Talking Towns Chester

The next in our popular series of Talking Towns Events takes us to Chester for an afternoon and evening event on the 20th followed by the full day Talking Towns on the 21st.

Rita Waters CEO CH1 Chester BID andRita Water - Revive & Thrive UK Ambassador her team will be sharing their experience and knowledge of how to run and be part of a successful Business Improvement District.

Day one will be an interactive day of exploring Chester and networking which will include a choice of four activities –

  • Vintage bus tour of the city
  • Cruise along the River Dee
  • Explore Chester
  • Walking Ghost TourTalking Towns Chester October 20th/21st. Tickets only £15 inc vat and can be booked via this button.
These will be followed with an invite to the evening Chester Retailer Customer Service awards.  Full details on agenda below.

Day two will be our usual successful Talking Towns format.  Featured talks include – 

  • Institute of Place Management Director Simon Quin, 
  • National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA)  
  • British Independent Retailers Association (bira) – Julie Conway
  • Alison Bowcott McGrath from Bo-Concepts  

You will also hear the latest news and updates from Revive & Thrive including the latest projects underway around the UK as delivered by the Business Group. 

Topics include ‘What retailers and business owners are looking for from a BID’, and ‘How markets and events can bring business to a town’ and of course there will be much networking time for you to continue Talking Towns.

Inclusive buffet lunch comes courtesy of Bo-Concepts.  See below for recommended hotels.


Chester agenda V2

Recommended hotels –

The MacDonald New Blossoms Hotel, St John Street

The Commercial Hotel, St Peter’s Churchyard (off Northgate Street) this is a smaller independent hotel.

The Holiday Inn at Chester Racecourse  

The Queens Hotel near the Train Station