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"Try Twickenham has been getting down to business"
As we welcome in 2015 here is a quick round up of 2014.
Try Twickenham is about you and your business, so make sure we have your news, and tell us about your events. You can even advertise for a new member of staff on the website.
Try Twickenham believes there is strength in numbers, so lets work together with a common purpose of persuading more people -
to shop - to eat - to drink - to enjoy - to work - to stay local.
Thank you for your support and here’s to a great 2015!
Try Twickenham Newsletter (Winter 2014)
It's been a busy few months since our last newsletter, and we have lots to report:
The BIG SWITCH ON for the Christmas Lights is Friday 21st November – look out for your invite for Christmas drinks on the night. Try Twickenham has put up beautiful lights on lampposts and lights in the trees for the big switch on and is offering free parking after 3pm in Holly Road and Church Lane car parks as well as pay and display meters in town.
Lights in trees are planned to go up on London Road, Heath Road and Twickenham Green in the next few weeks. (Installation delayed due to accessibility issues)
Don’t miss the 21st for the variety of activities and offers available, as it promises to be a fantastic, fun night for all the family – we have lots of free fun and goodies for the children, a great start to the festive season. Check out the new Try Twickenham website: www.trytwickenham.com, Facebook: www.facebook.com/trytwickenham and Twitter: www.twitter.com/trytwickenham for all the latest news.
Talking of the new website, be sure to check your listing for its accuracy, and let us know about any events, special offers or news you’d like to share – be it an anniversary, new staff, new service, expansion; let us help you let the town know what’s going on in your business!
Twickenham is still expanding and attracting new businesses, and we’d like to welcome the following that are joining our growing High Street: Chariots Private Car Hire, Kerala Melon (South-Indian cuisine), Chuba Rasa (Malaysian restaurant), Memories (gifts, cards and balloons), Glass by Jo Downs, Mi Vida (hair and beauty salon), The Laser Clinic Group, Ben Thanh (Vietnamese fare), and Boots Opticians.
Twickenham is also attracting many new office based businesses, FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft) and BIGRED Management to name just two. Regal House is now home to 40 businesses, employing 600 people.
Along with these new arrivals, we know of a further three businesses currently in planning and we hope to greet them in the New Year. There have also been some relocations: Twickenham Discount Store (moved to Heath Road) and True Beauty Salon (used to be Beauty and the Beach, has moved next door); some expansions: Cut Unit (now stocking men’s designer clothes and shoes), Caffe Bellissimo (has expanded into premises next door and will be serving a full evening menu) and Emily’s (now stocking small furnishings, handbags and gifts).
There are three new pop-ups: BBHLL (‘Brew Burger Hotdog Lobster Liquor’ at former Ales and Tails for 6 weeks from 8th November, so don’t miss them!), Lovers Lights Pop-Up Gallery (was at Monica Boxley, has now moved to the bigger premises of the former Mercado) and The Pub Bar and Smoke Shack (at former London Road/The Garryowen).
In the last newsletter we highlighted that parking in the town was a priority issue, and things have been moving forward. Try Twickenham are currently in talks with RingGo on providing parking offers in the Twickenham area.
One of the other topics we had a lot of feedback on from businesses were the floral displays and how some businesses felt excluded from the town centre display, so we aim to extend the flower baskets on the lampposts along Heath Road and up to the Staines side of the Green, and on the Whitton Road corner parade of shops.
Now, with long-term goals in mind and thinking about what information may benefit businesses, we need 100 volunteers – either local people or business staff – to take part in a 6-month GeoTasking survey. This research will look into the anonymised shopping habits and movements of the volunteers around the town. Hopefully, it will provide valuable and more accurate data on consumer behaviour, demographics and preferences that can be used to help in the growth and prosperity of our businesses. We need your help on this one to get the volunteers.
And finally, don’t forget to look at our Business to Business services on the website:
- PayPal is offering a cheaper and convenient alternative for Chip ‘n Pin devices – watch the video of Richmond businesses talking about how great it is on the PayPal page.
- First Mile give Try Twickenham levy payers discount on recycling and waste services – they really are cheaper – so get in touch with them and find out how much you could save.
- thatsale.co.uk is a new ‘bargain hunters’ website and is a great place to be listed, it’s free and raises your profile.
- Richmond Card is a free service that’s easy to sign up to for both customers and businesses, and has a potential 67,000 cardholders.
- ROCBaSE provides invaluable business support, counselling and training to help you achieve your goals, and will be working with Try Twickenham to offer some free workshops in the New Year.
I hope you have found the above information useful, but we are very keen for this to be a collaborative effort and want your input into the contents of our next Newsletter (Spring 2015). Please send us your own news, views and milestones. If you would like to keep in touch with us, write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s enjoy a prosperous Christmas and New Year,
Twickenham BID is up and running and open for business...
It was great to see so many of you at our launch event on April 29th. A big thanks to those who came along to learn about what we’re doing to support local enterprise, and wish us well on ‘take off’!
So what’s new, happening or in the pipeline with Twickenham BID?
For starters a warm welcome to our new high street businesses,
High Road Auctions, Biba Star (women’s fashion), Sami’s Barbers, Games Workshop, Ke Sushi, Iso Sushi, Yogocrush (frozen yoghurt), Italian Design (men’s clothing), Twickenham Upholstery, Bonjour Dry Cleaners, Schmidt Kitchens and Decoration (wallpapers & paint).
In addition to these great new arrivals, we know of a further 6 shops under offer, or about to start refurbishment, so great news for Twickenham, especially Heath Road which is getting a lot of attention.
More good news is the increase in Small Business Rate Relief. This has been extended to March 31st 2015, if you have a rateable value of £25,000 or under you are eligible to claim. Link to pdf here
Twickenham BID will shortly be delivering a gorgeous, BID funded summer planting and watering scheme, to compliment our new businesses and smart York stone paving.
We will be launching the TRY Twickenham website in September, using ‘Try Twickenham for….’ as our brand name and strapline on our promotions and events. We can run campaigns such as Try Twickenham for Al Fresco, Try Twickenham for fun, Try Twickenham for Beauty, Try Twickenham for smart living. There are lots of potential promotions we can do, so make sure we have all your details.
We’ve introduced a new, DISC crime-prevention intranet, launched with Twickenham PubWatch and supported by the Metropolitan Police. This will be extended to support our wider night-time economy and ensure the Town’s reputation for providing a safe and welcoming eating and drinking environment is properly supported and promoted in the lead up to next year’s Rugby World Cup.
Improving the Town’s parking is a priority and we’re working hard in this area; we hope to have news on this soon.
In June we were thrilled to offer BID support to the Twickenham Festival, and anticipate widening our summer campaign to engage all BID members next year, increasing footfall across the season.
Don’t forget that great recycling offers are now exclusively available to BID members, through our waste management partner First Mile. Contact email@example.com and mention Twickenham BID for your discounted recycling deal.
And at the end of 12 action-packed months we’ll ring out the year with the magic of BID funded Christmas lights, bringing festive cheer and sparkle across the town.
Finally, we extend a very warm BID welcome to Lesley, our new BID Ambassador, who will join us in July and is looking forward to meeting you all in the coming months.
BID members... Remember to make sure we’ve got your logo, business and website details to ensure the best possible website listing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Basically, if you’ve got it, tell us about it and we’ll make sure everyone knows about it. For more details about the BID partnership have a look at http://timefortwickenham.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/twickenham_bid_busplan_FINAL-em.pdf
Still not sure and would like some more details, than contact me, your BID Manager Gerry Barwick Gerry@trytwickenham.com