On Thursday 2nd November 2017 from 3.30pm – 7.30pm Revive & Thrive is bringing a regional meeting event to Whitchurch Civic Centre. This interactive Revive & Thrive event is for both town/city centre professionals and practitioners and also local businesses. The event has been tailored to suit the challenges that Whitchurch Town Centre is facing in the 21st Century. Free tickets are available to local retailers and the event will run from late afternoon through to early evening to allow Whitchurch business owners to join the conversation once they have ceased trading for the day. Regional events are also free to Revive & Thrive members.
Town Centre Manager Zoë Dean said “I have worked with Revive & Thrive on a variety of occasions; they are a very passionate organisation who travel across the country providing support and assistance to town and cities. They also have fantastic links with regional experts, at least four of whom will join us in Whitchurch on 2nd November to talk about how we can help to improve and gain extra footfall in the town as well as a focus on markets within the town. It is great that we have been able to tailor the topics to ones which will really have benefit for Whitchurch.”
The expert panel consists of:
- Jeremy Rucker of City Dressing http://citydressing.co.uk
- Helen Goodwin from Made You Look, Made You Stare http://www.madeyoulookmadeyoustare.co.uk
- Polly Barnfield from Maybe http://www.maybe.xyz
- Jonathan Docksey of Design JD https://www.designjd.co.uk
Afternoon session 3.30pm – 5.30pm
‘How to draw people into town and the high street’.
This topic will include the impact of markets in the town.
To help the retailers to look at other avenues or to think outside of the box to encourage people to explore their businesses when other events are on in town. How to engage with fellow businesses in order to help wider community growth? Including town wide events and promotion.
Early evening session 6pm – 7.30pm
Marketing your business or ‘how to sell your business to people and other businesses’. Issues retailers would like to be covered include:
- Retail appearance, individual shops and high street
- Digital engagement (online / e-commerce / connectivity)
Zoë Dean said, “We are excited to host an event of this nature which is a first for Whitchurch and we look forward to welcoming guests from other towns and cities – please don’t miss this opportunity to join us.”
Please telephone the Civic Centre for more details 01948 665761.