Welcome to Partnership working. With your support, by combining membership subscriptions, the Folkestone Partnership can help deliver a safer vibrant town, offering more regular marketing and promotional activity, delivering worthwhile initiatives and improvements in the town where your business operates.
The Folkestone Partnership (FP) is a not for profit organisation which acts as a key support to the business community. The Folkestone Partnership encompasses Folkestone Town Centre Management and its trading arms comprising:
Discover Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh (DFH&RM) the tourism initiative commenced by Folkestone Town Centre Management in 2003 has now been adapted to deliver tourism marketing for many businesses connected with the tourism, leisure and hospitality industry in the area. (NB: A tourist information service is now operated by Folkestone Town Council, from the Town Hall)
Folkestone Area Partnership Against Crime (FAPAC) works with the Police, Community Safety Unit, CCTV Monitoring Centre, Businesses and the general public to reduce crime and disorder in towns and public spaces, providing a digital Radio scheme for the Day and Licensed economy sectors, supported by a Website, regular crime Intelligence, and an excluded offenders report with photographs.
The Folkestone Partnership and its trading arms bring benefit to a diverse range of businesses. Member benefits to each strand are listed on the below links, choosing the most appropriate one for you can deliver a more tailored approach to supporting your business needs.
Member Benefits for Folkestone Partnership: http://www.ftcm.folkestone.towntalk.co.uk/downloads/#gw
Member Benefits for Discover Folkestone: http://www.discover.folkestone.towntalk.co.uk/downloads/#gw
Member Benefits for Folkestone Area Partnership Against Crime:
You can be assured that your membership contribution, combined with those of others, will deliver the objectives in our business plan which supports a range of activity to benefit the business community. The Partnership welcomes input from its members into decision making for the future benefit of the town and its environs.
Investing in any form of marketing and promotional activity for your business needs careful thought and consideration based on time and costs to you. The town website www.folkestone.towntalk.co.uk and DFH&RM Portal offers a great opportunity for independent promotion whilst working alongside members of the business community; creating a full range of fantastic Folkestone and district offers, news and events listings, making it the perfect ‘one stop shop’ for residents and visitors!
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The Folkestone Partnership is adaptable and will move with the times; and just as Folkestone Town Centre Management has ALWAYS had Folkestone and its environs at the heart of everything it’s done, the Partnership will continue to ensure its work is relevant to the needs of the many diverse businesses.
Assuming combined funding contributions are made through membership subscriptions, our 2015 objectives are:
- To work alongside and in support of groups and individuals with a key interest in things that bring benefit; such as Folkestone’s Town Team; Folkestone Festivals; businesses; partners from public and private sector, ensuring Folkestone and its environs offers a vibrant, safe, clean and welcoming environment.
- Deliver and operate www.folkestone.towntalk.co.uk and DFH&RM Portal ensuring activity, marketing, promotions and communications are current and relevant.
- Deliver, manage and operate marketing and promotional activity and initiatives to bring benefit to members.
- Marketing material and initiatives for 2015 will comprise:
• DFH&RM annual publication /member guide
• Loyalty Card Scheme to benefit Residents and Visitors
• Advertising campaigns to support Folkestone Partnership members (all of the above are subject to member support)
The list shouldn’t stop here! It’s very simple; the more members, the greater the income through subscriptions, thus ensuring working in partnership can support activity to bring benefit to your business!