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'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.

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  • DearCathedral Quarter Business CQ Life Summer2016 Edition – Don’t Miss This Opportunity TheCathedral Quarter BID is to produce a summer 2016 issue of CQ Life.  The full colour glossy magazine will bedistributed as a bound insert within the July edition of Derbyshire Lifemagazine, which will go on sale from early June. Thisrepresents a fantastic opportunity for you to publicise your business – FREE OFCHARGE. Aswith previous editions, CQ Life will focus on editorial – featuring ideas,advice and comment to ensure that we interest the readers with informationrather than going for the hard sell in block advertising. The following features are planned for this edition:   ·        Hot looksfor summer: Seasonal fashion, hair and beauty tips, styles and innovativetreatments ·        Summerfun: Including events, performances, family activities and CQ Saturdayssummer programme ·        Summer daysand nights: Including café culture, eating out (day and evening), eveningentertainment/venues and hotel offers ·        HomeInspiration: Products and ideas for the home and garden this summer -including interior design and home accessories   Thereis likely to be extensive interest for inclusion in this edition of CQ Life soplease contact our PR agent Sarah Jenkin-Jones as a matter of urgency todiscuss what you want to include in the magazine and to book your place Tel:01332 515102/07951945665                 Email:sarah@jjpublicrelations.co.uk Thelatest deadline for copy and photographs is Monday 11 April 2016. This is a fantasticway of demonstrating your expertise and encouraging customers into yourbusiness so please do get involved and, just to reiterate, inclusion in themagazine is at no cost to your business – it is all part of the BID’s work topromote the Cathedral Quarter and the businesses within this area.
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  • TheCathedral Quarter BID is to produce a summer 2015 issue of CQ Life.  The full colour glossy magazine will bedistributed as a bound insert within the August edition of Derbyshire Lifemagazine, which will go on sale from early July. Thisrepresents a fantastic opportunity for you to publicise your business – FREE OFCHARGE. Aswith previous editions, CQ Life will focus on editorial – featuring ideas, adviceand comment to ensure that we interest the readers with information rather thangoing for the hard sell in block advertising. The following features are planned for this edition: ·        Hot looksfor summer: Seasonal fashion, hair and beauty tips, styles and innovativetreatments ·        Summerfun: Including events, performances, family activities and CQ Saturdayssummer programme ·        Summer daysand nights: Including café culture, eating out (day and evening), eveningentertainment/venues and hotel offers ·        Home Inspiration:Products and ideas for the home and garden this summer - including interiordesign and home accessories   Thereis likely to be extensive interest for inclusion in this edition of CQ Life soplease contact our PR agent Sarah Jenkin-Jones as a matter of urgency todiscuss what you want to include in the magazine and to book your place Tel:01332 515102/07951945665                 Email:sarah@jjpublicrelations.co.uk Thelatest deadline for copy and photographs is Friday 24 April 2015. This is a fantasticway of demonstrating your expertise and encouraging customers into yourbusiness so please do get involved and, just to reiterate, inclusion in themagazine is at no cost to your business – it is all part of the BID’s work topromote the Cathedral Quarter and the businesses within this area. Should you requireany further information on BID activities please do not hesitate to contact theCathedral Quarter BID office
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  • Derby College Starts Search For Apprentice Verger Derby College has launched a unique recruitment drive to find an Apprentice Verger to work at Derby Cathedral. The young person will complete customer service qualifications with the College as well as the Church of England Guild of Vergers diploma alongside paid work at £151.60 a week plus additional bonuses for evening and weekend work. The diverse job on offer includes liaising with the thousands of visitors to the Cathedral, supporting with the security and upkeep of the building and setting up and taking part in services and events including operating PA and lighting equipment. Derby Cathedral Assistant Curate Revd Andy Trenier explained: “Derby Cathedral is a fast paced, and exciting place to work. “We are open for the whole community 365 days a year and the Apprentice Verger will be an important part of the team welcoming one and all to the Cathedral for a wide variety of purposes. “We have also received funding from Arts Council England and the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund which have given us the equipment and opportunities to increase our capacity and potential as a performance and events venue. “The Apprentice Verger wil ltherefore greatly enhance the capacity of the team here to deliver these events. “We are looking for someone with an appetite to learn, to remain positive and cheerful even under pressure,be strong team player and have naturally good interpersonal skills. “They also need to be comfortable working with the widest cross section of the public and in a religious environment. “We already have two apprentices amongst our 30 staff who work across several business areas and charities and they continue to contribute greatly to the organisation so we know that this structured learning and employment programme works. “We are delighted to be working with Derby College who will handle the recruitment and training of this position and I hope that young people will recognise that this is a fantastic opportunity to learn some valuable skills in a dynamic and supportive environment.” Derby College Business Development Director April Hayhurst said: “This is a unique opportunity for a special person to work at the heart of one the regions’ best known institutions.  “It is definitely one of the more unusual apprenticeship roles that we have worked on but I am confident that we will be able to find the right candidate for the Cathedral and support the young person onto the first rung of what will be a fascinating career ladder. “The diverse skills and experience that the successful candidate gains will open many doors for them in a wide range of future careers.”   The deadline for applications is 15 January. For more information about this and all the apprenticeship opportunities available through Derby College, please contact The Apprenticeship Team amy.frankland@derby-college.ac.uk or visit http://www.derby-college.ac.uk/index.php/apprenticeships.htmland click the link to current vacancies. Ends Media enquiries: Sarah Jenkin-Jones, PR Officer,Derby College, Tel: 07951 945 665; Email: sarah@jjpublicrelations.co.uk    
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  •   CQ BID and Business News E-bulletin                                                                             Issue 328 July 2016           Your weekly news & updates      Cathedral Quarter Creative Industries feature in the Derby Telegraph The Cathedral Quarter BID have commissioned a creative industries feature which was included in the Business Weekly section of the Derby Telegraph last week.  The feature was aimed at promoting what is a key sector strength in the Cathedral Quarter and featured a number of creative businesses in the area.   To view the article in full please click here.     Food & Drink Awards 2016 Marketing Derby's Food & Drink Awards celebrates its eighth year and is recognised as one of the region's biggest awards in this sector. The 2016 nomination period is now officially open and nominations can be submitted by customers or businesses.   The categories applicable to Cathedral Quarter businesses are: Best Newcomer, Best Pub, Best Bar, Excellence in Customer Service, Best Cafe, Best International, Restaurant of the Year, Outstanding Achievement.   For more information and to make your nomination, please click here     Derby Feste 2016 - Social media opportunity for CQ businesses The Cathedral Quarter BID has implemented a 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.   For the next two weeks we will be featuring businesses on Wardwick & Cheapside. 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.        Other important news for businesses   St Peters Quarter Businesses Split Over BID Future     Businesses in Derby's St Peters Quarter (the area between Intu and Cathedral Quarter) have been split about the future of the area's status as a business improvement district (BID). Voting in the secret ballot has closed and at the final count 50% had voted in favour of the BID with these businesses holding 57% of the rateable value. There were also a number of votes which were received through the post after the deadline and these could not be included in the final count. The new BID would have launched on September 1st 2016 with businesses paying a levy to raise around £210,000 a year, totalling over £1.2 million over the five year term of the BID to carry out a programme of improvements for the area. Unfortunately this means that the valued resources such as the Rangers, street entertainment, Christmas lights, promotions, floral displays, sponsorship, business representation at city level and the collective work with  partners to attract further investment and lobbying to achieve positive changes in St Peters Quarter will  stop by August 31 2016. To read the press release in full please click here.     Cathedral Quarter Safer Neighbourhood Day - Friday 5 August  The Cathedral Quarter BID will be hosting the second of this years Safer Neighbourhood Days on Friday 5 August. Police will be working with the Cathedral Quarter Rangers, visiting businesses in the area to discuss any issues or concerns with them. If you would like to request a visit, please contact us on 01332 419053 or email for further information.     Derby Feste Promotional Opportunities With under two months until Derby Feste, Cathedral Quarter BID are providing businesses with the opportunity to support and promote Derby Feste whilst at the same time gaining additional exposure for their business. The Cathedral Quarter BID are undertaking a social media campaign and have posters and flyers available for display in your premises. If you are interested in getting involved please email the BID office or call on 01332 419053. The Cathedral Quarter BID are proud sponsors of Derby Feste 2016.     