'Unique shopping experience' planned for Newquay
SHOPPERS across the region are being encouraged to visit Newquay next month for a “unique experience”.
Businesses are being urged to put on exhibitions and demonstrations, hold talks and competitions, and offer special discounts on Friday, September 6.
The event is the brainchild of the resort’s Business Improvement District (BID), which uses a small portion of local traders’ cash to promote the town and boost footfall.
It 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 town’s diverse shops.
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Alice Beard, marketing and PR assistant for the BID, said: “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.”
The BID will invest in promoting the event locally and regionally, and is 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.
Miss Beard added: “We recognise how key the independent retailers are to Newquay and the importance of encouraging people to shop locally, not only on Friday, September 6, 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.”
Retailers that would like to be involved, or would like some more information about the day, should contact Alice Beard at Newquay BID, One Stop Shop, Marcus Hill, TR7 1AF, 01637 498599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org