B2B Newsletter: July 3rd 2024 – Hamilton BID

Summer Market this Saturday – Road closed Hamilton Market returns to Quarry Street this Saturday with a wonderful array of stalls and free to access outdoor activities for families including our summer trail. As usual the road will close at 05:30 and open from 19:00, or when safe to do so, which may be earlier. […]

B2B Newsletter: June 24th 2024 – Hamilton BID

Hamilton Summer Market – Quarry Street 6th July: (Road closure) The market is back with a summer trail and music from the bandstand operating 10am to 4pm. If any organisations or businesses would like to be involved, please get in touch. Here’s how: As always, the road will be closed for this event.  Contact details info@hamiltonbid.org […]

B2B Newsletter: May 29th 2024 – Hamilton BID

Market and event dates… June 1st – Indoor market: Hamilton Market returns to the Regent centre this Saturday following a successful start to 2024, driving in an estimated additional 7.6k visitors to the area over the first 3 dates. Feature your flyer: Between 6-8k visitors can come through the market on a day. For indoor markets, we will be […]

B2B Newsletter: May 23rd 2024 – Hamilton BID

Need help with recruitment? Hamilton’s Aspirare Recruitment are providing businesses in the area with FREE access to their superb recruitment site. With over 1,000 users per day using the site is a great way to fill vacancies, and you will be saving over £200 on the jobs posting too! Next steps:

B2B Newsletter: May 14th 2024 – Hamilton BID

Quarry Street free parking: Following our ongoing feedback, we are please to see that parking locations have now been marked on the road surface on Quarry Street. Now that this action has taken place, we hope that the opening of this street and Cadzow Street to vehicles, combined with 30min free parking will support access, […]

B2B Newsletter: May 3rd 2024 – Hamilton BID

Keeping Hamilton tidy: In the past week the local authority has engaged with local residents regarding residential waste bins and the need for these to be returned to their correct areas, where possible o of pavements. We would also request that businesses also review anything that would help improve their own waste management with regards […]

B2B Newsletter: April 24th 2024 – Hamilton BID

Hamilton Masterplan consultation: https://www.hamiltonfuture.co.uk We’re now nearing the end of the councils consultation period, regarding the masterplan, therefore if you haven’t already submitted your feedback and wish to have a say, follow the link above. The vision for the town centre, suggests significant change within the area, currently home to a high proportion of businesses. It […]

B2B Newsletter: April 16th 2024 – Hamilton BID

New recruitment page, dedicated to and exclusively for BID area businesses. We’ve teamed up with Hamilton’s Aspirare Recruitment Scotland to bring to you a new recruitment site as part of our service. The Aspirare site is visited on average by 1,000 users per day which provides great exposure for your vacancies at no additional cost! So don’t […]

B2B Newsletter: April 4th 2024 – Hamilton BID

Hamilton Masterplan consultation: Website link https://www.hamiltonfuture.co.uk The public and businesses are still able to attend open sessions within the former Quiz unit in the Regent centre until Saturday 6th April. You can drop in anytime between 10am and 4pm where representatives from the council will be present and providing information on the future vision for the […]

B2B Newsletter: April 2nd 2024 – Hamilton BID

New Recruitment Page: Dedicated to and exclusively for BID area businesses. We’ve teamed up with Hamilton’s Aspirare Recruitment Scotland to bring to you a new recruitment site as part of our service. The Aspirare site is visited on average by 1,000 users per day which provides great exposure for your vacancies. In addition, by grouping the areas […]

B2B Newsletter: March 26th 2024 – Hamilton BID

Hamilton Masterplan Consultation: https://www.hamiltonfuture.co.uk The Public consultation continues this week within the former quiz unit in the Regent Centre. The link above provides detailed info and access to the survey for those who cannot make it along. We will be in attendance this week 10am-12pm Wednesday and Thursday too. To help support informal communication we […]

B2B Newsletter: March 21st 2024 – Hamilton BID

Hamilton Masterplan Consultation: Website link: https://www.hamiltonfuture.co.uk The public and businesses are able to attend open sessions within the former Quiz unit in the Regent centre from the 19th – 23rd March / 25th – 27th March and 6th April. Sessions are also planned for the Asda in the Palace Grounds on specific days. You can drop in anytime between 10am and […]