What's on in the Cathedral Quarter   Thursday 4 August - Business & Retail in the City Meeting - 9.30am - 10.30am, BID Offices, 10 Iron Gate Friday 5 August - Cathedral Quarter Safer Neighbourhood Day - 10am - 2pm Saturday 6 August - CQ Saturdays Towers, Tunnels & Tales - 3pm (meet outside Derby Cathedral at 2.45pm)  Tuesday 9 - Wednesday 17 August - TwentyTwenty Urban Beach Event - Market Place Saturday 13 August - CQ Saturdays Street Circus - Market Place, 11am - 3pm Saturday 20 August - CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious - 11am - 3pm, Waterfall, Market Place  Saturday 27 August - CQ Saturdays Street Theatre - Walkaround entertainment 11am - 3pm Saturday 27 August - Sinfonia Viva Summer Fete - Market Place, 12pm - 4pm Thursday 1 September - Business & Retail in the City Meeting - 9.30am - 10.30am, BID Offices, 10 Iron Gate Saturday 3 September - CQ Saturdays Towers, Tunnels & Tales - 3pm (meet outside Derby Cathedral at 2.45pm)  Saturday 10 September - CQ Saturdays Street Circus - Market Place, 11am - 3pm Saturday 17 September - CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious - 11am - 3pm, Waterfall, Market Place Saturday 17 September - 150th Anniversary Celebrations of the Market Hall - 9am - 3pm Friday 23 & Saturday 24 September - Derby Feste - Various activities throughout the Cathedral Quarter For more information on these and other events in the area, please visit : www.visitderby.co.uk or www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk              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 Ltd (pfbb UK)     
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  •   CQ BID and Business News E-bulletin                                                                             Issue 327 July 2016           Your weekly news & updates      Cathedral Quarter mini guide - opportunity to tender for re-design and print The Cathedral Quarter BID are looking at producing the 10th edition of the popular mini guide this year. The BID is seeking expressions of interest from businesses in the BID area who would like to work with us to redesign and arrange  printing of this mini guide. If you are interested in being involved, please contact the BID office via email or on 01332 419053 by Wednesday 27 July 2016 to register your interest and obtain further details regarding the tender process.       Derby Feste 2016 - Social media opportunity for CQ businesses Derby Feste comes to the Cathedral Quarter in September with a whole range of events planned for the two day spectacular on Friday 23 and Saturday 24.   Derby Feste attracts visitors to the city from afar and generates additional footfall and dwell time in the Cathedral Quarter.   Jon and Scott, the Cathedral Quarter Rangers, will be visiting businesses in the area over the coming weeks taking photos of people holding a 'Proud to Support Derby Feste' sign. These photos will be shared on social media helping gain additional exposure for businesses and Derby Feste. 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.       Invitation to become a member of Cathedral Quarter BID Businesses within the Cathedral Quarter who pay a BID levy are invited to become a member of the Cathedral Quarter Company Ltd, the registered company limited by guarantee, which is charged with the responsibility for delivering the Business Improvement District Plan (2013-2018). Becoming a member gives you the opportunity to attend the company's General Meetings and to vote on BID Company issues. Each business is entitled to one member and one vote. For further information please click here or contact the BID office on 01332 419053.     Other important news for businesses     Cathedral Quarter Safer Neighbourhood Day - Friday 5 August  The Cathedral Quarter BID will be hosting the second of this years Safer Neighbourhood Days on Friday 5 August. Police will be working with the Cathedral Quarter Rangers, visiting businesses in the area to discuss any issues or concerns with them. If you would like to request a visit, please contact us on 01332 419053 or email for further information.     CQ Saturdays Street Theatre in the Cathedral Quarter This Saturday sees CQ Saturdays Street Theatre in the Cathedral Quarter between 11am - 3pm.  The entertainment is provided by Ashrow Theatre, who will be performing Edwardian-themed snapshots whilst walking around the Cathedral Quarter streets. They will also engage and interact with visitors - staying in character to talk about some of the areas important landmarks, places of interest and upcoming events and activities in the Cathedral Quarter. For further information on the event please click here.     What's on in the Cathedral Quarter   Saturday 23 July - CQ Saturdays Street Theatre - Walkaround entertainment 11am - 3pm Thursday 4 August - Business & Retail in the City Meeting - 9.30am - 10.30am, BID Offices, 10 Iron Gate Friday 5 August - Cathedral Quarter Safer Neighbourhood Day - 10am - 2pm Saturday 6 August - CQ Saturdays Towers, Tunnels & Tales - 3pm (meet outside Derby Cathedral at 2.45pm)  Tuesday 9 - Wednesday 17 August - TwentyTwenty Urban Beach Event - Market Place Saturday 13 August - CQ Saturdays Street Circus - Market Place, 11am - 3pm Saturday 20 August - CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious - 11am - 3pm, Waterfall, Market Place  Saturday 27 August - CQ Saturdays Street Theatre - Walkaround entertainment 11am - 3pm Saturday 27 August - Sinfonia Viva Summer Fete - Market Place, 12pm - 4pm Thursday 1 September - Business & Retail in the City Meeting - 9.30am - 10.30am, BID Offices, 10 Iron Gate Saturday 3 September - CQ Saturdays Towers, Tunnels & Tales - 3pm (meet outside Derby Cathedral at 2.45pm)  Saturday 10 September - CQ Saturdays Street Circus - Market Place, 11am - 3pm Saturday 17 September - CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious - 11am - 3pm, Waterfall, Market Place Friday 23 & Saturday 24 September - Derby Feste - Various activities throughout the Cathedral Quarter For more information on these and other events in the area, please visit : www.visitderby.co.uk or www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk              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 Ltd (pfbb UK)       
