B2B Newsletter: August 5th 2022 – Hamilton BID

Mela, Pride and Market: We were delighted by the public response to our 1st event of the summer last Saturday with significant increases in footfall recorded and witnessed across the area. It was a pleasure to see the street and beyond alive with vibrancy and life, providing on the day commercial benefits and visibility via the […]

B2B Newsletter: July 27th 2022 – Hamilton BID

Digital open day: Kevin Bridges tickets to be won! As a business in the ‘BID’ area you are invited to our digital open day on Thursday 25th August 10am – 4pm. A digital presence is vital for businesses; however we know that many people are unsure where to start or what is best for their business. […]

B2B Newsletter: July 20th 2022 – Hamilton BID

Digital Open Day & Business Plan launch: We have teamed up with Reach solutions and Made In Scotland to bring to you a Digital open day in Hamilton on the 25th August. Drop in at any point between 10am – 4pm on the day to gain expert advice on digital marketing and access to exclusive offers […]

B2B Newsletter: July 1st 2022 – Hamilton BID

Graffiti: I am pleased to report that following our intervention, M&S have removed the graffiti from their vacant unit facing Duke Street. Don’t forget that graffiti issues can be reported directly to SLC using the following link: Graffiti – South Lanarkshire Council. If you need any further support please let us know. Summer events: I am […]

B2B Newsletter: June 24th 2022 – Hamilton BID

Antisocial behaviour update: Following issues over the past few months, we were pleased to have seen a significant reduction in issues last weekend. This follows an additional police presence in the area following our reporting and of course work undertaken by the community Police. Alongside reporting,  we are currently working on a project to introduce […]

Groups and performers invited to get involved in Hamilton’s summer gala events

Three fun days will take place in the town centre over the holidays. Performers across Lanarkshire are being encouraged to take to the stage this summer in a series of exciting events. Hamilton town centre will host three fun days for locals young and old to enjoy in the coming months. After the success of the town’s Christmas […]

B2B Newsletter: June 8th 2022 – Hamilton BID

Anti-social behaviour: Over the past 4 weeks we have been reporting vandalism issues to the local police and the local authority. Following further issues over the weekend relating to Graffiti we have met with our community police officers in town to highlight our ongoing concern and have also raised the issues with a local councillor […]

B2B Newsletter: May 27th 2022 – Hamilton BID

Summer events: We are delighted to announce our summer event schedule in support of footfall and marketing of the town centre. Event dates have been timed to coincide with pay day weekend and back to school peak to maximise the potential commercial impact of the events. All will feature a market as a key component […]

B2B Newsletter: May 17th 2022 – Hamilton BID

Parliamentary committee visit: We were delighted to host visitors from the Parliaments Economic and fair work committee on Monday 16th May. An aim of the committee is to ‘identify the new realities of retail and e-commerce in Scotland and the resulting impact on town centres’. And ‘The subsequent policy response needed to create living and […]

B2B Newsletter: May 4th 2022 – Hamilton BID

Hamilton town centre app: A new app that is designed to support Hamilton business and community groups is due to be officially launched on the 1st June by SLC. To ensure that businesses in the BID area are front and centre, we are uploading business profiles for you and where available photographs to compliment the in-app […]

B2B Newsletter: April 27th 2022 – Hamilton BID

AGM this Friday: We will be hosting our AGM this Friday at 14:00 via zoom and we hope that you can join us. This is an opportunity to hear more about our activity over the past year, ask questions and input. One of the reasons for choosing zoom is to provide a flexible option for […]

B2B Newsletter: April 22nd 2022 – Hamilton BID

AGM Update: Thanks for the interest in attending our AGM next Friday. To make it easier for businesses to attend we will host this meeting by Zoom. If interested, please get it touch and the link to join will be sent to you. As per last year’s AGM, we will also record the meeting and […]

B2B Newsletter: April 21st 2022 – Hamilton BID

Easter Events: A massive thanks to all of the businesses that participated in our 1st ever Easter market events over the past 2 Saturday’. We were delighted by the boost in footfall that both of these events generated and so far feedback from businesses and the public has been very positive. We hope that these events […]

B2B Newsletter: April 13th 2022 – Hamilton BID

Easter Events:On Saturday we hosted our 1st ever Easter Gala market date. We were delighted to see the town centre look busy with kids playing and parents shopping and enjoying the music and entertainment. As always, we want to thank the town centre businesses and those that made huge efforts to get involved on the day […]

