PRINCES QUAY GOES PURPLE
We’re proud to be supporting the UK-wide accessible shopping day
Princes Quay will be turned purple in support of the UK’s first accessible shopping day.
Purple Tuesday, which takes place on 13 November, aims to increase awareness of the needs of disabled customers and encourage businesses to think about the opportunities and challenges and inspire them to make changes to improve the disabled customer experience over the long term.
In support of the initiative, Princes Quay will be awash with purple, with retailers dressing their stores with purple balloons, bunting and decoration, and staff being encouraged to wear purple.
Purple Tuesday will also see Princes Quay promote a range of its retailers’ initiatives, including disability-friendly sessions at its Vue cinema and Superbowl UK Hull, while Customer Support Unit Ambassadors will be dressed in purple to raise awareness about the initiative and answer any questions visitors may have.
Visitors will also be able to enter a raffle that will feature prizes donated by retailers around the centre with all proceeds going to Andy’s Hospice, while a suggestion box will allow people to share feedback on the centre’s accessible shopping experience.
Centre Manager John Magee said: “We’re very proud to support this important scheme and hope our retailers and those across the city take some time to think about how they can improve the experience of disabled customers.
“As a shopping centre, we’re always looking for new ways to better cater for disabled visitors and have recently made steps to improve signage and develop our motability services.”
For more details about the initiative, visit purpletuesday.org.uk, follow Princes Quay’s social media accounts @princesquayhull and use the hashtag #PurpleTuesday