CQ BID and Business News E-bulletin Issue 377 May 2017
Your weekly news & updates
Google Digital Garage event held on 11 May
The Google Digital Garage, part of the prize for winning 'Best City Location' at the Great British High Street Awards in December, was held at QUAD on Thursday 11 May.
The event was attended by over thirty businesses who received coaching on digital skills and techniques from a google expert with the aim of helping to grow their business.
You can view the 'Tell Your Story Online' presentation by clicking here.
You can view the 'Reaching New Customers Online' presentation by clicking here.
The presentations contain links to a large number of free resources offered by Google which businesses can make use of to enhance their business. Please use these as you see fit.
Lastly, if you would like to share your success story with Google (and possibly receive additional press coverage) you can do so by clicking here.
Love Your Local Market 17-31 May
The next two weeks sees the national 'Love Your Local Market' campaign come to the Cathedral Quarter.
The campaign celebrates the uniqueness of markets, not just in May but year-round, and highlights the importance of supporting local independent businesses.
As well as new businesses opening there will also be entertainment at various stages across the fortnight.
For further information on Derby Market Hall, as well as individual listings for each business, please click here.
Safer neighbourhood Day held on Monday 8 May
On Monday 8 May Cathedral Quarter Rangers Jon and Scott were accompanied by PCSO Paul Wright on a Safer Neighbourhood Day in the area.
Around twenty different businesses were visited providing them with the opportunity to discuss any issues or concerns as well as receive information on crime prevention.
Should you like a visit from our Rangers and the Police on the next Safer Neighbourhood Day to be held later in the year please contact the BID office on 01332 419053 or via email.
CQ Business Life Magazine- FREE promotional opportunity for professional services
The BID is now producing a CQ Life magazine dedicated to Professional Services.
Branded as CQ Business Life, the full colour magazine will be distributed with Agenda magazine’s autumn issue, available from early September.
The focus is editorial rather than advertising – featuring news from businesses, advice and comment to ensure that we interest the readers with information rather than switching them off by just going for the hard advertising sell.
Sarah Jenkin Jones, the BID’s PR consultant will coordinate the collation of the copy and editorial. Please can you contact Sarah to register your interest in inclusion and to discuss subject matter by close of play on Monday 22 May 2017. As space is limited, inclusion will be on a first come first serve basis.
The deadline for copy will then be a couple of weeks later. Sarah can be contacted on 01332 515102/07951945665 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Inclusion is FREE to all CQ Professional service businesses.
Other important news for businesses
Sight Support Ey Up Mi Duck Race returns on 20 May
Sight Support Derbyshire, a local charity helping blind and visually impaired children and adults lead more independent lives, are holding their annual Ey Up Me Duck race on the River Derwent on Saturday 20 May.
The family fun day kicks off on Cathedral Green from 11am to 3pm with stalls and refreshments plus the judging of the Best Dressed Duck competition. The race itself starts at 1.30pm.
For further information on the event and how you can get involved, please click here.
BB&J Commercial Charity Ball raises money for Special Baby Care Unit
BB&J Commercial, a firm of chartered surveyors and commercial property consultants based on Iron Gate, raised more than £10,000 at their annual charity ball held recently at Derbyshire County Cricket Club.
Attended by more than 200 guests, the money was raised through donations and activities on the night for the firm’s nominated charity, Friends of the Special Care Baby Unit at the Royal Derby Hospital.
What's on in the Cathedral Quarter
Saturday 20 May - CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious, Waterfall, Market Place, 11am - 3pm
Saturday 20 May - Sight Support Ey Up Mi Duck Race, Cathedral Green, 11am - 3pm
Saturday 27 May - CQ Saturdays Street Theatre, around the Cathedral Quarter streets, 11am - 3pm
Thursday 1 June - Business & Retail in the City Meeting - BID offices, 9.30am - 10.30am
Sunday 4 June - Derby Ramathon, route includes streets in the Cathedral Quarter
Friday 9 - Saturday 17 June - Derby Book Festival, venues across the Cathedral Quarter
Friday 9 June - Sunday 23 July - Derby Remembers, around the Cathedral Quarter
Friday 9 June - Sunday 23 July - Poppies: Weeping Window by artist Paul Cummins and designer Paul Piper - The Silk Mill
Saturday 10 June - CQ Saturdays Street Circus, Waterfall, Market Place, 11am - 3pm
Saturday 17 June - Furthest From the Sea Festival, various locations in the Cathedral Quarter
Saturday 24 June - CQ Saturdays Street Theatre, around the Cathedral Quarter streets, 11am - 3pm
Thursday 29 June - Derby Night Market, streets around the Cathedral Quarter
Wednesday 5 - Sunday 9 July - Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival, 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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