B2B Newsletter: April 5th 2022 – Hamilton BID

Easter Gala: This Saturday sees the 1st of our 2 Easter Gala markets taking place on Quarry Street. We hope to bring a great range of family entertainment right into the heart of the BID area over these two 2 Saturdays and in turn lots of visitors to the town. If you haven’t taken a stall […]

B2B Newsletter: March 22nd 2022 – Hamilton BID

Survey update: Thanks to everyone that has taken the time to complete our survey with over 26% of the area feeding back information and views so far on the town centre via the survey. We have captured a summary of the feedback given on a ‘Next Steps’ pack that can be viewed by clicking here. Yes […]

B2B Newsletter: March 17th 2022 – Hamilton BID

Brand New Easter events coming to town!  On the 9th and 16th of April Hamilton Our town supported by Juniors Play, St John’s Church alongside many town centre businesses will bring a brand-new event bursting with content to the town. Fairground rides, operation play outdoors street play, participatory arts and even a silent disco will feature as […]

B2B Newsletter: March 8th 2022 – Hamilton BID

Market stall opportunity: We still have space left for anyone wishing to take a free stall on either the 9th or 16th April at our events. This could provide additional income and an opportunity to get the brand out to a new audience!. However, we do need you to be quick with your applications especially if you […]

B2B Newsletter: February 23RD 2022 – Hamilton BID

Close Contact Services Fund now open A new grant to support close contact businesses impacted by COVID restrictions has now opened. This grant is for Beauty services / Barbers / Hairdressers etc. Please click on the link to find out more. Coronavirus (COVID-19): funding for businesses affected by Omicron control measures – gov.scot (www.gov.scot) Small […]

B2B Newsletter: February 16th 2022 – Hamilton BID

Xercise4Less:   Xcercise4Less are offering a free guest pass for anyone that works with a company involved with the Hamilton BID.  To take advantage of this all you have to do is email hamilton@xercise4less.co.uk and the team will get you booked in! Easter Markets! Stall Bookings are now open for our Easter events and markets taking place on the 9th & […]

B2B Newsletter: February 4th 2022

Following the success of last year’s market events, we are now in the planning stages for x2 Family Fun Day / Markets in April to coincide with the Easter period and once again we are hoping to use Quarry Street as a key destination. Opportunities to expand the location are on the agenda also… These […]

B2B Newsletter: January 28th 2022

Our town our streets video campaign 2022 We know how vital our marketing for the town centre has become. With a reach on Facebook alone of well in excess of 2 million for our promotional content last year alongside the introduction of high-quality photography we hope to have marketed the town as a vibrant destination […]

B2B Newsletter: January 21st 2022

Survey: Many thanks to everyone that has completed our survey online so far – this has been greatly appreciated.  I am in the process of visiting many of you and I would like again to thank everyone for their time so far!. If you have been given a hard copy of the survey you can […]

B2B Newsletter: January 18th 2022

Our town our streets video campaign 2022 We know how vital our marketing for the town centre has become. With a reach on Facebook alone of well in excess of 2 million for our promotional content last year alongside the introduction of high-quality photography we hope to have marketed the town as a vibrant destination […]

B2B Newsletter: January 14th 2022

The Scottish government has now provided further information on grant applications for businesses that are in eligible sectors for the support top up grant but have not previously received funding or are a new business registered after 3 November 2020. Coronavirus support for Businesses in Scotland – Find Business Support – Current grants available.Coronavirus (COVID-19): funding for businesses affected […]

B2B Newsletter: January 11th 2022

December and January Business Support Top Up Information regarding this top-up grant has been published on the South Lanarkshire Council website. Coronavirus advice for businesses – South Lanarkshire Council version 10.01.22. This fund is for Scottish businesses in the following sectors affected by public health guidance in December 2021: Public houses Licensed clubs Nightclubs Hotels with restaurants and bars […]

B2B Newsletter: DECEMBER 23RD 2021 – Hamilton BID

Hamilton Our Town (BID Business Survey)As we head into 2022 it’s more important now than ever that the town centre is a great place for business. A new business plan for Hamilton BID will be created over the next few months to support the delivery of actions in support of the businesses in the town. […]

