As a local Newmarket resident, Natalie Robinson takes on the role as the Love Newmarket BID Manager this year, looking to interact with local business and ensure Newmarket is a desirable location for all to visit, spend and live.
“I’m looking to bring a fresh perspective to what makes a town a good place to live, work and visit,” Natalie explains. “I’d like to become a friendly face for all local businesses and will strive to do my best for them on behalf of the BID. I also have plenty of event ideas that I hope will bring extra footfall and positive attention to the town.”
Having worked in local media and marketing agencies for 18 years, Natalie has a good understanding of what businesses need in order to succeed. “I feel that the key to this is listening to a business owners’ needs and then actioning what I can to make this achievable.”
With ambitions to create opportunities for local independent business to open within the town, and for local entrepreneurs to shine, Natalie hopes to create an ever-more attractive destination for local residents and visitors alike.
Living in Newmarket herself, with a young family, Natalie holds a vested interest in making the town an enjoyable place to live. “For me, Love Newmarket has a vital role to not only help the businesses thrive, but to also offer fun and engaging events for the residents and visitors. I look forward to meeting with as many businesses as possible in the coming months to understand what they need from the BID and how I can help facilitate it, as well as bringing some of my event ideas to life.”
Already diving straight into the role, Natalie adds: “Thank you to all of the children that helped find our 14 reindeer over the Christmas period- they are all safe and sound and back with Santa for next Christmas. Keep an eye on our social media this month where we will reveal the lucky winner of the £100 Moons Gift Voucher.
“We’re now looking forward to our next event, the Love Newmarket Business EXPO which will take place on Wednesday 8th March at the Bedford Lodge Hotel. It will be a great opportunity for all local businesses to come and find out what the Newmarket Office Sector members can offer. More information on the event will be on our website soon.”