newqay_bid-6785Newquay BID is calling on all local independent retailers to celebrate their success and diversity in a special one day event designed to encourage residents and visitors to support local independent businesses.

On Friday 6th September 2013, the BID will be urging independent retailers to think of ways to host events, hold workshops and run special offers that will help encourage people through their doors and celebrate their uniqueness.

This event is designed to complement the BID’s popular ‘Indie’s Shopping Guide’, a pocket-sized booklet which was produced and distributed across the town centre to raise awareness of the fantastic retail outlets that Newquay has to offer.

In addition, the BID will be investing in promoting the event locally and regionally, and will be asking Newquay’s residents and visitors to come out and support their local businesses. Consumers will be encouraged to make a point of shopping with independent retailers and exploring the local shops that they may have otherwise overlooked.

Marketing and PR Assistant for Newquay BID, Alice Beard says: “If we can get as many of Newquay’s independent retailers as possible to hold a “special event” in their business for the day, we can offer consumers a chance to come and have a really unique shopping experience.

“Whether retailers hold talks about surfing history, art exhibitions, smoothie-making contests or jewellery making workshops, this would be a real draw. Businesses could also simply offer a special discount for the day, or even a bespoke competition or give away. These are only a suggestion of ways to get involved however and the BID is on hand to help talk through any ideas or concepts in more detail.”

Alice continues “We recognise how key the independent retailers are to Newquay and the importance of encouraging people to shop locally, not only on Friday 6th September, but throughout the year as well. Newquay’s high street has an eclectic mix of independents to suit all tastes and ages and this need to be showcased!”

If you would like to be involved or would like some more information about the day please contact Alice Beard at Newquay BID, One Stop Shop, Marcus Hill, TR7 1AF, 01637 498599 or email Please note that in order to successfully promote and market this event we will need to have all listings of workshops or offer returned by Friday 23rd August.