B2B Newsletter: December 22nd 2021

The First Minister has announced further measures regarding COVID-19 restrictions. Please click the link to the government website for details. Further measures needed to reduce contacts – gov.scot (www.gov.scot) Coronavirus (COVID-19): December and January Business Support Top Up – Hospitality – information for businesses Please note, if any business requires social distancing floor stickers these can […]

B2B Newsletter: December 17th 2021

Following the latest guidance released from the Scottish Government yesterday, here at the Hamilton BID we will continue to do our utmost to support your business. You can claim up to 4 social distancing floor stickers for your premises by visiting Dynamic Grafix at 8 Quarry St, Hamilton ML3 7AR. Should you require more than 4 […]

B2B Newsletter: December 16th 2021

The Scottish Government have published an updated article for Businesses and workplaces, we are urging all of the Businesses in the Hamilton BID area to read the new rules in place to ensure a town that is safe for everyone. Thank you, everyone, for your cooperation so far, and please keep safe. CLICK HERE TO […]

B2B Newsletter: November 26th 2021

A massive thank you to everyone that came out to either take a stall, leaflet or just enjoy the day on Saturday. The weather tried to dampen our spirits but thankfully the public came out on-mass to support the town centre. With footfall estimated at 5,000+ additional visitors to the town through the full day, […]

B2B Newsletter: November 18th 2021

Christmas events start this Saturday Hamilton (BID) Our Town is delighted to bring to you five dates of festive fun over Christmas starting with our Light Switch on Market this Saturday the 20th on Quarry Street. The day starts with the opening of our very 1st Christmas market at 10am which runs through to 6pm. […]

B2B Newsletter: November 9th 2021

Christmas Market Plans: We are delighted to be bringing to you five festive events starting with the Christmas Market & Light Switch on starting at 10am on the 20th November along Quarry Street. If you have taken a stall for this date or any of the five market dates, we hope that preparations are going […]

B2B Newsletter: October 28th 2021

2022 marks the end of Hamilton BID’s current 5-year term in the town. We believe that our work offers great value for money and brings many benefits to the BID area. To enable the BID to continue beyond Autumn 2022 and in turn all of the initiatives to continue we will be asking for your support.  This […]

B2B Newsletter: October 20th 2021

Market Events: We’re now only 1 month away from our 1st market dates and Christmas lights switch-on! We want as many BID businesses as possible to feature either as vendors or to take part through leafleting, Christmas window displays or in any way you can to make these Saturday markets a success for all in the […]

Christmas market events planned for Hamilton town centre

It doesn’t seem too long ago Lanarkshire was facing a very subdued festive season – however, it looks as though the coming months will be much closer to normality. Hamilton businesses have pulled together in recent months as the country eases out of Covid-19 restrictions, and a firm focus has been on shopping and spending locally. It’s since […]

B2B Newsletter: September 29th 2021

Christmas 2021: With us almost in October Christmas planning is well and truly underway across many businesses in town. The same can be said for our Christmas plans which are now coming together. There will be many more communications on this subject in the coming weeks however ahead of that I want to make sure […]

B2B Newsletter: August 18th 2021

Hamilton Market: Thanks once again to all of you that participated at last Saturday’s Market. With x20 stalls taken by BID area businesses on the day and participation from many that couldn’t manage a stall, it was a real celebration of what the area can offer. I’m really delighted to report that our footfall numbers […]

B2B Newsletter: August 12th 2021

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the businesses that got involved with the 1st market date on the 7th and I know how much work and effort was put in by all on making Saturday work. Based on the public reaction, footfall numbers and your feedback relating to the commercial benefits it was […]

B2B Newsletter: August 4th 2021

Hamilton Market We’re just a few days off from our 1st Saturday market! For the BID businesses taking a stall, you will receive an email from SHS stall company with operational details. Below I have detailed your stall number. Locations marked A are the bandstand side of the street and B is the opposite side. This […]

How residents can support Hamilton this August

Lanarkshire has been enjoying the freedom of Level 0 in recent weeks, which has allowed more local firms to bring in more business as we slowly ease out of lockdown restrictions. But August is a huge month for Hamilton residents to support each other, says Hamilton BID manager Malcolm Thomas-Harley who explains how we can all do […]

B2B Newsletter: July 30th 2021

Hamilton Market With just over one week to go before our first Market date on the 7th plans are progressing well. The outdoor marketing campaign has launched with adverts across South Lanarkshire. We’re promoting the market heavily on our social channels from next week and we will have a full page in the Hamilton Advertiser on […]

