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James Irvine, On the Green Interiors located in Ashley Cross and Les Robertson, BID Manager, Poole BID picking the winning entry

Seek out Santa Competition Winner

Poole BID and Borough of Poole has announced the winner of Poole’s Small Business Saturday ‘Seek out Santa’ competition. Throughout December ‘Seek out Santa’ Trail finders have been busy exploring local small shops and brands in Poole Town Centre, Ashley Cross, Ashley Road and Broadstone, collecting stickers in a bid to win the prize!

The lucky winner of the Christmas Hamper filled with Dorset goodness from On the Green Interiors, Ashley Cross is Max and Family of Broadstone, Dorset. Congratulations!

James Irvine, On the Green Interiors located in Ashley Cross and Les Robertson, BID Manager, Poole BID picking the winning entry

James Irvine, On the Green Interiors located in Ashley Cross and Les Robertson, BID Manager, Poole BID picking the winning entry

James Irvine, Co-owner of On the Green Interiors said: “We’ve been delighted with the response to the ‘Seek out Santa’ Trail as part of Small Business Saturday. It’s been great to be part of an initiative that highlights local independent brands and shops across Poole and encourages families to explore and chance upon new shops!”

Les Robertson, BID Manager, Poole BID said “Shopping locally is a way of supporting the people who live around you. By shopping, eating and drinking at a local small business, you are helping boost the local economy. Small Business Saturday and the festive activities around Christmas are a key part of our plans to create awareness of what’s on offer in Poole and encourage shoppers into the shops all year round.”

Adrian Trevett, Economic Development Manager, Borough of Poole, added: “Small businesses are vital for the economy of Poole and account for over 95% of our companies. We should all do what we can to support them and this really means spend our money with them!”

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Three Stages of Musical Entertainment at Poole’s Christmas Extravaganza

Poole’s Christmas Extravaganza brings four days of musical entertainment across three stages, starting on Thursday, November 30 until Sunday, December 3.

There’s entertainment galore planned for this year’s Poole Christmas Extravaganza, including three stages of live musical performances taking place in Falkland Square, in Poole High Street, and Poole Quay.

Spread over four days, performances by The Little Chix, the Rising Voices Choir, Alice & The Hounds, Xyander and the Keys, a Katy Perry tribute, Matt Black, In the Mix Duo, among others, will take place across the three locations in Poole. As well as musical entertainment, over the weekend award-winning children’s entertainer Jamie Jigsaw and other children’s entertainment will be on offer throughout the town.

Les Robertson, Poole BID manager, said: “This year we have organised an array of musical acts to suit all who join us at Poole’s Christmas Extravaganza. We have some great performances planned from our Little Mix and Katy Perry tribute acts, as well as some original bands, and the Rising Voices Choir has an exciting festive performance planned for us on Poole Quay.”

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Other seasonal activities and festive competitions with fantastic prizes to be won, also organised by Poole BID, will take place throughout December, but Poole’s Christmas Extravaganza will be held over four days starting on Thursday, November 30.

For further information about Poole’s Christmas Extravaganza and to see a full list of entertainment visit: www.poolebid.com/news-events/ or follow Poole BID on social media for live updates.

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Small Business Saturday – Have you Signed Up?

Godfrey’s a Happy Dog.
His Local Pet Shop Marshalls Pet Store has signed up for Small Business Saturday on 2nd December 2017. Have you?

Independent businesses across Poole are preparing to celebrate ‘Small Business Saturday’ on 2 December 2017 with offers and deals to encourage people to support their local small shops and brands.

Cllr Janet Walton, Leader of the Council, Borough of Poole with ‘local resident’, Godfrey, the dog outside his local pet store Marshalls Pet Food Store located in Ashley Cross, Poole

Cllr Janet Walton, Leader of the Council, Borough of Poole with ‘local resident’, Godfrey, the dog outside his local pet store Marshalls Pet Food Store located in Ashley Cross, Poole

Godfrey, the dog, is a happy hound, as his local shop Marshall’s Pet Food Store in Ashley Cross, Poole has pledged to take part.

Emma Marshall, Owner of Marshalls Pet Food Store said: “We are celebrating our sixth year in business here in Ashley Cross. Small Business Saturday is a great platform for a small business such as ours to raise their profile and boost footfall in the lead up to Christmas.”

Borough of Poole together with Poole BID (Poole Business Improvement District) are delighted to support Small Business Saturday, helping boost the local economy with a campaign to encourage people to shop locally on the day and all year round.

Cllr Janet Walton, Leader of the Council, Borough of Poole, said: “We are keen to support our small business sector on this important day in the shopping calendar. It is a great opportunity for small organisations and local retailers to showcase their business as well as provide shoppers with fun activities and great deals.”

Julian McLaughlin, Head of Growth and Infrastructure, Borough of Poole, said: “Small shops and independent businesses are the heartbeat of our local economy and community. We are thrilled to support them and enable them to thrive across our high streets and shopping parades. It’s an opportunity for them to promote their businesses and to put them on the map by encouraging people to buy local!”

If you run a small business in the Poole area – shop, café, pub or other business and you want to promote your business to shoppers and customers now is the time to sign up! Download the Small Business Saturday toolkit for free signs, posters and other marketing materials to help plan and customise your promotions.

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Cllr Janet Walton, Leader of the Council, Borough of Poole displaying merchandise in On the Green Interiors located in Ashley Cross

Putting Poole’s small businesses on the map

Borough of Poole together with Poole Business Improvement District (Poole BID) are delighted to support ‘Small Business Saturday’ on Saturday 2 December 2017, helping boost the local economy with a campaign to encourage people to shop locally on the day and all year round.

Megan Noble, Cllr Janet Walton, Leader of the Council, Borough of Poole, James Irvine and Brenden Frankham promoting their paint range in On the Green Interiors located in Ashley Cross

Megan Noble, Cllr Janet Walton, Leader of the Council, Borough of Poole, James Irvine and Brenden Frankham promoting their paint range in On the Green Interiors located in Ashley Cross

Small businesses are central to the continued health and vibrancy of our local economy and Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to celebrate and support small shops and independent businesses across the borough by encouraging people to shop locally.

Councillor Janet Walton, Leader of the Council, Borough of Poole, said: “We are keen to support our small business sector on this important day in the shopping calendar. It is a great opportunity for small organisations and local retailers to showcase their business as well as provide shoppers with fun activities and great deals in the lead up to Christmas.”

Cllr Janet Walton, Leader of the Council, Borough of Poole displaying merchandise in On the Green Interiors located in Ashley Cross

Cllr Janet Walton, Leader of the Council, Borough of Poole displaying merchandise in On the Green Interiors located in Ashley Cross

If you run a small business in Poole or Bournemouth – shop, café, pub or other business and you want to promote your business to shoppers and customers now is the time to sign up! Click here to download the Small Business Saturday toolkit for free signs, posters and other marketing materials to help plan, customise and launch your promotions.