We need your Waitrose Green Tokens!!!

Hosp&Tourism Partnership

As part of Alcester Chamber of Trade and Commerce and the Warwickshire Towns Network, the Visit Alcester team work tirelessly to promote Alcester Town Centre as a great place to Eat, Shop and Discover. We run both Shop Local and Tourism campaigns in support of the Town Centre economy.

As part of our ongoing marketing plan, we would like to join the South Warwickshire Tourist Board, Shakespeare’s England, as Gold Members and encourage both international and national visitors to the Warwickshire region to come to Alcester as part of their visit and we need your help to raise £1000 to pay for our subscription for 2019. The economic benefit of that expenditure has the potential to bring well over £100,000 of extra income to our town centre shops and businesses over the following 12 months. So please drop your Green tokens in the Alcester Chamber of Trade box at Waitrose Alcester during December!  

by 4 Dec, 2017 No Comments

Alcester Chamber support Alcester Town Football Club

B2B

We are very excited to announce that with the support of our Patron Members – namely HPF, Morrison Insurance, PSW, CAB Studios, The Moathouse, Orangemabel, Longbarn Village and Connection Magazine, we will be sponsoring Alcester Town Football Club this season! Pitchside banner about to go to production!

JOIN as Patron Members today to see your logo pitchside! 

by 10 Nov, 2017 No Comments

Alcester Chamber & The Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Partnership warmly invite you to our fabulous Food Festival

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The Alcester & Forest of Arden Food Festival takes place twice yearly and attracts in the region of 10,000 visitors to the town each time! The High St is closed to traffic and the street is lined with a glorious array of traders selling all things utterly delicious! It really is the perfect foodie day out! 

Free Park and Ride shuttle and Free entry! 

Please share with all your family and friends and join us on Saturday 21st October! 

by 3 Oct, 2017 No Comments

Chairman presents at the NABMA Conference 2017

Retail

I was delighted to be invited to present at the NABMA Conference 2017 this week to talk to over 190 delegates from around the country, about the Alcester Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Partnership and the work we have done over the last 12 months and before towards Future Proofing Alcester Town centre and all the amazing things that have become available to our team since we won the GBHighSt Award in 2015.

The Clip shows the second part of this presentation – Huge thanks to ~ Becci from 5 a Day “Specialist Greengrocer & Fishmonger” who came along to support me and fly the flag for Alcester! Im sure you’ll agree her filming skills are also rather impressive!

 

by 21 Sep, 2017 No Comments

Digital Skills and Footfall training opportunity for Independent Retail & Hospitality sector businesses in Alcester!

Retail

Dear Retailer,

Alcester Chamber of Trade and Commerce has been a member of The Warwickshire Towns Network since the beginning of 2017 and the support we have received since has been incredible.

As many of you are aware they facilitated 3 training courses for 9 pilot towns and villages for retailers earlier this year with Alcester being one of these. The courses were Digital Training Skills, Town centre Partnerships and Improving Customer Footfall. The courses were extremely well received and have shown benefits to the businesses and ultimately the local town and village economies.

As a follow on we are excited to make you aware that they have once again, secured the services of Xav Anderson and Alison Read to deliver the Digital and Footfall training in 4 more locations across the county. These courses are open to Alcester Retail & Hospitality sector businesses and are fully funded. All they are for is a commitment to attending all 6 sessions. Spaces are limited so sign up quickly to ensure you secure your place. 

The last round of Digital Training was attended by: 5 a Day, Escape Lifestyle Boutique, Robinson Tailors, Orangemabel, Linda Rose Lingerie, Camilla Jones Jewellers and Visit Alcester.  The Footfall Training was attended by: Alcester Country Markets, Linda Rose Lingerie and Visit Alcester. I attended both courses and I can absolutely assure you that they were AMAZING! Pop in and see anyone of these businesses and ask them about it! I guarantee they will say the same! 

The 4 locations are: Stratford Upon Avon, Warwick, Nuneaton and Rugby

Details of the Digital Skills training can be found below as the courses start in October 2017. The improving customer footfall training details will follow as those courses will be scheduled for early in 2018.

If you have already taken part in the two courses then we would be delighted if you could spread the word and make your fellow town businesses aware of the wonderful training you undertook.  If you have already undertaken one of the courses then this is the time to register your interest in the other stream of training.

More details can be found below and also on their website www.warwickshire.gov.uk/towncentres.

Places can be booked by registering your interest by email to towns@warwickshire.gov.uk.

 

Digital Skills Training ( October –Nov 2017 ) – Xav Anderson – Clockwork City

Mondays 09:30-13:30 – Venture House, Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 0HR

16th Oct, 30th Oct, 6th Nov, 13th Nov, 20th Nov and 27th Nov 2017

Mondays 16:00-20:00 – Warwick Arms Hotel, Warwick, CV34 4AT

16th Oct, 30th Oct, 6th Nov, 13th Nov, 20th Nov and 27th Nov 2017

Tuesdays 09:30 – 13:30 – Eliot Park innovation Centre, Nuneaton, CV10 7RH

17th Oct, 31st Oct, 7th Nov, 14th Nov, 21st Nov and 28th Nov 2017

Tuesdays 16:00 – 20:00 – Rugby

17th Oct, 31st Oct, 7th Nov, 14th Nov, 21st Nov and 28th Nov 2017

Improving Customer Footfall Training ( Jan-Feb 2018 ) – Alison Read – Decisions by Design – Details to follow

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards,

Sarah Bassett, Chairman 

by 8 Sep, 2017 No Comments