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  • 12 Mar 2019 PRESS RELEASE: New Member of Staff at St Albans BID

    PRESS RELEASE: New Member of Staff at St Albans BID

    A new Events and Communications Manager has been appointed to join the team at St Albans BID. Sarah Fenton brings with her vast experience in audience development across a range of media channels including national and regional press, magazines, broadcast, online, mobile, fixed line and events (B2B and B2C) working for some of the biggest […]

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  • 06 Mar 2019 ATCM South East Network: Future High Street Briefing

    ATCM South East Network: Future High Street Briefing

    A great day in London delivered by ATCM yesterday. Helen spent the day with Ojay McDonald, Chief Exec of the ATCM (Association of Town and City Management) looking at the workspaces of the future and how city centres can better support new business with older workspaces. Hasanul Hoque from Camden Collective delivered an inspiring case […]

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  • 06 Mar 2019 NBCS Guide for the Management of Business Crime

    NBCS Guide for the Management of Business Crime

    NBCS Business Crime Guide has been published to highlight best practise when managing business crime incidents.

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  • 01 Mar 2019 March Newsletter

    March Newsletter

    Spring News – Looking forward to the new BID year! Got a great idea, recommendation or suggestion that can benefit BID businesses? We want to hear from you! The St Albans Business Improvement District (BID) Annual Bills will be sent out this month – each bill will be accompanied by an information sheet to give […]

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  • 28 Feb 2019 February Newsletter

    February Newsletter

    Become a BID Director! Get involved with your BID – join our BID Board! We currently have 4 vacancies on the BID Board and are looking for new, dynamic representatives to come and join with the current Board Directors to help shape and direct the future of your BID! The day to day delivery of […]

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  • 04 Feb 2019 St Albans Giftcard case study

    St Albans Giftcard case study

    Miconex have produced a case study about the St Albans Giftcard, read more about it here: https://www.mi-cnx.com/casestudy/case-study–st-albans-gift-card?fbclid=IwAR3kNbojDo6SZHGSuZ1TRFI_bIBC1nn9yES1kEJY-YZhSScRXIEm7Jf9pvM

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  • 21 Jan 2019 Become a Director for St Albans BID

    Become a Director for St Albans BID

    Are you a local business employee keen to impact local policy? Have you sat at your desk thinking I want to get involved? The day to day delivery of St Albans BID’s work is realised by three (soon to be four) employees at the direction of a Board, made up of local business representatives. The […]

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  • 21 Jan 2019 #StAlbansAdventTrail Winners revealed!

    #StAlbansAdventTrail Winners revealed!

    The Café on the Corner, a Catherine Street establishment that raises funds for Camphill Village Trust, has won the city’s first ever #StAlbansAdvent, landing a marketing prize worth over £2,000. The Camphill Village Trust supports adults with learning disabilities, mental health problems and other support needs across 9 locations. Locally, Camphill St Albans’ integrated urban […]

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  • 18 Dec 2018 December Newsletter

    December Newsletter

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! The Advent Trail has arrived! Following the overwhelmingly positive feedback for the Nutcracker Trail we ran last Christmas we know that St Albans loves the opportunity to explore, engage and feel festive in the local area. Therefore, in keeping with this theme, this year, we’re […]

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  • 11 Dec 2018 Take Part in Sustainable St Albans 2019

    Take Part in Sustainable St Albans 2019

    Would you like to get your business involved in SustFest19? As you may know. Sustainable St Albans has been developing its events programme since autumn 2015, when the first Sustainable St Albans Week was launched in time with the Paris Climate Change talks. With over 2,000 local people attending events in 2016, plus hundreds more in local […]

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  • 30 Nov 2018 #StAlbansAdvent kicks off Christmas!

    #StAlbansAdvent kicks off Christmas!

    How many sleeps till Christmas? If you live or work in St Albans you’ll have no excuse for not knowing – as shops, offices and other businesses take their turn to reveal the date in their decorated windows. They are taking part in St Albans’ first city-wide Advent Trail. The St Albans Advent Trail, supported […]

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  • 07 Nov 2018 St Albans Gift Card Launches just in time for Christmas!

    St Albans Gift Card Launches just in time for Christmas!

      A new cashless way to shop in St Albans has been launched just in time for Christmas! Discover the best of St Albans with one handy gift card that takes the decision out of gifting, but keeps options open for the recipient and the local economy growing for its community. The St Albans Gift […]

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  • 07 Nov 2018 November Newsletter

    November Newsletter

    St Albans Gift-Card has launched! The St Albans Gift Card What is it? The St Albans Gift Card programme is provided by St Albans BID and is free of charge for BID businesses. The programme is geographically linked to St Albans meaning it can only be used in St Albans businesses, creating additional revenue opportunities for […]

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  • 26 Oct 2018 Fashion show success at first ever #StyleStAlbans

    Fashion show success at first ever #StyleStAlbans

    Friday 19 October saw St Albans Museum + Gallery come alive with fashionistas, prosecco and catwalk swagger as #StyleStAlbans celebrated its debut event in the Assembly Rooms. 300 audience members watched 20 models showcase the styling of 10 St Albans retailers with hair and makeup by local salons too. Bloggers, social media influencers and journalists […]

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  • 15 Oct 2018 October Newsletter

    October Newsletter

    We’ve made the final. Vote for the City to win £10,000! St Albans City Centre has made the shortlist of the national Great British High Street Awards! Out of almost 130 entries we have been nominated in the top ‘Champion’ category meaning our nomination takes us into the top 20% of Great British High Streets! A […]

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  • 28 Sep 2018 George Street Gin & Jazz 2018

    George Street Gin & Jazz 2018

    We’re back and we’re excited! Shops, bars and restaurants open their doors for a celebration of the unique, boutique style of the Cathedral Quarter. Free entry with a variety of bars offering gin cocktails of every flavour. Music stage with St Albans Jazz Ensemble for dancing alongside fashion, styling, street food and more.

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  • 19 Sep 2018 We’ve made the shortlist

    We’ve made the shortlist

    St Albans City Centre has been shortlisted in the champion category of the Great British High Street Awards 2018. Celebrating and showcasing the best high streets across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – the winners of the Great British High Street Awards 2018, sponsored by Visa, will be announced on 15 November 2018. After […]

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  • 07 Sep 2018 September Newsletter

    September Newsletter

    TimeTurn: St Albans Vintage Retro Festival Get involved with our first TimeTurn Festival! Make sure Sunday 16th September is in your diary and join in with our TimeTurn event! There are loads of ways to get your business involved; create a window display, put up posters from your decade, dress up or play period music… […]

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  • 25 Aug 2018 Initial Steps on Streetscene improvements

    Initial Steps on Streetscene improvements

    BID have been doing great works behind the scenes to develop the streetscene of St Albans in a range of ways. Our BID levy payers have told us that Waste is RUBBISH. We commissioned environmental strategy company HUBBUB to answer the question, “How can St Albans BID best help its businesses improve their waste management […]

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  • 05 Sep 2018 TimeTurn :: St Albans’ Vintage & Retro Festival :: 16 September 2018

    TimeTurn :: St Albans’ Vintage & Retro Festival :: 16 September 2018

      On Sunday 16 September, the second weekend of Heritage Open Days, St Albans turned back in time. Each street was themed to a different era with a variety of activities for the public to enjoy. Historic vehicles, cars, motorbikes, scooters and com​mercial vehicles will line the streets and businesses of all types, shops, restaurants, […]

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