Created and heavily invested in by Newquay BID, and with The Newquay Voice as its main sponsor, the full programme of ongoing events will include many inspirational meet-ups throughout the town’s leading tourism and hospitality venues.
With its thriving business culture and hardy community spirit, Newquay Business Week has been designed by the BID to celebrate and unite local businesses, whose collaborative efforts and support have contributed towards the town’s successful and on-going evolution.
Newquay BID director Karen Hoyle says, “Newquay Business Week is a platform to bring champion advisors and leaders directly to Newquay’s entrepreneurs and key businesses. Recognising the town’s ongoing achievements and future economic goals, the project is an opportunity to bolster the community and entrepreneurial spirit that drives most local business owners. Employees and business owners in Newquay have the opportunity to come together with like-minded people to learn what business support is available to them via various funding pots and also help to shape the future and the direction of this burgeoning Cornish town.”
The week will offer visitors access to advice and resources from influential speakers to help nurture and grow not only their companies, but also Newquay as a flourishing town for business strategy. Key components of the agenda will include inspirational sessions from the likes of Ernest Capbert co- founder of Finisterre, offering advice on ‘How To Build A Brand’; Rob Edlin, Owner Director of Niddocks and Google partner talking about getting the most out of online search and analytics, Simon Tregonning of Aspects Holidays and LEP Board Member speaking on digital marketing and further sessions from The Aerohub, UKTI, Anja Jones Translation, Visit England and Cornwall 365.
Pam Foden, Head of Development at Visit England says, “I am looking forward to being part of Newquay’s first Business Week. My session will include an overview of TripAdvisor and how to get the most from it, whether accommodation provider, visitor attraction, restaurant, café or pub. Every business can have great reviews – it’s all about managing customer expectations. Come along to hear some good examples and ideas that might work for your business”.
Ernest Capbert, formerly of Finisterre says, “I’ve always supported Newquay on its re-development journey and it’s exciting to see lots of independent businesses and mainstream big guys setting up shop too. Matched with the surf lifestyle and coastal culture, Newquay is driving itself as a cool and eclectic destination for tourists to visit. Now businesses just need to be crystal clear on the customer set so that they can sell, sell, sell and I’m looking forward to bringing that insight and advice.”
Since the BID’s inception the team has continually created and implemented strategic projects and tools contributing to the revitalisation of the town’s profile. Most communities depend on the strength of their local businesses to grow and thrive and with the BID’s support, Newquay business owners are now seeing how the resort is reaching towards its potential as an attractive place to live, work and do business.
Additional sponsors of the week-long business event will be PSP Insurance and Financial Solutions whilst many individuals and hospitality venues will be hosting events in support of the enterprising initiative.
Newquay BID Director Karen Hoyle says, “We’re delighted to be able to offer such a valuable opportunity to local businesses. We’re aware that we’re still only part of the way through our journey of the development process of our town. It has been a challenge but with businesses now readying themselves for the next level, the level of strategic and logistical advice via Newquay Business Week will help accelerate that journey. Events like Newquay Business Week and access to panels and individuals such as will be available here, are regular occurrences in other competing resorts. This is a key delivery from the BID team and another reason that Newquay BID must continue if the resort is to be able to compete on this national scale.”
From pioneering start-ups to larger enterprises, all businesses, no matter their size, are invited to attend any of the sessions taking place throughout the week. Most will be free of charge and some ask for a small £2 fee which is invaluable considering a hefty fee would usually be charged when seeking advice from the chosen leading speakers. All other bookings can be made via the Newquay BID website www.newquaybid.co.uk/events or by calling 01637 498599. Business week is free to Newquay BID and voluntary members and members will be sent the discount code by BID Buzz newsletter or can be obtained from the BID team.
For more information please visit the Newquay Business Improvement District website at http://www.newquaybid.co.uk/events