Chippenham Sci Fi convention 2016

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Chippenham Sci Fi convention 2016

 

 

Emery Gate Shopping Centre are once again proud sponsors of the Chippenham sci fi convention. 

This year is set to be even bigger and better than 2015! 

Saturday 17th September Emery Gate will be home to the Jedi Academy, were children between the ages of 4 & 14 years old will be taught the 'ways of the force' from star on screen fight teacher Andrew Lawden.

This is a FREE event - just pop into the Emery Gate office to book you child in. 

 

http://www.chippenhamscificonvention.com/attractions

 

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Emery Gate smash fundraising target for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

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Emery Gate smash fundraising target for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

We made it! after bucket collections, cake sales, raffles and entertainment throughout the year, and of course, the White Horse Challenge - which took us on a 52 mile walk across the 'White Horses' back in July. What was it all for, we hear you ask? Why - for Wiltshire Air Ambulance of course - and we are delighted to announce we smashed our target of £8904... with four months still to go!

This specific target was set to provide enough funding to keep the air ambulance flying for one day!

Raising awareness and funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance is also extremely important to a great deal of people within the Wiltshire area and beyond. Kenresa Stratford, Fundraising Co-ordinator at Wiltshire Air Ambulance said: “We are extremely pleased to be working with Emery Gate Shopping Centre, the effort that has gone into their fundraising has been really extraordinary. As a charity, we need to raise £3.25 million a year to keep flying and saving lives, relying almost entirely on the support of the community and businesses of Wiltshire. We’re grateful to Emery Gate for being so enthusiastic in their approach in supporting us."
 
To find out more about Wiltshire Air Ambulance, please visit: www.wiltshireairambulance.co.uk/

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Centre Manager joins Chippenham BID Board team

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Centre Manager joins Chippenham BID Board team

Nicola Milne, Emery Gate Shopping Centre Manager this week appointed as a board member of the Chippenham BID (Business Improvement District).

Emery Gate's previous representative Mike Bryant stepped down this week following a period of 12 months as a board member. Mike worked tirelessly and committed many volunteer hours during his time working closely with the BID team.

As with all board members of the BID, they work entirely as unpaid volunteers with the sole motivation of contributing to the future of Chippenham. 

Commentating on Nicola's appointment, Antony Bulley, Deputy Chair of the Chippenham BID Board and Managing Director of Strakers said "We are delighted to welcome Nicola to the board and her experience of retail centre management right in the heart of Chippenham coupled with her desire to see the town grow and thrive shares the vision of the Board.  Her passion and enthusiasm for the town will be a great asset and I have no doubt will help us to achieve our ambitions for the town.”

For more information about the BID visit www.chippenhamconnected.com

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Entrepreneurial flair flourishing in Chippenham

Young Chippenham resident Jess Baker has opened a brand new baby and toddler store at Emery Gate Shopping Centre, in the heart of Chippenham.  At just 28 years old, the former Sheldon school pupil officially opened the door to Twinkle Twinkle, offering perfect outfits for little stars, baby toys, accessories and much, much more.

Commenting on the opening, Jess said “I have over eight years retail experience in Chippenham and saw a gap in the market and thought why not give it a go.  I get my entrepreneurial flair from my dad who has always encouraged me to be my own boss. Being in Emery Gate was important to me as it is the heart of shopping in the town. I’ve only been open for a short period and I am overwhelmed by the response already and want to say a big thanks to people of Chippenham,  I hope it will be a big success.”

Phil Maclean, Retail Marketing Manager for Emery Gate, said “We are all so impressed with Jess, at such a young age to have the confidence to be her own boss is a great sign for Chippenham and its future. We hope that shoppers continue to support Twinkle Twinkle and help Jess along the way to be successful for years to come”. 

You can follow Jess at Twinkle Twinkle here..https://www.facebook.com/Twinkle-Twinkle-1557220087913172/?fref=ts

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Fashion Lovers Turn out for Macmillan

Bonmarche held its annual Fashion Show on Friday 6th May at Emery Gate Shopping Centre, with models showcasing their 2016 summer collection.

The show was opened with a performance from The Sahara Sisters Belly Dancing Group, a local Chippenham non-profit community group.