B2B Newsletter: July 23rd 2021

Hamilton Market With just over 2 weeks until the 1st Market date on the 7th August we are all systems go for this 1st event taking place along Quarry Street. We have extensive advertising plans in place and ready to launch which include a billboard campaign, press and significant promotional activity across our social media […]

B2B Newsletter: 30th June 2021

Hamilton Market Update Thanks to the businesses in the BID area that have completed the request for a stall at the upcoming Saturday markets on Quarry street and provided the paperwork as per our requests. Whilst we are required to provide details to licencing well in advance of the market dates we may be able […]

B2B Newsletter: 24th June 2021

Final Call For Food Business Stalls We are now finalising food business stall information for the new market in August. We still have some stalls available for our BID businesses however we now must get our food safety information into SLC by Monday 28th June. Therefore if you haven’t applied now is the time to […]

B2B Newsletter: 17th June 2021

Hamilton Market Update Firstly thanks to all 18 of you that have requested a stall via the google form. With this initiative’s key aim of supporting the BID members I am delighted by the response so far. If you are interested in a stall it’s not too late however you must complete the form below […]

Dnisi

Our latest business profile focuses on Dnisi – the independent, family-owned coffee roasters and eaterie at 66 Quarry Street. We caught up to find out more … Dnisi was established in 2004 – founded by Denise & Haim Nejat. They “specialise in our own store-roasted coffee, award-winning home-made scones & fresh, handmade food.” How did they get into […]

Mavrix Bar

The new-look Mavrix bar on Quarry street Hamilton is now managed and run by John Mulvaney and his team. John originally from Hamilton has enjoyed over 25 years working in Europe and latterly in Australia and New Zealand in agriculture as international business development & marketing manager.  So why hospitality in Hamilton we asked John?‘’During […]

Elspeth Hamilton Perfumery

At Elspeth Hamilton Perfumery you can be sure of finding all the latest designer perfumes and aftershave. A long-established and family run business they have specialised in the retail of fine fragrances from their shop in Hamilton town centre for over 30 years. Stocking brands including Chanel, YSL, Hermes, Prada, Valentino and Carolina Herrera to […]

B2B Newsletter: 4th June 2021

Market stall application deadline approaching! Hamilton Business Improvement District will be hosting a brand-new market this August in the heart of Hamilton.  The Markets aim is to celebrate all that Lanarkshire has to offer and to drive footfall back into the town centre to support the businesses in the town. If you are a BID […]

B2B Newsletter: 28th May 2021

A brand new town centre market opportunity for summer 2021: Sign up today! Hamilton Business Improvement District is working with established market stall hire company SHS on a new market located in the heart of Hamilton Town Centre. The Markets will take place on the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th of August 21. The deadline for applications is […]

Welcome back to Hamilton!

Spring is here and restrictions are easing. Hamilton welcomes you back to enjoy the town centre and to spend local. Watch our re-opening video on our YouTube channel via this link – and feel free to share with friends, family and colleagues. We thank you for your support and loyalty and look forward to seeing you in […]

A warm welcome to Hamilton…

Welcome to our new and improved website where we will be updating you with regular news and articles relating to Hamilton town centre right here.  Check out our new business listing function, simply search by category or if you know the businesses name type it into the search bar. Each of our business has a page […]

Mark One Financial Services & Mark One Estate Planning

In the latest of our business profiles, we spoke with Mark Duguid, owner of Mark One Financial Services and Mark One Estate Planning, both based in Cadzow Street. We wanted to discover more on the background to his businesses and his work in Hamilton … Mark is 46 and was born and bred in Strathaven. “I have lived […]

Mortgage Information Centre

Our latest business profile visits the Mortgage Information Centre based on Quarry Street in Hamilton. We caught up with founder, Rob Robertson, to discover more … Mortgage Information Centre launched in July 1995 and since then has “helped thousands of people in Hamilton and across Lanarkshire, Glasgow and the West of Scotland to achieve their financial goals” through […]

Nelson Family Jewellers

Nelson Family Jewellers on Quarry Street is the culmination of more than 30 years of work for John Nelson. We caught up with him to discover more about his business … It is four years since John opened his own store in Hamilton but his association with the jewellery industry stretches back to the 1980s. John […]

