Last updated: Mon 16 Jan 2017

Visit Nunney joins Advisory Board

Visit Nunney has been appointed to the Advisory Board of Revive & Thrive, a national network connecting people, places and town solution providers.

Revive & ThriveRevive & Thrive represents places irrespective of their management structure – be they Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), Council or town Centre Management led.

To ensure that Revive & Thrive remains truly representative, from January 2017 is led by business improvement district (BID) managers and directors along with respected town centre managers, Council regeneration officers and other place management and BID luminaries.

The Revive & Thrive Advisory Board and Regional Representatives supports the Revive & Thrive Team and Non-Executive Board of Directors in their work to represent and support all UK places and Business Improvement Districts.

The Revive & Thrive Advisory Board and Regional Representatives supports the Revive & Thrive team and Non-Executive Board of Directors in their work to represent and support all UK places and business improvement districts (BIDs).

Networking opportunities

The Revive & Thrive team work with some of the nation’s most experienced and knowledgeable place practitioners to deliver information, advice and guidance to people running places.

The organisation creates networking opportunities to share best practice and bring members face to face with people who can help them achieve your goals.

Revive & Thrive works with passionate people, place experts and town solution providers so that together they can make our places great.

Unique challenges

Adrie van der Luijt, Editor, VisitNunney.com

Adrie van der Luijt, Editor, VisitNunney.com

Adrie van der Luijt, founder and editor of Visit Nunney CIC, said, “People are passionate about the place in which they live, work and play up and down the country.”

“I think it’s important that Revive & Thrive reflects the unique challenges of villages and smaller towns as much as it does those of medium to large towns and cities, the issues facing local volunteers as much as those of full-time regeneration professionals.”

Visit Nunney was launched in 2009. Since then it has twice reached the finals for UK Website of the Year in the Good Web Guide Awards and won Unsung Hero for Customer Service Excellence in the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2015-16. In December 2016 it won a Believe in Somerset award in the Leisure/Tourism category.

Visit Nunney is run by local volunteers on a shoestring budget.

According to Robin Barker of the South West Tourism Excellence Awards, “If there were Visit Nunneys everywhere there’s little doubt that tourism would be in a better condition than it is across the country.”

Arabella Dymoke, MD of the Good Web Guide, added, “Visit Nunney is a superb example to towns and villages across the UK wanting to improve and grow their presence online.”

In October Visit Nunney won £1,000 in Christmas lights in a Revive & Thrive competition, after pitching to the judging panel at a conference in Colchester.

For more information, visit the Revive & Thrive website.

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