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Argento Expands In St Peters Quarter

An independently owned jewellery shop has expanded in Derby’sSt Peters Quarter – moving to larger premises to provide more choice forcustomers.

Argento is a family owned business which has been based inEast Street for ten years with two further shops in Nottingham.

The company has invested £100,000 in refurbishing the formerJacobs camera shop in St Peter’s Street and officially opened at the weekend –with the existing store staying open until January to sell discounted jewelleryitems.

Argento specialises in a range of popular jewellery designsincluding Pandora, Nomination and Dirty Ruby.

The new shop – which is three times the size of the currentunit – has provided capacity to expand the range to now include VivienneWestwood, Coeur de Lion and Argento’s own Karma bangle designs.

Joint owner Heidi Boyle said: “Having been established inDerby for many years, we were keen to remain part of St Peters Quarter whenlooking to expand the business.

“St Peter’s Street in particular has a real buzz about it nowand the physical improvements to St Peter’s Cross are amazing.  We were therefore keen to capitalise on thisregeneration and the additional footfall that it is attracting.

“The boutique style of the shop both inside and out is muchmore in keeping with the high street area of the city centre and we are lookingforward to a busy Christmas trading period.

“We have taken on one extra permanent member of staff anddoubled the size of the staff over the Christmas period – with eight temporarysales assistants instead of three so that we can operate both shops in Decemberand January.

Stephen Jeffery, Board Chair of St Peters Quarter BID whichis the area between the Cathedral Quarter and Intu Derby, concluded: “Argento’sexpansion is excellent news for St Peters Quarter.

“I am delighted that the regeneration work which we havecampaigned for with Derby City Council is proving to be a draw for existing andhopefully new businesses.

“This area is the city centre’s traditional high street and,as a Business Improvement District, we are committed to working together toimprove the customer experience, encourage more people back into the area andattract inward investment from new businesses.

“Argento’s investment in new, larger premises is anindication that we are on the right road to bring St Peters Quarter back to itsformer glory as a top shopping and leisure destination.”

St Peters Quarter BID News Update issue 126

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Issue No 126             November 2014

 

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Business Support Event

To assist businesses within the qualifying area of the THI initiative, the BID has arranged a support event on Wednesday 3 December at St Peters Centre, St Peters Church from 1pm - 6pm.

 

The event will provide advice on an individual basis and please email advising your preferred time for a meeting. 

 

Stay Safe 

derbyshire police logoDerbyshire Police are delivering a briefing on Monday 24 November, at the Showcase Cinema, Intu on the topic of staying safe during a firearms attack. 

 

The briefings are on a rolling basis, every 30 minutes, commencing at 930am and finishing at noon. If you plan to attend, please take a copy of this bulletin with you as evidence of your invitation.

 

Derbyshire Police are keen to stress that whilst such attacks are extremely rare, guidance on how to stay safe in the event of an incident is valuable.

 

Car Clubs - Connected's Car Club Showcase

city council logoWednesday 26 November Noon - 2pm (lunch provided) at Council Chamber, Derby City Council House, your opportunity to find out more about Car Clubs, how they work and their benefits. 

 

You can also take a look at the latest electric vehicles.

Operators Carplus, Co-wheels and City Car Club, who already operate successful schemes in Derbyshire and Nottingham, will be present. RSVP

 

Small Business Saturday Event 

SPQ logoSaturday 6th December has been designated 'Small Business Saturday' as part of a national campaign to support, inspire and promote small businesses in the UK. Derby City Council will be hosting a business support event at the Council House and there will be free parking in Derby City Council car parks on the day. 

 

Businesses are encouraged to get involved with the campaign by providing special offers. The BID are looking to promote the campaign through the local press and social media and would like to hear from you if your business is taking part. Please contact us on 01332 419050 or via email with details of how you will be supporting the campaign.

 

Diary Dates

whats onForthcoming events in St Peters Quarter include:   

 

Saturday 22 November - Lilly singing - Noon-2pm St Peters Cross

 

Saturday 22 November - Derby Theatre Train - 2.15pm-3.15pm St Peters Cross

 

Monday 24 November - Stay Safe Showing - 9.30am Intu

 

Wednesday 26 November - Connecteds Car Club Showcase - Council House

 

Thursday 27 November - Late Night Shopping in St Peters Quarter  - with live entertainment from Danieal at St Peters Cross, Dancetek festive dancing from 5pm and Bill Bailey Jazz in Victoria Street

 

Saturday 29 November - Salvation Army play at St Peters Cross from 10 until Noon and thereafter in East Street/ Spot until 2pm. From 1pm at St Peters Cross it is a welcome back to Crisis Band with their Swing into Christmas sounds .

 

Wednesday 3 December - Business Support Event - 1pm-6pm St Peters Centre St Peters Church

 

Thursday 4 December - Business and Retail in the City Meeting - 9.30am-11am Quad Market Place

 

Thursday 4 December - Late Night Shopping in St Peters Quarter  - with live entertainment from Rag Tag

 Misfits St Peters Cross, Bill Bailey Jazz Band Victoria Street and the Police Choir 

 

Saturday 6 December - Small Business Saturday 

 

Saturday 6 December - Danieal sings at St Peters Cross from 11 till 1pm followed by Rag Tag Misfits until 3pm.  Police Choir on Green Lane and the Rolls Royce choir on Victoria Street noon-2pm.

 

 

For more information on these and other events in the area, please visit : www.visitderby.co.uk  orwww.stpetersquarter.co.uk   

 

www.stpetersquarter.co.uk       01332 491050

 

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