B2B Newsletter: 18th May 2021

Promote your business online We have partnered with Hamilton’s very own Made In Scotland to manage our digital marketing from the start of June. This new and exciting relationship enables us to produce social media content for your business using professionally shot images and content production that will portray your business at its very best. We will […]

Phoenix Tattoo

Our latest business profile features Phoenix Tattoo on Quarry Street. They’re one of more than 300 businesses who make up our town centre and we’re delighted to showcase them on our Blog. We caught up with owner, Stephen Farmer, to find out more … Phoenix Tattoo launched out in 2014. Stephen says: “We started the business initially as a […]

B2B Newsletter: 11th May 2021

Promote your Business … We have partnered with Hamilton’s very own Made In Scotland to manage our digital marketing from the start of June. This new and exciting relationship enables us to produce social media content using professionally shot images and content production that will portray your business at its very best. This local business knows our […]

B2B Newsletter: 29th April 2021

Summer Market Proposal Re engaging our customers with the town centre and in turn driving footfall will be a vital component of our recovery through the next period. With restrictions easing but a degree of uncertainty remaining plans around footfall driving initiatives require a considered and agile approach.  We are looking at options to run […]

B2B Newsletter: 23rd April 2021

Welcome back … We are delighted to publish our re-opening video – welcoming customers old and new back to Hamilton. This video is being published on our Facebook page today and will be promoted to a targeted audience across our catchment to get the message ‘out there’. We’d like to thank all of the businesses […]

B2B Newsletter: 12th April 2021

Supporting Business … Hamilton BID is holding our annual general meeting on Tuesday 20th April (1600-1730) via Zoom. Please click on the header or this link to access Eventbrite ticketing and register. We would very much like to hear your thoughts and views on the town as we begin to re-open and welcome customers back in real time. And we invite […]

B2B Newsletter: 30th March 2021

Calling all BID hospitality businesses! The BID is reviewing options for an outdoor seating initiative. We want to understand if a combined seating area within the town would benefit any of the businesses. The area would be a temporary space situated in a location where business could operate and manage but under separate licences if […]

Hamilton ODC Fund Raiser

Members of Hamilton ODC have been taking part in a challenge to raise money for The Beatson Cancer Charity … “walking, runing and crawling” as many collective miles as possible. This is their story … The eight-year-old daughter of one of HODC’s members is currently going through treatment at the Beatson and that is why they are doing their challenge. In […]

B2B Newsletter: 16th March 2021

Join our AGM …Hamilton BID will be holding our annual general meeting in 20.04.21 at 4pm to 17:30pm on the Zoom platform. Please click the link to access Eventbrite ticketing and register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/144995554607 Video Marketing CampaignFollowing the huge success of our video campaign at Christmas the BID will be producing a professionally shot video promo video […]

Mother’s Day Competition

Tell us why your Mum is the Best … and you could win £100 of vouchers to spend at businesses in Hamilton.Simply COMMENT in our Facebook post on why your Mother is the Best (entry by midnight on Sunday 14th March 2021) and you could be our winner! Just click on the image below and […]

B2B Newsletter: 10th March 2021

Counting down to re-opening …Working in collaboration with South Lanarkshire Council., we have identified areas of the town requiring cleaning and maintenance. Over the next few weeks, work will be carried out in preparation for restrictions easing and businesses re opening. We are also have plans to set up a community town centre group that […]

Hamilton opticians invests in hospital-quality technology

An opticians in Hamilton has invested almost £50,000 in new technology which can help to identify some sight-threatening conditions up to four years earlier than a standard eye test. Specsavers on Quarry Street, which remains open for all eye care needs under Scottish Government guidance, can now also provide customers with an OCT (optical coherence […]

B2B Newsletter: 2nd March 2021

Business Survey UpdateThank you to all the businesses that completed our recent survey. Please see below our key learnings from the survey … Grant information and business updates are valuable to you and we should continue to publish these weekly. Social media marketing is valuable to you however there may be opportunities to improve what […]

McMenamin Eyecare

In our latest business profile, we take a look at a business that’s been established at their current location for more than 20 years: McMenamin Eyecare on Quarry Street … The business was founded by Harry McMenamin, a dispensing Optician, “to serve the local community of Hamilton and surrounding area with eye exams and contact lens fitting […]

