CQ BID and Business News E-bulletin Issue 313 April 2016
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Opportunity to take part in CQ Law & Accountancy Feature
The Cathedral Quarter BID has commissioned a feature to be included in the Business Weekly section of the Derby Telegraph in May promoting two key sector strengths in the Cathedral Quarter: law and accountancy
We are inviting businesses who are involved in these fields to contribute to this feature. If you would like to be involved please email our PR agent Sarah Jenkin-Jones or telephone on 07951945665 to register your interest and discuss further.
Please note space is limited and will therefore be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Cathedral Quarter Social Media Initiative - Market Hall
Three weeks ago the Cathedral Quarter BID launched a new social media initiative promoting different areas of the Cathedral Quarter and its businesses through the use of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The use of social media is an excellent way to promote the area more widely, effectively target audiences and generate new interest.
Initial feedback has been very positive so far. For the next two weeks we will be featuring businesses in the Market Hall. If you would like your business to be a part of this initiative please contact the BID office on 01332 419053 or via email to declare your interest.
As always, and in addition to the above, please include the @DerbyCQ tag in any social media posts you make and we will share where appropriate.
Derby Feste looking for food & drink producers for 2016
Organisers of the 10th annual Derby Festé are inviting local food and drink producers to be part of the annual festival this September.
The event will be held on Friday September 23 and Saturday September 24 and there are opportunities for food outlets to sell their local produce at various locations in the city centre.
For details of the food and drink suppliers policy please email Sharon Stevens-Cash. Applications will close on May 15th 2016
Other important news for businesses
The Cathedral Quarter BID last week arranged for the large banner promoting the Cathedral Quarter on the side of Chapel Street car park to be updated and replaced.
The original banner, installed in 2007, was beyond its lifespan and was severely damaged in high winds over the winter.
The banner is seen by hundreds of thousands of people each year, being in a prominent location adjacent to the inner ring road.
The Pyclet Parlour, located in the Market Hall in the Cathedral Quarter, has been nominated as one of three finalists in The One Show Best Street Food or Takeaway category for this year's BBC Food and Farming Awards.
A number of special broadcasts are planned around the BBC Food and Farming Awards, with this year's finalists featuring in a special edition of BBC Radio 4's The Food Programme, to be broadcast on May 1 and 2.
The independent charity Crimestoppers operates the 0800 555 111 number for anyone to give information about crime anonymously.
Crimestoppers is highly effective – around 13 people are arrested and charged every week as a result of information given to Crimestoppers with over £1 million worth of drugs seized a year.
Crimestoppers currently have vacancies for volunteering positions for a vice chair, secretary and a treasurer for their Derbyshire committee.
If you are interested in the role please email cv and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The latest national chain to locate to the Cathedral Quarter opened it's doors last week with Cosy Club opening a restaurant, bar and lounge in the area.
Cosy Club is located in the 19th century former Royal Hotel building on Victoria Street, and underwent a £750,000 revamp ready for the grand opening.
For further information on the venue please click here.
Free Security training available for businesses
East Midlands Special Operations Unit alongside Intu Derby are offering businesses the opportunity to attend the following briefings free of charge.
ARGUS RETAIL: (26th April 2016, 10:00 – 12:30 pm) is a multi-media, table top exercise, that will allow you to make decisions about what you, your staff and your business need to do in helping to prevent and survive a terrorist attack.
GRIFFIN: (27TH April 2016, 10:00 – 12:30 pm) these modules will look at current threat levels; what is suspicious activity or/and hostile reconnaissance and how to deal with an unattended item.
STAY SAFE: (29th April 2016, 10:00 – 11:00 am) how to stay safe in a marauding type firearms or bladed weapons attack.
SOCIAL NETWORKING: (3rd May 2016 – 10:00 – 11:30 am) how to stay safe on social media.
To book a place on one or all of the inputs, please contact Gary.email@example.com.
Derby Comedy Festival Friday 29 April - Sunday 8 May 2016
Derby Comedy Festival comes to the Cathedral Quarter this week and with over sixty events taking place it promises to be a festival to remember.
Venues include the Guildhall Theatre and Clubrooms on the Market Place, Bean Caffe at Friar Gate Studios on Ford Street, The Old Bell on Sadler Gate and The Blessington Carriage and Deda, both on Chapel Street.
For a full listing of events, pick up your copy of the Festival programme from venues around the Cathedral Quarter or visit the Festival website at www.derbycomedyfestival.co.uk .
Special Offers at businesses in the Cathedral Quarter
The Cathedral Quarter has worked alongside businesses in the Cathedral Quarter and with both Trent Barton and Derby Comedy Festival organisers to produce a promotions leaflet highlighting fantastic offers at a variety of Cathedral Quarter businesses for the duration of Derby Comedy Festival.
The leaflet is available on Trent Barton buses, at Comedy Festival venues and Cathedral Quarter businesses, and via our Cathedral Quarter Rangers.
What's on in the Cathedral Quarter
Friday 29 April - Sunday 8 May 2016 - Derby Comedy Festival - Various dates and times across a number of Cathedral Quarter venues - see website for details.
Thursday 5 May 2016 - Business & Retail in the City Meeting - 9.30am, BID Offices, Iron Gate
Saturday 7 May 2016 - CQ Saturdays Towers, Tunnels & Tales - 3pm (meet outside Derby Cathedral at 2.45pm)
Saturday 14 May 2016 - CQ Saturdays Street Circus - 11am - 3pm, Waterfall, Market Place
Saturday 21 May 2016 - CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious - 11am - 3pm, Waterfall, Market Place
Saturday 28 May 2016 - CQ Saturdays Street Theatre - Walkaround entertainment
Thursday 2 June 2016 - Business & Retail in the City Meeting - 9.30am, BID Offices, Iron Gate
Friday 3 June - Saturday 11 June 2016 - Derby Book Festival - Various Cathedral Quarter locations
Saturday 4 June - CQ Saturdays Towers, Tunnels & Tales - 3pm (meet outside Derby Cathedral at 2.45pm)
Saturday 11 June 2016 - CQ Saturdays Street Circus - 11am - 3pm, Waterfall, Market Place
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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