B2B Newsletter: March 18th 2024 – Hamilton BID

Hamilton Masterplan Consultation: The public and businesses are able to attend open sessions within the former Quiz unit in the Regent centre from the 19th – 23rd March / 25th – 27th March and 6th April. Sessions are also planned for the Asda in the Palace Grounds on specific days. You can drop in anytime between 10am and 4pm to […]

B2B Newsletter: March 6th 2024 – Hamilton BID

Town centre Masterplan:  As you will be aware, the local authority has now released information regarding the future of our town centre via the Town centre masterplan. The public consultation period will follow, (we will provide the dates and locations when these become available). Businesses are encouraged to engage with the council’s public consultation to […]

B2B Newsletter: February 29th 2024 – Hamilton BID

Spring Festival starts this Saturday: Hamilton Market is back in the Regent Centre this Saturday, with lots of kids activities such as pirate storytelling, outdoor learning workshop, street dance work shop and a silent disco. This event also sees activities in and around the Quarry Street area with a pop-up performance from Samba Ya Bamba […]

B2B Newsletter: February 15th 2024 – Hamilton BID

30min Free Parking Trial: The trial which sees free 30min parking on Quarry Street, Cadzow and Townhead street (in the bays) has commenced. We have identified an opportunity for the council to improve communication regarding the start and end points of the parking zone on Quarry Street. In addition, the signage that states, ‘No deliveries’ […]

B2B Newsletter: February 2nd 2024 – Hamilton BID

Vehicle Trial commences: The trial that sees free 30minute parking within areas of Quarry Street, Cadzow Street and Townhead Street has begun. We have feedback initial concerns related to signage, in particular, the communication of start and end points on Quarry Street and suggested amendments to inconsistent messaging related to deliveries. For the project to […]

B2B Newsletter: January 25th 2024 – Hamilton BID

Free 30min parking trial proceeding 1st February: Plans to open Quarry Street and Cadzow Street to traffic and the provision of free 30-minute parking in marked zones, is proceeding as planned, according to our source at South Lanarkshire Council.  The trial, initiated by Hamilton Our Town and implemented by SLC aims to provide an economic boost for the businesses, […]

B2B Newsletter: January 19th 2024 – Hamilton BID

Participate in the treasure hunt and trail: Applications are now open for businesses wishing to participate in our treasure trail on the 2nd March and 16th March as part of our Spring Fest24. Visitors will be hunting for items located in businesses around the area with some great prizes to be won including a PS5. This is […]

B2B Newsletter: January 12th 2024 – Hamilton BID

Hamilton People Magazine: We have teamed up with local publication Hamilton People Magazine, delivered to over 6,000 Hamilton homes to provide advertising opportunities for businesses in the area. If your business is interested in a free business profile within this publication, please get in touch at malcolm.thomasharley@hamiltonbid.org and we’ll be back in touch to discuss. This […]

B2B Newsletter: January 10th 2024 – Hamilton BID

Quarry Street Vehicle Trial due to commence 1st February: The purpose of the trial is to encourage visitors to use the town centre area in support of the local economy.  The project officially reintroduces vehicles to Quarry Street, (current pedestrianised area) and enables free short stay parking for 30min between 9.30am to 4pm along one […]

B2B Newsletter: December 21st 2023 – Hamilton BID

2023… It’s been a year that certainly has had its challenges but also positives too. We’ve been looking back at some of the highlights of the year from an events and advertising perspective. Here’s just a few reminders of some of our events in 2023… We would like to thank the local businesses for their […]

B2B Newsletter: December 8th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Crime support open day – Beefeater Hamilton: 10:30 – 14:00 Monday 11th December – (Drop in anytime between these times) We are hosting the Scottish Business Resilience Centre who will be attending a drop-in open session on Monday 11th December at the Beefeater on Townhead Street. This event, attended by our local officers has been organised to […]

B2B Newsletter: December 5th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Crime support open day – Beefeater Hamilton: 10:30 – 14:00 Monday 11th December – (Drop in anytime between these times) We are hosting the Scottish Business Resilience Centre who will be attending a drop-in open session on Monday 11th December at the Beefeater on Townhead Street. This event, attended by our local officers has been organised to […]

B2B Newsletter: November 30th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Christmas comes to Hamilton! Last Saturday we hosted the annual Hamilton Our Town Christmas Light Switch on event that took place on Quarry Street and Townhead Street, our 2nd event on the festive calendar. We would like to thank you, the town centre businesses for your ongoing support, which enabled this hugely successful event to take […]