Rose Makepeace, Bonmarche Manager who organised the event said “I wish to thank everyone involved with the event, from The Sahara Sisters amazing performance, our stunning models and the management of Emery Gate Shopping Centre who helped to ensure the event was a success”

Rose continued “A special mention to all the ladies that came to support our event who helped raise over £200 for Macmillan Cancer Research, our designated charity at Bonmarche”

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Julian Charles opens at Emery Gate Shopping Centre

National homeware retailer Julian Charles this week opened its latest store at Emery Gate Shopping Centre, Chippenham. The store opened on Saturday 23rd April in the heart of our 70,000 sq ft covered shopping centre.   

Julian Charles started over 65 years ago when they opened their first curtain manufacturing site in Bury, Lancashire in 1968, producing Rectella Ready Mades.  Inspirational ideas, exceptional value and genuine quality transcend the Julian Charles brand and the exquisite designs and compositions within their collections. Attention to detail, affordable style and inspiring ideas are their lifeblood.

Commenting on the new store, Julian Charles Visual Merchandising Manger, Marcus Whitmore said “We have worked tirelessly to create a stunning, bright and welcoming store to Emery Gate Shopping Centre. During the shop-fitting prior to opening, excited customers have already tried to come in and purchase items for their home! We expect the store to be a huge success”

David Corp, Eagle One Retail Property Manager, said: “Attracting exciting new retailers of the calibre of Julian Charles to Chippenham is great news for the town. We are delighted Julian Charles has decided to open a new store with us and wish them every success”.

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Bonmarche Fashion Show

Join Bonmarche for their in-store Fashion Show on Friday 6th May 6pm

Showcasing their Spring/Summer collections. 

Purchase your tickets in store for just £2, with all proceeds to Macmilllan. 

For more information call 01249 765823

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Emery Gate nominates Wiltshire Air Ambulance

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Today, Emery Gate announced Wiltshire Air Ambulance as its nominated charity for 2016.

Staff members of the Emery Gate Shopping Centre Management Office will take on a 52 mile walk around seven of Wiltshire's White Horses. Beginning on the 9th July 2016 in Devizes and ending in Marlborough, the team will take on the Great British weather as they hike the beautiful Wiltshire land on day one; with day two taking on a reversal role by starting in Marlborough and ending back in Devizes for the last leg of the challenge. 

This fantastic fundraising event is all in aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance, who rely almost entirely on public donations to keep flying and do not receive central government funding. They have helped many people around the Wiltshire area in need of hopsitalisation and have even helped emergency cases reach special care in a matter of minutes.

Nicola Milne of Emery Gate Management has said: "We have set a group target of £5000.  We have already started bucket collections for the WAA and are currently working on other ways to collect donations for them.”

Initiatives and events start this coming Monday 4th April between 11am - 3pm with local child entertainer Dave Hickory kindly donating his time for the cause. Make sure you pop in to say hello to Dave who will be wowing the Easter Holiday crowds with his balloon modelling skills. 

www.davidhickory.co.uk

Kenresa Stratford, Fundraising Co-ordinator at Wiltshire Air Ambulance said: “We are extremely pleased to be working with Emery Gate Shopping Centre, the effort that has gone into their fundraising in the short time they have been on board as a charity of the year partner has been really extraordinary. As a charity, we need to raise £3.25 million a year to keep flying and saving lives, relying almost entirely on the support of the community and businesses of Wiltshire. We’re grateful to Emery Gate for being so enthusiastic in their approach in supporting us and I’m looking forward to seeing what the coming months bring.”

To find out more about the epic challenge that the Emery Gate Management team are taking on, please visit:www.whitehorsechallenge.co.uk/event-details/

 To check out more information on Wiltshire Air Ambulance, please visit: http://www.wiltshireairambulance.co.uk/

 

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JUMPING FOR JOY: EMERY GATE TREATS POPLAR COLLEGE STUDENTS TO HIGH-ENERGY DAY OUT

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Students at Poplar College, Chippenham, had a spring in their step this week when they enjoyed a day out at the world’s largest trampoline park, courtesy of Emery Gate Shopping Centre.

