As 100 businesses across Harrogate now accept the Harrogate Gift Card, the iconic tearoom Bettys, which marks 100 years in the town, has backed the scheme.
Bettys on Parliament Street features on the front of the Gift Card. The cards can be pre-loaded with any value up to £500 and used in participating town centre shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, businesses and attractions.
Bettys Harrogate Branch Manager, Janet Parker, said: “Bettys has been part of the local community in Harrogate for 100 years, and we are aware that in this day and age, when retail is struggling and the high street is in decline, that making it to 100 is no mean feat. Local and independent businesses bring something unique and personal to the local community. We are very keen to see customers supporting local businesses and allowing them the opportunity to flourish and succeed the way Bettys has.”
John Fox, Chairman of the Harrogate Business Improvement District (BID), said: “Bettys is a fantastic attraction for Harrogate. Having the tearooms as part of the scheme will no doubt encourage visitors and locals alike to buy a Gift Card, which can then be used in a wide range of businesses. You can have your cake, shop, dine out, or pamper yourself at the many venues in the scheme.”
John added: “The Harrogate Gift Card locks spend into the local economy as it can only be used in registered town centre businesses, not online or out of town. It means both the purchaser and recipient are supporting their local town.”
The Harrogate Gift Card is available online www.harrogategiftcard.co.uk and can be purchased from Harrogate Tourist Information Centre, Harrogate Theatre and Harrogate Bus Station.
Harrogate Gift Card: The complete Harrogate experience
Take the decision out of gifting and buy the Harrogate Gift Card for a wide choice of spending across food, drink and leisure entertainment.
What is it?
The Harrogate Gift Card is a Mastercard–based gift card which can be used across Harrogate.
How does it work?
The card works in the same way as department store / shopping centre gift cards but for the whole town.
Simply choose your card amount
Purchase your Harrogate Gift Card Give it to friends, family or colleagues
They can then spend it in over 100 Harrogate businesses
Why buy it?
It’s a great present for any occasion
It supports Harrogate businesses
You can spread your spend across multiple businesses