Industry award for Colmore BID and Christmas in Cathedral Square
08 July 2022
Colmore BID has been awarded Best Event for Christmas in Cathedral Square at the Town and City Management Industry Awards.
The Birmingham BID scooped the award for its delivery of the festive event which attracted more than 300,000 visitors during November and December 2021. In addition to Best Event, the BID was also shortlisted for Best Innovative Partnership for its work with City Centre Strategic Partnership.
The Town and City Management Industry Awards are the pinnacle of the UK and Ireland’s place management industry, setting a benchmark for best practice and helping inform public policy. The awards dinner took place as part of the ATCM Summer School in Cardiff City Centre. This is the first time the awards have taken place since June 2019 due to the pandemic and represented an opportunity for the place management industry to celebrate the work which has supported local economies through a tough period.
The winners were chosen from around 40 submissions across the public, private and voluntary sectors with shortlisted schemes coming from England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, underlining the diversity of the ATCM network.
Michele Wilby, CEO of Colmore BID said: “Christmas in Cathedral Square is perhaps one of the most ambitious events we have organised, attracting independent traders and visitors from across the region. We’re thrilled to have our hard work and that of our partners, Birmingham City Council, Danter Attractions and Birmingham Cathedral celebrated. With so much positive feedback, we’re pleased to say that the market will return this year.”
Christmas in Cathedral Square will return to the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral 16 November – 18 December 2022, featuring more than 50 local businesses selling a mixture of food, drink, gifts and crafts stalls. Attractions such as the helter-skelter and pop-up bar, Pigeon in the Park will also return. More details about this year’s market will be made available later in the year.