Rugby Market Survey

Rugby Market Survey

Rugby First, in conjunction with Rugby Borough Council, are conducting a study into Rugby market. We want to ensure that it offers the products, quality and service that its customers value, and acts as an asset to Rugby town centre.

We would like to hear your opinions about the market and the impact that it has on your own business. Please follow this link to complete a short survey about the market by Sunday 22 March.

New £20 Note

New £20 Note

The new £20 bank note has been introduced, featuring the artist JMW Turner. This is the third polymer note issued by the Bank of England, that includes several security features such as two see-through windows and a two colour foil which make it very difficult to counterfeit.

If you are worried about counterfeit notes and would like more information on the new security features to look out for, ask a Ranger for a copy of the Business Banknote Checking brochure for peace of mind.

50 Best Places To Live

50 Best Places To Live

Rugby took 15th place in a recent survey by the Halifax on the 50 Best Places To Live in the UK. The survey looked at strong exam results, high life expectancy, excellent health and happiness scores and high average earnings. Our town was one of only three locations in the West Midlands to be included in the league table – beating Warwick which was placed 20th.

Rugby’s economic growth

Rugby’s economic growth

Warwickshire County Council has announced that Rugby’s economy is growing much faster than the national average. Data shows that Rugby is the third largest economy in Warwickshire and that the town’s economy had grown by 30% since 2009. The town’s performance across measures such as business start-ups and employment are also bucking the national trend. In addition, Rugby makes up 44% of the total of Warwickshire’s transport and logistics sector and is also seeing strong growth in manufacturing and engineering.

Taste Rugby website

Taste Rugby website

Knives and forks at the ready! Rugby’s first food and drink website will soon be live. Taste Rugby celebrates our town’s food and drink offer and will serve up the latest news, events, offers and reviews. It will also include a comprehensive listing of venues and be the first place where we launch exciting campaigns like Rugby Restaurant Week and the Real Ale Trail.

RUGBY WELCOMES THE GLUTTON

RUGBY WELCOMES THE GLUTTON

Rugby First is delighted to unveil latest weapon in tackling the fight against dirt and grime in the town centre. We have taken delivery of The Glutton® which is the world’s most advanced urban electric vacuum as part of our continued commitment to keeping Rugby town centre clean and welcoming. 

The Glutton will enable us to provide extensive deep cleaning in problem or hard to reach areas, like pavement cracks, gutters and underneath street furniture. The electric cart can work for up to nine hours before it needs to be re-charged, it has a large container to collect litter, a long extendable nozzle to reach into cracks and there are no carbon emissions.