Ebulletin no : 43 03/05/2016

Welcome to this week's edition of our Luton BID news. Read on to find out more about Luton town centre initiatives and events and to find out how we can help you promote your business -without any cost to you.
Luton BID information event - 
18th May, 2016

Join us on Wednesday, 18th May at the UK Centre for Carnival Arts (UKCCA) in St Mary's Road for our one hour Luton BID information event - open to all businesses in Luton town centre.

At this event, which will start at 5pm, you will find out what the BID has achieved, what is planned and be able to meet our directors and ambassadors.

To book and find out more please email info@lutonbid.org.

Last chance to vote for your favourite town centre bar

Luton BID is sponsoring the Best Bar None  2016 awards and there are now just two more days to vote for your favourite town centre venue.

The responsible management and operation of licensed premises is key part of keeping Luton town centre safe, attractive and appealing to visitors.  See all the Luton town centre finalists and vote for the People's Choice Award category  HERE
Promote your food and drink business for free

We are placing a two page feature in the Luton on Sunday newspaper to promote food and drink businesses in Luton town centre later this month. This is to showcase our range of superb cafes, pubs, restaurants and bars.

To be a part of this feature - at no cost to your business - we need you to email us up to 100 words about your business and a jpeg photo. The deadline is this Thursday at 5pm please so to benefit from this free publicity p lease email your words and photo to promotion@lutonbid.org

Seeking independent businesses

The BID is keen to run a promotional campaign for independent retailers in Luton town centre this year.  To do this we need your views. 

If you own or run an independent business in Luton town centre and would like to be part of an 'independents' working group or would like to submit suggestions on the sort of support and activities that could support your business (in line with the BID Business plan, please contact us on info@lutonbid.org  or give your details to our BID Ambassadors.
Dates for your diary

Talent Quest 2016 - May and June
This is a search for new performing arts talent for August's Luton Mela.  Heat 1 takes place on 7th May, heat 2 on 12th May, the semi-finals on 23rd and 24th June and the final on 29th July.  Email  info@lutonmela.co.uk  or call Furhaad 
on 07966 723454.

Luton Live - Saturday, 14th May
Family-friendly street entertainment, organised by Luton BID, is lined up for the second Saturday of every month until October. Get this May date in your diary.

You can keep up to date with all upcoming events on the Luton BID website HERE.
How to get involved

All businesses are encouraged to get involved by attending working groups to help steer projects. You can also follow us on Twitter @LutonBID or like us on Facebook Luton BID, or click on the links below.

Look out for our ebulletin next week with details of some of our new projects.

This email is sent to you as a business located in the
Luton Business Improvement District (BID) 
or partner interested in BID activity.

The BID is project managed by Partnerships for Better Business Ltd (pfbbUK).

Luton BID 01582 510657  info@lutonbid.org
www.lutonbid.org

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