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Coastal BID Offers Boost to Local Food and Drink Sector

Between 2017-2022 the Coastal BID is planning to enhance Bournemouth’s Food and Drink sector. A pivotal part of the visitor experience in Bournemouth, for both locals and tourists, they have set aside a £1,100,000 investment budget to support coastal food and drink businesses. Having nurtured wide-scale investment in new facilities across the town, the Coastal…

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Coastal BID Investment Plan Targets Tourism

The Bournemouth Coastal BID is planning a significant investment in tourism, Bournemouth’s largest business sector that includes the second largest number of businesses after retail. They plan to invest £2,350,000 between 2017 and 2022. From consultation, businesses want to continue with destination marketing, exploiting Bournemouth’s world-class tourism experience and eye-catching brand. In the next five…

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The Coastal BID to Reinvigorate Local Retail Sector

The Coastal BID has set aside £2,026,400 to support a dramatically changing and evolving retail sector. In the next five years, they plan to help Bournemouth’s coastal businesses develop multiple channels through which consumers can experience and buy. Important to the future success of businesses, they plan to encourage the growth of online sales, responding…

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Cliff House Hotel Appoints New Operations Manager

Cliff House Hotel, Southbourne’s boutique hotel, is pleased to announce the appointment of Frederic Dallot, as our new Operations Manager.  Frederic brings a wealth of experience and expertise from the hotel industry.  With key skills in logistics and exceptional planning, Frederic, will join the team to develop and expand the core ethos of the hotel. …

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BIDs Launch Vote ‘YES’ Campaign

Bournemouth’s Town Centre and Coastal Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) have unveiled ambitious Business Plans for a further five years at a re-ballot launch event. Welcoming stakeholders, levy paying businesses and the Mayor of Bournemouth at Beales Department Store, Bournemouth, the Town Centre BID and Coastal BID have launched their 2017-2022 Business Plans. They are now…

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Coastal BID to Launch Vote ‘YES’ Campaign

  Bournemouth’s Coastal Business Improvement District (BID) to launch ‘Yes’ campaign, ahead of their renewal vote. The Coastal BID will be delivering its 2017-2022 Business Plan at a dedicated launch event on Thursday 30th March 2017. The event will encourage businesses to invest collectively in improving their trading environment by voting ‘Yes’ when renewal ballot…

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Bunnies Are Away! #LoveBournemouthBunnies Competition Launched

Bournemouth’s coastal businesses have launched a prize filled Golden Easter Bunny competition. Uniting over Easter, the Coastal BID and Bournemouth’s coastal businesses have launched an exciting #LoveBournemouthBunnies competition. A fun and interactive activity, the competition aims to encourage more visitors and local people to explore Bournemouth’s unique coastal strip throughout the Easter period. From now…

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Countdown to the 2017 Bournemouth Tourism Awards Finals

The Tourism event of the year is fast approaching, which will see hundreds of guests gather for an evening of celebration, fun and entertainment, as well as a chance to meet with their peers from local businesses and rub shoulders with VIPs from the Tourism Industry. On Thursday 9th March the 2017 Bournemouth Tourism black…

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Boscombe Emergency Sewers Repair – Update

As you may know, Wessex Water have been repairing the Bournemouth coastal interceptor sewer (CIS) – a sewer that is 18 metres below Percy Road and takes flows to Holdenhurst sewage treatment works, in Bournemouth. A temporary overland pipe, which runs from an access point in Boscombe Chine Gardens, via Boscombe Overcliff to Fisherman’s Walk,…

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Funded digital training on offer to Bournemouth’s coastal businesses

  BUSINESSES in Bournemouth are being given the chance to skill up their workforce with a fully funded online digital marketing course, thanks to a partnership between Bournemouth Coastal BID and Digital Dorset. Offered by Digital Dorset, a Weymouth College initiative, the Digital Promotion for Business course is funded through the European Social Fund and…

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How Coastal BID advocated ATCM

How Coastal BID advocated ATCM in achieving the Policy Landscape transformed since the Turn of the Year   The policy landscape in the UK for town and city centres, and the people who manage them, looks different now, to what it did just a few weeks ago. Firstly, Coastal BID is a member of Association…

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The Semi-Finalists of the 2017 Bournemouth Tourism Awards are….

