Welcome to Paisley First

Paisley First is the non-profit organisation set up to deliver a BID (Business Improvement District) in Paisley Town Centre in an effort to revitalise the town centre and strengthen the town’s business environment.

Paisley First works for and on behalf of Paisley businesses to help create a better business environment, a more attractive town centre for residents and visitors and a safe place to work and live.

Paisley First comprises of more than 600 businesses from within Paisley town centre made up of commercial tenants and property owners, investing their hard earned cash in promoting business development and improving the area’s quality of life.

Free festive Nutcracker Trail on now!

Paisley First’s free Festive Nutcracker Trail is back!

This Christmas trail will help the town get into the festive mood, running daily apart from Christmas Day and Boxing Day, until Sunday 30th December!

There are 15 Nutcracker Kings and three mini-nutcrackers spread throughout the town…can you name them all?

Collect your free trail booklet at the Paisley Centre, the Piazza Paisley Shopping Centre or shops and cafes throughout the town and complete the trail for your chance to win prizes in a weekly draw!

For more details click HERE

WinterFest returning to Paisley this Christmas!

Paisley First WinterFest is returning to Paisley town centre this Christmas!

In association with M&D events, this Christmas spectacular will help you get into the festive mood from 24th November, running daily apart from Christmas Day, until Sunday 30th December!

Get your skates on for our outdoor ice rink!

See Paisley in a whole new way with our Big Wheel!

Take a browse through the continental style Christmas market, or pick up your free Paisley Guide to Christmas – we’ve got your Christmas shopping all wrapped up!

Love Christmas? Love Paisley!

See full details HERE

Win £500 to spend in Paisley town centre this Christmas!

Look out for our special Christmas Golden Tickets this winter and you could win £500 of Paisley town centre gift vouchers!

Ten lucky shoppers in Paisley this year have already won £250 of town centre gift vouchers each.

For Christmas, we are adding some extra special sparkle and doubling the prize pot to £500 to help make your Christmas dreams come true!

Tickets will be available in most town centre businesses from Monday 1st October with draws taking place on Saturday 24th November, Saturday 1st December, Saturday 8th December and Saturday 15th December. Read the full story HERE.

Back our Free for Three Parking Campaign

Local businesses in Paisley are calling on Renfrewshire Council to offer free parking in an effort to attract shoppers back to the town centre.

We believe that Free for Three is the way forward – offering free parking for three hours will allow visitors time to shop, run errands, and grab a bite to eat but will deter commuters who wish to park in Paisley and then take the train elsewhere.

Read the full story  HERE.

Paisley First Business Training

Paisley First has organised two training sessions for businesses for October at The Wynd.

Gary Ennis will be back with his popular Social Media Training for Business course on Monday 1st October from 6 pm to 8 pm.

He will be highlighting the do’s and don’ts of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and showing you how to maximise interest in your business by targeting the right audience.

If you don’t know your tweets from your posts, this one is for you!

Meanwhile, Willie Chrystal of MaxSafe Solutions will be offering a basic First Aid training course – Basic Life Support including the use of an AED (Automatic External Defib) on Monday 8th October from 6 pm – 9 pm.

The course includes how to deal with someone who is suffering from a cut or burn or who is choking or bleeding as well as CPR.

To book your place on either or both courses, please call the Paisley First team on 0141 237 8120 or email us now at ask@paisleyfirst.com

Save money all year round in Paisley!

Heading to Paisley, don’t forget to download our Paisley town centre loyalty app for Love Paisley deals, discounts and special promotions in a wide range of town centre businesses all year round!

Paisley First has teamed up with LoyalFree – the digital loyalty app – to help promote local Paisley businesses.

More than 80 Paisley town centre businesses are offering a variety of deals, discounts, offers and loyalty promotions with more being added every week, get a flavour of what’s on offer HERE.

As well as offers, there’s a Local Guide for Paisley too, giving you the low down on everything from the weather to parking to What’s On!

To take advantage of all your Love Paisley offers, download The LoyalFree app for free at www.loyalfree.co.uk/download

Students Love Paisley!

Paisley First attended the Freshers’ Fayres of both the University of the West of Scotland and West College Scotland at the beginning of term!

We were promoting the great student deals offered by our town centre businesses which are available by downloading the Love Paisley LoyalFree app!

We had two winners who each won £50 of town centre gift vouchers for downloading the Love Paisley app on the day plus everyone bagged a free Love Paisley t-shirt and Purple Flag Guide to the town!

Get the lowdown on our Student Deals HERE

Have you visited our Mural Trail?

Following on from the success of our recent murals in the town’s Johnston Street, Storie Street, Lawn Street and Lady Lane, we are now moving to Incle Street.

The wall at the side of Elma Whyte School of Dancing is one of the most prominent locations in the town as a main thoroughfare for traffic in and out of the town.

READ THE FULL STORY OF THE PAISLEY FIRST MURALS HERE

         

Spotlight on Paisley’s Vibrant Businesses…

Paisley town centre has a wealth of shops, eateries and service companies to cater to your every need.

From bars, restaurants and coffee shops to hair and beauty salons, independent boutiques, jewellers, gift shops and two shopping centres not to mention services and outlets for everything you may need for your home.

In addition, there is a range of professional service companies from dentists to plumbers and financial experts.

Paisley is also known for its rich cultural heritage and has a great theatre and live music scene.

With the stunning Paisley Abbey and the highest number of listed buildings in Scotland outside of Edinburgh, Paisley really does have it all!

See our videos below for a taster of what’s on offer…Rediscover Paisley today!

Paisley First Business Improvement Grant

Paisley First has distributed more than £10,000 of shop front grants to local business for a wide range of business improvements including signage, exterior painting, window and door repairs. The First’s Shop Business Improvement Grant is still open for applications, so if you are thinking about improving the frontage of your business now is the time to do it.

We have allocated £20,000 for this improvement project and our application process is quick and easy to complete.

To apply for your grant, all you have to do is let us know what improvements you plan to carry out, obtain two quotations for the proposed work and we will let you know within 14 days if we can support your improvements.

To find out more please click here or download the application form here.

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