Call us on: 01777 861601
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For further up to date information on any of our BID Member deals please see are latest news page or alternatively contact the BID Team.
If you would like to know more about the UK’s first ever area-wide BID, for information about joining us as a voluntary member or for any other enquiries please do feel free to contact us:
The North Notts BID have set up a partnership with cost-savings experts Meercat Associates to give BID Members free access - with no hidden costs to a procurement service who will work with BID Members to secure exclusive rates and deals to save money on various bills such as:
Energy: The team will monitor and manage your contract to ensure BID Members always have the best market rates.
Telecoms: Saving you time and securing you the best market rates by analysing your complicated itemised bills.
Pest control: This service covers infestations across food and non-food premises providing affordably priced pest control.
Testing: Sourcing the right supplier at the right price ensuring your business is always safe and complying with the law.
Merchant fees: Often over looked Meercat Associates will be able to show the potential savings that can be made for a North Notts BID Member.
Water: Using their wealth of knowledge and experience when working with national suppliers to minimise your bills.
Print and Stationery: Combining the best quality service and materials at the best rates for BID Members by working together to save money.
Insurance: Negotiating on your behalf for the better premiums.
Waste and recycling: With the “zero to landfill” a core initiative of Meercat Associates they will provide environmentally friendly waste disposal whilst significantly reducing costs.
The process is simple, the team will confidently review your recent bills and they can manage the process from start to finish for you or alongside your existing procurement team.
To find out more head to the downloads section within the Members area and download "Your Guide To Reducing Business Costs" brochure.
For further information or to access this savings service deal then please call or email the BID team.
In April 2018 North Notts BID began to introduce its new business support service, available exclusively to our BID Members.
Contact us to book your one-to-one appointment now.
Included in the Business Support Service will be:
- One-to-one support and guidance from an experienced Business Adviser - Offering business support; coaching and mentoring advice; business planning and management and developmental support.
- Meet your neighbour events – Join us for breakfast or lunch and meet other businesses based on your industrial area or nearby. As well as offering excellent inter-trading opportunities and a chance to discuss any ideas or issues that you are facing with other like-minded business people.
The meet the neighbour events will initially be focused on our BID members based in industrial areas throughout the Bassetlaw area, however BID members from all sectors are welcome to attend.
- Specialist business seminars and workshops – Covering topical, relavent subjects such as First Aid training and other business-related subjects.
Keep a look out on our 'Latest News' page for events, courses and seminar dates or call 01777 861601 to register your interest.
BID Open Meetings!
We are delighted to announce dates for our BID Open meetings.
The meetings are an excellent opportunity for BID Members to come along and hear more about the BIDs current projects and future plans from North Notts BID Chair, George Buchanan.
The meetings will take place from 6pm - 7:30pm on the following dates:
Retford: Tuesday 8th May 2018 - The Well, Hospital Road, Retford, DN22 7BD.
Tuxford: Tuesday 15th May 2018 - The Methodist Church, 31 Newcastle Street, Tuxford, NG22 0LN.
Harworth: Monday 21st May 2018 - Harworth Town Hall, Scrooby Road, Harworth, DN11 8JP.
Worksop: Tuesday 29th May 2018 - The Crossing SEC, Newcastle Street, Worksop, S80 2AT.
We would welcome any thoughts and ideas you may have on making North Nottinghamshire an even better place to work, live and visit. Booking is not required, please come along to find out more.
North Notts BID is delighted to launch North Notts in Bloom – a scheme to ensure that our area is clean and welcoming and a nicer place to work, live or visit.
Retford in Bloom has run for the last three years in the town centre, but this year North Notts BID is expanding the scheme and developing an 'in bloom' package for the whole of the North Notts area.
The initial pilot took place in Retford, working in partnership with Retford Business Forum and the Retford Civic Society, with sponsorship from Icon Aerospace Technology and Traffic Labour Supplies Ltd. Working with new partners, Acer Landscapes, we aim to make our towns look colourful, vibrant and well-presented.
The Retford scheme includes:
- Hanging baskets packed with quality plants.
- Weekly watering.
- Installation of brackets if required.
- St George's Flag.
- Union Flag.
