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 Marshalls to the taxi rank, more to follow on this.

I am also pleased to report that following our request, M&S have agreed to organise work to remove the Graffiti on the former M&S unit in Duke Street.

Summer events:

We are currently finalising plans for x3 summer market events in an effort to drive footfall and engage the local community. If you are interested in a stall, please get in touch by 30th June at the latest as we are reaching capacity versus our licence. 

As part of our event plan, we have teamed up with the Hang On Climbing centre in the New Cross to offer a FREE climbing wall experience for kids on each event date. Aside from providing a great visitor experience, the strategy is to drive additional footfall into the shopping centre, dealing with the challenge that whilst work is being carried out additional activity in the centre cannot take place. We will be setting up directional pull up signage around the planter area directing visitors through Quarry place on the day and a host from the Climbing centre will support the process.

Business collaboration at events:

We have been delighted to provide free stalls and pitches to BID businesses. As part of our summer schedule, we are also inviting FASHION focused businesses to get involved in our fun fashion show on 6th August as part of the market event. Many of you have already expressed an interest, but there is plenty of time for more of you to get involved. Please get in touch by 30th June if you would like to take part!. Alongside the fashion show and market stalls, businesses can get involved directly on the street as part of the events and we are already seeing interest in other methods of participation! If you would like to get involved please get in touch.

South Lanarkshire Council Analysis:

South Lanarkshire Council is commissioning an analysis to understand the current and future capacity of local food and drink businesses to supply food and drink to Council departments. 

The analysis will be led by Sandra Reid, Director of Fare Consulting Limited, an independent consultancy firm specialising in food and drink consultancy for the public, private and third sectors. 

Sandra is inviting food and drink businesses based in in North and South Lanarkshire including farmers and manufacturers to join the meeting below. Sandra will outline the consultancy process, aims and objectives and let you know how you can participate. She is also keen to hear from businesses as to their ambition to supply food and drink to the Council and any perceived barriers and challenges as well as opportunities. If you are unable to attend the meeting or wish to contact Sandra independently of this, please contact her by email or mobile, details below. 

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 
When: Jul 14, 2022 12:30 PM Universal Time UTC 

Register in advance for this meeting.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Hamilton Town News

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