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SUMMER TASK TEAM ON DUTY

The Inverness BID Task Team are now on duty for the Summer 2019 holiday period helping to keep Inverness City Centre safe and providing reassurance to businesses & the public.They operate from 11.30am - 5.30pm, Monday - Saturday, from Friday 5th until 31st August 2019 and will be available to respond to calls from businesses during that period.The Team be contacted via Shopsafe Radio or the previously circulated mobile number provided to Inverness City Centre businesses.#Invernesscitycentre #safeInverness

Inverness Classic Vehicle Show - Saturday 11th May 2019

The 11th INVERNESS CLASSIC VEHICLE SHOW took place on Saturday 11th May 2019 between 11am and 3pm and was a fantastic success!The event attracted more than 200 vehicles and brought the most people of any year into the city centre!All the feedback from the public, the car owners and most importantly the businesses has been extremely positive.There was great press coverage following the event both in Monday’s Press & Journal (page 3) and a 2 page spread in Tuesday’s Inverness Courier.An album of photos can be found on the BID Facebook Page 

The Great Easter Egg Hunt 2019

The annual Hunt held on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th April 2019 was a brilliant success with a fantastic atmosphere in the city centre. Lots of families enjoyed hunting for the 42 eggs which were hiding in the centre shop windows.  Free facepainting and entertainment was provided as well as a photo opportunity with the bunny family in the Victorian Market Easter garden. 

Inverness City Centre BID Awards 2019

The 2019 Awards were held on Tuesday 2nd April at the Mercure Hotel celebrating the best businesses in Inverness City Centre.  A total of 94 businesses were shortlisted for awards over 13 categories with an astounding 39,000+ votes being cast.  Congratulations to all the shortlisted businesses and to those who went on to win a special award:Independent New Businesses of the YearJammy Piece, Eastgate CentrePerk Coffee & Doughnuts, Church StNational New Businesseses of the Year

SECOND TERM SUCCESS FOR INVERNESS LOCH NESS TOURISM BID

The Board and management of Visit Inverness Loch Ness have expressed thanks to member businesses for their support in ensuring a continuation of the work of the Tourism BID for a further five years.  At Eden Court today the CEO of Highland Council, Donna Manson, announced that following a ballot of all 359 Tourism BID members 115 had voted in favour and 43 against. The turnout was 44.66% and the turnout by rateable value was 46.64%. Thus on all accounts the result meets the BID requirements to be successful.       

Best Bar None Awards 2018

CONGRATULATIONS to the Inverness licensed premises who won awards at the 2018 Best Bar None Awards held in the Mercure Hotel on Monday 7th January 2019.Twenty-two venues were recognised under the Best Bar Scheme for their outstanding efforts in helping to create a safer environment for the public.Each business that applied for accreditation under the Best Bar None scheme was visited by an independent assessor and judged on thei

January Business Focus by Mike Smith

The Business Focus in the Inverness Courier - 8th January 2018 'It is clear the current tax system is broken by treating competing businesses unfairly.'READ THE FULL COMMENT HERE  

BID Manager, Mike Smith's Business Comment in the Inverness Courier on 11th December 2018

Read the Business Comment HERE 

Elf on the Shelf 2018

 Lots of excited youngsters took part in the 4th Elf on the Shelf Hunt on Friday 30th and Saturday 1st December. The Market was absolutely buzzing with families - around 3000 in total took part with people travelling from places like Skye, Elgin and Thurso to hunt for the Elves in the Market shop windows. Many comments were received from people who had not realised the variety of shops in the Market.

Celebrate Christmas with Inverness Independent Businesses

Click HERE to see all the offers available over the 2 day event on Friday 30th and Saturday 1st DecemberLet's come together and celebrate the fantastic range of independent businesses in the City Centre that make Inverness unique! 

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