I have had two fantastic meetings this morning and yesterday with Tesco and United Utilities.
Myself and the Marketing Manager met with the community officer for Tesco Southport yesterday to talk about how we can work in partnership in the future – we had some great ideas of linking in with educational programmes, offering prizes for competitions, running activities together initially linked to climate change week in March and we even talked about working in partnership to supply mammal food – especially for the beavers as they are so popular at the moment with the webcam. Hopefully we will also start working with other Tescos such as Chorley, Leyland, Formby and Wigan.
We have also met with United Utilities and it looks really promising that we will be able to start a very good working relationship with them. They of course have the United Utilities hide here at the Centre but there are so many other avenues we could go down linked to education or interpretation on water consumption – I will let you know what we ultimatley decide to do.
We have alos linked in with a competition that Premier Inn in Scarisbrick is undertaking in schools and we are offering prizes so that should be great for us as well – partnership working really is one of the best marketing tools we have and we hope to continue this further.
In other news, we have new birds to go out in the Waterfowl gardens: Buffleheads and Greenland White-fronted geese so they should be out and about in the next few weeks and I will put some pictures on this diary.