Event On Tuesday 2 December starting at 9am, Derby City Council will be hosting a City Living launch event at the Council House on Corporation Street.    The event is aimed at owners of property in Derby city centre who may be interested in residential conversions. Advice will be provided on many aspects including planning, building control, highways and regeneration.    For further information please visit their website or email    Connected's Car Club Showcase Wednesday 26th November, 12pm - 2pm (lunch provided), Council Chamber, Derby City Council House.    Your opportunity to find out more about Car Clubs, how they work, their benefits and to take a look at the latest electric vehicles.    Also in attendance will be Carplus, Co-Wheels and City Car Club, all of whom already operate successful schemes in Derbyshire and Nottingham. Please RSVP  if you wish to attend.   Connect Seminar "How to write for the Web and Social Media" On Thursday 27 November between 6 - 8pm at Friar Gate Studios on Ford Street, Connect Derby will be holding a FREE networking evening on how to write well written copy for the web and social media, how this can give you a competitive advantage, and why it's different from traditional brochure text.   It will outline how your website and social media engagement can be more effective. To book your place please email   Diary Dates   Forthcoming events in the Cathedral Quarter include:   Wednesday 26 November - Connected's Car Club Showcase - Council Chambers 12-2pm   Thursday 27 November - Connect Seminar Friar Gate Studios   Friday 28 November - Derby Ice Rink Opens tiil 5 January 2015 - Market Place   Saturday 29 November - CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious - Waterfall Market Place   Saturday 29 November - Mercian Regiment Freedom Parade - Derby Cathedral 12 noon   Tuesday 2 December - Derby City Launch Event - 9am Derby City Council   Wednesday 3 December - Sunday 21 December - Derby Live Christmas Arts & Crafts Fayre - Market Place   Thursday 4 December - Business and Retail in the City  - 9.30am at Quad Market Place   Thursday 4 December - Bill Bailey Jazz Band for late night shopping.   Thursday 4 December - CQ Winter Social Event - 5.30pm-7pm Revolution Derby   Saturday 6 December - CQ Saturdays Towers, Tunnels & Tales (see website for times and where to buy tickets)   Saturday 6 December - CQ Saturdays Vintage Arts and Food Market - 10am-4pm Blacksmiths Yard Sadler Gate   Saturday 6 December - CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious - Waterfall Market Place   Saturday 6 December - Street Entertainment including The Salvation Army Band, Bruce Airhead Christmas Show & Penguins, Christmas Stiltwalkers and Bill Bailey Jazz Band.   For full times and locations of Christmas entertainment and events throughout the Cathedral Quarter in December, see our 'Christmas in Derby' leaflet and our website.    Individual Diverse Inspiring www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk    01332 419053   You have been sent this email as your details are registered against  a business located in the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District The BID is project managed by Partnerships for Better Business UK LLP (pfbbUK)  JOIN OUR MAILING LIST
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  • CQ BID and Business News E-bulletin Issue No 233                November 2014   Sheena Holland Night Market Derby's first Night Market, organised by Sheena Holland,  will be coming to the Cathedral Quarter on Thursday 20 November between 5pm and 10pm. The event will be spread over four locations - the Old Bell Hotel Ballroom, Sadler Gate, Old Blacksmiths Yard and Strand Arcade.   The market will consist of over sixty stalls selling everything from delicious food to handmade items as well as featuring a pop up photo booth and vintage hair salon. The Market will be supported by the surrounding established businesses who will be staying open late, whilst entertainment will be provided in the form of a variety of musical and dance performances. The BID is supporting the event, both through extensive  publicity and enteratinemtn and equirepmetn on the night. For further information please click here   'Staying Safe' showing at Showcase Cinema On 24 November The East Midlands Special Operations Unit of the Police will be screening a fifteen minute DVD entitled 'Stay Safe' every thirty minutes between 9.30am and 12 noon. The objective of the DVD is to show businesses and their employees how to stay safe during a firearms attack. The screening is free to attend and will take place at the Showcase Cinema within Intu, Derby.    University of Derby's Business Exhibition and Trade Fair On Friday 21 November from 10am - 4pm, the University of Derby are hosting an exhibition and trade fair at their Enterprise Centre on Bridge Street. 'Open For Business' will showcase more than one hundred local organisations  The event will also introduce Invest to Grow, the £16m Regional Growth Fund Programme launched by the University to support established private sector businesses.  For further information click here or call on 01332 597884.   Rough Sleepers Using Trade Waste Bins As the weather gets colder rough sleepers will seek shelter and may use your trade waste container in which to sleep. Collection companies should check bins as a matter of course before lifting onto the vehicle but you can help prevent a potential incident by remaining vigilant and securing your bin(s) wherever possible.    Should you encounter a problem with people using your bins, please contact your service provider to advise. You may also wish to contact the organisation No Second Night Out who provide assistance and help to those who are sleeping rough. They can be contacted on 0345 1110000 or via email    CQ Life available to view online The winter edition of CQ Life Magazine is now available to view on the Cathedral Quarter website. You'll find the latest edition is packed full of interesting features, business information, festive entertainment, gift ideas and more. Click here to view.       Diary Dates   Forthcoming events in the Cathedral Quarter include:   Thursday 20 November - Sheena Holland's Night Market - Sadler Gate 5pm -10pm   Thursday 20 November - Farmers Market - Market Place 8am - 2pm   Friday 21 November - Derby University  Business Exhibition opens   Monday 24 November - Staying Safe Video - 9.30am-noon - Intu   Wednesday 26 November - Connected's Car Club Showcase - Council Chambers 12-2pm   Friday 28 November - Derby Ice Rink Opens tiil 5 January 2015 - Market Place   Saturday 29 November - CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious - Waterfall Market Place   Wednesday 3 December - Sunday 21 December - Derby Live Christmas Arts & Crafts Fayre - Market Place   Thursday 4 December - Business and Retail in the City  - 9.30am at Quad Market Place   Thursday 4 December - CQ Winter Social Event - 5.30pm-7pm Revolution Derby   For entertainment and events throughout the Cathedral Quarter during November and December see our 'Christmas in Derby' leaflet and our website.   Individual Diverse Inspiring www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk    01332 419053   You have been sent this email as your details are registered against  a business located in the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District The BID is project managed by Partnerships for Better Business UK LLP (pfbbUK)  JOIN OUR MAILING LIST
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