- Christmas trees with lights.
The North Notts BID sponsorship reduces the full price for the bloom pack from £225 +VAT to £125 +VAT, making a saving of £100 per package purchased.
To access this BID Member Deal for Retford, fill out the ‘North Notts in Bloom order form’ then post or email the form to Acer Landscapes, contact details are stated at the bottom of the form.
If you haven't received a form then download the 'North Notts in Bloom order form' from our downloads page within the BID Members' Area ~ https://bit.ly/2GLDJjB
In Worksop North Notts BID funded 50 brackets and quality flower baskets to be installed, hung and maintained throughout the high street at no extra costs to the businesses; they will hang throughout summer.
The BID has worked with Harworth and Tuxford to tailor the 'in bloom' packages to meet their towns individual needs, each town was given funds to enhance their existing flower arrangements.
The BID also plans to look at how we can improve the entrances and approaches to the industrial areas.
North Notts BID Members are able to access our FREE Emergency First Aid at Work, 1-day course which is HSE compliant.
Once completed you will be a qualified First Aider and will receive a 3-year certification.
Emergency First Aid at Work is aimed at low-to-medium risk environments or where Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines indicate staff should hold a certificate in Emergency First Aid at Work; the HSE recommends that if you work in a company with 5 -50 workers, there should be at least one person trained in first aid.
To put one employee through this course it can cost from £90+ VAT to £135 + VAT. The BID are offering BID Members to send one employee on the course FREE OF CHARGE.
For course date announcements make sure to add our email (firstname.lastname@example.org) as a contact, to ensure you receive the information on the latest courses and BID Member Deals.
Alternatively, visit our 'Latest News' page on our website for more course information - https://bit.ly/2PFEXRW
If your company needs more than one employee training in any of the First Aid courses, please look at our exclusive offers on various types of First Aid Courses. For more information see 'First Aid Training Discount Offer' on the 'BID Member Deals' page on our website.
Our Free Emergency First Aid at Work workshops have been extremely popular and spaces have been limited to one person per BID member.
We have received numerous requests from our members wanting to book two or more members of their staff onto these free one day workshops, but unfortunately due to high demand and limited numbers we haven’t been able to accommodate their requests. It has identified that there is a high demand for BID members needing first aid training for multiple members of staff.
With this in mind we have managed to negotiate discounted rates, exclusively to BID members, on a variety of first aid courses with local training provider ‘How to Save a Life’. If there are a minimum of 6 people from one organisation then they can deliver the courses in your own business premises.
For those wanting only a couple of places, it is possible to join forces with another BID member organisation to ensure that you can access the best discounts. The only proviso is that the course is held in one premises and is organised by one company.
If your company needs 6 - 12 employees training in First Aid and you would like to take up this BID Member offer then contact the BID Team, please state your BID Reference and 'First Aid Training offer' when enquiring.
Head to 'Downloads' within the Members Area to download the discounted price list and the list showing the savings you would make by taking up this BID Member offer rather than going direct to the training provider.
For further information, contact Details: Email - email@example.com or call - 01777 861601.
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North Notts BID Launches Partnership with LoyalFree bringing another free benefit to BID Members!
North Notts BID is delighted to launch a partnership with LoyalFree – the digital app for local businesses. As a BID member, you can advertise your business, increase sales and reward your best customers with discounts and digital loyalty schemes. It’s super simple, free for you and there is no complicated technology!
Information about the LoyalFree App
We have partnered with the multi award-winning loyalty app LoyalFree and as your company is a BID Member, this advertising service will be funded by North Notts BID and therefore is free for you. Customers will be able to show the app or the card in store to redeem their offer.
You can see what other local businesses are offering by downloading the app here: www.loyalfree.co.uk/download or directly from the App or Play Store.
You will benefit from:
Free advertising of offers and events to locals and visitors
Social Media promotion with custom LoyalFree images showcasing your offer
The option to run a ‘loyalty stamp’ scheme at no extra cost
Amazing customer insights emailed directly to you each month
Click throughs to your website, social media and so forth
Awareness to passing trade from neighbouring areas
What do you need to do?
