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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 313 April 2016           Your weekly news & updates      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 recruitment@crimestoppers-uk.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.summerfield@intu.co.uk.      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              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 312 April 2016           Your weekly news & updates        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.   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.       A polite reminder to pay BID levy bill Derby City Council will shortly be issuing a reminder to businesses in the Cathedral Quarter to pay their BID Levy bill.   Should you have any queries with regards to your bill, please contact the NNDR team at Derby City Council on 0333 2006900 or via email at business.rates@derby.gcsx.gov.uk.   Other important news for businesses     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       BID businesses can now report non-emergency incidents to the police via e-mail, using the following link:   http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us/RequestaCallback.aspx   This can be used for individual incidents, or more persistent issues that are affecting your area.   If, in your judgement, it is an emergency then please use 999.    Anonymous reporting can be made via Crime Stoppers 0800 555 111, or via the website   The green car club rental scheme in Derby has vehicles available for hire from several Cathedral Quarter locations.   The Derby Community Car Club gives businesses and visitors to the area access to environmentally friendly vehicles on a 'pay as you go' basis.   Cars are available from locations on Queen Street, Friar Gate and Tenant Street, outside the Guildhall.   For further information please click here.   What's on in the Cathedral Quarter   Saturday 23 April 2016 - St George's Day Celebrations, Market Place  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  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 - Derby Comedy Festival Special Issue No 311   April 2016     Derby Comedy Festival 29 April - 8 May   There are less than three weeks to go to the start of Derby Comedy Festival and with over sixty events taking place it promises to be a festival to remember. Venues around the Cathedral Quarter will play host to many of these events including 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.   Now in its third year, Derby Comedy Festival continues to grow, bringing some of the finest comedic talents to Derby and working with local businesses and non-traditional performance spaces to showcase homegrown humour.   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 .    Tickets for all events can be bought in advance online via the Festival website. You can also purchase tickets for some of the events at the host venues; please see website for details.   Can't wait until 29 April? Why not come to the Market Place in the Cathedral Quarter this Saturday for the official launch event of Derby Comedy Festival 2016. 'Blast Off!' is a one day family friendly event with a super hero theme and will feature a cavalcade of comic book heroes and villains, interactive workshops, challenges and performances.   Visitors are invited to dress up as their favourite super hero and join martial arts-based workshops to learn super hero moves from group Cordao de Ouro Capoeira Derby as well as street theatre actors, the Lost Boys. Alternatively, there is also the option to learn the dastardly deeds of a classic super villain with actor Vincent Saxby and test their strength of will and courage with the 'Lego Walk'.   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.   Derby Comedy Festival 2017   Moving forwards, the organisers of this years Derby Comedy Festival (Furthest From the Sea, Derby Live, Funhouse Comedy, NCF Comedy and Lost Boys) are looking for more involvement in next year's festival, aiming to bring even more Derby based venues, individuals and organisations together to help Derby 'stand up' and be counted. For more information, or to discuss how you or your organisation can get involved, please email here.   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 Ltd (pfbbUK)  JOIN OUR MAILING LIST
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