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BID helps promote Commercial Street’s retail offering

Retailers on Commercial Street have been given a boost by Harrogate BID - a banner at the top of their road. Sue Kramer from Crown Jewellers, who is spearheading an awareness-raising campaign for the street which is home to dozens of independent businesses, asked if the BID could provide an eye-catching banner to help lure shoppers to their part of town. Harrogate BID Chair Sara Ferguson said: "The BID's remit is […]

todayApril 6, 2021 1

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May start date for new Harrogate BID manager

Harrogate BID has appointed Matthew Chapman as its new manager. Matthew, who has spent the last six years promoting two major Yorkshire town and city centres and is the current Huddersfield manager, will start his new position on May 1. His first role with a BID came in 2016, when he was appointed as Leeds BID operations manager. This saw him overseeing the day-to day management of the organisation and […]

todayMarch 17, 2021 4

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BID cleaning crew takes to the streets for pre lockdown-relaxation spring clean

Harrogate BID's (Business Improvement District) cleaning crew is back on the spa town's streets as businesses prepare to reopen their doors next month. (April 2021) The team from UK Nationwide Cleaning Services have begun 'washing and weeding' footpaths including East Parade, Tower Street and Bower Road, including the 'One Arch' pedestrian tunnel. In addition to removing weeds, the cleaning team will also be washing down the streets. Last year, the […]

todayMarch 4, 2021 3

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December sales of Harrogate Gift Cards will give local economy £17k boost

Harrogate BID (Business Improvement District) has revealed December was a record month for sales of its Harrogate Gift Card. A total of 392 cards were bought during the last four weeks of the year, with a combined monetary value of £17,200 - an average of £43 per card. The cards, which can be pre-loaded with any value up to £500, can be redeemed at more than 90 participating town centre […]

todayJanuary 29, 2021 2

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Harrogate BID Board unanimously votes in Sara Ferguson as its Chair

Harrogate Business Improvement District (BID) board has elected a new chair for the next 12 months. Sara Ferguson, who co-owns two town centre businesses and had been the organisation’s acting chair since last May, won the unanimous support of her fellow directors during its inaugural (online) meeting of 2021. Six new directors have also joined the board. Together with Jim Mossman, from Cold Bath Brewing Co, and Lesley Wild, from […]

todayJanuary 14, 2021 1

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Harrogate Christmas Shop Window Competition – Winners Announced

The winners of the Harrogate Christmas Shop Window Competition have been announced. Twenty-seven shops had asked to take part and Helen James Flowers on Station Parade has been named as the overall winner Mama Doreen’s Emporium was the winner in the large shops category, Helen James Flowers won the medium shops category, and Boho Chic, on West Parade, was the winner in the small shops category. The judging of the […]

todayDecember 15, 2020

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Harrogate BID sponsors free Harrogate Electrics bus journeys and car parking to bring customers into town centre

Harrogate BID is launching two new initiatives aimed at bringing shoppers into Harrogate town centre this December. And with the town coming out of lockdown tomorrow (December 2), it is even more important than ever to encourage residents to "shop, eat and drink" locally. The first is seeing it once again partnering with bus operator The Harrogate Bus Company to sponsor its "Sunday Freeway", offering the chance to ride its […]

todayDecember 2, 2020

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Rotary Club and BID partner for this year’s Harrogate Christmas Window Competition

This year’s Christmas Shop Window Competition is launched today (Monday, November 23), thanks to a new partnership between Harrogate Business Improvement District (BID) and The Rotary Club of Harrogate. The annual festive competition, which was one of the main features of the Channel 5 documentary, _Harrogate: A Yorkshire Christmas_, is aimed at promoting town centre shops and pushing the ‘shop local’ message in the run up to Christmas. This year’s […]

todayNovember 23, 2020 3

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Harrogate’s Christmas Lights Are Powered By Harrogate BID

Harrogate’s Christmas Lights – powered by Harrogate Business Improvement District (BID) – have gone live. And whilst Covid forced the cancellation of an official switching on-ceremony, this year’s display – which includes streets which have not been featured before – will the give the town centre a much-needed end of year boost. Over the last few weeks, the BID’s partners in this project, Gala Lights, have been busy adorning buildings, […]

todayNovember 17, 2020 6