Miconex have the pleasure of working with towns and cities across the UK to help them develop new gift card programmes using the existing Visa infrastructure. As you can see from the list below this model works in places of different sizes from the large cities of Cardiff, Glasgow and Sheffield to the beautiful Island of Arran, population 5,000.
The Perth programme is a partnership between Perth and Kinross Council and Miconex, launched in our home town in December 2015. This programme focusses on indpeendent businesses only and its success has allowed Miconex to roll out the programme to other towns and cities across the UK.
Kendal Business Improvement District had already researched local currencies so when Sarah Williams (BID Manager) found out about The Perth Gift Card she immdeiately wanted to find out more and then go on to develop her own programme which is now accepted by over 130 Kendal businesses.
The beautiful Isle of Arran may be the only island in Europe with their own hyper-local currency! Thanks to this go to Visit Arran for identifying that a gift card programme that can be used across all the key businesses on the island would make a perfect gift and of course, the lucky recipients need to visit the island to redeem it!
The Cheltenham Gift Card was launched by Cheltenham Business Improvement District in August 2017. Miconex enjoyed working with Kevan and Belinda at the BID to help explain the programme benefits to the BID businesses and we are delighted to see that there is now a fantastic mix of independents and multiples.
The Glasgow Gift Card brings together Glasgow Restaurant Association, Glasgow's Leading Attractions, Glasgow Hotel Association and Glasgow Life into one city-wide gift card.
We are working with Cardiff Business Improvement District to develop a city gift card programme aimed at independent businesses. The programme is being set up in such a way that it can expand to include multiples in the future.
We are working with Enniskillen Business Improvement District on a town gift card which will be free for all the BID businesses to join and create a new local currency.
Newport Business Improvement District plan to launch their gift card prior to Christmas and already have strong interest from local employers who intend to use it to incentivise and reward their staff.
We are working with Strabane Business Improvement District on a town gift card which will be free for all the BID businesses to join and create a new local currency.
The Sheffield Gift Card will be free to join for all BID businesses which will mean that consumers will be able to use it in cafes, restaurants, shops, salons and venues across the BID area.