06 February 2017

CQ BID and Business News E-bulletin                                                                     Issue 362 February 2017    




Your weekly news & updates 



New businesses in the Cathedral Quarter

The last month has seen a number of new businesses open in the area. A big Cathedral Quarter welcome goes out to:

Unescapable, an escape room experience based on Wardwick;

Derby Community Bank, a not-for-profit credit union based on Corn Market;

Bed Matters, a bed and mattress retailer located on Albert Street.


Purple Flag


Derby Purple Flag application submitted

The Cathedral Quarter BID has assisted Derby City Council in submitting its application to the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) to retain it's Purple Flag status for a further year.

An international accreditation scheme which recognises excellence in managing the evening and night-time economy, Derby first achieved Purple Flag status in 2013. Those cities in receipt of this award benefit from more visitors, lower crime and anti-social behaviour and improved perceptions.

Subsequent to this submission, Purple Flag judges will visit the city to assess with a final decision on the award being announced in July.



Invitation to become a member of Cathedral Quarter BID

Businesses within the Cathedral Quarter who pay a BID levy are invited to become a member of the Cathedral Quarter Company Ltd, the registered company limited by guarantee, which is charged with the responsibility for delivering the Business Improvement District Plan (2013-2018).

Becoming a member gives you the opportunity to attend the company's General Meetings and to vote on BID Company issues. Each business is entitled to one member and one vote.

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



Other important news for businesses



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 by Tuesday 7 February at the latest.


What's on in the Cathedral Quarter


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


Thursday 23 March - Derby Night Market - Cathedral Quarter, 5pm - 10pm


Friday 24 March - Sunday 23 April - FORMAT17 International Photography Festival, venues across the Cathedral Quarter

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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