Simply let LoyalFree know your offer, discount or loyalty scheme by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org (please include any T&C’s you may have) and the LoyalFree team will let you know once you’ve been added to the app. They will create the profile for you, once created you can log in and make any changes you like.
You can have various types of offers or loyalty schemes, and any terms and conditions you like to suit your needs.
What makes a good offer on LoyalFree?
– The offer is either loyalty based (stamps) or exclusive to the app and cannot be redeemed through other schemes
– The offer has simple and clear terms & conditions for the customer
– The offer is compelling and easy to understand – keep it short and save the details for the T&Cs…
– The offer is enticing, for example explains the % money being saved
– If your loyalty scheme involves collecting stamps ensure the number of stamps collected is not unachievable to the customer.
Example types of offers which work well:
25% off your bill Monday-Friday
Half price tenant referencing fees
2nd main meal free
6th coffee free
Free one hour phone consultation
Free gift when you spend £25+
10% off when you spend £20+
8th pint free
25% off Wills & Probate services
5th meal on us
Complimentary drink with any cake
Free blow-dry on Tuesdays
What happens once you are signed up:
Shortly after you sign up the LoyalFree or a North Notts BID Ambassador will visit you and bring some marketing materials to help you promote the app!
We will along with LoyalFree be promoting the app in many other ways to ensure a great number of downloads including social media promotion, events, billboards, local press and competitions.
Launched in June 2019, the Business Crime Partnership, developed and delivered by North Notts BID, was created following feedback by members that safety and security was a key priority for their future security and economic success.
The Crime Partnership consists of the following initatives:
- New ANPR CCTV systmes installed into North Notts Industrial Estates across the district.
- Town Centre encrypted radio system implemented into Retford and Worksop. Assiting the businesses and the police to communicate to help reduce criminal and anti-social activity.
- Crime Partnership seminars: Various topics are covered, it is a chance for businesses to come together and hear from experts within the field.
- Cyber Fraud awareness, working with the Notts Police Cyber Fraud team to distribute and alert businesses of warnings, new knowledge and training courses.
- Knowledge sharing between businesses in North Notts, whether that be via email or social media.
Our BID Ambassadors attend Pub Watch and Shop Watch meetings in Worksop and Retford to gather and feed in information which is then shared with BID Members, Nottinghamshire Police, Bassetlaw District Council, Neighbourhood Watchand any other relevant partners.
In addition to greater communication between businesses, the council and police, the crime partnership delivers greater protection to businesses and their employees, particularly those working alone or in the evening.
Free Wi-Fi is up and running in all four North Notts Town Centres; Retford, Worksop, Harworth and Tuxford.
North Notts BID is working with specialist provider, Elephant Wi-Fi, the company has also delivered many other similar projects in towns and cities across the country.
Following a feasibility study and consultation undertaken during 2016/17, free Wi-Fi across the town centres was identified as a high priority for visitors, businesses and the local community.
The Wi-Fi gives visitors the chance to access a range of online services, keep upto-date on special offers and promotions, as well as check on local events and other relevant information to help further enhance their visit.
‘What Next’ in North Notts is a new skills and education expo for all of the regions year 11 and 13 learners.
1800 Visitors | 100 Exhibitors | 10 Zones | 1 Venue | 1 Inspiring day!
01.10.19 – North Notts Arena, Worksop
The Expo will highlight the range of opportunities allowing young people to make informed decisions about their next steps into the world of work or ongoing education.
• Demonstrate the range of careers opportunities and wider apprenticeships, work experience, Study Programmes, T Levels, A Levels and Higher education options.
• Enable learners to have direct dialogue with these exhibitors steering direction and starting employment pipelines.
The event is funded by the North Notts BID and is being delivered in partnership with Bassetlaw District Council (Economic Development team) and other wider regional stakeholders.
We are delighted to offer our BID members the first opportunity to take part by exhibiting at this exciting new event. There is no cost to businesses, organisations or charities to exhibit.
If you are interested in taking a stand or would like to find out more about the event then please contact Tim Gladman, Skills Officer at Bassetlaw District Council on: T: 01909 533217 | M: 07551 827248 | E: Tim.Gladman@bassetlaw.gov.uk