B2B Newsletter: 23rd February 2021

Covid-19 UpdateFollowing today’s announcement, we are sharing the key graphic that explains the Scottish Government’s framework for their “planned easing of restrictions”. Please click on the table to access their website and full information. It only takes a minute …Thanks to those who have completed our short survey. All responses will help us to plans […]

Covid-19 Business Support – Updated 26/04/21

Throughout the Covid-19 lockdown, Hamilton Our Town has been working hard to support all across our community: this Blog brings together the links we have shared and is the place where we share updates on formation to help our community’s businesses and organisations. The content featured is in chronological order – the most recent at […]

Twenty One

In the latest of our business profiles, we caught up with Twenty One, the family-run and award-winning restaurant on Campbell Street … Twenty One is situated in the market town of Hamilton and has built its reputation by providing only the finest quality Scottish & Italian cuisine combined with a fantastic range of top quality wines, cocktails […]

Taylors Fish

Hamilton town centre has more than 300 businesses – many of them family run. This profile catches up with Taylors Fish on Cadzow Street … The business began in 1987. They pride themselves of offering produce that is sustainably fished from Scottish waters. That principle is fundamental to the family: “Selling from limited catches means there will […]

B2B Newsletter: 11th February 2021

We’re here to help you … But don’t just take our word for it: here’s a testimony from Caroline at Dazzle & Inkspot … “Since Malcolm’s appointment as our new BID Manager he has actively sought every opportunity to help promote our business online as we try to navigate through the COVID restrictions. With each […]

Handpicked holidays from Hamilton

The latest news on Covid-19 and the continued restrictions means many folk are already looking closer to home for their holiday plans for the year ahead. We caught up with one of the town’s operators – Harmony Coach Holidays – to discover more on their offering … Harmony Coach Holidays is a new name for coach holidays from […]

B2B Newsletter: 2nd February 2021

Latest business grants …We have updated our Blog with the very latest business grant support information from South Lanarkshire Council covering … Strategic Framework Business Fund Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Kickstart Scheme Local Authority Discretionary Fund- SLC fund will be live from 8 February and info will go live on 5 February Contingency Fund plus Brewers Support […]

Hamilton: Delivering for You!

Below is a list of Food & Drink businesses who are open for grocery shopping and takeaway – whether home delivery or click & collect safely from the shop.  Please share with family, friends and colleagues to help support our businesses. This is as up to date as we are aware: we have listed food stores where […]

B2B Newsletter: 27th January 2021

Need a boost?Need plugging now? Just get in touch and we’ll showcase your business website or chosen social media feed to make more people more aware of your products and services. If you’d like us to feature your business, just email via this link. Hundreds of people are clicking on our Online Winter Market showcasing links to all businesses in the BID area. Keeping […]

Specsavers remains open – with safety in sight

Specsavers in Hamilton will stay open for all eye and hearing needs during the latest lockdown phase Under Scottish Government guidance, people may leave home to obtain medical assistance, including eye and hearing tests, which are considered essential healthcare services. ‘This is such a difficult time for everyone but it is essential that we remain open […]

B2B Newsletter: 15th January 2021

New measures & supportFurther measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus come into effect at 12.01am on Saturday. As headlines … Nobody should leave or remain outside their home except for essential purposes Working from home will become the default position for all businesses and services Non-essential click and collect retail services will be prohibited […]

B2B Newsletter: 11th January 2021

New Support for Businesses A significant top-up to the grant support available for hospitality, retail and leisure businesses has been announced by the Scottish Government. In addition to the grants businesses receive through the Strategic Business Framework Fund, eligible businesses can apply for one-off grants. More is available via our Blog via this link and includes tips on making your […]

B2B Newsletter: 7th January 2021

Lockdown Support & Advice We’ve updated our Blog with the latest information on available support for businesses. You can access the Blog via this link.Hamilton Online You may have seen we’ve started promoting business websites via the digital channels we manage – not only sharing direct links to businesses’ sites but also highlighting our Virtual Winter Market. Need plugging […]

B2B Newsletter: 30th December 2020

Strategic Framework Business Fund We have updated our Blog with information on the latest news re available grants for businesses impacted by the Tier 4 restrictions. You can access the Blog via this link.Need plugging now? We want to do all we can to help where the restrictions are impacting on your business’ ability to open and trade. We’re creating […]

Our Virtual Winter Market – Open Now!

