InExeter is moving from strength to strength, delivering events to encourage footfall, campaigns to promote the city, programmes to support business, initiatives to enhance our streets and running sessions to connect our member businesses.
Supporting & Informing business
InExeter plays a vital role in ensuring the cleanliness and vibrancy of the streetscape. Experience, enjoyment and perception of our city streets should be positive and welcoming. We also invest heavily in landscaping, planting and greening initiatives.
In 2022 InExeter won Gold at RHS Britain in Bloom acknowledging our investment in landscaping and greening the city. InExeter fund over 140 hanging baskets (summer and winter displays), 5 flower beds and 14 stand alone planters on Sidwell Street. InExeter have also invested in the refurbishment of benches on Sidwell Street.
A new project launched in 2022, InExeter started working on projects to cover worn, unsightly and heavily tagged walls across the city with bright, vibrant colourful pieces from local and national artists.
InExeter fund a cleaning team to work proactively and responds to business need. The service operated 5am to 12 noon Sunday to Thursday. In 2022 the service completed 6895 cleaning visits and 5461 cleaning tasks.
Supporting & Informing.
InExeter are gatekeepers for a vast amount of key city centre data including footfall, vacancy rates, new business openings, spend and gift card sales.
Anti Social Behaviour
Anti-Social behaviour and in particular the criminal element of this, is a key problem for Exeter businesses. Find out more about what we are planning to do to support our member businesses here.
We offer our business members access to a range of accredited training and development courses throughout the year. These range from Level 2 Food Hygiene, Mental Health Awareness, Emergency First Aid at Work and Fire Safety. Member businesses have free access to these. We are always open to suggestions to other courses so simply contact the team if there are options you’d like us to explore. To view the current training courses available click here.
InExeter funds professional photography for businesses giving them a portfolio of high quality images to use across their marketing activities. To register your interest in a business photography session for your business please click here.
We communicate with our member businesses across multiple channels including one to one, monthly member emails, what’s app group, networking sessions and group meetings sharing news, information and project updates. We proactively engage with businesses.
We have 7 footfall cameras located around city provided by Springboard. This enables us to track footfall. Weekly and monthly reports can be requested free of charge by our members.
Food and Waste and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
InExeter offer free food waste collections and WEEE collections through local contractor Binit to help drive down the cost of business operations and promote sustainability. More about the service can be found here binituk.com
To drive footfall and encourage longer dwell times InExeter work to deliver a calendar of activity, animation and experiences throughout the year. InExeter celebrate and champion city businesses and work in partnership with Visit Exeter to promote the city.
InExeter run and manage city centre events to draw footfall, create a better perception of Exeter and support business. In 2022, InExeter brought back Exeter Carnival to the city after 24 years. The carnival brought the whole community together, the event saw people travel into the city that otherwise would not have visited and benefitted more businesses than the traditional light switch on. Other events include the Secret Events that encourage people to discover new things in the city and Green Coat Tours which introduce residents and students to the city and inspire them to explore Exeter. InExeter also commission filming and drone footage of events and the city centre.
Markets in Exeter
Here at InExeter, we love a good market! From the Fore Street Flea to the Exeter Independent, markets bring vibrancy and appeal to our streets. From brand new start-ups to established traders, the ever changing nature of markets ensures that there’s always something new and interesting to discover. As well as driving footfall and creating memorable experiences, markets are the perfect way to support small and shop local. But it’s not all business- the markets are also incubators for community- places to meet stall holders and friends and to connect with others. We are excited to be supporting and enriching the markets culture in Exeter.Markets InExeter
A new partnership to build a stronger city profile and celebrate and champion our city businesses. This partnership will deliver destination marketing campaigns, putting Exeter front of mind for visitors, tourists and residents, As a member business you have access to, contribute to press trips, have a regular blog feature, invitations to networking and benefit from more social media.Visit Exeter
The next generation town and city loyalty programme that gives you rewards every time you shop with participating businesses in your area. Turning local shopping into rewarding shopping! Link your existing debit and credit cards to your Mi Rewards account. A ‘token’ system (similar to Apple and Google Pay) lets us know when you use your card with a participating Mi Rewards business where you live. We don’t store your card details. Spend at your favourite local businesses and earn 1 point for every pound you spend. When you rack up 10 points, you’re entered into a prize draw to win that month’s prize for your area. Best of all, once you’ve linked your cards, there’s no need to show a loyalty card. Be in with a chance of winning a prize that showcases the very best of your local area. A hamper packed with local goodies, a money can’t buy experience, a local gift card. There’s a different Mi Rewards prize each month for each area. The more you shop, the more chances you have to win!Sign up here
InExeter commissioned Night Time Economy Solutions to work on a strategy for the evening and night time economy. The outputs from this will lead to our application for Purple Flag status. We are working to enhance the experience of Exeter in the evening.
Best Bar None
InExeter support BBN Exeter which is designed to deliver for the guest and for the venue. Guests can expect a best Bar None Venue to be well run, have ask for Angela in place and a vulnerability policy that means even if you are not a guest of a BBN venue they are committed to your safety and wellbeing.Find out more
Safer Exeter is a Community Safety Partnership made up of different organisations working together. This includes InExeter, the City Council, Police and many other community groups. InExeter are a project stream lead for the Safer Street 4 Fund.Find out more