B2B Newsletter: November 24th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Christmas Light Switch on this Saturday 10:00 – 17:30, Quarry Street: We’re delighted to be hosting the annual Hamilton Our Town Christmas Light Switch on celebration tomorrow from Quarry Street. This is our 2nd event on the festive calendar following last week’s Regent Centre celebration which drew in an estimated 3k+ additional visitors. (We await exact […]

B2B Newsletter: November 10th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Quarry Street free parking trial reminder: As you will be aware, a free 30min parking trial is planned to commence on the pedestrianised section of Quarry Street, (27 bays Quarry Street and within existing bays on Cadzow Street and Townhead Street). We understand that this is due to commence early 2024, however we are awaiting […]

B2B Newsletter: November 3rd 2023 – Hamilton BID

Thank you from Hamilton Our Town: Hamilton Our Town would like to express our gratitude and thanks to the town centre business community for their ongoing support and encouragement throughout 2023. As we prepare for the festive season, we recognise the challenges faced by town centres, including our own, and appreciate every effort made to […]

B2B Newsletter: October 27th 2023 – Hamilton BID

‘Keep it local this Christmas’ campaign launches: Our ‘Keep it Local’ campaign has officially launched and we couldn’t be more excited to spread the word. We’ve shared our Christmas plans and messages on our social media channels and website, encouraging everyone to ‘Keep it local’. Our campaign includes press and digital advertising, as well as […]

B2B Newsletter: October 17th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Town Centre security: We are assessing an opportunity to introduce a business radio system over a 3-month trial period in the area. The purpose of this trial would be to create a network of businesses supporting each other with regards antisocial behaviour / crime. Whilst the radios would not be linked to the Police, value […]

B2B Newsletter: October 12th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Town Centre security: We are assessing an opportunity to introduce a business radio system over a 3-month trial period in the area. The purpose of this trial would be to create a network of businesses supporting each other with regards antisocial behaviour / crime. Whilst the radios would not be linked to the Police, value […]

B2B Newsletter: October 6th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Get your Christmas event or promotion included in the festive guide!  We’ll be launching and promoting our Hamilton Festive guide at the start of November to coincide with the start of many festive events in the area. The guide will be promoted regularly across our social media channels and users will be able to click a link […]

B2B Newsletter: September 26th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Police engagement drop-in session – Friday. We have arranged an opportunity to engage with our local officers this Friday at the Beefeater in Hamilton following an increase in antisocial behaviour / crime reported to us. The time frame for this drop in event is currently 10am until 2pm and so far, we have had one […]

B2B Newsletter: September 21st 2023 – Hamilton BID

Police engagement date Friday 29th September: We’re providing the opportunity to engage directly with our local police officers at a casual drop-in session at the Beefeater, 10am – 2pm. Gain top tips regarding crime prevention and chat to your local officers regarding any challenges you are facing. If you plan drop in please email us at malcolm.thomasharley@hamiltonbid.org […]

B2B Newsletter: September 8th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Police engagement drop in – Beefeater 29th September: Drop in anytime to the Beefeater, Townhead Street from 10am and 2pm on Friday 29th September for our 1st ever Police Engagement Session. Your local officers will be on hand to listen to any challenges/issues and to provide crime prevention support and advice to business owners/managers/teams. This is a great […]

B2B Newsletter: August 30th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Hamilton Markets – Final call for vendors for the year: We start the 2nd half of the years markets on the 30th September in the Regent Shopping Centre. Following this date, we have a Halloween market, 28th Oct before heading into the festive season dates. There is very limited availability for all remaining dates for 2023, therefore we […]

B2B Newsletter: August 21st 2023 – Hamilton BID

Sign up now to our video showcase promotion for Scotland loves local week: Lights, Camera, Promotion! Introducing Our Small Business Spotlight for Scotland Loves local week in Hamilton…Ready to shine a spotlight on local gems! We’re thrilled to unveil our exciting new promotion: Scotland Loves Local TikTok Spotlights! Malcolm will visit your business and create a captivating […]

B2B Newsletter: August 16th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Sign up now to our video showcase promotion for Scotland loves local week: Lights, Camera, Promotion! Introducing Our Small Business Spotlight for Scotland Loves local week in Hamilton…Ready to shine a spotlight on local gems! We’re thrilled to unveil our exciting new promotion: Scotland Loves Local TikTok Spotlights! Malcolm will visit your business and create a captivating […]