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  •   CQ BID and Business News E-bulletin                                                                             Issue 326 July 2016           Your weekly news & updates      New businesses in the Cathedral Quarter A big Cathedral Quarter welcome goes out to new businesses who have opened in the area over the last month. Huub Design, specialising in wetsuits, clothing and accessories has opened at Park Bikeworks on Full Street alongside its sister company Huub Events, which organises the annual Jenson Button Triathlon. Hop Gate, a new bar opened on Sadler Gate specialising in craft keg lines and spirits.   We wish these new businesses all the very best.     Derby Feste 2016 - Social media opportunity for CQ businesses Derby Feste comes to the Cathedral Quarter in September with a whole range of events planned for the two day spectacular on Friday 23 and Saturday 24.   Derby Feste attracts visitors to the city from afar and generates additional footfall and dwell time in the Cathedral Quarter.   Jon and Scott, the Cathedral Quarter Rangers, will be visiting businesses in the area over the coming weeks taking photos of people holding a 'Proud to Support Derby Feste' sign. These photos will be shared on social media helping gain additional exposure for businesses and Derby Feste. 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.       Funding opportunities available to support business growth D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership have set up a SKILLS Local Programme providing support to employers wanting to grow their business and boost their employees' skills. Up to £4.7million will be provided across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire through providing training and skills which will benefit the existing workforce. Businesses can now bid for funding with the deadline for organisations to apply being 1 August 2016. Successful applicants will be expected to start delivering the programme by the end of the year and funding will be available for up to two years. For further information on the programme please click here.     Other important news for businesses     Cathedral Quarter crime prevention initiatives The Cathedral Quarter BID support the appropriate authorities in preventing and detecting crime and anti-social behaviour in the area. The Cathedral Quarter Rangers report issues  to the police and wear Body Worn Video to record certain incidents, a tactic that has resulted in a number of successful prosecutions to date.   The BID also hold regular Safer Neighbourhood Days where rangers accompany police officers on visits to businesses within the BID area providing owners and managers with the opportunity to feedback on issues that affect them most. Businesses are reminded to report incidents of crime and ASB through to the Police in the first instance, using 101 for non-emergencies and 999 for emergency situations.   Businesses in Cathedral Quarter can also keep up to date on important news from the City's Police Safer Neighbourhood Team by following them on Twitter: @DerbyCitySNT     Caribbean Carnival 2016 This year sees the 40th year of the Caribbean Carnival in the city with celebrations due to take place in the Cathedral Quarter on Saturday 16 July. The carnival troupe's street procession will begin at 1pm from Pear Tree Road before winding its way to the Market Place in the Cathedral Quarter. The troupe will be followed by a costume competition and stage show lasting until 6pm.     Jenson Button Triathlon comes to the Cathedral Quarter The cycling stage of the Jenson Button Triathlon will pass through the Cathedral Quarter for the second year running this Sunday 17 July. The route starts and finishes at Markeaton Park but will take in Queen Street, St Marys Gate, Bold Lane and Cathedral Road in the Cathedral Quarter. Road closures will be in place from 8.45 - 16.30; for further information on closures and access please click here.     What's on in the Cathedral Quarter   Saturday 16 July - CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious - 11am - 3pm, Waterfall, Market Place  Saturday 16 July - Caribbean Carnival, Market Place Sunday 17 July - Jenson Button Triathlon, Various locations including Cathedral Quarter Saturday 23 July - CQ Saturdays Street Theatre - Walkaround entertainment 11am - 3pm Thursday 4 August - Business & Retail in the City Meeting - 9.30am - 10.30am, BID Offices, 10 Iron Gate Saturday 6 August - CQ Saturdays Towers, Tunnels & Tales - 3pm (meet outside Derby Cathedral at 2.45pm)  Tuesday 9 - Wednesday 17 August - TwentyTwenty Urban Beach Event - Market Place Saturday 13 August - CQ Saturdays Street Circus - Market Place, 11am - 3pm Saturday 20 August - CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious - 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              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 Ltd (pfbb UK)       
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