Work­ing for a bet­ter ex­pe­ri­ence...

Stockport Express - - Business - HE­LEN WHITE To­tally Stock­port

WHILE the BID team at To­tally Stock­port are work­ing to give ev­ery­one who lives, works and comes to Stock­port town cen­tre an even bet­ter ex­pe­ri­ence, it’s im­por­tant that ev­ery­one across the bor­ough of Stock­port and be­yond has the chance to know about all the great changes that are tak­ing place here.

A re­cent sur­vey of lo­cal peo­ple car­ried out in the ‘vil­lages’ around Stock­port told us who vis­its the town, how of­ten they come and what they are do­ing when they ar­rive. It also gave us data of those who don’t visit reg­u­larly, their al­ter­na­tive des­ti­na­tion(s) and what would en­cour­age them to re­turn.

This has helped in­form and shape the BID’s Busi­ness Plan, in­clud­ing pub­lish­ing a free, 20,000-cir­cu­la­tion, quar­terly mag­a­zine to keep ev­ery­one up to speed with what’s been hap­pen­ing, who’s in the news, what’s new and what’s planned for the fu­ture.

We had some ter­rific feed­back fol­low­ing the first is­sue of To­tally Stock­port in May, in­clud­ing ex­ten­sive shares via so­cial me­dia, not least by cover star James Blunt and his army of fans who have spread the Stock­port word far and wide.

Don’t worry if you missed it, you can still read a copy on­line at to­tally­stock­port mag­a­zine.co.uk.

There’s been a lot hap­pen­ing in Stock­port over the sum­mer. We’ve added an­other four pages to the lat­est edition of To­tally Stock­port, 32 pages packed with news from around the town.

If you tasted the treats of the first To­tally Foodie Week­end, strolled among the pol­ished chrome at Stock­port’s Clas­sic Car Show in the Mar­ket Place or rev­elled among the revs of Rough­ley’s Bike show in St Peter’s Square, you may spot your face among the crowds.

Two re­cent ad­di­tions to the blos­som­ing Stock­port din­ing scene - Where The Light Gets In and The Al­lot­ment Ve­gan Restau­rant - are en­joy­ing a to­tal of eight nom­i­na­tions in the pres­ti­gious Manch­ester Food & Drink Awards and Matt Nut­ter tells us why he chose to open a unique, gluten-free, ve­gan restau­rant in Stock­port.

Stock­port is also at­tract­ing new busi­nesses – Hatters Cof­fee Co has home­made cakes to die for and Tramp’s vi­brant hair stu­dio is bring­ing a touch of Soho to Lit­tle Un­der­bank.

Pick up your free copy of To­tally Stock­port from branches of Asda, the Co-op, Sains­burys, Tesco and Mor­risons across Stock­port and in the sur­round­ing towns of Wilm­slow, Hyde, Wha­ley Bridge, Chapel-en-leFrith, Glos­sop, Bolling­ton and Mac­cles­field.

Copies are also avail­able from li­braries, Robin­sons Vis­i­tor Cen­tre, Re­gent House, Mersey­way, Stock­port Mar­ket, Stock­port Town Hall and Stair­case House. En­joy!

●●Cover of the lat­est To­tally Stock­port mag

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