B2B Newsletter: August 9th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Hamilton Market returns this Saturday – Road closure reminder: We’re back this Saturday on Quarry Street with our market and entertainment, timed to coincide with the back-to-school peak period. As per usual, the road will be closed 10am to 6pm, however if there are any specific access request related to deliveries, please let us know […]

B2B Newsletter: August 3rd 2023 – Hamilton BID

Pride South Lanarkshire 2023 We were absolutely delighted by the public response to the area’s first Pride events which took place over the weekend providing a voice and welcoming space for our LGBTQ+ community. It was a historic day supported by a range of speakers including the First Minister, Monica Lennon, LGBT Youth Scotland, Unison and […]

B2B Newsletter: July 28th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Pride South Lanarkshire: Road closures: Tomorrow, Saturday 29th July, the first ever Pride South Lanarkshire, is taking place in our area. As a result, road closures will be in place in the following areas from 05:30 to 19:00.  If there are any challenges regarding deliveries, please get in touch now and we will assist where possible. Media: […]

B2B Newsletter: July 21st 2023 – Hamilton BID

Pride is coming to Hamilton… The countdown has started to the first ever Pride events to take place in Hamilton next Friday and Saturday! Download our Pride Guide for more info: https://www.hamiltonourtown.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Pride-Guide-Final.pdf Here’s what to expect on Saturday 29th July – We are using Quarry Street & The Town Square Through the day we have lined up guest speakers, […]

B2B Newsletter: July 3rd 2023 – Hamilton BID

Scotland loves local Market 12th August In support of the Scotland Loves Local campaign, Hamilton Market will be rebranded as the ‘Scotland Loves Local Hamilton Market’ on the 12th August. We’ll be on Quarry Street, operating the usual times of 10am – 4pm. Whilst this event’s focus will be the market and will not be a full-blown Gala […]

B2B Newsletter: June 29th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Hamilton Market: Last Saturday 24th June was our 5th Market of 2023 and once again we we’ve been delighted by the public response. Our aim is to provide positive marketing and additional footfall to the area through these monthly events. On Saturday we recorded an additional 1,918 approx visitors year on year +30.8% into the town. Since […]

B2B Newsletter: June 12th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Sponsorship opportunities: With the growing popularity, consistency, and profile of our events we would like to highlight sponsorship opportunities related to these events. Sponsorship funds support our ability to run and develop the events further. From a business perspective sponsorship provides a superb marketing opportunity. Here’s what’s coming up below. If interested in discussing Pride related […]

B2B Newsletter: June 6th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Hamilton Market: Over a period of 3 months, (March – May) almost 10,000 additional visitors year on year have visited the town centre for our markets and events with the last market on the 27th May generating an 21.5% footfall uplift on the same day last year in spite of the bank holiday weekend. Our promotion […]

B2B Newsletter: May 9th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Hamilton Market returns: Our Market is back on Saturday 27th May in the Regent Centre, 10am – 4pm. If anyone wishes to take a stall or get involved, please get in touch! Road works: We are aware of the road works on Quarry Street and the ongoing disruption adding to further issues already present on the […]

B2B Newsletter: April 28th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Pride Guide / business involvement: We are hosting Pride South Lanarkshire on the 28th & 29th July this year. There will be lots of opportunity for businesses to be involved in these events which are now only a few months away. Here’s our top 5 suggestions on how to get involved. If interested, please contact malcolm.thomasharley@hamiltonbid.org The Pride […]

B2B Newsletter: April 25th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Networking / AGM today at the Beefeater! You’ll find us in the Beefeater between 10am and 4pm today. 10am – 1.30pm we have our networking drop in. We’ll be there alongside Lanarkshire People Magazine and Made In Scotland Digital Marketing agency. Then at 2pm we’ll be running through what we’ve been doing over the past […]

B2B Newsletter: April 18th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Networking drop in day & AGM: We’re hosting our 2nd networking drop in next Tuesday 10am – 2pm in the Beefeater on Townhead street. Come along anytime and chat to ourselves, other business owners / managers and special guests. Joining us will be, Suzanne owner of Lanarkshire People magazines, Simon Reach Publications, and the team from Made In Scotland Digital Agency. […]

