Each month we’ll be rounding up some of the PR that Shrewsbury BID has achieved on behalf of our members. Please send any comments to members@shrewsburybid.co.uk.

New Directors for Shrewsbury BID

PR announcing that three new board directors were appointed by the Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) to help drive its business plan for a thriving town centre. Gemma Davies of Shropshire Council, Paul Kirkbright, University Centre Shrewsbury, and Rachel Williams, Marks and Spencer, were appointed to the board at Shrewsbury BID’s annual meeting, which was held at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.

Coverage in Shropshire Star and Shropshire Star Online, Shropshire Live and the Shrewsbury Chronicle.

BID concerned over car parking

PR stating Shrewsbury BID’s concern over some of the proposals put forward in Shropshire Council’s draft car parking strategy.

Coverage in the Shropshire Star and Shropshire Live.

Wayfinding prototype

PR about the installation of the prototype for Shrewsbury’s new on-street signage system at Castle Foregate, showing the town’s forward-looking approach.

The distinctive ‘totem’ is set to be the first of 56 signs installed to welcome and help visitors to find their way around the town centre and its historic streets. They will replace outdated finger post signs and deliver a more efficient and less cluttered look to the town.

Coverage in Shropshire Star, Shrewsbury Chronicle and Shropshire Live.

Creative thinking supports Shrewsbury Town Centre’s appeal

Our Partnerships Manager, Aleks Vladimirov, appeared on BBC Radio Shropshire to talk about empty units in Shrewsbury being used for creative purposes, specifically a temporarily vacant shop on Wyle Cop providing the space for talented Midlands’ photographer Lindsey Bucknor OBE.

Shrewsbury Market Hall business

The BID was mentioned in the press several times in relation to the late night opening of the Market Hall, as well as making sure that the public knew that the work being carried out by Western Power Distribution did not affect the Market Hall and the businesses in it.


PR about the relaunch and expansion of the innovative cost saving scheme which has identified more than £150,000 of savings on bills for 65 Shrewsbury businesses, helping more town centre concerns to cut their operating costs.

Coverage in Shropshire Star, Shropshire Star Online and Shropshire Live.

The Postcard Project

PR informing people of an online vote  to decide which local charity will benefit from the sale of the Shrewsbury BID’s new summer postcards. The BID has designed a series of unique “Hello from Shrewsbury” postcards, which feature some of the town centres’ people and places. Local businesses will have the option to sell the postcards throughout the summer so people can share Shrewsbury with friends and family by post and encourage them to visit. All of the money collected from the sales will go to the chosen charity.

Coverage in the Shropshire Star.

Primark Opening- Live interview with Seb Slater

Executive Director of Shrewsbury BID, Seb Slater, was interviewed live on BBC Radio Shropshire as the new Primark in Shrewsbury was opening.

Coverage Breakdown for July 2017

Total no. of articles 24
PR Value £22,450.45
Business : Consumer rati0 15:9