This season, more than ever, we’re asking everyone to #ShopLocal and support our town via our virtual Winter Market. Our businesses have been there for you since lockdown began in March 2020 – and throughout all the subsequent restrictions. Our Market provides links to businesses in our hospitality, gift, fashion and service sectors. Simply click on […]

B2B Newsletter: 23rd December 2020

PPE Final Call … We have already given out more than 50 packs of PPE to levy payers across the town centre: we still have supplies that will be available – until they’re gone. If you’d like us to drop a pack off to your premises, just email via this link. Zero Daily Charge“Zero Daily Charge” gas and electricity tariff: […]

B2B Newsletter: 14th December 2020

Join #ImHelpingHamilton We’ve already shared information on our #ImHelpingHamilton Campaign and we’re delighted businesses are getting in touch to play their part. Get involved now. Just click on graphic below or email via this link … Free PPE? Request now!We’ve limited supplies of PPE to distribute to small businesses within the BID area. Each pack contains … 100 type IIR Face Masks 100 Blue Nitrile […]

B2B Newsletter: 9th December 2020

Hamilton’s re-opening!We’re delighted that restrictions are being lifted to allow many businesses to re-open and benefit from the key Christmas trading period. We have been working hard to push customers to our businesses any which way we can – and our Virtual Christmas Market has had more than 2,000 visits in the last fortnight. Now we want […]

B2B Newsletter: 2nd December 2020

Promote Your Business … Virtual Christmas Market …Since we launched our Virtual Christmas Market last week, more than 1,200 people have clicked to connect with businesses. We continue to work under restrictions so will be doing all we can to drive awareness of the town and our businesses – especially those so reliant on the pre-Christmas trading period. Tier 4: […]

Our virtual Christmas Market: shop now!

This Christmas, more than ever, we’re asking everyone to #ShopLocal and support our town via our virtual Christmas Market. Our businesses have been there for you throughout lockdown and all the subsequent restrictions. Our Market provides links to businesses in our hospitality, gift and fashion sectors. Simply click on the block below and you’ll find links to information on all you need for Christmas whether […]

B2B Newsletter: 25th November 2020

Breakfast briefing …On Friday, join me for this week’s breakfast briefing. You can raise any issues affecting your business and I will update all on our Christmas campaign. Please RSVP via this link. If you need to reach me at any other time, feel free to call me on my mobile: 07854533788. Until Friday …Malcolm Thomas-Harley, your BID […]

Happy Birthday to Gilhoolie!

Gilhoolie Coffee House – at 86 Quarry Street – has just celebrated their first birthday in Hamilton. The family-run business is a vibrant, modern cafe – wonderfully refitted by owner Sean from the former pet shop. Pop in to enjoy a coffee – their own roast – as well as delicious home-made food and beautifully decorated […]

B2B Newsletter: 16th November 2020

Breakfast briefings … We’re launching a weekly breakfast club via zoom from Friday 20th November to ensure you have a robust level of support, not only enabling us to share key information to support your business but also for you to feedback and ask questions about the days and weeks ahead. Each should last no more than half an […]

B2B Newsletter: 10th November 2020

In the coming days, every levy-paying business will receive this update from the BID. We’re also sharing via this e-shot as we want to ensure everyone is kept up to date … To all levy-payers … As we continue to live with restrictions across different parts of Scotland, I want to reassure you that we […]

Hamilton Bid To Keep It Local

It?s a well-known fact Hamilton Accies are a community-focused club and during these difficult times, they?re strongly encouraging supporters and the local community to keep it local … Chief executive, Colin McGowan, met with Malcolm Thomas-Harley, manager at Hamilton Our Town, Hamilton’s Business Improvement District, to discuss the importance of shopping within our own community and investing in our […]

As easy as 1 … 2 … 3 …

Thinking of some time out in the Christmas countdown? Here are just three reasons to visit Hamilton … Meet a friend for Coffee and Cake! Our town’s caf?s in the last few weeks have been vital hubs to meet, catch up safely, relax and enjoy a wide array of quality food and drink. Now our fantastic, top notch restaurants and bars are […]

B2B Newsletter: 30th October 2020

Filming this Wednesday … Get in touch now via this link if you’d like your business or products to feature in our upcoming videos. We’ve commissioned videos to promote the diverse range business and have chosen 6 categories: Hospitality/Leisure Fashion Retail Food Retail General Retail Financial / Real Estate A general feature on the town centre Sell […]

