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.

Our Jurassic Bricks summer adventure has come to an end!

Jurassic Bricks – our free, interactive LEGO® Brick Dinosaur Trail has come to an end!

A huge thank you to the thousands of visitors who came to Paisley for a fun, free summer adventure!

The story of Jessie our Jurassic Friend will be on our website soon as well as full details of all our trail winners!

We look forward to welcoming you back for our Christmas adventure, The Nutcracker Trail!

Win £250 of Paisley town centre gift vouchers this summer!

Six lucky winners have each won £250 worth of Paisley town centre gift vouchers this summer!

Save money all year round in Paisley!

Heading to Paisley for Jurassic Bricks this summer, 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

Paisley Professional Services Week

Paisley Professional Services Week starts Monday 20th August!

There is a wide range of businesses in Paisley offering a variety of services to suit every need and budget.

Perhaps you are looking to move home, we have the whole process covered with banks and building societies, surveyors, solicitors and estate agents.

If your finances need a makeover, we have a large number of firms who can offer independent financial advice.

And if you are looking to protect the important things in life, we have a number of insurance firms who can help.

If you are running a business, as well as financial, insurance and legal services, we also have businesses in Paisley who can assist with recruitment and office services.

FIND OUT MORE 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!

2018 AGM

The Paisley First Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 27th August at 5.30pm in The Wynd Centre at  School Wynd.

The AGM is open to all BID Members to discuss progress with projects in the last 12 months and also to find out what projects we have planned for the coming year.

The meeting will also be an opportunity for members to put forward their suggestions on how we can improve Paisley Town Centre for both our BID Members and visitors.

If you require any additional information regarding the AGM please do not hesitate to contact the Paisley First office.

Paisley First is committed to protecting and safeguarding your personal data.

As part of this commitment, we’re updating our privacy policy to meet the high standards of the new European data protection law, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

To view our Privacy Policy To review the updates to our Privacy Policy please refer to our updated PRIVACY POLICY

Paisley Retains Purple Flag Status

Paisley town centre has successfully retained its Purple Flag status following an application for interim renewal.

Purple Flag is a town and city centre award – similar to the Blue Flag for beaches – which aims to raise the standard and broaden the appeal of town and city centres between the hours of 5.00pm and 5.00am.

The award is seen as the benchmark for good night time destinations – areas awarded the Purple Flag are recognised for providing a vibrant and diverse mix of dining, entertainment and culture while promoting the safety and well-being of visitors and local residents.

Recent projects have included the Paisley Purple Flag Student Discount card.

Read the full story HERE

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Business Improvement Grant

Paisley First’s Shop (or business) Front Improvement Grant is still open for applications, so if you are thinking about improving the front 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.