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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 (Summer 2015) 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        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 or visit click the link to current vacancies. Ends Media enquiries: Sarah Jenkin-Jones, PR Officer,Derby College, Tel: 07951 945 665; Email:    
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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: Please note: Application closing date Thursday 31st July 2014.
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  • CQ BID and Business News E-bulletin Issue No 300  February 2016   Premier Inn opens in Cathedral Quarter The Cathedral Quarter BID is delighted to welcome Premier Inn to the area   The 118-bed hotel is located on Full Street and forms part of the One Cathedral Green development.    The hotel's rooms offer free wi-fi, large screen TV's and king size beds whilst food is also available at the onsite Thyme Restaurant.   Opportunity to take part in CQ Property Feature The Cathedral Quarter BID has commissioned a feature to be included in the Business Weekly section of the Derby Telegraph in March promoting a key sector strength in the Cathedral Quarter: residential and commercial property sales and lettings.   We are inviting businesses who are involved in this field 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.   Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK Leaders of high-growth small businesses and social enterprises in the Cathedral Quarter are invited to apply for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme for 2016.    The programme brings together leaders of small businesses from across industry sectors and creates unique networking and peer learning opportunities. The programme consists of over 100 hours of business and management education involving a blend of online and in-person residential sessions.   Participants on the Programme will benefit from business and management education, specialist workshops, business coaching, access to professional experts and peer networking and learning opportunities.   Deadline for submitting applications is 8 February 2016.   For further information, contact details and eligibility criteria please click here.   View CQ Recruitment and Training Feature online The Cathedral Quarter Recruitment and Training feature which the BID commissioned to appear in the Business Weekly section of the Derby Telegraph is now available to view online. To view the feature in full please click here.   Diary Dates   Forthcoming events in the Cathedral Quarter include:   Thursday 4 February 2016 - Business & Retail in the City meeting - 9.30am BID Offices, Iron Gate   Saturday 6 February 2016 - CQ Saturdays Towers, Tunnels & Tales - 3pm (meet outside Derby Cathedral at 2.45pm)   Saturday 22 February 2016 - CQ Board 12.30pm - 2.00pm BID Offices, Iron Gate   For more information on these and other events in the area, please visit : or      Individual Diverse Inspiring    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 Ltd (pfbbUK)  JOIN OUR MAILING LIST
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  • Derby’s Cathedral Quarter has published a programme of events, street entertainment and performances to showcase the diverse offer available in the leisure and cultural heart of the city centre. The leaflet will be available at Cathedral Quarter businesses, in Art Boxes across the city and county as well as online at The leaflet contains information on this year’s CQ Saturdays programme as well as details of events and activities taking place at venues throughout the Cathedral Quarter. CQ Saturdays Towers, Tunnels and Tales Tours led by historian Richard Felix, will return this year following refurbishment works at Derby Cathedral and will be held on the first Saturday of every month starting on Saturday February 6. The tour includes a climb of the Cathedral tower and an exploration of the tunnels underneath the Market Place. From May onwards, the second Saturday of the month will see the CQ Saturdays Street Circus in partnership with Déda Producing, offering free entertainment with live acts performing at the Waterfall stage in the Market Place. CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious begins in April with free, family-friendly live entertainment in the Market Place on the third Saturday of the Month produced by the Cathedral Quarter BID and city arts organisation Furthest from the Sea. CQ Saturdays Street Theatre, produced by Ashrow Theatre will also return to the streets of the Cathedral Quarter from May and then every fourth Saturday of the month until August. Performances, events and exhibitions at the Cathedral Quarter’s arts venues are also highlighted in the programme – including those at QUAD, Déda, Derby Museums, Derby Cathedral and those led by Derby LIVE which range from the monthly Farmers’ Markets every third Thursday to the St George’s Day Parade on Saturday April 23. Cathedral Quarter venues will also play an important role in the city’s festival calendar starting with the new 2Q Festival and the Derby Comedy Festival in April through to Derby Festé in September and the Folk Festival in October. Martin Langsdale is chair of the Cathedral Management Group, which drives forward