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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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The listings will also include updates of CQ BID meetings and projects

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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 263    May 2015   Derby Feste 2015 Sponsorship Opportunities The annual Derby Festé event is taking place on 25 and 26 September this year with much of the activity taking place in the Cathedral Quarter and culminating in a spectacular show on Bass' Recreation Ground on Saturday evening.   The event has been taking place in the city since 2007 and each year attracts around 35,000 people to enjoy over 40 internationally acclaimed and home grown acts, providing entertainment for the whole family. Derby Festé is looking for additional sponsorship to support its future, providing businesses with an opportunity to raise their profile within the city as well as generating some excellent local, regional and national media coverage.   For further information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sharon Stevens-Cash on 01332 346866 or via email at info@derbyfeste.com .   New traffic measures introduced in Cathedral Quarter Following on from the introduction of traffic measures on Iron Gate, Sadler Gate and the Market Place, new parking enforcement will now be extended to Corn Market and St James' Street.   Vehicles can only travel along these streets between 5pm and 10am to access off-street parking premises or load and unload goods to premises. Any vehicle parked for a length of time may be in contravention of the "no waiting at any time" restriction.   Warning notices and advice will be given initially, however from Monday 1 June, Penalty Charge Notices will be issued by Civil Enforcement Officers to any vehicles contravening the waiting restriction.   Derby Silk Mill Museum secures HLF support Derby Museums has received earmarked funding for a £9.38m bid from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Derby Silk Mill - Museum of Making project.   The project will sustainably redevelop Derby Silk Mill to create a new museum which will celebrate Derby's heritage as a city of makers through its internationally significant collections. It will also provide opportunities for local people to gain new skills and experiences and will aim to raise aspirations of future generations of innovators and makers. The new museum is timed to open in 2020.   For further information please click here.     Firefly Photography finalists in national competition Cathedral Quarter business Firefly Photography, is celebrating after being confirmed as a finalist for the Click's National Photographer of the Year award.  Located on Friar Gate, Firefly Photography specialises in portrait photography for gift experiences. Following the success they have had in competitions in the last year, the studio are now setting their sights on more entries in 2016.     Diary Dates   Forthcoming events in the Cathedral Quarter include:   Saturday 23 May - Sunday 7 June - Waterstone Booktrail - Sadler Gate (part of the Derby Book Festival)   Sunday 31 May - Sunday 7 June - Derby Book Festival - For full info on events Click Here   Thursday 4 June - Business and Retail in the City Meeting - BID Offices 10 Iron Gate 9.30-11am  Saturday 6 June - Sight Support Derbyshire Ey up mi duck race - Cathedral Green 11am-3pm   Wednesday 10 June - CQ Board Meeting - BID Offices 1230-2pm  Saturday 13 June - CQ Saturdays Street Circus - Waterfall Market Place 11am-3pm   Thursday 18 June - Farmers Market - Market Place 8am-2pm   Saturday 20 June - CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious - Waterfall Market Place 11am-3pm.   Saturday 20 June - CQ Saturdays Handcrafted at the Cathedral Quarter - Guildhall Arches 10am-4pm   Saturday 27 June - CQ Saturdays Street Theatre - Around the Cathedral Quarter 11am-3pm   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 262   May 2015   Derby Book Festival 31 May - 7 June   There are less than two weeks to go to the start of the first Derby Book Festival and with over sixty events it promises to be a festival to remember. Venues around the Cathedral Quarter will play host to many of these events including QUAD, Déda, Guildhall Theatre, Derby Museum & Art Gallery The Silk Mill, Riverside Chambers, The BookCafe, Park Bikeworks, and Ink and Thread. Listed below are just some of the attractions taking place as part of the Book Festival.   Waterstones Children's Book Trail The Book Trail along Sadlergate will be the very first Festival event and has been planned to coincide with the start of the schools' half term on 23 May and will continue right through the Festival.  Over 30 shop windows will display children's book characters and children will be able to identify which shops as they will be displaying a window sticker.  Children will be able to complete a quiz sheet, which participating shops and Waterstones will stock, and return it to Waterstones in St Peter's Quarter to be entered into a prize draw for book tokens.   Window displays in Irongate and The Strand A number of shops along Irongate and The Strand will have book themed shop window displays to show their support for the Festival. It's not too late to get involved, and Waterstones will supply books for your window, if you can decide on your theme!  Contact sianhoyle@talktalk.net if you want to get involved.   Market Place Day of Activities On Saturday 6 June there will be a free event held in the Market Place.  The special Bringing Books to Life family event will run from 10am to 4pm with activities taking place in marquees and a yurt. These include: Storytelling, the Bookstart Bear and the Library Service's Summer Reading Challenge, Sonnetsphere with Derby Shakespeare Company, The Shakespeare Library with 1623 theatre company, a Book Doctor, the Book Bus project, poetry readings with Candlestick Press and a Human Library.                                                 Nearly New Book Fair A Nearly New Book Fair will be held upstairs in Ink and Thread located on The Strand on Saturday 6 June from 10am to 4pm.  All proceeds from the sale of books will go to The Book Trust charity, which is one of Michael Morpurgo's charities.  Michael will be appearing at the Festival on Sunday 7 June at Derby Theatre.  