New Belfast Gift Card launched by city centre business groups

Jonathan Topping from Clayton Hotel, Belfast; Jennifer Lemon from Jigsaw, Arthur Street, Belfast; and Paddy McGurgan from tMake-up Pro Store, Royal Avenue, who are participating in the Belfast City Centre Gift Card.

A COLLBARATION of Belfast Improvement Districts (BIDs) have launched a new gift card aimed at encouraging spending in the city centre.

More than 145 businesses have already signed up for the scheme backed by Belfast One, Linen Quarter BID and Destination CQ.

The Mastercard-based gift card works in the same way as department store cards, with a number of retail, health & beauty, bars, restaurants, and hotels signed up.

Kathleen McBride from Belfast One said: “Working together on this joint BIDs’ initiative is essential during these difficult times. With over 145 shops, restaurants and businesses already taking part, and more signing up, we hope the gift card will encourage visitors and shoppers to support all those involved.”

Chris McCracken from Linen Quarter BID said the initiative had been conceived to be versatile and encourage people to spread their spending around a variety of businesses.

“Now more than ever it is important to encourage people to support city centre businesses,” said Damien Corr from Destination CQ.

“The Belfast City Centre Gift Card is a win-win for customers, allowing you to give someone a great choice in a gift while at the same time making sure your money is spent in the local economy.”

The card is available to purchase at

Enjoy reading the Irish News?

Subscribe now to get full access