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BID St Andrews Business Update Event

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All Levy payers are invited to attend the first in a series of communication events hosted by BID St Andrews. This Business Update event on is our opportunity to fully update our levy payers on the recent progress of our Business Improvement District and give you the opportunity to ask questions and to share your ideas for the BIDs strategic plan in the coming months.

We invite all levy payers to submit questions and ideas in advance of the meeting as we will have limited time on the night. Please email Rhonda at manager@bidstandrews.co.uk

The Agenda

  • 6.00.pm – Meet and Greet – an opportunity to meet with other businesses in town and to take advantage of the refreshments available.
  • 6.30.pm – Rhonda McCrimmon will give a short presentation on the achievements of BID to date and the plans for the future.
  • 6.45.pm – The Clean and Green Team Leader will present plans for the project activities in the coming months.
  • 7.00.pm – Submitted questions

To book your place at this event go to: http://business-update.eventbrite.co.uk

We look forward to seeing many of you there.

With kind regards

The BID Board

 

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Collaborate with St Andrews Voices

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St Andrews Voices, Scotland’s only festival of vocal and choral music, takes place in the town this autumn from 20-23 October.

The festival already attracts visitors from around the local region, across Scotland and the UK, and is keen to work with local business to increase visitor numbers to St Andrews .

The festival would be interested in collaborating with any business on things such as:

  •  Special promotions/competitions/deals: e.g. a discount for anyone with a festival ticket.
  •  Reciprocal promotion: e.g. if you are able to give St Andrews a plug on social media or via your e-newsletter, then the festival can do the same for your business in return. Pictures/blurb/suggested tweets etc. can all be provided by the festival. Twitter @StAndrewsVoices or Facebook: St Andrews Voices.
  • Brochure & poster display: please let the festival know if you are willing to display their materials.
  •  Window display competition: the festival is also running a window display competition. Any business that puts on a special festival display will be offered a free advert in the festival programme. The business with the most creative and engaging display will win 2 free tickets to the festival – these can be used by the business owners/staff or by the business for their own customer competition.
  •  Creative partnerships: the main venues for this year’s festival are already fixed, but there may be scope for one or two pop-up performances if any business is interested in hosting.

To discuss these, or any other ideas, please contact Sonia Stevenson, Artistic Director of St Andrews Voices at:

standrewsvoices@gmail.com

or call on 07791739601

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BID to tidy town with new ‘St Andrews Green Squad’

BID St Andrews is launching a new ‘Clean and Green’ initiative for levy-payers and the town: ‘The St Andrews Green Squad’.

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The project, partly funded by a grant won by BID St Andrews, will employ a supervisor to train and lead a small team of volunteers, including youngsters seeking employability skills, to deliver a range of agreed environmental projects within the BID area.

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BID St Andrews commissions University gull survey to find facts

“Everyone has a gull story to tell,” says Professor Will Cresswell of St Andrews University.

But the problem is how individuals see St Andrews’ issues with the gull population isn’t an objective basis from which to decide how to deal with the problems they create – like droppings, opened litter sacks, aggressive behaviour by parent birds and stealing food from alfresco café tables.
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Annual St Andrews Photography Festival to celebrate old and new

While St Andrews is world-renowned as the home of golf, few know the role the town has played nationally and internationally in the introduction of photography.St-Andrews-Photography-Festival-logo_Web

BID St Andrews is working with the University of St Andrews and local businesses to launch an annual photography festival in August which will celebrate the role and importance of St Andrews in the world of photography and engage with those who live, work in and visit the town.
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BID St Andrews appoints BID Manager to “dream job”

BID St Andrews’ has appointed its BID Manager to what she describes as her “dream job.” BID St Andrews BID Manager Rhonda McCrimmon.

Rhonda McCrimmon (36) started her new role on Thursday and will be responsible to the BID St Andrews Board and levy-payers for both the day-to-day management of the BID as well as the smooth running of its strategic projects.
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CruiseForth Seminar

The St Andrew Business Improvement District is teaming up with CruiseForth to unveil what it promises will be the first of many ‘business networking sessions’.

The evening seminar, 6-7.30pm at The Byre Theatre on 12th May, is free to attend and aims to guide and educate local businesses on how make the most of the growing cruise ship market. Continue reading “CruiseForth Seminar”

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BID ST ANDREWS BOARD ELECTED

A new Board – the first to serve the newly formed BID St Andrews – has been elected at an open evening at the Old Course Hotel.

Businesses in St Andrews who will be contributing as levy payers to the new Business Improvement District from January voted in the 10 in an election overseen by representatives of Fife Council and independently chaired by Ross Martin, CEO of the Scottish Council for Development & Industry.

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Comments from the BID Steering Group Chairman

Ken Dalton, chairman of the BID St Andrews steering group, says: “I am absolutely delighted that the hard work of so many volunteers across the town has been rewarded in such a positive way.”

Ken adds: “We can take a brief moment to celebrate – for and on behalf of our entire community – before the work begins on delivering a real business improvement district that will best support the town, its businesses, residents and visitors.” Continue reading “Comments from the BID Steering Group Chairman”

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KEY BACKERS FOR BID

As the campaign for a Business Improvement District in St Andrews enters its final two weeks, “key businesses and organisations” have backed the initiative, forming what the organisers are calling “a unique partnership.”

BID St Andrews has hailed the backing of some of the town’s largest players as proof that the project will unify the town “as never before”.
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