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Safeinverness implements new text messaging service

Scottish partnership first with new text messaging systemSafeInverness has become the first crime reduction partnership in the UK to implement a fully-integrated SMS text messaging system on its secure Members-only intranet.

Floral Displays Co-ordinator, Pat Veitch is recognised for her hard work & commitment

BID has recognised the long service of Pat Veitch as co-ordinator of the annual Inverness floral displays with a presentation of a specially commissioned painting.Pat has been the voluntary organiser of the floral decorations since the project started in 1994 and continues to act as liaison with businesses with regard to the installation of the displays.BID Chairman Craig Duncan said “BID is enormously indebted to Pat for all of her efforts in maintaining the high standard of displays in Inverness city centre.

Christmas TV Advert now showing on STV

Check out our Inverness BID 2011 Christmas TV Advert which runs on STV from 24th Nov until 21st Dec promoting the theme "shop, eat & play"  [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8eF8trQS8Y] 

Operation Respect is launched in the city centre for the 4th Year Running

POLICE and partners today (02 December 2011) joined forces to launch Operation Respect which BID is a key player in organising the Security Task Team and Taxi Marshalls.  The initiative is aimed at creating a safer and cleaner Inverness for people, families and businesses over the festive period.

Norman at Cafe 1 Wins Prestigous Award

Norman MacDonald proprietor of Café 1 in Inverness has won the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards 2011 for food.  Commenting on his achievement BID Chairman, Craig Duncan said:"Inverness BID would like to congratulate Norman MacDonald of Café 1 on his achievement in winning the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for Food.

Moratorium on Planning Applications for Houses of Multiple Occupation in Inverness City Centre

Commenting on the decision of the Highland Council’s Planning & Economic Committee yesterday, Inverness BID Chairman Craig Duncan said that “the Board of Directors of BID are delighted that the councillors agreed to a one year Moratorium on Planning Applications Houses of Multiple Occupation in Inverness City Centre. Through their submissions under the consultation process the city centre businesses demonstrated that they were overwhelmingly in support of such a moratorium proposal.

BID AGM

INVERNESS BID LIMITED4th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGVenue: Mercure (formerly Ramada Jarvis Hotel), Church Street, Inverness,6pm on Thursday 24 November 2011

BID Business Comment

The recent announcement that Roy MacGregor’s Global Energy Group haspurchased the former Nigg fabrication yard on the Cromarty Firth isgreat news for everybody in the highlands area. Being based elsewhere when the yard developed during the North SeaOil & Gas boom of the 70’s & 80’s like many englishmen I had verylittle feel for the sheer scale of that operation which at itsheight added an estimated £100m a year to the Highlands economywhilst providing 5000 jobs. With the yard closing in 2000 my vision

Record Number of Small Businesses are Benefiting from Small Business Bonus Scheme

Small Business Bonus Scheme A record numbers of business premises in Scotland - two in every five commercial premises - are benefiting from the Small Business Bonus Scheme (SBBS), Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth John Swinney has announced.  Follow the link to the Scottish Government website and read more about it here

FREE STAFF TRAINING SEMINAR "THEFT BY SHOPLIFTING & STAFF POWERS"

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!WEDNESDAY 7TH DECEMBER 2011 11AM-1PM AT MERCURE HOTEL, CHURCH STREET, INVERNESS (Old Ramada Jarvis)A training Seminar has been arranged by Inverness BID in partnership with Retailers Against Crime Scotland (RACS) and Northern Constabulary.The Seminar will includeTheft By Shoplifting - Common techniques, credit card fraud, counterfeit notes, footage of ringing the changes scams occurring in stores (RACS)

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