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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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  • 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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  • Furthest from the Sea is providing Derbyshire based artists the exciting opportunity to perform live at this year’s Derby Festé on Saturday 27th September 2014. Regarded as the ‘highlight of Derby’s events calendar’ and attracting an audience of around 35,000 with press coverage from local and national newspapers, this is a great forum to showcase your talents. If you would be interested in joining the fun,and would like an application form email: amy@furthestfromthesea.co.uk Please note: Application closing date Thursday 31st July 2014.
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  • CQ BID and Business News E-bulletin Issue No 237        December 2014   This week's Christmas Entertainment The BID has arranged a host of events to entertain Christmas shoppers. The Bill Bailey Band will be playing on Cornmarket between 4 - 6.30pm on Thursday 18 December  and again  on The Strand between 11am - 3pm on Saturday 20 December.  Christmas Stilt walkers will be walking the streets and the CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious Christmas event will be at the Waterfall on the Market Place from 11 - 3pm.   For further information pick up a copy of the Welcome to Christmas in Derby leaflet or click here   Derby City Council announce end of CCTV coverage Derby City Council have announced that the operation of public area CCTV in the city centre will cease on the 31 March 2015. After this date the monitoring of the cameras will end and the process of decommissioning the equipment will commence.  The public area CCTV system was introduced specifically to deter and detect crime and has additionally helped reassure people and reduce the fear of crime. Both the Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter BID have stated their concerns over this decision and will keep businesses informed of any developments.      Prezzo opens in the Cathedral Quarter Restaurant chain Prezzo will open its new premises on Friar Gate on Wednesday 17 December.   Prezzo, which currently has over two hundred outlets across the UK, serves authentic Italian cuisine including pizza, pasta, salads and grills.   The new restaurant occupies the premises which formally housed Graze and will be able to cater for up to 124 people at any one time.   Media Coverage this Christmas In the lead up to Christmas the Cathedral Quarter BID occasionally receive requests from the local media for information regarding Christmas activities, sales and events. If your business has any special plans, are selling any unique or unusual items or you have any other information which you may wish to have publicised please let us know by contacting the BID office on 01332 419053 or via email.   Diary Dates   Forthcoming events in the Cathedral Quarter include:   Friday 28 November - 5 January - Derby Ice Rink  Market Place   Wednesday 3 December - Sunday 21 December - Derby Live Christmas Arts & Crafts Fayre - Market Place  Sunday 7 December - Monday 5 January - Market Hall Winter Wonderland - 9am-5pm Guildhall Market    Saturday 20 December - CQ Saturdays Christmas Knickerbocker Glorious - 11am-3pm Waterfall Market Place   Saturday 20 December - CQ Saturdays Cathedral Quarter Arts and Crafts Fayre - 11am-3pm Guildhall Arches   Saturday 20 December - Street entertainment including Jelly Rollers & Reindeer and Christmas Stilt walkers & music on the Strand.    Monday 22 & Tuesday 23 December - Street entertainment including The Grinch and Christmas Stiltwalkers.   For full times and locations of Christmas entertainment and events throughout the Cathedral Quarter in December, see our 'Christmas in Derby' leaflet and our website.    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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  • Businesses in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts are lobbying Derby City Council to reverse a decision to de-commission the CCTV system in the city centre and surrounding area. Both BIDS have now been notified by the City Council that the public area CCTV system, which has operated in the city centre since 1998 and also covers parts of Normanton, Arboretum and Allenton, will be shut down on March 31 2015. In a letter the city council states that the future of the CCTV system had been under review since 2012. It continues:  ‘Almost all of the funding required to maintain and operate the system over the past 16 years,with the current annual operating costs being £250k, has been provided by the City Council.  ‘Given the squeeze on public funding and the significant savings the Council has to find over the next few years the Council has no choice but to continue with its plan to remove financial support for public area CCTV. ‘We currently plan to end the operation of public area CCTV on the 31 March 2015.  At this time monitoring of the cameras will end and the process of decommissioning the equipment will commence.’ Martin Langsdale, chair of the Cathedral Quarter Management Group and Stephen Jeffery, St Peters Quarter Board chair said today that the decision would have potentially disastrous consequences for the city centre. Mr Langsdale said: “CCTV coverage of the area is not a luxury– it is a necessity.  “CCTV is vital to support the Police in their work to keep the Cathedral Quarter and everyone who lives, works and visits here safe and secure during the day and night. “We feel that the effects of this decision will unfortunately be increased crime and anti social behaviour, a reduction in detection rates and a negative impact on the businesses’ and visitors’ feeling of safety which could potentially deter people from visiting the area.  “The Cathedral Quarter is the heart of the evening economy and we are particularly concerned that this move could potentially mean that the city loses its coveted Purple Flag status– which is something that the BID has worked hard with our partners to achieve. “We have offered to make some contribution to the cost of new cameras over the years but we do not have anywhere near the £250,000 that the City Council say they need to continue to keep the cameras operating.” Mr Jeffery continued: “Combatting crime and anti social behaviour is a key priority for St Peters Quarter and our businesses, Ranger team and Derbyshire police have worked very effectively in partnership to tackle such issues as street drinking, shop theft and anti social behaviour. “Turning off the CCTV cameras will have a very detrimental effect on this joined up working and I am dismayed at this decision. “Yet again, this is a baseline activity that the City Council has committed to providing.  The BID has organised complementary activity to support this work.  This includes the establishment of the Ranger team, Business Watch schemes, street champions and radios to improve communications between our businesses, the Police and the CCTV monitoring teams. “This commitment by the BID and the businesses will be severely hampered without the CCTV cameras and monitoring and could have potentially disastrous effects on the well-being of everyone in the area.”
