31 January 2017

CQ BID and Business News E-bulletin                                                                     Issue 361 January 2017    




Your weekly news & updates 



Applications for Derby Business Awards 2017 now open

Registration for the 2017 Derby Telegraph Business Awards is now open. The awards celebrate success, recognise achievement and highlight local innovative people and companies.
There are 13 award categories including retail, creative business, small business of the year and new business of the year. 
Nominations close on Friday 24 March and the judging period will then start - culminating in an awards presentation at the Roundhouse on Thursday 8 June. 
For further information or to nominate your company please click here.



Derby Telegraph Valentine's Day feature - request for info

The Derby Telegraph has contacted the BID with a promotional opportunity for Valentine's Day.  They are looking to run a feature on Valentine ideas with businesses interested asked to provide the following information:

Full business details – Name, address, telephone number, website

Product/Menu description including price

High Res or at the very least, good quality image(s)

If you would like to be involved in this promotion which is excellent free advertising for your business please send information through to Sarah Jenkin-Jones via email.


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Business opportunities available for Format Festival

The UK's largest international biennale of contemporary photography, FORMAT International Photography Festival, returns to Derby from Friday 24 March - Sunday 23 April.

The Festival will attract around 100,000 visitors to the city over this period presenting CQ businesses with a number of opportunities. 

If you would like further information regarding the event please click here or to discuss possible options please contact Nolly Bouameur at QUAD  on 01332 285430.



Other important news for businesses



Cathedral Quarter Businesses invited to become Dementia Friends

Cathedral Quarter businesses are being offered the opportunity to become 'Dementia Friends' thanks to a scheme provided by the Alzheimer's Society.

As well as increasing awareness of dementia in the community, businesses can also benefit commercially in a number of ways.

For further information please click here or contact the BID office via email or on 01332 419053.



New Cathedral Quarter Events & Activities Leaflet out now

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 2017.
As well as including information on the CQ Saturdays range of events and upcoming festival details, 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 or contact the office on 01332 419053.



All new 10th edition of CQ Mini Guide now available

Thirty thousand copies of the tenth edition of the CQ Mini Guide have been produced and will be available to visitors to the area from next week.

The Guides will be available through Art Boxes across the County, Derby Sales & Information Centre, Cathedral Quarter businesses and locations throughout the city.

The tenth edition has seen a complete redesign with an updated map, revised text and images as well as updated information on everything to see and do in the Cathedral Quarter. 

Should you wish to help promote the Cathedral Quarter by displaying the CQ Mini Guide on your business premises, please contact the BID office on 01332 419053 or via email and we will be happy to provide you with some.



What's on in the Cathedral Quarter


Thursday 2 February - Business & Retail in the City Meeting - BID offices, 9.30am - 10.30am


Thursday 2 March - Business & Retail in the City Meeting - BID offices, 9.30am - 10.30am


Saturday 4 March - CQ Saturdays Towers, Tunnels & Tales Tour - Derby Cathedral, 2.45pm meet for 3pm start.


Saturday 11 March - International Women's Day - Market Place, 10am-4pm

Saturday 1 April - 2Q Festival, Venues across the Cathedral Quarter

Saturday 1 April - CQ Saturdays Towers, Tunnels & Tales Tour - Derby Cathedral, 2.45pm meet for 3pm start.

For more information on these and other events in the area, please visit : or   


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