Malmesbury Town Team has activated an immediate programme of support to retailers and businesses in response to COVID-19.
Following virtual meetings on 25 March and 2 April, the concerns of the 26 retailers and businesses on the calls is being used to formulate urgent support covering Operating & Finance, Marketing & Social Media & Welfare. Updates on the best sources of business information, timetables of financial support and one to one calls from local operations, finance, marketing & strategy experts have been made immediately available and Marketing Support calls start week beginning 6 April 2020. A ‘Time to Market’ process has been created and shared to support the initiative.
A new initiative supported by Malmesbury Town team and ShopAppy is being set up to allow Malmesbury retailers, mainly without a web presence, the opportunity to offer key products for sale and delivery via the App. Like the Malmesbury Gift Card launched in November 2019, we anticipate strong local support from residents in Malmesbury and the surrounding areas. As the days and weeks go by residents will be looking to continue to support the shop local campaign for as many purchases as possible.
Malmesbury Town Team consists of a group of local people, many with business experience, who see Malmesbury’s town centre as a brand which needs nurturing and supporting. Brought together with a common objective, they all bring different skills to the table to ensure initiatives in the town are driven forward and its ongoing prosperity secured. To help Malmesbury preserve its heritage and the quality of life which makes our town so appealing to live in and visit. Our mission is to work with stakeholders to help create a collaborative environment where businesses, tourism, art and music can thrive and develop new ways to strengthen the town’s appeal