It certainly has not quite been the start to the year any of us were expecting and challenging for all of us.
With Mainland Scotland still in lockdown, Peterhead town centre has been hit hard, along with all others. While this saddens us, there is light at the end of the tunnel, with the vaccine roll out and prospect of a reduction in restrictions. During this time we have also seen changing patterns of doing business, with a new revitalised interest to shop local, and support for our local economy.
The way that our business community has risen to the challenges that the pandemic has presented us with, has been truly inspiring. We've watched you innovate and change the way you deliver your services, introducing safer ways for customers to shop, and working round the clock, to not only preserve your livelihoods, but to help out in our local community.
The BID team are continuing to work behind the scenes during this time on various projects and initiatives, and you’ll find updates on some of them below. I would also like to draw particular attention to the upcoming AGM meeting.
Hope to see you at the AGM this Thursday (25th of February)!
The Rediscover Peterhead Annual General Meeting is on 25 February 2021 from 1800-1930hrs. The event is being held on-line. If you would like to attend please click on the button below to visit Eventbrite to register. Everyone registering will be sent a link directly from us for the Zoom meeting. If you are unable to attend, the Directors’ Report and 2020 accounts will be posted on our website after the AGM. I will send out a link to all Levy Payers.
Business Gateway are looking to run a series of Digital Boost workshops tailored to support the requirements of our Peterhead town centre businesses. Sessions would covered the following topics:
Digital marketing strategy
Facebook for business
Instagram & Pinterest for business
Video for business
Linked In for business
Photography for business
Web & Social Media Analytics
The session time would be roughly 2 hours (allowing for a 90 min seminar and then 30 mins for a live demo/Q&A.
Are you interested? At present we are hoping to gain feedback from yourself as to whether you would be interested in learning about any of the above topics.To show your interest please fill in the online survey by the 7th of March.
Work is underway on creating a Peterhead Business Directory which when launched will be located on the Rediscover Peterhead website. We will ask each business to review their own business details to make sure these are accurate and up-to-date. We will be in touch in the near future with further information regarding the Peterhead Business Directory.
Peterhead Producers’ Market
We have decided to cancel what would have been the first market of 2021 on 6 March. Public safety is imperative and given the current situation, there is just too much uncertainty to proceed.
So the market calendar for 2021 is as follows:
The last two markets are open to change. We are looking at the possibility of one them being a special Christmas market, and we'll let people know about that in due course. Of course all of these dates are provisional, depending on COVID-19 and developments. Do you want to be a stall holder? Stall prices are being subsidised down to £40 by Rediscover Peterhead. If you are interested in having a stall at our Peterhead Producers' Market please get in contact with Alasdair Boyne on email@example.com or phone 07708 169 813
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Rediscover Peterhead Story Highlights
Here are the latest stories posted over the last month on the Rediscover Peterhead website. You may want to check them out if you missed them.
Aberdeenshire Council Administered Business Grants
The Strategic Framework fund is available to eligible businesses based in Aberdeenshire, if they have been forced to close by law or to significantly change their operations due to Covid-19 restrictions.
We are still on the hunt for town champions?
IIP is looking for town champions and influencers to support the campaign, if you are interested in finding out more, and how it can help promote your business please get in touch.
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