Using funds raised from its very successful Christmas Grotto, the shopping centre paid for the students from Poplar College, which caters for young adults with additional needs, to enjoy exclusive hire of AirHop Bristol. There, the students could bounce on one of 135 trampolines, play basketball or dodgeball or just enjoy the soft landing in the foam pit.

Some 100 students took part in the day out, which included students from New Fosseway school in Bristol. Staff from Eagle One, owners of Emery Gate who have their regional office in Bristol also went along to help out.

Discussing the day, Phil Maclean, Retail Marketing Manager of Emery Gate Shopping Centre, said: “Rather than just hand over a cheque, we wanted to do something really special and we thought a day out at AirHop Bristol would be perfect. 

“All too often, young people with disabilities cannot enjoy the activities that their peers take for granted. For example, a day out at a busy venue like Air Hop Bristol just wouldn’t be possible for many of the students at Poplar College due to physical disabilities or sensory issues. By hiring the venue exclusively  we’ve enabled them to enjoy a stress-free day out. We’re delighted that the money raised at our Christmas Grotto could be used in this way.”

Sue Flavin, the Deputy Head of Poplar College, added: “What a great day! We all had so much fun at AirHop. Such a sense of freedom for our students to be able to bounce on the trampolines. All of our students enjoyed being there, whether they were on the trampolines, or watching from the gallery. We really appreciated the support given by staff from Eagle One and Emery Gate. And the delicious pizzas! It really was a momentous day for us.”

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Opportunities at Emery Gate

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Opportunities at Emery Gate

 

Emery Gate Shopping Centre offers flexible business opportunities for national retailers, charities, organisations and small local start-up businesses looking to take advantage of a well managed,  covered shopping scheme with annual footfall of over 4 million.

Mike Bryant, Development Manager at Eagle One Ltd is a friendly and approachable professional who would like to hear from you with your business ideas. 

You can call Mike on 01392 441900

 

 

 

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La Barber new salon launch

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La Barber new salon launch

The 1st December saw the launch of the brand new La Barber Company salon at Emery Gate Shopping Centre. 

Out-trading their previous 515 square foot salon since 2010, La Barber have expanded into a new stunning 1021 square foot premises within Emery Gate. The increased space allows for an additional three hair stylists and is set for a record-breaking 2016. 

Discussing the move, La Barber owner Lesley Disbury said 'After 5 years of trading in Emery Gate we'd become a victim of our success and needed to expand. Leaving Emery Gate was never an option, as our clients love the centres convenience and great location. On the fist day of trading in our new salon, we have had an amazing response from our existing clients and plenty of new clients who are loving the new look and comforts the new salon has to offer.'

 

 

 

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Chippenham Business Development District (BID) 2015

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Chippenham Business Development District (BID) 2015

Much excitement in the summer after the announcement Chippenham businesses voted for the creation of a BID to represent the town.

Emphasis on improving the town's image, promotion, marketing, events, as well as establishing improved access, car parking and ensuring the centre is safe and clean.  As a business-led initiative, Emery Gate's Business Development Manager Michael Bryant, volunteers as a BID Board Member with a remit of influencing the strategic direction of the BID and instructing the BID team on delivery of tactics and initiatives. 

We look forward to supporting the BID team and seeing tangible improvements to Chippenham in its 5-year tenure. 

Keep up-to-date with their progress on www.chippenhamconnected.co.uk

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The Bay Tree Home & Gifts Opens for trade

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The Bay Tree Home & Gifts Opens for trade

We are delighted to welcome The Bay Tree Home & Gift Store to Emery Gate this Autumn. 

Already trading strongly, taking full advantage of the 3.5 million annual visitors to the centre and benefiting from the centres marketing events and promotions. 

It's your first choice for unusual and exciting gifts, homeware and jewellery, from thoughtful small gestures to more exclusive pieces. It prides itself on having something for every pocket, whether for yourself or gifts for others. Receive a warm welcome and personalised attention from the owners Liz and Jan to help you find the perfect choice.

Our management team take a flexible and friendly approach to any new opportunity. 

Call Michael Bryant, Development Manager on 01392 441900. 

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