B2B Newsletter: April 14th 2023 – Hamilton BID

AGM: We’ll be hosting our AGM on the 25th April in the Beefeater, 2pm – 4pm. This has been the location for our successful networking dates and has proven accessible and handy for many. If you’re planning to pop along you do not need to stay for the full 2 hours. If interested, please contact malcolmthomasharley@hamiltonbid.org […]

B2B Newsletter: April 6th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Easter Gala this Saturday / markets: We’re back on Quarry Street this Saturday for Hamilton Easter Gala event. We anticipate a good number of visitors into the area and hope that this supports direct on the day sales and longer-term marketing opportunities for the area. As usual the road will be closed from 06:00 and will […]

B2B Newsletter: March 30th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Quarry Street opening plans: Thanks to everyone that has provided feedback so far on these proposals. This week we have gained further clarity on the proposal and posed questions to the local authority base on your feedback. As a reminder the plan is for the street to officially open to vehicles with the provision of […]

B2B Newsletter: March 13th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Quarry Street opening: We’re looking for your feedback….As many of you may know we had previously campaigned for the opening of Quarry Street’s pedestrianised section to traffic. There was an official consultation carried out by the council in 2018 and it was decided that the road would open. However, reportedly Covid-19 delayed the work and […]

B2B Newsletter: March 3rd 2023 – Hamilton BID

Quarry Street opening: As many of you may know we had previously campaigned for the opening of Quarry Street’s pedestrianised section to traffic. There was an official consultation carried out by the council in 2018 and it was decided that the road would open. However, reportedly Covid-19 delayed the work and now around 5 years […]

Hamilton Monthly Markets – Daily Record

Popular Hamilton town centre market is set to go monthly this spring Hamilton Our Town has lined up a fantastic selection of vendors for its first market date of 2023 on Saturday, March 4 in the Regent Shopping Centre, Hamilton. From handmade cakes and delicious pies to teacup candles, art, jewellery, hand-painted glassware and much […]

B2B Newsletter: February 21st 2023 – Hamilton BID

Networking drop in this Thursday 10am-2pm: We’re hosting the 1st of 5 drop-in networking day this Thursday at the Beefeater Premier Inn on Townhead Street. Pop in anytime between 10am – 2pm to chat to other business owners/ managers and experts in marketing and utilities. We’ll also be there to chat through plans for 2023…Let us […]

B2B Newsletter: February 15th 2023 – Hamilton BID

First networking date of the year…Thursday 23rd February: Join us at our drop in networking event on the 23rd February at the Beefeater on Townhead street. Come along anytime between 10am and 2pm and chat to experts in marketing, utilities and more alongside and meet other town centre business owners and managers. If you’re planning to attend […]

B2B Newsletter: January 27th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Post Office: Since hearing the news regarding the closure of the post office on Cadzow Street, we have been engaging with the Post Office to ensure that the franchise is reinstated in the town centre. As promised to us, today the Post Office have now uploaded on their website the franchise opportunity for Hamilton town […]

B2B Newsletter: January 24th 2023 – Hamilton BID

Hamilton Market goes monthly from March: Following the growing popularity of the market, operated by ourselves we are planning to bring this to the town monthly starting from the 4th March. Through 2023 we estimate that we will gain enough funding from the market activity to provide BID businesses with a total of 100 free stalls […]

B2B Newsletter: January 16th 2022 – Hamilton BID

Networking Day: We will be hosting the 1st of 5 business networking days on February 23rd in the Beefeater on Townhead Street. Come along anytime between 10am – 2pm to chat to other businesses, get advice on marketing, energy savings and more! Look out for one off offers from our guests listed below. This is a casual drop […]

B2B Newsletter: January 4th 2022 – Hamilton BID

New support package for 2023. Sign up today! We are delighted to launch our updated support package for businesses located within the BID area of Hamilton at no additional cost! Here’s 3 highlights! Graphic Design: We are now offering a new graphic design service available every 2 months for businesses in the area. Our professional […]

B2B Newsletter: December 22nd 2022 – Hamilton BID

Review of the year: We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all the businesses and organisations for the support through 2022. It’s been another challenging year for everyone but hope that we have made a difference with our activity. Here’s a brief look back as just some of […]

B2B Newsletter: December 8th 2022 – Hamilton BID

Final market date: Our final market event date will take place Saturday 17th December. Over the past two Saturdays we have seen a significant uplift in footfall in the area with numbers in the region of 12k additional visitors in attendance over the 2 dates. We hope that this activity not only continues to drive footfall […]

