Visit Shropshire the destination management organisation for the county has been successful in an application for a government economic recovery grant through Shropshire Council.
The grant will allow any business in tourism, hospitality and retail to join Visit Shropshire for free for six months. The membership will allow businesses to make use of a number of benefits supporting the recovery and development of businesses and the tourism sector.
Shropshire Council is providing funding through the Additional Restrictions Grant, which is Government funding from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) that aims to provide direct business grants and wider business support as part of the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mark Hooper, Visit Shropshire’s Project Lead, said, ‘We are thrilled to be able to benefit every tourism, hospitality and retail business in the county. Through our application we wanted to ensure that as many businesses could benefit from being part of Visit Shropshire as possible, this could be through our nationwide marketing activities, business support services or receiving the latest guidance and information.’
Visit Shropshire’s current members will also receive an additional six months to their annual membership to ensure that all businesses have the benefit of the free period. As part of the membership, businesses will be able to have their own designated page on visitshropshire.co.uk.
Since its launch in June 2020, the site has welcomed over half a million users. Businesses can also be promoted via Visit Shropshire’s social media accounts — with a following of over 50,000 — and receive the opportunity to take part in national promotional campaigns!
Other membership perks include the use of business support service accessible via phone, email or in person meetings and a weekly e-newsletter with the latest guidance, information and news including any Covid-19 guidance and grants direct from Visit Britain and government departments.
To sign up visit the Visit Shropshire website