The 2017 Bournemouth Tourism Awards Semi-Finals saw 250 professionals in attendance at Oasis Fun, Bournemouth. The local business representatives, sponsors, partners and professionals from the industry gathered together alongside the Mayor and Mayoress of Bournemouth, The Mayor of Christchurch and The Chair of East Dorset District Council to find out who had made it to…

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Boscombe celebrates the Year of the Fire Phoenix!

The Lunar New Year Celebrations begin in Boscombe this weekend… Boscombe’s business community, via the Coastal Business Improvement District (Coastal BID), is delighted to support the Lunar Fiesta as part of this year’s Chinese New Year’s celebrations. Events will take place in Boscombe from Saturday 28th January until Saturday 11th February. Organised by the Wisdom…

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BCTB Winter Wonderland Ball

Celebs and Bournemouth Businesses Join BCTC for Festivities   More than two hundred business people along with local and national celebrities attended the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce Winter Wonderland Ball to mark the end of the BCTC Centenary year Over 200 businesses gathered at the Cumberland Hotel in celebration of the festive season…

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Christmas in the Royal Arcade

It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas at The Royal Arcade in Boscombe! The art deco Royal Arcade is a warm, welcoming and festive place to be this Christmas so why not spend time checking out the unique and individual shops, alongside pop up Christmas shops. No matter what the winter weather the Royal…

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New refit unveiled at Beach and Body Westbourne

New refit unveiled at Beach and Body Westbourne Beach and Body the swimwear specialist boutique in Westbourne has unveiled a newly refitted shop, owner Melanie Mogford is also celebrating her FORTIETH Christmas in retailing and embarked on a fabulous refit of the shop which took a week to do and the newly decorated shop was…

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Its sparkling and all aglow in Westbourne this December!

Westbourne Christmas Lights Fiesta – Saturday 3rd December 2016 Saturday 3rd December saw crowds drawn to Westbourne for its first ever Christmas Fiesta of Lights. The light fiesta included LED balloons, UV lights, glow paint, fire shows, live music, performers and dancers, the entertainers wowed the crowds of shoppers and visitors with a unique and…

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Coastal BID AGM Feedback

Coastal BID AGM 2016   On Thursday 17th November, the Bournemouth Coastal BID AGM took place at the Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel. This was an  opportunity for individuals from Coastal BID levy paying businesses to get further involved in future projects by putting themselves forward as Directors of the BID. The Coastal BID Board is accountable…

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Business Rates Revaluation 2017 – Deadline 30th Nov

THIS IS IMPORTANT! Your rights to challenge the Business Rates Revaluation 2017! Note the deadline 30th November fast approaching! The 2017 Rating Revaluation will produce the largest changes in Rateable Value for a generation – businesses may be sleepwalking into the effects without planning for the consequences, both good and bad. 1.The Revaluation Overview for…

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Lia Martin

Director representing Westbourne


A One Insurance Group – Corporate Partnership Manager I am looking forward to working in the capacity of director, in association with The Coastal BID, the work of BIDS is vital, in the Dorset region alone there are already six BIDs and the Coastal BID encompasses many of the towns across Bournemouth, by becoming a…

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Small Business Saturday National Tour Bus visits Westbourne

Small Business Saturday National Tour Bus visits Westbourne Westbourne businesses are looking forward to welcoming the national Small Business Saturday team to their thriving urban village on Friday 25th November as part of its ‘Small Business, Big Difference’ A – B bus tour. The tour starts on 24th October in Aberdeen and finishes on Friday…

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B Amazed at Bournemouth’s Christmas Celebration

B Amazed at Bournemouth’s Christmas Celebration, 18 November   Christmas 2016 officially kicks off this Friday, 18 November with a fun-filled musical extravaganza at Pier Approach thanks to Bournemouth’s Coastal Business Improvement District (BID) – starting with a pre-event performance at 6.15pm before the main show at 6.30pm. The pre-event performance starts at 6.15pm and…

