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Cllr Dave Smith

Board Director representing Local Authority

Dave Smith

Member of the Council, Cabinet and the Lower Gardens Trust Currently, I am the Cabinet member with responsibility for Planning and the Environment and am responsible for helping deliver many of the Council’s functions including bereavement services, coastal protection and town planning policies. I am a ‘Bournemouth Boy’ having lived here all my life. I currently…

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Kerry Homer

Board Director representing Major Multiple Retail

Kerry Homer

Store Manager – Cath Kidston I have worked as a Retail Manager for over 25 years, most of which I’ve spent in Bournemouth. I am currently the Store Manager at Cath Kidston and before this I was a Manager for New Look. I absolutely love living on the South Coast and I am passionate about Bournemouth…

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Andy Duck

Board Director representing Major Multiple Retail

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I have been the Centre Manager of The Avenue in Commercial Road for some 30 years, and am Director of Bournemouth Businesses Reducing Crime (BBRC) with a strong passion to improve the town centre environment. My long term aspiration is to maintain and improve footfall within the town centre and ensure Bournemouth town centre remains…

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Bill Cotton

Board Director representing Local Authority

Bill Cotton

Executive Director of Environment & Economy at Bournemouth Borough Council I am responsible for the Strategic development and delivery of a wide range of services in the Borough including Tourism, Transport & Planning, Regeneration and Housing. I am also a Director of Bournemouth Development Company.…

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Lansdowne Consultation

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 Lansdowne Consultation Bournemouth Council have recently had aproval to undertake a public consultation on a draft Lansdowne Delivery Plan. The draft plan sets out a series of projects and actions to address some of the issues in the area and to attract investment. To view a copy of the draft plan, please click here. The…

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Flooding & Drainage

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 Flooding & Drainage The Town Centre BID is currently lobbying the council about improvements to the surface water drainage in Bournemouth town centre in order to address and prevent a repeat of the flooding that has taken place. If you have lost stock, sustained damage to your property, or incurred business interruption as a result…

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Free Marketing Training Seminar from the NCTA

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Free Marketing Training Seminar from the NCTA   The National Coastal Tourism Academy (NCTA) is providing a FREE seminar entitled ‘What’s Your USP?’ on Wed 30 Sept, 2-4pm at the Riviera Hotel, Alum Chine. Have you discovered what makes you stand out from the crowd? Or ever wondered why your competitors are always busy, fully…

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Internships

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Are you an SME (Small to Medium Enterprise)? Could you benefit from the help of an intern?   The Santander / Bournemouth University Internship Scheme has opened for 2015/2016. This is a scheme to facilitate matching up talented graduates from Bournemouth University with SMEs for work experience. Interns are jointly funded for the duration of…

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Summer Live

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Returning to Bournemouth Square for a second year is Summer Live – a free seven-week programme of outdoor musical performances and art. New for 2015 and now open is the Summer Garden bar – a beautiful floral themed bar open all day, with acoustic music sets and live art demonstrations from 5pm-9pm. The Summer Live…

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2015 Dorset Business Crime Conference

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The Home Office reports that almost one in four small businesses have been the victim of business crime in the past two years. The Dorset Business Crime Conference has been set up to help businesses understand, tackle and prevent business crime. It is FREE and takes place on Wed 8 July from 8.30am – 2pm…

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Wheels Festival Window Display

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BCTC (Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce) in partnership with Spotcheckers are bringing you a competition to help bring the Wheels Festival buzz into Bournemouth town centre. All high street businesses that have a window are encouraged to take part and dress their windows with wheels designs, circles, tyres, plates – anything you like on…

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ITV’s X Factor Auditions

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Following the success of last year’s auditions at Obscura Café in Bournemouth, the X Factor were keen to come back to the town this year and this time they want to make it even bigger and better by holding the Bournemouth auditions on a Saturday. Open auditions will be held from 10am to 6pm this…

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Free Connection Vouchers

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An opportunity has arisen for businesses to claim up to £3K to speed up their broadband connection and website, via a government connection voucher scheme. Aimed at Small or Medium Enterprises (SMEs), the scheme is aimed at helping local businesses to grow and develop. The connection vouchers are available on a first come, first served…

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New Town Centre BID Manager

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The Bournemouth Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) has appointed a new BID manager for Bournemouth. Caron Khan joins the Town Centre BID with expertise spanning several areas, from marketing and media relations to event management. Caron has been running her own Dorset based creative consultancy for the last 7 years and has over 20…

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Information on the Gardens of Light 2014

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The Gardens of Light is a Christmas event designed to deliver a steady increase in footfall to Bournemouth town centre during the most important time of year. Rather than spend time and resources keepiing two websites up to date on the Gardens of Light event, please visit the public-facing www.makeitbournemouth.co.uk site directly. This has full…

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Gardens of Light 2014

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Plans for this year’s Gardens of Light event are being finalised and preliminary publicity has already started, with all hotels and other accomodation providers across Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch receiving posters and leaflets so their summer visitors know to come back to Bournemouth at Christmas. Last year’s event saw a significant increase in town centre…

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Free Google Workshops

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If 92% of the UK population now use Google. What happens when they Google your business? If you don’t know, you’re missing a huge opportunity to reach potential new customers online. You can set up a Google Places page for your business for free, and help your business appear higher up in the listings when…

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Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival 2013

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June 21st – 30th 2013 The Bournemouth Town Centre BID has partnered with the Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival this year, helping to make Bournemouth Town Centre a great foodie destination.  Events list: Friday June 21st Mediterranean Day – Bournemouth Square 1000 – 2200 Street Food Festival – Pop-up restaurants serving food for onsite consumption…

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Pop up art gallery programme of events

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Opening Exhibition Thursday 25th April – Monday 6th May A multidiscipline exhibition showcasing an array of creativity and different artistic practices. Expect to see: painting, drawing, sculpture, digital installation, performance, film & animations on at our basement cinema. Drawing Exhibition Thursday 9th May – Monday 20th May A drawing exhibition that explores the many different…

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Pop up art gallery to open in town

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The Town Centre BID has collaborated with students from the Arts University Bournemouth to turn an empty town centre unit into a free-to-enter pop up art gallery this spring. The new attraction will be filled with interesting and challenging pieces of artwork from the students and the exhibitions will change each week. Housed on two…

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Google Business Workshops

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Did you know that 90% of internet searches are carried out on Google? And that taking advantage of the free services Google offers to businesses will normally help increase the likelihood of people finding you online? The online world is moving fast and these free workshops are designed to make sure you keep up to…

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