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A little bit about what we do
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A little bit about what we do

Thank you for joining us on The Urmston Partnership website. We hope you enjoy your stay. For this first blog, I wanted to talk a little about what we do. We do so much, sometimes it’s a challenge to remember everything! 

 

The first thing that Claire and I get asked, is why join the partnership? 

For me, it was all about doing something in the local community. I am of the opinion that we all need to be more involved in what happens in our community, both as a business and a resident. Working together we can be a force for change. I am sure you’ve all got your reasons too. We’d love to hear what some of your reasons are!

Some of the things which we do, that you’re all probably more aware of are things like the Christmas lights switch on. We run this event every year and every year we get such lovely feedback from families and residents who have experienced the event. Of course, we also get some grumbles, they’re usually around the lights we have. That is a subject for another blog, so watch this space! 

We also have been involved in a lot of local initiatives such as Friends of Urmston Railway Station, Urmston in Bloom and also helping countless other smaller groups.  A good example is, Urmston in Bloom. This was something which was kicked off by some of the partnership team. This has now become such a success, that it’s a standalone project. Urmston is definitely a brighter town centre thanks to their help and hard work. For more information about what they do, then you can find them here… 

 

So all of this is amazing if you’re looking at getting involved in community events. What about if you’re a business? 

This year we’ve committed to doing more for our business members. It’s no secret that this time of year, businesses struggle. There are a number of reports that suggest high streets are struggling in general. We want to be able to say that we’re supporting our members to enable them to buck that trend!

One of the things that we’re introducing, is the featured business of the month, which will be here on the blog. If you want to apply to do this, then get in touch! 

 

Something which we really haven’t pushed enough is that you get a free listing on this site! 

We have over 100 members, who have not activated their listings. These listings are great for your business. They will be seen by people who may not be aware of your business. You’re essentially getting free advertising which may help boost your ranking in Google too. If you’re a member, and you’ve not activated your account, then get in touch. We can help you get up and running with that.  

We’re also looking at how we can promote your business more on our social media channels. We have a pretty impressive following on social media, so by having your business advertised on our social, you’re hopefully going to extend your reach. 

We have so many experienced business owners in our group, there is always someone at a meeting who can help you out. With that in mind, we also have a networking group. This group is not as formal as some, so it’s ideal if you’re shy about networking. 

We ask people to book, as part of the cost covers your breakfast! To book, you can find the events here.

There is so much more, honestly, I don’t know how we keep up sometimes!

 

We’re always looking for new ways to support local businesses, charities and community groups. If you have any ideas, then why not come along to our next meeting to find out more?

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