Newquay BID upskilling sessions


Newquay Business Improvement District (BID) has announced a series of free upskilling sessions for its member businesses covering various topics from emarketing to hypnotherapy.

The interactive group sessions are open to all Newquay BID levy paying businesses and will take place digitally throughout March to support the transition from lockdown to reopening.

The first in the three-part series, titled ‘20 Marketing Ideas for Independent Retailers in Newquay’ will run on Friday March 5 at 2pm, facilitated by established training consultant, Frances Riseley.

Riseley has enjoyed an extensive career in retail and for the past 30 years has committed to helping retailers improve their sales and increase their profitability.

Newquay BID manager, Carla-Marie Jones, said: “We all want to see our town bounce back over the coming months so we’re keen to do all we can to support this transition from lockdown to reopening.

“Therefore, we decided to create this virtual upskilling series and we are really pleased to have some great talent and expertise running the workshop sessions to provide the top quality advice and tips to our member businesses. We are sure those who participate will take a lot from them and will come away with some actions they can put into practice immediately.”

Other sessions taking place in March include:

  • Newquay Hypnotherapy’s Get some AIR on Friday March 12 at 2pm where participants will develop tools to help them cope with change and stress and to stay calm, confident and in control, even when under pressure. This 1.5-hour session with be carried out via Zoom by Adam Pearson of Newquay Hypnotherapy
  • Grow Your Newquay Business With Google with Marwick Marketing on Monday March 22. During this session, businesses will learn how to identify ways to improve their website for search engines like Google, how to find and research high-quality keywords and discover free tools to help improve their digital marketing efforts. This will be presented by CEO of Marwick Marketing, Chris Thomson via Zoom.

For BID levy paying members, these upskilling sessions are free of charge. If you are not a Newquay BID-member business but feel you would benefit from any of these sessions, please email to express your interest.