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Coastal BID AGM 2016

An Invitation to the Bournemouth Coastal BID Annual General Meeting (AGM) When: Thursday, 17 November 2016 Where: Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel, 105 St Michael’s Road, Bournemouth BH2 5DU Time: 6.00pm to 7.00pm (doors open from 5.45pm) At The Coastal BID’s AGM in November there will be an opportunity for individuals from Coastal BID levy paying…

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A Light Fiesta at Westbourne this Christmas

Westbourne welcomes you to join them as they light up the town with their FIRST EVER Light Fiesta and Festivities and join forces in the spirit of Christmas. Westbourne will be shining bright and transformed into wonderland of activities for all to enjoy. This year, instead of a standard Christmas Light Switch On, on the…

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Bournemouth Tourism Awards 2017

BTAs has joined forces with Bournemouth University and Bournemouth and Poole College for the 2017 awards   The Bournemouth Tourism Awards has joined forces with the local Bournemouth University (BU) and with Bournemouth and Poole College for an exciting partnership for the duration of the 2017 event. The official launch party of the 2017 BTA’s took…

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Bournemouth BIDs Conference October 2016

Coastal BID invites you to the Bournemouth BIDs Conference   The Bournemouth Coastal Business Improvement District (Coastal BID) and Bournemouth Town Centre Business Improvement District seek to bring together stakeholders, businesses and your place managers to discuss best practice, interesting ideas, to learn from each other and to agree the outline proposals for the next…

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Pertemps take P1 Grand Finale victory to seal title

Pertemps take Grand Finale victory to seal title Pertemps Network were crowned the 2016 P1 SuperStock champions after a commanding victory at the Grand Finale in Bournemouth at the weekend. The Welsh brother-sister duo of Sam and Daisy Coleman wrapped up the title with two victories and a third as the final round of the…

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Hallmark Hotel West Cliff hosts P1 Powerboat Launch Event

Powerboat P1 launch event at  the Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth West Cliff The Grand Finale of the Powerboat P1 Grand Prix of the Sea  took place on the sea front for the third consecutive year in association with the Coastal BID. The Launch took place at the Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth West Cliff where drivers, navigators, support…

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FREE entry to Conferences, Meetings & Services Directory 2016/17

  Business Tourism Marketing Thanks to a further year’s funding from Bournemouth Coastal BID, Business Events Bournemouth will be producing a new Conferences, Meetings & Services Directory for 2016/17. This project forms just a small part of the overall Business Tourism marketing plan which integrates with BH Live conference sales. The new directory will be available for…

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Westbourne Summer Shopping Offers

 One day in Westbourne  is never enough For Summer 2016, many of the traders in Westbourne have some fantastic offers available up until the end of August. This is a perfect opportunity to discover Westbourne and the hub of unique, independent and quirky shops in this thriving urban village. Westbourne is only one mile from Bournemouth town…

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Westbourne launches Drawing Competition

“Westbourne launches ‘summer scene’ drawing competition with the opportunity to win one of two Ipad Minis!”   Bournemouth Coastal Business Improvement District (BID) has funded and launched a ‘summer scene’ drawing competition for children with the opportunity to win one of two i Pad Minis.  The competition will run from now until the end of…

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Westbourne Summer Festival

“Thriving Westbourne is the place to be this summer!” Summer has definitely arrived in Westbourne and the unique urban village is feeling the summer vibe and getting ready to celebrate its Summer Festival which takes place from Monday 8th – Sunday 14th August. A packed programme of events and entertainment, taking place at a wide…

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P1 powerboat and jet ski racing to return to Bournemouth

The Grand Prix of the Sea race series heads to Dorset in September for the final round of the season!   Locals and visitors to the south coast are set for a real treat when the two P1 marine motorsport championships return to Bournemouth seafront for the season finale. A fleet of eleven powerboats and…

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Schools in Bloom Competition

The Bishop of Winchester Academy join forces A-One Insurance Group and win the Schools in Bloom competition   A-One Insurance Group sponsored a group of students from the Wellbeing Centre at The Bishop of Winchester Academy (TBOWA) from years 7, 8 & 9 to design, plant and maintain their very own container garden for their…

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Coastal BID Business Survey

HAVE YOUR SAY TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF YOUR COASTAL BID! The Bournemouth Coastal Business Improvement District (Coastal BID) wants to get your views on what you think has improved your trading environment and what we should be focussing on over the next few years to attract more custom and enhance your location. We will…