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  • CQ BID and Business News E-bulletin Issue No 236      December 2014   This week's Christmas Entertainment The BID has arranged a host of events to entertain Christmas shoppers The Bill Bailey Band will be playing on Cornmarket between 4 - 6.30pm on Thursday 11 December  and again  on The Strand between 11am - 3pm on Saturday 13 December.  Christmas Stilt walkers will be walking the streets and the  CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious Christmas event will be at the Waterfall on The Market Place from 12 - 4pm.   For further information pick up a copy of the Welcome to Christmas in Derby leaflet or click here   Christmas at the Market Hall  Saturday 13 & 20 December sees the Market Hall play host to Victorian Fairground Fun where visitors can take part in Victorian games and have the opportunity to win a luxurious hamper or handmade quilt in the raffle.    Meanwhile, Sunday 14 & 21 December, provides you with the opportunity to sample a variety of produce from stallholders in the Market Hall, with free food and drink tastings available all day.    12 Days of Christmas Campaign Derby City Council have launched their '12 days of Christmas' campaign providing information and advice on safety over the Christmas period.    As part of the campaign, Community Safety Officers and the Police will be handing out crime prevention items at the Post Office and the Bus Station on 11 December. For further information please click here   Connect Derby - 'Finance to Grow' Business Briefing On Wednesday 10 December between 10.00am - 12.30pm at Riverside Chambers on Full Street, Connect Derby will be holding a FREE business briefing event where businesses can learn how to access and manage finance.    Options discussed will include venture capital, loans, equity, grants and invoice financing.  To book your place please email   Media Coverage Opportunity  The Derby Telegraph has contacted the Cathedral Quarter BID requesting information from local businesses about their Christmas arrangements. In particular they are interested in hearing about any special plans you may have and in highlighting some of the unique or unusual items your business may be selling this year.   If you would like us to forward information about your business, please contact the BID office on 01332 419053 or via email by 12 noon on Wednesday December 10.   Pop-Up shops opened in the Cathedral Quarter The Cathedral Quarter extends a warm festive welcome to three new pop-up shops which have recently opened in the area.   Falcon Food & Spirits have opened on Strand Arcade selling fine wine, spirits and foodstuffs. They are joined in the Arcade by Gnarly and Co, retailers of unique fashion accessories whilst Circus Clothing have opened a store on Sadler Gate, selling the latest in men's fashions from top designers.   Diary Dates   Forthcoming events in the Cathedral Quarter include:   Friday 28 November - 5 January - Derby Ice Rink  Market Place   Wednesday 3 December - Sunday 21 December - Derby Live Christmas Arts & Crafts Fayre - Market Place  Sunday 7 December - Monday 5 January - Market Hall Winter Wonderland - 9am-5pm Guildhall Market   Wednesday 10 December - CQ Board Meeting - BID Offices Iron Gate 12.30pm   Wednesday 10 December - 'Finance to Grow' business briefing - Connect Derby Riverside Chambers 10-12.30pm   Saturday 13 December - CQ Saturdays Christmas Knickerbocker Glorious - 12noon-4pm Waterfall Market Place   Saturday 13 December - Street entertainment including Christmas Still Walkers, Red Hot Santas and Ice Creations.   Sunday 14 December - Coca Cola Christmas Lorry - Cathedral Green  Saturday 20 December - CQ Saturdays Christmas Knickerbocker Glorious - 11am-3pm Waterfall Market Place   Saturday 20 December - CQ Saturdays Cathedral Quarter Arts and Crafts Fayre - 11am-3pm Guildhall Arches   Saturday 20 December - Street entertainment including Jelly Rollers & Reindeer and Christmas Stilt walkers & music on the Strand.    For full times and locations of Christmas entertainment and events throughout the Cathedral Quarter in December, see our 'Christmas in Derby' leaflet and our website.    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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