Three years ago, a group of businesses, residents and representatives of community groups met in Knowle to talk about the opportunities to work together for the benefit of Knowle.
Over the last 3 years we’ve worked in four teams to support Knowle.
Our marketing team promote our businesses and Knowle as a place to spend time, shop, eat, drink and do business. In the last year we’ve created social media campaigns, featured members in spotlight posts, launched our website and commissioned photography of our lovely village and the businesses based here.
Our street scene team work on improving the centre alongside Solihull Council and community groups including Knowle Society and Knowle and Dorridge Lions. Projects include town tidy days, decorating the centre with street bunting, organising the refurbishment of planters and commissioning a new parklet.
Our events team has brought a programme of events to Knowle. We have worked alongside community groups such as Knowle Society and Knowle, Dorridge and Bentley Heath Neighbourhood Forum to celebrate Knowles heritage on heritage days. We enjoyed augmented reality trails around the centre and at Christmas we introduced street entertainers. We’re now working with other community groups to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.
Finally, our business support team have been busy organising networking evenings, social media webinars and organised branded photography sessions for businesses. We have introduced a member – to – member offer scheme as well as a resource centre for members on our website. We’ve represented Knowle at local events and forums.
We have achieved much more than we perhaps thought we would when we sat around a table three years ago and we couldn’t have done it without the support of our businesses, volunteers and organisations including Solihull Council. Here’s to the next 12 months -we’ve got great plans for the year ahead.
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