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 are requesting that applications for stalls are made now using the link https://forms.gle/3fZ8huFHkgpL3hKY8. Businesses in the ‘BID area’ can access the market at no cost, saving a minimum of £60 per market date in fees.

Christmas Festivities:

This year we are providing businesses in the area a new marketing tool via our Hamilton Christmas Festival Guide 2023. We aim to launch this guide on the 1st November online, the purpose of which is to pull together and package all of the town centre activities in one guide including the festive events and markets. If you are planning Christmas events, festive product ranges or have anything Christmas related happening within your business, let us know and we can include your activity in the guide. The deadline for submissions is the 21st October. Email details to malcolm.thomasharley@hamiltonbid.org

Christmas event sponsorship:

Plans are in progress regarding Hamilton Christmas Festival which will include our Light Switch On, town centre parade and markets. This year, through collaboration with businesses in the area we hope to market Christmas as a month-long festival. We have various sponsorship opportunities available that will boost your businesses profile and marketing alongside supporting the event production cost and in turn the town centre via this much needed additional income. 

Sponsorship can be tailored to a businesses needs and budget – please see below options for 2023. (Note that the market sponsorship has been taken). Please get in touch to discuss.

  • Full festival, including Light Switch On, parade and festival guide
  • Stage sponsor
  • Festival Guide
  • Hamilton Hero Awards
  • Christmas Panto at the Light Switch On TBC

TikTok videos:

Following the success of our business showcase pieces on TikTok this week so far, we are delighted to add this this format to our marketing offering for the year. If you would like a visit and TikTok in your business, simply get in touch as malcolm.thomasharley@hamiltonbid.org. As a reminder business in the BID area are eligible for our free professional photography scheme. With over 100 businesses using the scheme regularly in the area, these images are providing a high quality and professional marketing message across our social media. If you would like a visit from our photographer simply email cheryl@madeinscot.co.uk to book.

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