To help the city’s business community prepare for the Mayflower 400 commemorations in 2020, Plymouth’s two City Centre and Waterfront Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) have teamed up to create an invaluable guide to the activities and plans currently in place.
A business toolkit has been released to coincide with the one thousand day countdown to 16th September 2020 – the day the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth.
The BIDs have worked with the Mayflower 400 project team to produce the toolkit, which features the planned events, key diary dates, the major projects including new trails and suggests ways in which businesses can get on board with the activities.
Sarah Gibson, CEO of the Plymouth Waterfront Partnership said “The Mayflower 400 commemorations present a fantastic opportunity for Plymouth which could attract visitors from across the UK, Holland and the USA. The two BIDs have worked together to create the toolkit to enable and support fifteen hundred businesses in the City Centre and Waterfront BID areas to begin planning how to increase custom for their businesses.”
“We’ve set dates for many of the city’s popular events over the next three years, including the Plymouth Pirates Weekend and the Plymouth Seafood Festival. We’re hopeful that with this advance planning we’ll encourage more people to get involved and add to the core activities to make our city’s offer even bigger and better.”
The business toolkit is the latest in a series of work that is designed to maximise the benefits from the city’s preparations to host the commemorations.
Steve Hughes, CEO of the City Centre Company said “We’re working closely with the Waterfront BID and our partners at Plymouth City Council, Destination Plymouth and Plymouth Culture, to shape a series of public realm improvements including paving, lighting and planting schemes. We’re also exploring ways to grow our existing annual events across the Waterfront and City Centre areas and increase our city’s marketing reach.”
Click the image above to download the business toolkit