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Our Gift Card Programmes

Miconex have the pleasure of working with towns and cities across the UK to help them develop new gift card programmes using the existing Mastercard 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 Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 17/12/2015

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 indpendent businesses only and its success has allowed Miconex to roll out the programme to other towns and cities across the UK.

The Kendal Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 10/09/2016

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.

Visit West End Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 05/12/2016

The Visit West End Gift Card was launched in December 2016 by Byres Road and Lanes Business Improvement District.  The gift card can be used in this area of Glasgow only, helping to lock in money for the BID businesses.  

The Arran Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 22/03/2017

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!

Cheltenham Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 11/08/2017

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
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 04/12/2017

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.

A Gift Card For Cardiff
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 04/12/2017

Launched by Cardiff Business Improvement District - A Gift Card FOR Cardiff is an independent gift card for the city centre. With our help you can give the gift of your favourite city for any occasion. We can cater to coffee lovers & vintage fashionistas, culture seekers & sports fans. 

Enniskillen Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 27/11/2017

Enniskillen Business Improvement District have launched the first town-wide gift card programme in Northern Ireland.  Over 100 business accept the gift card covering a huge range of different business types.  

Newport Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 23/11/2017

The Newport Now Gift Card – organised and funded by the Newport Now Business Improvement District – can be spent on almost anything, anytime, anywhere in the city centre.

Almost 60 city centre businesses have already signed up to accept the card, with shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and theatres all involved.

Sheffield Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 27/11/2017

The Sheffield Gift Card was launched by Sheffield BID enabling Sheffielders to treat family and friends to the ultimate local gift – the Sheffield City Centre Gift Card!

Crieff Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 29/05/2018

Crieff is a popular market town in Highland Perthshire, with a population of around 7,500 people. The Crieff Card was launched by Crieff BID on 29th May 2018 and there are 55 businesses signed up to accept the card so far. 

Elgin Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 08/06/2018

Elgin is an attractive town and the commercial centre of Moray, with a population of approximately 23,100. The Elgin Gift Card was launched by Embrace Elgin BID on the 8th June 2018 and has over 70 businesses signed up.

The Salisbury Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 11/06/2018

Launched on 11th June 2018 by Salisbury BID. The Salisbury Gift Card, set to encourage local spending, can be used at more than 100 shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels, salons, entertainment venues, attractions and more.

The Cambridge Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 06/08/2018

Launched on 6th August 2018 by Cambridge BID. The Cambridge Gift Card, set to encourage local spending, can be used at more than 150 shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels, salons, entertainment venues, attractions and more.

InStrabane Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 01/08/2018

The Strabane Gift Card programme is provided by InStrabane Business Improvement District and is free for all the BID businesses to accept. The Mastercard based gift card is an ideal present for friend and family giving them the choice of over 50 great Strabane businesses

Wolverhampton Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 01/09/2018

The Wolverhampton City Centre Gift Card is a great gift for anyone and everyone. Accepted in over 100 city centre shops, restaurants, bars and attractions it is a fabulous way to treat that special someone.

The Bath Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 20/09/2018

Launched on 20th September 2018 by Bath BID. The Bath Gift Card, set to encourage local spending, can be used at more than 190 shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels, salons, entertainment venues, attractions and more.

The Chichester Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 01/10/2018

The Chichester Gift Card launched by Chichester Business Improvement District designed to retain more money in Chichester and help to promote the city centre businesses. The Chichester Gift Card launched with over 100 businesses.

Edinburgh Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 24/09/2018

The Edinburgh Gift provides one gift card which can be used across 50 city centre businesses.  The gift card makes the ideal gift for friends, family and also provide a new corporate tool for rewards and recognition programmes.  The programme is designed to lock in more money for participating Edinburgh businesses.

Merthyr Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 26/10/2018

The Merthyr Tydfil Centre Gift Card is a great gift for anyone and everyone. Accepted in over 35 shops, restaurants and bars it is a fabulous way to treat that special someone.