activities under the area’s BID status. He said: “When we started to map out what was happening in the Cathedral Quarter this year, it soon became clear that we needed to put all the information in one easy to read publication that we will update in the summer and then again later in the year. “Our aim in bringing together this information is that local people and visitors alike can have the information about everything happening in the Cathedral Quarter at their fingertips. “We are particularly proud of the fantastic range of free street entertainment and tours under the CQ Saturdays programme with something happening every Saturday in the Spring and Summer months. “The Cathedral Quarter is home to most of the city’s premium leisure and cultural venues who offer a rich tapestry of events, performances and exhibitions. “And the Cathedral Quarter continues to play an important role in Derby’s growing calendar of festivals which have something for every one throughout the year. “We hope that this will encourage more people to the Cathedral Quarter and, whilst they are here, enjoy everything that this unique and diverse area has to offer.” Information about all the events in the Cathedral Quarter are available at;on Twitter @DerbyCQ and Facebook CathedralQuarterDerby
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  • CQ BID and Business News E-bulletin Issue No 299     January 2016   Cathedral Quarter Events & Activities Leaflet A new events leaflet has been produced by the Cathedral Quarter BID showcasing the variety of events and activities on offer throughout the Cathedral Quarter during January to May 2016.   As well as including information on the CQ Saturday and CQ Lunchtimes range of events the leaflet includes a summary of some of the events and activities available in Cathedral Quarter venues including Derby Museums, Derby Cathedral, QUAD, Deda and Derby Live venues.   The leaflet will be available at all the venues listed, through Art Boxes throughout the County and via the BID Rangers. If you would like some leaflets for display in your business please speak to the BID Rangers on contact the office on 01332 419053.   Derby Telegraph Recruitment & Training Feature The first of this years Derby Telegraph features, commissioned by the Cathedral Quarter BID, will be available to read in the Derby Telegraph Business Weekly section this Wednesday 27 January.   The double-page spread showcases recruitment and training businesses within the Cathedral Quarter as well as the role of Derby College and the University of Derby in providing apprenticeships and internships.   The recruitment of staff, development of skills and accessibility to training are important factors for businesses when deciding on a potential location for, and the future development, of their business, with the feature focussing on what is an important sector strength of the Cathedral Quarter.   CQ Saturdays Towers, Tunnels & Tales  CQ Saturdays Towers, Tunnels & Tales returns to the Cathedral Quarter on the first Saturday of each month with the first event scheduled to take place on Saturday 6 February.   The popular tours are led by renowned historian Richard Felix and include access to the Derby Cathedral tower climb and a guided tour of the historic Cathedral Quarter and the tunnels under the Market Place. Tickets are priced at £15 and are available from the Mecca in the Market Hall and the Cathedral Coffee Shop on Iron Gate. Tours begin at 3pm from Derby Cathedral.   For further information please click here or contact the Cathedral Quarter BID Office on 01332 419053.   Cathedral Quarter Loyalty Card offers With the new year upon us now is a good time to review the offers your business has in place for Cathedral Quarter Loyalty card holders.    The loyalty card scheme provides businesses with a great opportunity to acquire new customers, build lasting relationships and encourage repeat sales and visits.   We would encourage all businesses to upload offers to their Cathedral Quarter website page. Current offers are sent out on an EBulletin to up to 10,000 subscribers every Thursday. Selected offers can also be promoted by social media - please include the @DerbyCQ tag in your tweets and we will look to share where appropriate.   Employees of Cathedral Quarter businesses can also apply for a FREE I Work in the Cathedral Quarter loyalty card enabling them to access some of the fantastic offers currently available at Cathedral Quarter businesses.    For full information about the loyalty card scheme or advice on how to promote your offers please visit the CQ website or contact the Cathedral Quarter Rangers.    Diary Dates   Forthcoming events in the Cathedral Quarter include: Wednesday 27 January 2016 - Strategic Events Meeting 2pm -3pm BID Offices, Iron Gate   Thursday 4 February 2016 - Business & Retail in the City meeting - 9.30am BID Offices, Iron Gate   Saturday 6 February 2016 - CQ Saturdays Towers, Tunnels & Tales - 3pm (meet outside Derby Cathedral at 2.45pm)   Saturday 22 February 2016 - CQ Board 12.30pm - 2.00pm BID Offices, Iron Gate   For more information on these and other events in the area, please visit : or      Individual Diverse Inspiring    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 Ltd (pfbbUK)  JOIN OUR MAILING LIST
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