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.

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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 (Winter 2014) giving an overview of achievements over the last year click here

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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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  • 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 No 252     March 2015   Request for copy for CQ Summer Life The Cathedral Quarter BID is again producing a summer edition of CQ Life this year providing you with a fantastic opportunity  to publicise your business - FREE OF CHARGE.   The full colour glossy magazine will be distributed as a bound insert in the August issue of Derbyshire Life magazine, which will go on sale from early July.   The following features are planned for this issue: Hot looks for summer: Seasonal fashion, hair and beauty tips, styles and innovative treatments Summer fun: Including events, performances, family activities and CQ Saturdays summer programme Summer days and nights: Including café culture, eating out (day and evening), evening entertainment/venues and hotel offers Home Inspiration: Products and ideas for the home and garden this summer - including interior design and home accessories There is likely to be extensive interest for inclusion in this edition with space being allocated on a first come, first served basis.  If you would like a piece featuring your business in this magazine, please contact our PR agent Sarah Jenkin-Jones asap on Tel: 01332 515102/07951945665 or via email.    City Centre Masterplan 2030 Consultation The draft City Centre Masterplan 2030 is now available to view online.   The Masterplan sets out the strategic context for investment opportunities in the city centre over the next 15 years and this is your opportunity to provide feedback to Derby City Council. The closing date for responses is 4 May 2015.  To view the Masterplan please click here.    Latest news on CCTV coverage Derby City Council have announced that the CCTV cameras in the city centre are no longer going to be decommissioned, a move which has been welcomed by the Cathedral Quarter BID.   It has been confirmed, however, that the CCTV cameras will not be monitored live. The BID recognises the importance of monitoring CCTV in helping to track crime and anti-social behaviour in city centre streets and will continue to lobby the Council for a reversal of this decision.    Markets Operations meeting Given the advent of Easter, the next Markets operations meeting has been brought forward to Monday 30 March to commence at 11.00am at the BID offices, 10 Iron Gate. The meeting is open to all Market Hall traders and will provide an opportunity for you to discuss short term issues and opportunities with the Derby City Council Markets Manager, Gary Marshall.   The Peregrine Project The Peregrine Falcons who have made their home on Derby Cathedral are celebrating their tenth year together and Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and its partners in the Peregrine project are hopeful that eggs will be laid around the end of March.   Four webcams have been installed to enable viewers to monitor the peregrines and with more than three million hits on the website from seventy countries these beautiful birds have put the Cathedral Quarter firmly on the map!   Watch Points will again take place on Cathedral Green this Spring/Summer with dates to be confirmed. For further information or to view the webcams please click here.   Diary Dates   Forthcoming events in the Cathedral Quarter include:   Monday 30 March - Markets Meeting - 11am BID office, 10 Iron Gate.   Thursday 2 April - Business and Retail in the City Meeting - 9.30-11am BID office, 10 Iron Gate.   Friday 17 - Saturday 18 April - Arts & Crafts Fair - Market Place   Saturday 18 April - St Georges Day Events    Sunday 19 April - Derby 10K run   For more information on these and other events in the area, please visit : www.visitderby.co.uk or www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk      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 251      March 2015   Content Required for 'Style in the CQ' Feature The Cathedral Quarter BID have arranged a four page spread to appear in the Weekend section of the Derby Telegraph at the end of April celebrating 'Style in the Cathedral Quarter'.  If you are a premium fashion retailer or hair and beauty salon we want to hear from you. This is a unique opportunity to advertise your business free of charge and to showcase your spring/summer collection/styles for the forthcoming year. The feature will be mainly pictorial with photographs of individuals showcasing your fashion collections or sporting the latest hairstyle trends.   For further information please email or call 01332 419053.    CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious  Saturday 21 March sees the return of the CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious event to the Waterfall on the Market Place from 11am - 3pm.    The event is free to attend, with many new acts providing an eclectic mix of family-friendly entertainment including live music, performing arts, comedy and much, much more.   CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious will again be a regular event this year, taking place on the third Saturday of each month. For further information please click here.   CQ Saturdays Handcrafted at the Cathedral Quarter Saturday 21 March sees the launch of the brand new CQ Saturdays Handcrafted at the Cathedral Quarter under the Guildhall Arches, Market Place from 10am - 4pm.   CQ Saturdays Handcrafted at the Cathedral Quarter replaces the CQ Saturdays Arts and Craft Fayre staged in previous years and features the best handmade and designed products from artisans across the Midlands.   CQ Saturdays Handcrafted at the Cathedral Quarter will be a regular event, taking place on the third Saturday of each month between March and December. For further information please click here.   FORMAT Festival in the Cathedral Quarter The tenth FORMAT International Photography Festival is now taking place in venues around the Cathedral Quarter and will run through to Sunday 12 April.   As well as exhibitions showcasing the best of contemporary international photography, the FORMAT programme will also include workshops, talks, tours, music and film screenings.  For further information on the festival please click here.     Markets Consultation Feedback Event Presentation Further to the Markets Consultation Feedback event held at the Council House last month, copies of the presentation given by the consultants are now available to view. Should you wish to obtain a copy, please contact the BID office by email or on 01332 419053.   Diary Dates   Forthcoming events in the Cathedral Quarter include:   Thursday 19 March - Farmers Market - Market Place 8am-2pm   Saturday 21 March - CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious - Waterfall Market Place 10am-4pm.   Saturday 21 March - CQ Saturdays Handcrafted at the Cathedral Quarter - Guildhall Arches 10am-4pm   Monday 30 March - Markets Meeting - 11am BID office, 10 Iron Gate.   Thursday 2 April - Business and Retail in the City Meeting - 9.30-11am BID office, 10 Iron Gate.   Friday 17 - Saturday 18 April - Arts & Crafts Fair - Market Place   Saturday 18 April - St Georges Day Events    Sunday 19 April - Derby 10K run   For more information on these and other events in the area, please visit : www.visitderby.co.uk or www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk      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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  • An employer from Derby has received a certificate for supporting Defence personnel, at a presentation event held in Derby earlier today (Monday 16 March). Cathedral Quarter Company Limited received a Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver award for demonstrating their support to Reservist employees. The award was presented to Melanie Ferguson-Allen, Director of Partnerships For Better Business Limited (PFBB) who are project managers for the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District, by John Wilson, East Midlands Regional SaBRE (Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers) Campaign Director. John said: “On behalf of Defence, I was pleased to present the Silver award certificate to Cathedral Quarter Company Limited who has been a great supporter of Defence personnel within their business. “The MOD received over 500 nominations for Silver awards across the UK in 2014 and it is an honour to be able to present an award in Derby today.” Melanie Ferguson-Allen said: “This award is received on behalf of all the businesses in the Cathedral Quarter, Derby, who, as a collective organisation were very proud to play a small part in supporting the valuable work of the Reservists.” Reservists are men and women who give up their free time to train alongside our regular (full-time) military forces and may be called on to serve the country in times of need at home or aboard.
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