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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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Barclays – Free Seminar in Westbourne

Barclays and Lester Brunt to hold Auto-Enrolment Seminar   Lester Brunt have joined forces with Barclays to hold an informal seminar on the important and topical subject of Auto-Enrolment. The event will be an informative discussion to help support you in making the right decisions for your employees and your business. The morning will also…

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WE ARE ON THE ROAD! The Coastal BID are holding an open forum in Westbourne next week, in the premises of A-One Insurance, 94A Poole Road, Westbourne  Monday 25th to Friday 29th April, 10am – 4pm everyday. This is to give local Businesses the opportunity to voice what is happening in Westbourne over the coming 12 months and what you…

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P1 set to race back to Bournemouth for a third year

P1 all set to race back to Bournemouth for the 2016 Grand Prix of the Sea P1 Powerboat and jet ski racing will return to Bournemouth for a third year on 3rd & 4th September for the Grand Finale to the five-venue P1 SuperStock and AquaX national championships. P1 unveiled its plans for the coming…

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New welcome for AFC Bournemouth away fans in transformed stand! AFC Bournemouth’s away stand at Vitality Stadium has received a Premier League makeover, thanks to local artist Miroslav Lucan, Bournemouth Coastal Business Improvement District (BID) and Bournemouth Council.  Over 25,000 visiting away fans pass through the stand each year in order to access pitch side…

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Top Gear’s original STIG at Wheels Gala Dinner!

THE original Stig has been revealed as the mystery guest at the inaugural Wheels Gala Dinner.   Racing driver Perry McCarthy appeared in 22 episodes of the BBC Top Gear series as the original black-suited Stig. He was eventually ‘killed off’ while attempting to race to 100mph then stop on the flight deck of the…

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Come back to Southbourne leaflet Following the success of last year’s initiative, the Coastal BID is once again producing a ‘Come back to Southbourne’ leaflet. This will be handed out to visitors on the day of the Wheels in Southbounre event, and will include special offers from local business to encourage visitors to make a…

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YOUR CHANCE TO BE PROMOTED DURING THE BOURNEMOUTH FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL   FOOD15 is a promotion designed to include businesses throughout the whole of Bournemouth in the Food and Drink Festival – we understand that many of you don’t have the spare capacity or resources to take a stall, and wanted to find another…

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Bournemouth in Bloom

The 2016 Competition is now open! “Every year, local residents and businesses compete with their best horticultural creations. Win or lose, rest assured that with your effort and participation, you are helping make Bournemouth a prettier place!” All entry forms need to be received by 17 June 2016. Judging will take place in July. The prize-giving ceremony will…

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  Motivational Master Class: Customer Service ‘I Just Don’t Understand You!’ Date: 27th Apr 2016 This Master Class is presented by global motivational speaker Andy Edwards.  ‘I Just Don’t Understand You!’ will focus on learning how to read people’s personalities fast enough to be able to build useful relationships to enhance customer service – “Relationship building…

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On the Road!

The Coastal BID has spent two weeks ‘on the road’ and hosted two pop up offices in Southbourne on Sea and in Boscombe’s Sovereign Centre. The BID staff set up a stand and quite literally took their office ‘on the road’. Coastal BID Manager, Stefan Krause was keen to meet up with BID levy payers,…

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Southbourne’s Shake & Stir Vintage Festival 1st – 3rd July 2016 Trade stalls are now available for this year’s Shake and Stir Festival, the festival will be bigger and better than ever, but prices have been kept down so grab one quick! Contact Rebecca Whelan crafticreations@hotmail.co.uk…

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FREE – PR course

Still time to book this FREE Outset course, vital for any local small or medium sized business looking to benefit from better knowledge and use of PR. WHEN: Thursday, 24 March 2016 from 15:00 to 17:00 (GMT) – Add to Calendar WHERE: 63 Darracott Road – Bournemouth BH5 2AY, United Kingdom – View Map Public Relations is often…

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Westbourne Royalty!

Treated like Westbourne royalty – Ben and Ana win VIP Westbourne Experience The lucky winners of the Westbourne VIP Experience Valentine Competition enjoyed a romance packed weekend in Westbourne Village where they were treated to pampering experiences, new clothes, fizz, chocolates, flowers and books.  Saturday was rounded off with a romantic candlelit three course dinner.…

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Beacon lighting ceremony

Thursday 21 April 2016 As part of HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations, Bournemouth will take part in the national Beacon lighting ceremony on Thursday 21 April 2016.  The event will take place on the clifftop next to Cafe Riva, in a similar ceremony to the beacon lighting which took place to commemorate VE Day…

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A digital asset pack is now available to download here containing all the images you will need to carry out your very own online marketing for Spring 2016. You can also find the link on the downloads page of the Coastal BID website. You will find social media banners for Facebook and Twitter, as well as web…

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What are you doing this Easter?

If you are planning any special activities this Easter period let us know. We’d love to share your event, seasonal menu, family friendly activities, short break special offer, or anything else you have planned. Our visitor facing social media accounts have over 7500 follows, and we’d love them to hear just how eventful Bournemouth is this Easter!…

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Business Opportunity

Interested in running a new catering business from a cafe in Westover Gardens? Then this exciting opportunity might be for you! Bournemouth Council are inviting tender applications for a Refreshment Kiosk in Westover Gardens. If this sounds like something for your business then you have until April 8th to express an interest. Find out more here:…

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“The Coastal BID unveil plans for spectacular WHEELS GALA DINNER”  The Coastal BID, the title sponsor of the 2016 Wheels Festival, are delighted to announce that they will be hosting the first ever Wheels Gala Dinner on Friday 3rd June at the Pavilion Ballroom.  The Wheels Gala Dinner will be a black tie, exclusive event,…

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As part of the Spring 2016 campaign, Coastal BID have secured a double page advertorial feature in the May issue of COAST magazine. The article puts a fantastic ‘spotlight’ on all the great things to do in Bournemouth this Spring and also features an events calendar to further promote our town as a vibrant place to…

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ThunderCat Racing

Do your guests know that Thundercat Racing is coming to Bournemouth beach on 16-17 April? The curling waves of Bournemouth’s surf will become the playground once again for the British ThunderCat Racing Tour. Over 20 teams will compete around a tight spectator friendly course just a stone’s throw away from Bournemouth Pier, with the full commentary and interactive…

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WE ARE ON THE ROAD! The Coastal BID are holding an open forum in Boscombe, Unit 12 Sovereign Centre this week, 7th – 11th March, 10am – 4pm everyday. This is to give local Businesses the opportunity to voice what is happening in Boscombe over the coming 12 months and what you would like to see in…

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Tourism Awards Film

Huge congratulations to all the Coastal BID businesses involved in the Bournemouth Tourism Awards 2016. The event was a fantastic success and a fitting tribute to all the businesses which make our town such a fantastic destination for tourism. Special congratulations to the many Coastal BID winners and finalists… have you spotted yourself in the…

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Sara Uzzell

Board Member representing Other

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Whitehall and Arlington Hotels Chairman, Bournemouth Tourism Marketing Group (BTMG) sara.uzzell@whitehallhospitality.com…

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John Marsh

Board Member representing Marketing


I’m keen to share my knowledge of digital marketing to increase the online presence of Bournemouth via Coastal BID initiatives, allowing us to reach a greater audience than any one organisation could achieve alone.   Webmaster, Oceana Hotels John.Marsh@oceanahotels.co.uk…

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