If you have any books you can donate to the sale, please contact Emily at info@inkandthread.co.uk    Other events listed by venue include:   Cathedral Quarter Hotel 4 June - Festival Lunch with Penelope Lively                                                                 5 June - Afternoon Tea with Persephone Books     Déda 2 June - Debut Author Emma Hooper                 4 June - Simon Armitage followed by Performance Poets   5 June - BBC Radio 4 Bookclub recording hosted by James Naughtie with Jon McGregor on 6 June - Duck in the Truck theatre   Guildhall Theatre 4 June - Simon Yates   The BookCafe in the Quarter 3 June - Derby on Board Games   QUAD 2 June - Sacrifice Remembered, Bishop of Derby               Writing Workshop                FORMAT Photoforum - The Photobook with Bruno Ceschel 3 June - David Nicholls               Publish your e-book in a day 4 June - Writing Workshop 5 June - Katie Fforde in conversation with Emma Bamford               Double the Horror with Rufus Hound               Henry Marsh - neurosurgeon will discuss his book 'Do No Harm' 6 June - Sarah Waters in conversation with Amy Lamé               Writers Day               Alison Moore               Antonia Hodgson and S D Sykes               Alison McQueen 7 June - Stephen Booth and Anne Zouroudi   Derby Museum & Art Gallery 4 June - Flamsteed's Altas Coelestis on display 5 June - Tots Make and Do - The King of Rome 6 June - James Naughtie   Market - Open Centre 6 June - Gersh Subhra   Silk Mill 6 June - Make It Sessions for children and families               Hello Hubmarine - an evening of fresh and original writing and music 7 June - Make It Sessions for children and families               Nigel Lowey and the Transformation of St Pancras Station   Riverside Chambers 6 June - The Nation's Reading Group on Air               The Polish Community in Derby     Festival programme For a full listing of events at the Derby Book Festival pick up your copy of the Festival programme from venues around the Cathedral Quarter.   Festival Box Office and tickets Tickets can be bought online at www.derbybookfestival.co.uk or from QUAD.  You can also purchase tickets for some of the events at the host venues.     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 261     May 2015   CQ Saturdays Street Theatre arrives! This Saturday sees the arrival of the first ever CQ Saturdays Street Theatre in the Cathedral Quarter between 11am - 3pm.   The entertainment is provided by Ashrow Theatre, who will be performing specially-adapted snapshots of their recently acclaimed production, Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Earnest' whilst walking around the Cathedral Quarter streets.   They will also engage and interact with visitors - staying in character to talk about some of the areas important landmarks and places of interest.   For further information on the event please click here   CQ Businesses shortlisted for 2015 Business Awards Congratulations go to the following Cathedral Quarter businesses who have been shortlisted for an award at the 2015 Derby Telegraph Business Awards.  Nominated in the retail category is artisan bakery and cafe, Baked located on the Strand. Status Social of Friar Gate Studios have been nominated in the Creative Industries Business of the Year category, whilst Sinfonia Viva, recent arrivals to the Guildhall in the Cathedral Quarter, have been nominated for the Not For Profit Organisation Award.   Winners for each award will be announced on Wednesday 24 June.   Jenson Button Triathlon to visit Cathedral Quarter It has been confirmed that the cycling stage of the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon will visit the Cathedral Quarter on Sunday 12 July.   With many competitors taking part and large crowds expected, roads along the cycle route will be closed from 8.45am and 4pm, including Queen Street, Iron Gate, St Marys Gate, Jury Street, Walker Lane and Cathedral Road.   For further information regarding the event and the cycling route, please click here.   Derby City Centre Masterplan 2030 The Derby City Centre Masterplan 2030 is now available to view online with Derby City Council  asking for your views on the vision for the future of Derby. The Cathedral Quarter BID have already submitted a response on behalf of businesses in the area.    The Masterplan sets out the strategic context for investment opportunities in the city centre over the next 15 years.   To view the document and to provide your comments please click here.   CQ Safer Neighbourhood Day update On 7 May the Cathedral Quarter Rangers and Police visited businesses in the Cathedral Quarter as part of Safer Neighbourhood Day.   Almost twenty businesses were visited providing them with the opportunity to discuss any issues or concerns regarding crime and anti-social behaviour, whilst the Rangers and the Police were also on hand to provide crime prevention advice.   Market Hall - Love Your Local Markets event Tuesday 19 May sees local young people being given the opportunity to take their first steps on the business ladder by running their own  businesses from stalls in the Cathedral Quarter's Market Hall as part of Love Your Local Markets 2015.   The event has been organised by Derby College Enterprise Partnership in conjunction with Derby City Council and aims to provide young people with the skills required to set them up in business whilst also having a positive impact on the local community.    Diary Dates   Forthcoming events in the Cathedral Quarter include:   Tuesday 19 May - Derby College Enterprise Partnership Event - Market Hall   Wednesday 20 May - Cathedral Quarter Management Group Meeting - BID Offices 5.30-7pm   Thursday 21 May - Farmers Market - Market Place 8am-2pm   Saturday 23 May - CQ Saturdays Street Theatre - Around the Cathedral Quarter 11am-3pm   Saturday 23 May - Sunday 7 June - Waterstone Booktrail - Sadler Gate (part of the Derby Book Festival)  Saturday 6 June - Sight Support Derbyshire Ey up mi duck race - Cathedral Green 11am-3pm   Wednesday 10 June - CQ Board Meeting - BID Offices 1230-2pm  Saturday 13 June - CQ Saturdays Street Circus - Waterfall Market Place 11am-3pm   Thursday 18 June - Farmers Market - Market Place 8am-2pm   Saturday 20 June - CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious - Waterfall Market Place 11am-3pm.   Saturday 20 June - CQ Saturdays Handcrafted at the Cathedral Quarter - Guildhall Arches 10am-4pm   Saturday 27 June - CQ Saturdays Street Theatre - Around the Cathedral Quarter 11am-3pm   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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