B2B Newsletter: 28th October 2020

Tell us what you’re planning … A message from our BID manager … We are all aware of the challenges and restrictions that may impact our businesses.  Whatever decisions are taken out with our control, we want to be prepared and want to ensure we’re able to support not only you – our levy-payers – but also […]

Supporting Hamilton’s Businesses

We are delighted to welcome Gondolina – the Italian restaurant that’s opening on Cadzow Street – and really pleased that we’re able to support them with a ??1,000 business improvement grant, helping towards improvements to their premises’ exterior. Pictured (below) is Fausto, the owner of Gondolina, receiving a cheque from our manager, Malcolm Thomas-Harley. Fausto originates from the […]

B2B Newsletter: 10th October 2020

Hello Hamilton, I am Malcolm, you’re new Business Improvement District (BID) manager. I wanted to take this opportunity to reach out with information that may support your business through these challenging times. Business Improvement Grants: this grant can be used for external improvements of your ‘shop front’. Businesses pay 50% of the costs of the […]

A welcome from our new BID manager …

Hamilton Our Town has a new manager – Malcolm Thomas-Harley. We caught up with him to discover more for this introductory profile … Malcolm is from Glasgow and has spent many years working in retail. He arrives in Hamilton at one of the most challenging of times for the town and its businesses, but that does […]

Hays Travel are Open for Business

Hays Travel Hamilton are delighted to be ‘Open for Business‘. Julie and her team are “so happy” to be able to welcome customers – old & new – to their Branch in the Regent Shopping Centre.?? We caught up with Julie who is “looking forward once more to helping to create fantastic holidays & memories” … […]

Hamilton’s e-MarketPlace? Helping businesses sell online

Work has started on the creation of a new multi-vendor platform to support businesses in Hamilton – funded by Hamilton Our Town Business Improvement District with support from the Scottish Government???s Resilience Fund. The new site ??? expected to ??? go live??? this month (June) ??? is designed to provide a new FREE platform, primarily for those […]

Our code of conduct …

Thank you to everyone for their amazing backing over recent weeks: our audience has been brilliant ??? sharing content with friends, family and colleagues to keep everyone posted on what???s happening. The lockdown weeks have proved very testing: the coming weeks will be no less challenging, but for different reasons ?Ķ Day by day, businesses are starting […]

Stepping up to the plate …

A number of businesses in Hamilton are going the extra mile in the Covid-19 lockdown – adapting their businesses to be able to better support those most in need. Here are just a few examples … Junkyard The team at Junkyard – working with Amoreish, Cadzow Bakehouse and Muller to name a few – are […]

Hamilton’s virtual reality: updated 22/04/20

Many businesses and organisations across the town are doing all they can to engage with customers during the Covid-19 lockdown. This Blog highlights some of the activity and provides links to discover more. We will update this ongoing to keep all posted … Friday Night Online Pub Quiz Junkyard on Chapel Street have a Friday Night […]

Hamilton Law Firm Thinks Big

Hamilton law firm, John Jackson & Dick, has expanded operations in more ways than one. As well as taking on two new solicitors, it has almost doubled its office space with the acquisition of their downstairs neighbour’s property – the former Royal Bank of Scotland branch office at 50 Cadzow Street, Hamilton. The firm was established […]

Mind, Body and Soul for all Ages

Lockdown brings many challenges for everyone.?? We have pulled together some ideas of things to do and to listen to during this testing period.?? It is a mixture ??? local initiatives as well as national ideas.?? Please feel free to contact us if you have other local ideas that might help us all get through […]

Mum’s the word …

We have a winner of our Mother’s Day competition. We’d hoped to share a photo of Collette receiving her vouchers but, in these challenging times, that won’t be possible just now. Thanks to all who entered. Each and every entry was a lovely message dedicated to so many wonderful mothers.

Mother’s Day Competition

We’re counting down to Mother’s Day – and there’s a whole host of fantastic businesses in town where you can treat Mums to all kinds of wonderful gifts and experiences. This is your chance to win ??200 of vouchers to be spent at businesses in the town – the winner receiving ??100 ‘for you’ and […]

We’ll drink to that!

Three of Hamilton’s bars have bagged awards at Best Bar None … BID Manager, Gareth Walker, congratulated all three bars saying: “Hats off to Bar Zero, Hemingways and the Junkyard for their wins. It is testament to the businesses and all their hard work to be recognised in this way.” Need more? Visit the Business Improvement […]