Get involved with our Food and Drink Fortnight


The Cathedral Quarter BID are pleased to announce the launch of the ‘CQ Food & Drink Fortnight’, set to run between 1st-17th October 2021. The Cathedral Quarter is home to a wonderful array of food and drink establishments, and we want your help to shout about it!

The aim of the event is to not only provide further support to your business during this period of recovery, but to encourage people back into the city centre and to showcase the fantastic hospitality offering in the area.

We will be producing a Food & Drink Guide which will be delivered to homes across the city and undertaking a significant amount of marketing and promotional activity. Please see below for further details.


CQ Food and Drink Guide

We are currently putting together a new version of the Food and Drink Guide which will be released in early October.

The print run will be 20,000 copies and will be distributed to households in Derby and surrounding areas.

Your business will automatically be included but you can further promote your business by providing a blog style post to be featured within the guide.


Here are some ideas of what you could send in for inclusion but the options are endless! Not only would the article appear in the guide, but it would also feature on the CQ Live website.

  • Recipes to recreate at home
  • The story behind some of your most loved dishes or drinks
  • A guide to drinks/ales/cocktails that you offer
  • How to create the perfect cocktail
  • Spotlight on your head chef – their favourite dish to make


The deadline for submissions is Friday 10th September. Please email your article to with any accompanying hi-resolution images


How can my business get involved?

We wish to showcase all food and drink businesses in the Cathedral Quarter over the fortnight to attract people back into the city centre.

You can assist us in doing so via the following suggestions…


* Let us know what is unique about your business
* Tell us if you have any exclusive offers for the CQ Food & Drink Fortnight
* Let us know if you have any events we can help promote
* Help encourage repeat spend by promoting the CQ Loyalty card – we can provide you with marketing materials
* Share social media coverage in the lead up to and during the fortnight

You may have offers that you use as standard throughout the year so please also make us aware of these so we can include them and also update them on your existing profile on our web pages.

The offers will be heavily promoted via paid for social media advertising in order to gain maximum exposure for your business.


Call out for your photos

During the Food and Drink Fortnight we want to promote your business the best we can.

If you have any professionally shot photos of your dishes, people enjoying your food and drink etc… Please share them with us so we can use in the food and drink guide and across our website and social media channels. Full credit will be given to your business.

Please send any photos you would like us to use by Friday 10th September.



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