CQ BID and Business News E-bulletin Issue 433 April 2018
CQ Summer Life - Request for Content.
The Cathedral Quarter BID is once again producing a summer edition of CQ Life this year providing you with a fantastic opportunity to publicise your business - FREE OF CHARGE.
In order to target a wider audience and a different demographic, this year’s CQ Life will be part of the July/August edition of IN Derby magazine which will be available from 22 June.
The following features are planned for this issue:
· Hot looks for summer: seasonal fashion; hair, health and beauty tips, styles, innovative treatments and advice
· Summer days… and nights: including café culture; eating out (day and evening); activities and special events and hotel accommodation
· Home Inspiration: Products and ideas for the home and garden this summer.
· Market Hall: Featuring an overview of the regeneration works taking place and an opportunity for levy payers to promote their business individually
If you would like a piece featuring your business in this magazine, please contact our PR agent Sarah Jenkin-Jones by 27th April 2018 on Tel: 07951945665 or via email.
CSSC Launches in the East Midlands
Last week saw the Action Counters Terrorism campaign Cross-sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC) launch in the East Midlands.
CSSC is a partnership between the police and business which uses an alert system to cascade information to and from the public and private sectors, not just in the event of a major incident such as a terrorist attack, but also during quieter times to share security information and improve business resilience.
The process works in partnership with the emergency services and other authorities to ensure that pertinent security information and advice is delivered and received in an official capacity quickly and efficiently, enabling business operators to make the necessary decisions in order to keep premises secure and their staff and customers safe.
The Cathedral Quarter BID is part of the CSSC and will keep businesses informed of any relevant updates.
Footfall and sales information available for CQ businesses
Get involved in our free weekly Sales and Footfall Monitor for Derby City.
In return for submitting a weekly percentage sales figure, businesses receive an invaluable report containing the latest information on weekly footfall, local and national footfall and sales trends, and sales in the city by business sector. Figures remain confidential and will never be quoted as part of the report.
If you are interested in taking part in this scheme and receiving the weekly report, please contact the BID office on 01332 419053 or via email.
Cyber Essentials Scheme for Businesses
Cyber Essentials is a Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your business and is designed to fit with whatever level of commitment you are able to sustain.
There are three levels of engagement:
· The simplest is to familiarise yourself with cyber security terminology, gaining enough knowledge to begin securing your IT.
· If you need more certainty in your cyber security, you can go for basic, or entry level Cyber Essentials certification.
· For those who want to take cyber security further, you can go for Cyber Essentials Plus certification
For more information on cyber essentials please click here.
There is also a very helpful blog written by the Cyber Protect Officer for Derbyshire Police which can be read here.
Other important news for businesses
Little Ed's Fringe Festival 19th - 21st April
Little Ed is a brand new comedy and variety festival for Derby for 2018, bringing a taste of the Edinburgh Fringe to venues across the Cathedral Quarter, between Thursday 19th and Sunday 22nd April.
With an exciting mix of Pay What You Feel, Work in Progress and Preview Performances, audiences will be able to experience all Edinburgh has to offer, right on their doorstep.
Organised by Furthest From The Sea Music, Comedy and Arts CIC, the festival aims to promote positive mental health, wellbeing and social inclusion. It also aims to bring the more unexpected and unconventional performers to Derby for the first time as well as offering a platform for new and emerging East Midlands based artists.
For details of all the events over the weekend. Please click here.
Ranger Jon trying his hand at Longbow archery at last years event.
St George's Day in Cathedral Quarter - Saturday 21st April
Join us in the Market Place this Saturday 21st April for a day of celebration.
The entertainment will include Morris dancing, a craft fair, a parade, and plenty of eccentricity. From The Lost Boys Theatre Company’s tongue-in-cheek re-telling of St George and the Dragon, to a Flash Mob Ceilidh and Sword Dancers there’ll be no shortage of fun.
The annual St George’s Day parade will arrive on the Cornmarket at around 11.50 and lead to the Market Place Waterfall where the great tale will begin at 12 noon.
For full details of all the entertainment available on the day please click here.
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What's on in the Cathedral Quarter
Thursday 19th - Sunday 22nd April - Little Ed's Fringe Festival, Venues around the Cathedral Quarter
Saturday 21st April - St Georges Day, Parade then celebrations, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter
Friday 4th - Sunday 13th May - Derby Film Festival, QUAD and other Cathedral Quarter venues
Saturday 12th May - CQ Saturdays Street Circus, The Waterfall, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter
Saturday 19th May - CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious, The Waterfall, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter
Friday 1st – Saturday 9th June - Derby Book Festival, Various Cathedral Quarter venues
Saturday 9th June - CQ Saturdays Street Circus, The Waterfall, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter
Saturday 16th June - Furthest From the Sea Festival, around 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
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