September 2023 Newsletter
October has arrived! Christmas is on the horizon but here at Harrogate BID we have some great upcoming events and campaigns before the festivities begin.
Firstly, congratulations to all of the well-deserved winners at the Harrogate in Bloom awards, it was a great evening to celebrate the floral success that Harrogate is renowned for. A huge thank you to Harrogate in Bloom for all of their hard work and the West Park Hotel for being great hosts.
Following this, the BID team headed to London after being invited to showcase Harrogate at the ‘Completely Retail Marketplace and Revo Conference’, read more about this below.
We have some fantastic campaigns in October, the inaugural Harrogate Music Weekender from 13th-15th October, as well as a high-energy networking event with F45 on Wednesday 11th October. Find more information and links to register below.
Another important date for your diaries is Thursday 26th October when Harrogate BID is teaming up with Destination Harrogate to deliver the plans for Christmas this year, it is a great opportunity for businesses ask any questions they may have, please find the link below to register.
Harrogate BIDs Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 18th January at Hotel Du Vin, please read more below about the process of becoming a Director on the Harrogate BID board.
As always, please do reach out to myself or the BID team if you wish to discuss anything.
Harrogate Music Weekender
Harrogate BID is now well underway with the preparations for the first Harrogate Music Weekender with just under a week to go. The Harrogate Music Weekender will take place from Friday, October 13 until Sunday, October 15 and visitors can expect an array of live music events taking place across several town centre venues.
The weekend will kick off at The Yorkshire Hotel with DJ Mark Green with an Ibiza themed closing party on Friday 13th October, followed by Singo Bingo at The Crown Hotel, hosted by Your Harrogate’s Nick Hancock on Saturday 14th October.
The events on the Friday and Saturday evening are ticketed at £5 each (ticket includes one free drink), but the rest of the events across the weekend are free of charge to attend.
Check out the full line up for the weekend at www.harrogatebid.co.uk/hmw
October BID Club with F45
Join us for a cardio focused workout, the F45 signature formula!
Harrogate BID are really excited to be collaborating with F45 in Harrogate to bring a high energy networking event to our members on Wednesday 11th October from 4:30pm.
Places are limited so don’t miss out! Register here
Free Car Parking
Harrogate BID is funding free parking to give town centre retailers an Autumn boost before the busy Christmas period. Visitors heading into town from Monday 19th – Sunday 15th October, will be able to park free of charge from 4pm (until close, Monday – Wednesday 11pm and Thursday – Sunday midnight) in the Jubilee Multi-Storey Car Park.
The free car parking campaign also aims to support three great events that are happening across that week in the town centre; Harrogate BIDs Harrogate Music Weekender, Visit Harrogate Restaurant Week and Harrogate Theatre Comedy Festival.
Christmas Information Sharing Event
Join Harrogate BID and Destination Harrogate on Thursday 26th October from 5:30pm at Hotel Du Vin to hear all about plans for Christmas in Harrogate this year.
Colleagues from Destination Harrogate will be sharing their plans for the festivities this year and will be on hand to answer any questions from businesses.
We look forward to welcoming you on the 26th October.
Harrogate BID AGM and Board Election Process
Harrogate BID would like to inform you that the Harrogate BID Board has started the process for electing the Directors for the next financial year of Harrogate BID.
We want to give every BID contributor the opportunity to participate in the process, but to be able to put your name forward or to vote for key positions, you need to be a member of the Harrogate BID company. A membership application form together with the rules is stated as below so please complete the form and email it to email@example.com before noon on 3rd November 2023.
The applications will be processed and presented to the BID Board on 9th November 2023. The next communication from us will be to Harrogate BID Ltd members only inviting them to express an interest in being a Director of the Harrogate BID and enclosing a candidate’s form to be completed. Should we receive more names than vacancies to represent a business sector, then there will be a secret ballot.
We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions, please phone us on 01423 582030.
I would also like to make you aware that it is our intention to hold the Harrogate BID AGM on 18th January 2024. More details to be announced in the coming weeks.
Completely Retail Marketplace and Revo Conference
Harrogate BID were really pleased to have been selected to showcase our town at the Completely Retail Marketplace and Revo Conference to a variety of brands, landlords and agents to encourage inward investment.
The team had a really insightful day showcasing Harrogate at the Completely Retail Marketplace and Revo Conference, and had lots of positive conversations with national brands, landlords and property professionals. It was great to scratch the surface at our Term 2 objective, voice and vision which you can read more about here.
Harrogate in Bloom Awards Evening
Thank you to all of those who attended the Harrogate in Bloom awards evening on the 21st September, it was a great turnout with so many people in the room that are passionate about keeping their communities and town looking the best.
Congratulations to all of the well-deserved winners, and a huge thank you to Harrogate in Bloom for all of their support, and of course, The West Park Hotel for being great hosts!
In the words of Harrogate in Bloom President, Pam Grant, “keep blooming!”
Harrogate College Recruitment Fair
Harrogate College are hosting a Recruitment and Higher Education Fair on Wednesday 15th November, from 10am – 2pm at the college.
If you would like a free stand or more information about the fair, please email firstname.lastname@example.org