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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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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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Calling All Traders!

Poole BID are running this years Christmas Market on Poole Quay. It’s a 2 day event on Saturday 2nd 10am – 8pm and Sunday 3rd December 10am – 5pm, and aims to create a festive and fun atmosphere around Santa’s Arrival to the town on the Sunday. Last years one day event was a huge success and expanding it to 2 days seemed like the logical step!

BID Christmas 2017

If you are a trader, a maker, a producer, an artist, an artisan… etc, then we need you! We will provide you with a perfect platform to showcase your brand and products (new or established) to the public, trade and visitors. It’s the perfect location and event to showcase your business, your products and your Christmas spirit!

Download the application form here…

CHRISTMAS Exhibitor Application Form 2

And send it to les@poolebid.com as soon as possible to reserve your space.
If you would like further information, please don’t hesitate to contact Les on 01202 308800.

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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.

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Volcano win the Big Clean Window Competition!

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The Volcano team enjoying the amazing Pizza at The Stable!

Congratulations to Volcano Jewellery (113 High Street) who won the competition of the ‘Best Dressed Window’ during the Poole BID Big Spring Clean! The Spring Clean, held back in May, encouraged all businesses to clean up their frontage and dress up their windows in time for the International Maritime Festival that was held in the town.

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Volcano, the lucky winners, won restaurant vouchers and chose to go to The Stable (2 High Street) on Thursday night with the team! Congratulations, and thank you to everyone who got involved in this years ‘Big Spring Clean!’

Volcano Jewellery is an independent jewellery shop in Poole High Street, specialising in silver and costume jewellery. They were established in 1989 and have won awards for their displays and customer service. They are open 7 days a week and are well worth a visit and a browse!

 

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BID Directors and friends during this years Big Spring Clean

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Les Robertson takes over as Poole BID Manager

Poole Business Improvement District (BID) are pleased to announce the appointment of Les Robertson as BID Manager from August 2017.

Les has a wide array of knowledge and skills within the catering and retail sector and has strong links to Poole through his retail management career with Toys R Us, Maplin and Game. He has joined us from a Commercial Director role at SandyBalls Holiday Village in the New Forest.

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On announcement of his appointment, Les commented “I am very much looking forward to being responsible for delivering results from the business plan for the levy payers. Poole is such a great town and has so much to offer. I look forward to getting out and meeting the BID levy payers and working together to deliver the business plan.”

Poole BID Chair Jonathan Sibbett commented “We are delighted to welcome Les to our team here in Poole. We are all passionate about Poole and feel Les can bring the business plan to fruition working closely with the Board, business owners and operators within the BID district.”

To contact Les please email les@poolebid.com or call him on 01202 308800.

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New BID Manager Appointed

Poole Business Improvement District (BID) is delighted to announce the appointment of Carlie Palmer as BID Manager from November 2016. Carlie was recruited through local recruitment firm Rubicon.
Carlie has extensive business experience, and is also experienced in Marketing, events, leadership, PR, and networking. Having held a Marketing Director post for many years with a well-known local planning firm responsible for turnover and new business, so this role is ideally suited to her experience and personality.

The BID process was led by the Poole Town Centre Management Board (PTCP), It was chaired by Jonathan Sibbett from Sibbett Gregory Commercial Property Agents and supported by the Town Centre Management Office.
Carlie will report directly to the BID Board made up of levy payers within the BID area and her role will be to bring the ambitious business plan to life to benefit the BID Area.

On announcement of her appointment Carlie commented “I am very much looking forward to being responsible for delivering results from the business plan to the levy payers. Poole is such a great town and has so much to offer and being part of a brand-new BID is an exciting time to be part of this project. I look forward to getting out and meeting all the BID levy payers with a full update on our progress so far.

Poole BID Chair Jonathon Sibbett commented “We are delighted to welcome Carlie to our team here in Poole. We are all passionate about Poole and feel Carlie can bring the business plan to fruition working with the board and retailers within the BID district.”

The first Poole BID event is on 26th November on Poole Quay. For more information please contact poolebid@gmail.com.

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