The Bawtry Retailers Association (BRA) is a collection of independent retailers and those offering supportive services located in Bawtry, Doncaster.
BRA members work cohesively together for the good of Bawtry and to make it a wonderful place to live, work, shop and socialise in, while taking into the account the market heritage of Bawtry. The association is ran on a not for profit basis. Funds collected from members are used to make Bawtry the dynamic place to do business in South Yorkshire.
BRA meet bi-monthly and also have strategic sub-groups to action events in Bawtry (The Big Christmas Switch on for example).
BRA members work hard to make Bawtry a Beautiful place for visitors and shoppers and have a strategic coordinated plan for the towns flowers, flags (during the Jubilee and Olympics) and also for Christmas lights, decorations and trees. All busy trading towns have problems the BRA tries to build answers to the challenges presented by the ever changing retail climate with and for the whole of the community.
BRA is passionate about Bawtry and they support each others businesses at every opportunity.
The month of September sees the St Leger Festival commence and businesses in the picturesque town of Bawtry are proud to fly the flag in honour of this historic Doncaster event.
Over 80 flags have been hoisted across the town as Bawtry welcomes the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival and all the visitors who will flock to Doncaster to enjoy four days of fantastic racing as well as a host of other events taking place during the extended festival period.
“Doncaster’s St Leger Festival is its most popular and iconic annual event and we are delighted to enjoy a superb partnership with Doncaster Racecourse,” said Mark Bates Chairman Bawtry Retail Association. “In recent years the town has also offered an extended Ladbrokes St Leger Festival with music, arts and history coming to life across the town with the whole area seeing a rise in visitor numbers.”
For the second year running Bawtry Retail Association is also providing prizes for the ‘Best Dressed Lady’ competition which takes place on Ladies Day. Businesses in the town are offering the winner £500 of vouchers to be spent in shops, restaurants and businesses in Bawtry along with £100 voucher for Robinsons designer boutique, a full body spray tan by StarStyle Boutique and a trip in a classic Rolls Royce courtesy of Axita Simply Creative Solutions. Nine runners-up will each receive a £50 voucher for Bawtry, £25 voucher for Robinsons and a full body tan from StarStyle.
“Bawtry is a great place to soak up the St Leger atmosphere that envelops Doncaster each September,” said Mark. “Whether you need a last minute outfit, a hearty breakfast before heading off to the races or want to celebrate your wins with some bubbles Bawtry has something for everyone.”