Next Stop: Launching The Welcome Team in Exeter


Launching The Welcome Team in Exeter

We’re very excited to announce the launch of the 16th site for The Welcome People!

On 7th December we start training The Welcome Team for Exeter BID – hitting the streets (and the mad Christmas rush) of this beautiful Cathedral City the following weekend.

The initiative, which has proven successful in other cities across the UK has been launched and funded by Exeter Business Improvement District (Exeter BID), and brings a skilled Welcome Team to Exeter to help shoppers and tourists make the most of their time in the city. In addition to visitor welcome services The Welcome People Ambassadors will also monitor, log and track the city environment and work with local businesses across the BID area. Similar teams can be found throughout London and in Manchester, Birmingham, Canterbury, Chester and Cambridge.

Congratulations to Myra, Darren and Despina, our three successful recruits – we know you’ll be brilliant!

"After seeing the success of similar schemes in other thriving cities it felt only right that Exeter should have its own Welcome Team. The team will benefit visitors as well as businesses and organisations in the BID area. Having Myra, Darren and Despina as our eyes and ears means we can work together to improve the visitor’s experience of the city, making sure that Exeter shines as a top retail destination.”

Craig Bulley, CEO of Exeter BID Company

On top of visitor welcome and street management services members of The Welcome Team in Exeter will also be key points of contact for BID business levy payers, with each being assigned around 200 businesses to liaise with on a regular basis. Introductory tours of the businesses will begin in the New Year.

See you in Exeter!