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BID champions use of Leicester Gift Card as staff reward

11 November 2020

The Leicester Gift Card, produced by BID Leicester, comes just in time for Christmas when businesses will be gifting and rewarding their employees and clients for their hard work and loyalty over the turbulent year.

The scheme allows employers to gift team members while supporting other Leicester businesses simultaneously, locking in spend to the local economy, and helping to support communities.

Simon Jenner, BID Leicester Director, said: “For local companies, it’s a great way to give a gift to staff and also to ensure that the spend is invested locally, helping to support a vibrant and attractive city centre for their employees to work in.

“There may be limited scope for Christmas parties or office nights-out due to limits on group sizes, but companies can still show their gratitude to staff through the Leicester Gift Card.

“And it’s not just city centre companies that can benefit. As it can be spent in shops, bars, cafés, restaurants and leisure experiences, it’s the perfect gift for family, friends and colleagues because all ages and tastes are catered for.”

BID Leicester suggests employers can use the card as a Christmas bonus, leaving or milestone gift.

The Leicester Gift Card can be spent in retail chains, independent shops, restaurants, pubs, cinemas, and hotels including the likes of John Lewis, King Richard III Visitor Centre, Boots, Pandora, Marks & Spencer, Novotel, and Giggling Squid.

Independent businesses also participating include Set, Manhattan 34, Wellgosh, Chutney Ivy, 23 Wine & Whiskey, Prana Café, Healthy Route, and Harriman & Co.

Discounts are available for corporate orders. Get in touch with the BID team for more details by emailing