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Westbourne in Bloom

Westbourne has hanging baskets again! It has been the vision of Westbourne in Bloom to have hanging baskets again in the Westbourne Arcade as there has not been any for a number of many years. Plans were set back by finding out several months ago that the chains were rusted through which did not pass…

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Free Cycle Parking in Bournemouth

Free Cycle Parking available to all Bournemouth small businesses, landlords and non-profit organisations A total of 50 free Cycle Stands are available for small businesses, community groups, non-profit organisations and landlords in Bournemouth to install on their premises’ for free, thanks to funding from Bournemouth Borough Council in collaboration with Life Cycle UK. The Take…

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Food Month – June 2016!

Bournemouth brings you foodie fun for the month of June   The Bournemouth Food & Drink festival is back for another year from Friday 17th June to Sunday 26th June, bringing 10 days of delicious food, drink and entertainment to our beautiful coast. The festival will bring a world class street food market everyday, farmers and…

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Wheels Festival Update 2016

Huge success for Bournemouth Wheels Festival 2016… It was another high energy, action packed weekend at the Bournemouth Wheels Festival 2016, bringing in thousands of visitors to our beautiful coast to the free family event! Coastal BID were thrilled to be part of another successful wheels event for the third year running and especially to sponsor…

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Westbourne is Foodie Heaven!

Westbourne Urban Village hosts a dedicated food and drink month in June showcasing the unique and diverse selection of food and drink available in this much loved destination for foodies… ‘Foodie Heaven’ is funded by the Coastal Business Improvement District (BID) and delivered by Discover Westbourne.  The Foodie Heaven campaign is a result of market…

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Queen’s birthday celebrations recognized with Coastal BID funding

Queen’s birthday celebrations recognized with Coastal BID funded Union Jack flags in Southbourne, Westbourne, Boscombe, Pokesdown and Tuckton!     The areas of Southbourne, Westbourne, Boscombe, Pokesdown and Tuckton are getting in the birthday spirit to help commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday.  The businesses in these suburbs are celebrating by decking the main…

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Wheels Festival comes back to Southbourne!

Southbourne is gearing up to host its 2nd year of ‘Wheels in Southbourne’ this weekend.  The thriving coastal village is looking forward to enticing visitors back to Southbourne Grove to experience the magic of the Wheels Festival. Coastal BID Director for Southbourne, Fiona McArthur advised, “Coastal BID funding has allowed us to host ‘Wheels in…

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Boscombe joins in on ‘Love Your Local Market’ Campaign

“Love Your Local Market – Boscombe encourages locals to visit Bournemouth’s only regular fresh food market!” Boscombe market is joining in on the campaign, ‘Love Your Local Market’ (LYLM), which is a national initiative which celebrates market culture in the UK in May and is inviting locals to ‘come visit and enjoy the only regular…

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Nikki joins Coastal BID Team as Operations Executive

Nikki Parker has joined the busy Coastal Business Improvement District (BID) in the role of Operations Executive. Having previously worked in marketing roles, Nikki brings with her a wealth of experience in digital, social media and events marketing. BID levy payers will receive support from Nikki with their brand awareness, in particularly through social media…

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New Chair appointed for WBA and Coastal BID Director

New Chair appointed for Westbourne Business Association and Coastal BID Director     The Westbourne Business Association and the Coastal BID appoint Lia Martin as Chair and Director. The corporate partnership manager of A One Insurance Group, has been appointed the Chair of the Westbourne Business Association and a director of the Coastal BID. Lia…

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Coastal BID on prime time TV!

New Artwork revealed at AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium   Last week TV cameras from BBC South Today captured the excitement at the grand reveal of the fantastic artwork that features in AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium away fan area. Miroslav Lucan (Lucan Art) has worked to produce various pieces of incredible art that showcase the beautiful town of Bournemouth including…

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Nikki Parker

Operations Executive

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From her previous roles in marketing, Nikki brings her experience of digital, social media and event marketing to the role of Operations Executive at the Coastal BID. Nikki works to enhance the online marketing and promotion of CBID businesses in and around Bournemouth so we can gain the maximum benefit from locally based events and activities. She will…

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