St Albans Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 09/11/2018

The St Albans Gift Card launched by St Albans Business Improvement District designed to retain more money in St Albans and help to promote the city centre businesses. The St Albans Gift Card launched with over 100 businesses.

East Lothian Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 12/11/2018

The East Lothian Gift Card is being launched by East Lothian Council. The East Lothian Gift Card, set to encourage local spending, can be used at more than 100 shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels, salons, entertainment venues, attractions and more.

InExeter Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 05/11/2018

Launched in November 2018 by inExeter. The Exeter allows consumers to explore, discover and support Exeter over 50 Exeter independents. 

 

Shawlands Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 01/12/2018

The Shawlands Gift Card will be able to be used across the Shawlands area of Glasgow.  The programme will be delivered by Shawlands Business Improvement District and is designed to act as both a way of locking spend for participating businesses and as a focus for marketing activity.

York Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 18/10/2019

The York Gift Card was launched by York BID. The York Gift Card can be spent in over 150 York businesses. Stay, shop and socialise in the heart of the city.

Bournemouth Town Centre Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 24/10/2019

Working in collaboration with Bournemouth Town Centre BID, the Bournemouth Gift Card can be used in shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels, salons, entertainment venues, attractions and more.

Milngavie Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 28/10/2019

Working in collaboration with Milngavie BID, the Milngavie Gift Card can be used in shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels, salons, entertainment venues, attractions and more.

Malmesbury Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 03/11/2019

Working in collaboration with Malmesbury Town Team, the Malmesbury Gift Card can be used in shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels, salons, entertainment venues, attractions and more.

Belfast Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 04/11/2019

Working in collaboration with Belfast One, the Belfast City Centre Gift Card can be used in over 100 shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels, salons, entertainment venues, attractions and more.

Causeway Coast & Glens Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 28/10/2019

The Causeway Coast & Glens Gift Card is being launched by Causeway Coast & Glens Council. The Causeway Coast & Glens Gift Card, set to encourage local spending, can be used at more than 100 shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels, salons, entertainment venues, attractions and more.

Antrim Town Gift Card
STATUS: Coming Soon  |  LAUNCH DATE:

The Antrim Town Gift Card is being launched by Antrim & Newtonabbey Borough Council. The Antrim Town Gift Card, set to encourage local spending, can be used at shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels, salons, entertainment venues, attractions and more.

Harrogate Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 04/11/2019

The Harrogate Gift Card was launched by Harrogate BID. The Harrogate Gift Card can be used in over 100 Harrogate businesses.

Kirkwall Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 01/12/2019

The Kirkwall Gift Card was launched by Kirkwall BID. The Kirkwall Gift Card encourages local spend and can be used at over 80 local Kirkwall businesses including shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels, salons, entertainment venues, attractions and more.

Halifax Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 25/11/2019

Working in collaboration with Halifax BID, the Halifax Gift Card can be used in shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels, salons, entertainment venues, attractions and more.

St Andrews Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 22/11/2019

Working in collaboration with St Andrews BID, the St Andrews Gift Card can be used in shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels, salons, entertainment venues, attractions and more.

Gloucester Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 21/11/2019

The Gloucester Gift Card was launched in partnership with Gloucester BID. The Gift Card, set to encourage local spending, can be used in shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels, salons, entertainment venues, attractions and more.

Watford Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 07/02/2020

Working in collaboration with Watford BID, the Watford Gift Card can be used in shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels, salons, entertainment venues, attractions and more.

 

The Leicester Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 01/09/2020

Working in collaboration with Leicester BID, the Leicester Gift Card can be used in shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels, salons, entertainment venues, attractions and more.

 

Southport Gift Card
STATUS: Coming Soon  |  LAUNCH DATE:

Working in collaboration with Southport BID, the Southport Gift Card can be used in shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels, salons, entertainment venues, attractions and more.

The Yorkshire Gift Card
STATUS: Coming Soon  |  LAUNCH DATE:

Working in partnership with Yorkshire's destination marketing organisation, Welcome to Yorkshire. The Yorkshire Gift Card can be spent in businesses across the UK's largest county.

