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 applicable. Participant numbers and operational considerations will be central to the plan moving forward. This plan is at a very early stage and we are assessing options based upon the response to this communication. Please get in touch via this link if interested.

Free Advertising …

The BID are offering levy payers the chance to place an advert within the April edition of the Hamilton People Magazine delivered to 5,000 homes in Hamilton at the end of the April. (Hamilton Advertiser average circulation 4059 (Source ABC 2021).

The BID will be taking the front page and editorial promoting the town centre BID area. Your advert (business card size – 42mm high x 64mm wide) will feature within the publication and will be free of charge. This scheme is open ‘1st come 1st served’. Please get in touch via this link NO LATER THAN THIS FRIDAY (April 2nd) if you’d like to be featured and ensure you have high quality artwork ready to go!

Free advertising …
The BID has secured access to the A1 advertising boards in the Duke Street Car Park.

We can offer you the opportunity to advertise your business on at least one of these boards for the month of June for free. Please get in touch here if you are interested.

Free PPE …

Following our successful initiative at Christmas, we are delighted to be able to provide a pack of PPE for our small business levy payers worth in the region of £100.

The pack contains anti-bacterial hand gel, masks, gloves and face screens. Please get in touch here if you would like a pack which will be supplied on a 1st come 1st served basis.

Video Marketing Campaign
Following the huge success of our video campaign at Christmas the BID will be producing a professionally shot video promo video focused on the BID area reopening. We will be reaching out to the public to come back to Hamilton and Shop local within the video. If you would like your business to feature, please get in touch via this link.

The BID can also create bespoke video content for your business for showcasing on our social media channelsPlease let me know if you would like a video produced on your individual business.

As a reminder we can also showcase your business on our Blog – please click here to read a recent profile on Taylors Fish and here for the feature on Mark OneInterested? Please complete the questionnaire. We will then create a profile feature, proof for your approval and, once received, will then schedule to share across our channels.

Further support …

We are supporting the town for re-opening. More than ever the town must provide an alternative to online shopping. We know that our town centre must be clean, tidy and well presented to provide customers shopping in the area an alternative experience to online shopping. As part of this work we have covered the former Baird’s building façade in a wrap to improve the look and feel of the area until the owner opens in the future.

This initiative forms part of ongoing work to improve the BID area customer experience.

In addition, we keep our blog updated with the latest support news. The info shared is from South Lanarkshire Council as well as the Scottish & UK Governments – covering all manner of areas of business help. Just click on the block below for more …

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

Quarry Street Action Group …

Let Eyebright help your business …

 We’re here to help, support and offer advice.

You can contact me at any time to raise any issues affecting your business via this link – or feel free to call me on my mobile: 07854533788.
 Many thanks for reading …

Malcolm Thomas-Harley, your BID manager.
Keep up to date with all we are delivering across multi-channels in support of businesses, our town and the wider community. Each QR code is a link to the relevant channel.

Hamilton Town News

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