Local entrepreneurs join forces with BID Leicester to boost the city’s digital footprint

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New BID Leicester Partnership Two young entrepreneurs from Leicester have launched an exciting new partnership designed to boost high street footfall in their own home city. DMU graduate Jason Nesbitt and Loughborough High School alumni Sophie Hainsworth – founders of multi-award winning phone app LoyalFree – have teamed up with BID Leicester following an immensely[…]


Loughborough BID launch hugely successful digital loyalty partnership with LoyalFree

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What was the problem? The existing discount card created by Love Loughborough in their first term (Loughborough BID) was well received, with thousands in circulation throughout the area. But several limitations became apparent as time passed and technology progressed. Given that 57% of consumers want to engage with their loyalty programs via mobile devices (CMO, Adobe, 2017) and[…]


Has Tesco’s change confirmed apps will replace loyalty cards?

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The recent decision of Tesco to cut some of its Clubcard rewards led to a BBC article asking ‘are the days of loyalty cards numbered?’ The BBC Business piece claims experts believe the move is part of a wider change in a movement away from physical loyalty cards, but that the backlash against Tesco’s move proves shoppers[…]


LoyalFree Win Runner Up at NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards

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Last week East Midlands based LoyalFree won runner up at the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Start Up Entrepreneur of the Year award. LoyalFree beat off some tough competition with over 1000 businesses entering the awards nationally across the wide range of categories. The Birmingham awards took place on Thursday 16th November at the Egbaston Stadium presented by Oli Barrett with co-host[…]


Top 5 Takeaways From The #GBEAScale Conference

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On Monday 20th November, 155 Bishopsgate London played host to the GBEA Scale Up Conference, opened by Oli Barratt as a follow up event to the well established Natwest Great British Entrepreneur Awards.  We were thoroughly delighted to be awarded runner-up in the prestigious awards within the Start-Up Entrepreneur category last week and the conference was a[…]