East Ayrshire Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 01/09/2020

Working in partnership with East Ayrshire Council - the East Ayrshire Gift Card can be used in shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels, salons, entertainment venues, attractions and more.

Camberley Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 07/09/2020

Working in collaboration with Collectively Camberley BID, the Camberley Gift Card can be used in shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels, salons, entertainment venues, attractions and more.

REDS Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 13/11/2020

The REDS fund is an initiative led by GrowBiz Scotland, a charity based in Perthshire, founded by local people in a rural community. In partnership with many other organisations, REDS support micro-businesses and social enterprises across rural Scotland.

Members of the REDS Directory will be able to join an innovative gift card scheme designed to protect and encourage spending in the rural economy.

Aberdeen Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 13/11/2020

The Aberdeen Gift Card was launched in partnership with Aberdeen Ispired BID. The Gift Card, set to encourage local spending, can be used in shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels, salons, entertainment venues, attractions and more.

Bury St Edmunds Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 28/10/2020

Working in partnership with Our Bury St Edmunds BID.

With over 40 town centre businesses accepting the card in sectors as diverse as retail, hospitality and wellbeing the recipient has a great deal of choice where they use their gift and the purchaser ensures that the spend remains in the local economy.

The Tavistock Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 13/11/2020

Working in collaboration with Tavistock BID, the Tavistock Gift Card can be used in shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels, salons, entertainment venues, attractions and more.

Canterbury Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 06/11/2020

Working in partnership with Canterbury BID, The Cantebury Gift card is the perfect gift – whether it’s a delicious meal out, a haircut, some new clothes or a trip out for the whole family, the Canterbury Gift Card has you covered!

Wight Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 11/11/2020

The Wight Gift Card is being launched by Isle of Wight Council. The Wight Gift Card, set to encourage local spending, can be used at more than 50 shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels, salons, entertainment venues, attractions and more.

The Chester Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 06/11/2020

Working in partnership with Chester BID, experience the best of Chester with one handy gift card. Cosy cafes, inspirational shops, fine dining restaurants, bespoke hotels and quirky boutiques. Take the decision out of gifting and let them choose where to spend with Chester’s only citywide gift card.

Knowsley Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 29/10/2020

Working in partnerhsip with Knowsley Metropolitan Council, the Knowsley Town Centre Gift Card is here for you. Accepted at over 50 businesses within Huyton, Kirkby and Prescot town centres there’s no better present to give. 

Preston Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 13/11/2020

The Preston Gift Card was launched by Preston BID. The Preston Gift Card can be spent in over 50 Preston businesses.

Scarborough Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 13/11/2020

Can’t decide what to buy – The Scarborough Gift card is the perfect gift for any occasion.

With a Scarborough Gift Card you can explore and discover amazing national and independent shops, enjoy top restaurants and bars and cultural venues and much much more.  It’s easy to use and ensures your money is spent locally, so yours supporting local businesses with your purchase

Love Drogheda Gift Card
STATUS: Live  |  LAUNCH DATE: 13/11/2020

Working in partnership with Love Drogheda BID

Give the Gift of choice whilst supporting your town and community. The Love Drogheda Gift Card is the perfect present allowing you to furnish your home, eat out, order takeaway, buy a bike, get a haircut, pay gym membership, buy your groceries, heat your home, get your clothes dry cleaned and everything in between!

 

Sunderland Gift Card
STATUS: Coming Soon  |  LAUNCH DATE: 30/11/2020

The new Sunderland Gift Card is a great way to give your loved ones, employees, colleagues and friends a treat of their own choosing – and support local business at the same time.

The Lakes Gift Card
STATUS: Coming Soon  |  LAUNCH DATE: 20/11/2020

The Lakes Gift Card is the perfect present for friends and family of all ages and for any occasion. With over 60 businesses to choose from, spread around the lake district area of Ballinrobe, Cong, Clonbur and surrounding areas you really are giving the gift of choice.