B2B Newsletter: December 2nd 2022 – Hamilton BID

Reindeer Parade this Saturday 3rd December: We’re back on Quarry Street this Saturday with the Reindeer Parade and rescheduled light switch on taking place under the Christmas Tree on a platform stage. Market opens 10:00, entertainment from 12:00, Parade at 14:30 and lights go on 15:30. Last week as reported we had no choice but to […]

B2B Newsletter: November 25th 2022 – Hamilton BID

Christmas Light Switch on – Urgent: We have been tracking wind gust levels, (currently between 32mph & 38 mph) and as a result are unable to host the light switch on event tomorrow due to safety concerns. We are likely to see all markets and events of this type cancelled tomorrow across the area as markets […]

B2B Newsletter: November 18th 2022 – Hamilton BID

Business News: Non-domestic rates revaluation: We are aware of a forthcoming non-domestic rates revaluation taking place 1st April 2023. Every non-domestic property in Scotland will be revalued on 1st April 2023 and we wish to highlight that draft RV’s will be available to view from 30th November via this link www.saa.gov.uk. It will be important, (even if you do not pay […]

B2B Newsletter: November 3rd 2022 – Hamilton BID

Marketing: As we head into a vital seasonal period marketing the town centre and businesses in the area becomes even more vital. Over Christmas our main campaign will lead with an events focus in an effort to draw footfall and raise awareness of the area. Many businesses access our photography scheme which includes posts on […]

B2B Newsletter: October 21st 2022 – Hamilton BID

Christmas events: We are looking forward to hosting 3 fantastic festive events on Quarry Street this Christmas including the Light Switch On, Reindeer Parade and a Christmas Gala. The purpose of these events are to provide additional footfall, marketing and commercial opportunities alongside the provision of a great town centre experience for visitors. We are […]

B2B Newsletter: October 10th 2022 – Hamilton BID

Businesses vote for Hamilton Our Town (BID) to continue for new term: We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to vote at our renewal ballot. Voting closed 6th October and the count was declared last Friday with the largest ever turnout recorded since the BID area was created in […]

B2B Newsletter: September 28th 2022 – Hamilton BID

Ballot deadline approaching: Votes for our renewal ballot have until October 6th to be received by the election’s office. If you have not received your ballot paper in the post, please get in touch with malcolm.thomasharley@hamiltonbid.org for support or any questions. Alternatively contact the elections team as per the notice letter. As a reminder ballot paper must be […]

B2B Newsletter: September 14th 2022 – Hamilton BID

Ballot period remains open: Voters post now Votes for our renewal ballot have until October 6th to be received by the election’s office. With recent postal strikes and potential backlog, additional bank holiday and the potential for further strike action delaying postage closer to the deadline may result in your vote being late and not counted. […]

B2B Newsletter: August 31st 2022 – Hamilton BID

Open day: Many thanks again to all of the businesses that came along to our open last week at the Beefeater, it was great to catch up with so many of you and we hope that you found it helpful. Check out our website for more info on the day Ballot now open! – Hamilton BID […]

B2B Newsletter: August 24th 2022 – Hamilton BID

Ballot opens this week: Hamilton Our Town BID’s current term is coming to an end after October. This week all businesses located within the BID area will receive their ballot papers to vote on whether they wish us to continue for a new term. The ballot paper will be sent to the address we have on […]

Vote Yes for Our Town

If you are a business in the BID area, please vote yes for Hamilton Our Town in the upcoming ballot. Your vote will allow us to continue working to improve Hamilton.  We can still hold market events, keep the planters blooming, run the photography scheme and with our social media channels promoting the town, and […]

B2B Newsletter: August 19th 2022 – Hamilton BID

Digital Open Day: Win 4 FREE VIP tickets to see Kevin Bridges at the Hydro Drop into the Beefeater, Townhead Street, on Thursday 25th August between 10am – 4pm to chat to digital marketing experts from Reach (owners of the Daily Record & Hamilton Advertiser), and our very own Made In Scotland. Not only will you […]

B2B Newsletter: August 12th 2022 – Hamilton BID

Final market event this Saturday: Over the past 2 weeks we have been hosting our Hamilton Market events right in the heart of the improvement district area in support of footfall, marketing and visitor experience. So far we have been delighted by the public response and have seen a significant increase in visitors on the […]

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 […]


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 […]

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