We are delighted to announce the winner in our Celebrating Independents campaign is akai juice bar in Westover Road.
The bar, run by Claudia Walsh, has only been open for a few months and has quickly gained a great reputation.
The customer who nominated akai as their favourite independent trader in Bournemouth town centre has won £500 to spend there.
Meanwhile, through our own social media platforms and those of our key print media partner, the Bournemouth Echo and LOCALiQ, the July campaign reached an audience of 106,000 people with nearly 37,000 engagements across all platforms including websites, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
BID Business Liaison Officer, Susie O’Neill: “We are absolutely delighted with the success of this very high-profile campaign which highlighted once again the importance of independent traders in the town centre and just how brilliant they are.”