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Newsletter September 2020

Newsletter September 2020


Eat Out To Help Out Is Now Cashback to Comeback!

We have been contacted by a company called Swipii and would like to know your thoughts. Swippii is a smart marketing tool that helps local businesses drive extra revenue by accessing card linking technology.

How does it work?

Get your business listed on the app with a cashback percentage between 1-5%, Swipii need your Merchant ID (MID) to get you started. Then sign up your customers to the Swipii app, your customers securely link their card to the app and start earning cashback after every purchase.

Why Swipii?

  • Put your business on autopilot and let Swipii drive extra revenue.
  • No hardware, no hassle, no setup costs, no monthly subscription & pay on results only.
  • Increased customer loyalty.
  • Higher customer satisfaction.
  • Increased spend & frequency.
  • Bank-level security.

Have a look at the video below to see how this could work for you. Please contact Poole BID if you would like more details.

Total Guide to Poole

The aim of this website is to bring communities together, help businesses succeed, help people thrive and places come alive and uncover the best that Poole has to offer.

There is a section dedicated to Poole Town Centre and it’s a great platform to promote your business. If you have any content that you would like to see shared on this site please get in touch with us at

Have a look at Total Guide here:

MacMillan Coffee Morning

A number of businesses have suggested that they would like to support the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning this September.

We are exploring ways to make this work, anyone with ideas on how this could look or wanting to participate please get in touch and help us to help millions of people living with cancer.

Contact us at

Google Guide

Poole BID have recently been using Google Guide to support business in the area and the stats seem to suggest it’s working well and a great free platform. There have been over 200,000 views of the photos we put on Google Maps.

If you would like us to put a review of your business on the guide please let us know.

Poole BID Website

We are currently developing an ‘Offers’ page on the Poole BID website. If you have anything you would like to promote please send us the details.

Kickstart Recovery Grants

Grants of up to £3,000 are now available via your local Growth Hub to help facilitate recovery for your business affected by the Covid pandemic and subsequent lockdown. The grants can be used to: 

  • help businesses access specialist professional advice such as HR, accountants, legal, financial, IT and digital
  • purchase minor equipment to adapt or adopt new technology in order to continue to deliver business activity or diversify

Remember, these grants operate on a first come, first served basis – so if you are interested, please act sooner rather than later.

Shopwatch Radios

Great news, the Shopwatch radios are now in circulation and proving to be very useful. Our CSAS officers also have the radios so are aware of any concerns and can offer help when necessary.

For details of the scheme and costs please get in touch with us at


If you are planning to hold an event e.g. live musicians and need help with stewarding potential crowds with regards to social distancing please let us know in advance.

We may be able to arrange additional support for you if we have sufficient notice.


Veolia Waste Management have opened a local depot and are able to offer levy payers some very competitive rates.

Get in touch with Poole BID for the relevant contact details.

Please get in touch if there is anything else we can help you with,

Best wishes

Poole BID team

Have your say

We value your feedback, if you’ve got anything you’d like to say about the BID then don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Perhaps you’ve got an idea about an event? An offer you’d like to promote? Feedback on anything we’ve been doing? Your thought counts so we’d love to chat.

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