Purple Flag B2B conference

Purple Flag

Purple Flag B2B conference

Join us to find out what Purple Flag could do for you, your business or organisation as we launch Chippenham’s first Purple Flag year at a special conference.

Purple Flag status is given to towns judged to be lively, vibrant and safe at night. Chippenham is the first Wiltshire market town to gain the national award.

This award turns the spotlight on Chippenham like never before. Now we are starting work to take full advantage of what it can do for all businesses and traders in Chippenham.

Chippenham’s Purple Flag conference, April 29, 2pm – 5 pm, Neeld community and arts centre, Chippenham

Join us for this FREE drop in event – you can book free tickets here or register by emailing enquiries@chippenham.gov.uk

Towns and cities with Purple Flag status have reported a steady growth of footfall and a drop in evening and night time crime. The scheme is managed by the Association of Town Centre Managers working alongside the Purple Flag Advisory Committee – a partnership of key stakeholder groups backed by Government, police and businesses, as well as sponsors Diageo Great Britain.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this FREE drop-in conference – we look forward to seeing you.

2pm: Welcome from Chippenham purple flag organisers

Cllr. Peter Hutton, Wiltshire Council Portfolio Holder for Public Protection

Susan Wilthew, Chief Executive Chippenham Town Council,

2.15 pm: Simon Ford – What will Purple Flag do for Chippenham?

Hear the difference Purple Flag can make to a town from Simon Ford. Southend on Sea’s diverse and vibrant nightlife is regarded as one of the best in the UK and it was the first borough to win Purple Flag status in 2012.

Simon, Southend on Sea Borough Council’s community safety group manager, is a Purple Flag assessor. He’ll be talking about what it’s done for Southend and what difference it could make here in Chippenham and what we need to do to make it really work.

3pm – 5pm: How can you give your business a boost? Join our free marketing master class

Alison Edgar, MD of Sales Coaching Solutions and Denise O’Leary, MD of Purpol Marketing, will be providing top social media, sales and marketing tips to raise your company profile in light of the Purple Flag Award.

How can you turn your town centre purple? Drop in 2pm – 5 pm

Sarah Walker, Programme Manager Purple Flag, will be on hand to discuss the scheme.

If you are a town thinking of working towards Purple Flag status, come and find out how we did it and how you could achieve the award for your town.

There will also be the opportunity to meet representatives of Chippenham’s Purple Flag Group including Street Pastors, Chippenham Business Improvement District (CBID), Chippenham Chamber of Commerce, Inspire by Wessex Chambers, Wiltshire Council Community Safety/ Licensing/Economic Development, Chippenham Town Council.


Purple Flag weekend is October 7 to 9 2016 so get the date in your diaries!