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Weekly BID Update - 21 July

21 July 2023

Every week, we share our weekly round up of what we accomplished at the Dorking BID. Thank you for your support of the BID. When we support our local businesses, we are making an investment in our local community.

Digital Transformation

✅ Pippfest web page development

✅ Christmas consultation web page build

✅ Met with vendors regarding CRM system 

✅ Negotiated closed loop system for all of Mole Valley, pursuing/exploring grant funding 

✅ Extensive website updates: forms, minutes, blogs 

✅ Future Dorking: meeting with our partners in August.

✅ Future Dorking: meeting with our partners in August.

✅ Created an event form to support Surrey Hills Enterprises collaboration, messaging and coordination

Creative Campaigns

✅ Continued Executed competitions, coordinated with partners to include LoyalFree, Born Free Foundation and the public

✅ Continued LoyalFree marketing coordination of all materials and collateral

✅ Continued Summer Safari print campaign development and management

✅ Social media execution: blogs, promotion, channel management 

✅ Mailchimp development: copy, promotion and social follow up on all channels

✅ Building Southern Rail on sustainability programme

✅ Blogs! Christmas festival, anyone?

✅ Mailchimp development: copy, promotion and social follow up on all channels

✅ Building Southern Rail on sustainability programme

Placemaking/Events

✅ Supporting Pippfest: website design and development, marketing and PR support, vendors and messaging

✅ Management of ‘A Very Dorkensian Christmas’ - event management coordination with MVDC, Highways, Traffic Management, engagement with businesses and residents, multiple iterations of plans, materials, built website, assets, maps, programme - so much Christmas Festival (multiple updates, iterations, consultation documentation)

✅ Continued extensive Christmas coordination with all parties - coordination with community partners

✅ Continued meetings with Council on Christmas coordination and consultation

✅ Collated and shared music feedback from the weekend

✅ Coordination with team on LoyalFree campaign

✅ Organised gathering products for an event, attended event, networked and promoted Dorking and all businesses. Recruited businesses to join events and engaged with the community. Promoted across social on multiple occasions.

✅ Coordination with Surrey Highways / MVDC

Business Support

✅ Collaboration station with our community to organise the AGM location - thank you Dorking Quakers and Sally Elias!

✅ BID Chairman Update

✅ Sorting training rooms for Autumn programme

✅ Development of agenda for BID Board meeting; coordination and submission of notes to BID Board, collate all documentation

✅ Composed messaging for mailchimps 

✅ Continued Levy Payer support - multiple meetings and engagement 

✅ Requests to join the BID

✅ Printing requests from colleagues

✅ Supporting businesses on cost comparisons at the request of a business

✅ Collaboration and coordination regarding our Operating Agreements - finalising.

✅ Supporting businesses on cost comparisons at the request of a business

✅ Great collaboration with Emma from Dorking Service Centre on our Loyal Free Summer Safari Trail - thank you!

✅ Levy payer engagement - support, collaboration and coordination (the best part!)

✅ Listening: work to get the best deal on products and services

✅ Collaboration with the community: we have had 3 offers from the community to volunteer for the BID

✅ More listening: attended Foundry Stakeholder meeting 

✅ Delivered Summer Safari print collateral 

✅ Connected another business with LoyalFree! Hooray!

✅ Finalised AGM materials and invitations (27th Sept at 6pm)

Barbie in Dorking

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