3 December 2018 | View all news

Small Business Saturday – Support your City with the City Centre Gift Card

Wolverhampton BID launched the Enjoy Wolverhampton City Centre Gift Card in September to support city centre businesses and keep spending in the city and have now released a short video showcasing the Gift Card, along with the city centre businesses that accept the card.  The card can be used like any gift card but is so much more flexible than a ‘single store’ gift card, it can be spent in any of the 125 businesses that accept it in Wolverhampton City Centre and it helps the local economy at the same time.

City centre businesses have embraced the card which is accepted in both big brands and independents with just over half of the 125 businesses that accept the card being small independent businesses ranging from jewellers, gift shops, retailers, cafes and bars through to beauty salons and hairdressers.

The short video highlights the ‘shop local’ message and by releasing the video on Small Business Saturday we hope to reach a wide audience to raise the profile of our city and its businesses.

With so many places to spend the gift card, it would make the perfect Christmas present. You can buy one online at www.enjoywolverhamptongiftcard.com and load the card to the value you want to give. The card can be posted directly to you or you can collect the card from 3 strategically located city centre businesses the next day. You can also buy it directly from T.A. Henn on Princess Street.

The card not only offers a great present for whoever you give it to, as they can choose how they spend it to suit them. From handbags, shoes, the latest fashion through to gadgets and homeware the card can be used for a pamper or manicure, to catching a film at the Light House, seeing a show at the Grand Theatre to treating themselves to a meal out or a cocktail or two and whilst doing all this the card also supports Wolverhampton City Centre businesses.

You can find the full details of all the 125 businesses that accept the Wolverhampton City Centre Gift Card at www.enjoywolverhamptongiftcard.com
Cherry Shine, Director of Wolverhampton BID, said: “Not only does the card offer a great and unique gift, but all businesses that are signed up to accept the card in their stores will also benefit from the fact that whenever anyone buys this card, the money will stay in Wolverhampton’s City Centre. The card helps with the Christmas shopping, with such a great range of places that accept the card and with all the signed-up businesses benefitting. Support your city centre on Small Business Saturday and buy an Enjoy Wolverhampton City Centre Gift Card. Accepted in 125 city centre businesses the card keeps spend in the city centre and is accepted in over 65 small independent businesses, so you can support our fabulous independent shops, bars, restaurants and businesses too. Our video showcases just some of our stunning independent businesses and can be viewed at enjoywolverhampton.com.”

Window Stickers are clearly displayed in all of the shops and businesses that accept the card. It can be used like any debit card and users can check the balance on the card at any time on the website, or by scanning the QR code on the back of the card.

Support Wolverhampton City Centre and buy an Enjoy Wolverhampton Gift Card. Be Proud, Be Vocal, Do More, Shop Local.