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Purple Tuesday - The UK's Accessible Shopping Day

Tuesday 12 November 2019

Event in Bedford Town Center

Purple Tuesday 2019 

is an international call to action, focused on changing the customer experience for disabled people. It will involve organisations of all sizes and from all sectors taking decisive, practical actions to meet the needs of disabled customers.  It is about creating a step change improvement in the awareness of the value and needs of disabled customers; making the customer experience accessible. 

The ‘purple pound’ – the consumer spending power of disabled people and their families – is worth £249 billion and is rising by an average of 14% per annum. 

If you have a targeted plan to access this disability market we would be pleased to hear from you and any events you are arranging to encourage disabled customers to get involved as we will use the Love Bedford comms platforms to spread the word and potentially increase impact.

How can you make a change?

We are encouraging all BID businesses to participate in their own right as you can make your own tailored commitment to best suit your organisation and also benefit from their logos and links to the website being aligned with the Purple Tuesday initiative.

Please visit to register your business to Purple Tuesday.

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