27th August 2019
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Northwich BID News
In this issue:
  • Reminder to display your Makaton sticker
  • Vote today to help Northwich win the Rising Star in Great British High Street Awards
  • Northwich Pride August 2020
  • Northwich Mindfulness Day 2019
  • Congratulations to Bella Boutique and The Salty Dog!
  • Sign Up Your Business! – The National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour
  • Could you succeed in Salters’ Den?
A quick reminder to all businesses who have attended Makaton Training to display your Makaton sticker in your shop window.

Our aim is for those that use Makaton as a communication tool to feel confident entering and communicating with as many businesses in our town centre as possible, so it’s important to display if you’ve been trained. Thank you to all of you who participated in the training. There will be further opportunities for businesses who wish to attend in the future.
Vote Today to Help Northwich Win The Rising Star in Great British High Street Awards
For the second year running, Northwich has been shortlisted for the ‘Rising Star Award’ in the Great British High Street Awards, sponsored by Visa, after the town was entered by the Northwich Business Improvement District (BID).

Northwich BID Manager Jane Hough believes the town has a great chance to go one better than being awarded the runner-up prize that it received in 2018.

“Once again we’re delighted to have been shortlisted for the Rising Star Award which is testament to what the Northwich BID is trying to achieve here in the town with the help of partners and the community. “

The finalists will now battle it out in a public vote, which accounts for 20 percent of the final scoring, and will then have the chance to impress an expert judging panel as they seek to be crowned Britain’s best.

All you have to do is follow the link below and enter your email address – it only takes seconds! You can also place one vote every day – so keep voting!
Place Your Vote!
Northwich Mindfulness Day 2019
Louise Hough from Crafty Stitches, with help from the Northwich BID and a number of businesses across the town, is organising Northwich’s first ever Mindfulness Day.

The event will take place on Saturday 7th September, with the aim of encouraging members of the public to participate in a number of ‘mindful activities’ hosted by businesses across the town centre.

Crafty Stitches will be hosting various activities including: Learn to Knit, Diamond Art Taster, and Sock Knitting for Socks Against Suicide (supported by the Samaritans and youths who have completed their NCS). Vinnie’s is also running half hour slots for cupcake decorating, fondant flower making and baking and various gyms are also getting involved to help run taster sessions.

More details will be released next week across the Visit Northwich social channels.
Northwich Pride August 2020
Northwich will be hosting its very own family focused Pride Event in August 2020!

A steering group has been formed to bring the event together with the date of Saturday 1st August 2020 already agreed.

Would you like to put your business forward to contribute towards this exciting event?

BID Manager Jane Hough is calling on local businesses to get involved by hosting events, running stalls, or coming out in the town centre to deliver an event on the day.

A best dressed business/window competition will also be running so it’s the perfect opportunity to get creative.

If you would like to get involved, let Jane know by Monday 16th September by emailing:
Congratulations to Bella Boutique and The Salty Dog!
Two businesses within the town have come out on top in a public vote after entering a competition as part of Northwich in Bloom.

A range of the town’s retailers entered the ‘Best Dressed Business’ competition which had two different categories for pubs and shops, with entrants adorning their shop fronts, gardens and window displays with creative designs.

Hundreds had their say on the Visit Northwich Facebook page as visitors voted for the display they thought was best over a two week period.
It was Bella Boutique who triumphed in the shops section with CRS Consultants in second and Crafty Stitches in third. In the other half of the competition Stateside Bar & Kitchen and Barons Lounge were beaten into second and third respectively by The Salty Dog.

The top three will now receive a trophy for their efforts while Bella Boutique and The Salty Dog will also be given a bottle of champagne to mark their success.
Could You Succeed in Salters' Den?
Win £2500 cash as well as one year’s free accountancy support and business advice from Howard Worth AND legal monitoring from mosshaselhurst Solicitors!

Has your new business already performed above expectations? Are you looking to expand? Would a cash injection and expert business mentoring and support help to take it to the next level? Have you got a great idea and business plan but need investment and advice to make it a reality? By entering the Salters’ Den competition you could gain the vital funds and specialist advice to make a real difference to the future of your business.  
Applications are now open! If you are an entrepreneur or business start-up located in the Northwich or Winsford area and started trading on or after 1st January 2018 you are eligible to enter.

Full competition details can be found on the website or by calling 01606 369000.
Find Out More!
Sign Up Your Business! - The National Autistic Society's Autism Hour
The National Autistic Society are asking businesses to commit to making minor adjustments such as dimming lights and reducing noise, so that autistic people and their families feel welcome and safe whilst shopping.

We’re calling on the local businesses here in Northwich to get involved!

You can sign up for your free resources to start holding your regular Autism Hours ahead of the annual mass event in October. Just click on the link below if you’re interested.

Last year, 11000 businesses took part in Autism Hour including The Entertainer, Co-op and Morrisons, will you join that list this year?
Get Involved!
Please can you make sure that this E-Bulletin is forwarded on to all your members of staff, we'd like as many people as possible to learn about the great events, initiatives and businesses that are in our fantastic town.
Contact us:

01606 723175

Jane Hough: Northwich BID Manager -

Mark Henshaw: Northwich BID Officer -


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