Here at the Digbeth Business Forum, we love to celebrate the successes of other Business Improvement Districts around the country!

These are some of the successes BIDs have been celebrating recently:

 

Christchurch votes in favour of forming a BID

Christchurch in Dorset is set to become a Business Improvement District, after 78% of levy payers voted in favour of the move. 

This means the new Christchurch BID will operate until October 2026. It is hoped the venture will bring in over £600,000 for business-led projects. 

Lucy Filer, chairman of the Christchurch BID Development Board, said: “We firmly believe that the result confirmed today will allow local businesses to commit to the town safe in the knowledge that they will be supported in a dynamic and collaborative environment. This marks the beginning of a new era for business in Christchurch and one we are very much anticipating being a success.”

 

Hull BID secures an emphatic win in its latest renewal ballot

Hull’s BID are excited for their work to continue after securing another 5-year term, with 81% of votes cast in favour of the renewal.

The BID, which was set up in 2006 as the first Business Improvement District in Yorkshire, returned a majority of nearly 87% in terms of the rateable value of business premises which took part in the vote. 

Jim Harris, chair of HullBID, said: “This is a fantastic result, especially in the light of the existing circumstances, and a great endorsement from our members who have been through similarly difficult times yet who still felt the contribution in the past and going forward of HullBID is more worthwhile than ever.”

 

Lerwick BID renewed for its third term

Living Lerwick secured 62.5% of the votes to see its BID run for a third term.

Since being set up in 2012, it has generated more than £325,000 of income, in addition to levy payments. 

Living Lerwick chairman Steve Mathieson said: “We are grateful for the support of our member businesses and glad the majority feel we are doing a good job of supporting them and improving the town centre area.

“As businesses recover from an extended period of disruption due to Covid, it is more important than ever that we work together to ensure our town centre remains a thriving and attractive area to visit, live, work and do business.”

 

If you would like to see Digbeth secure a Business Improvement District when we go to ballot in 2022, make sure you come along to our regular meetings, and complete our survey so we can shape the future of our area.

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Lerwick BID renewed for its third term

Living Lerwick secured 62.5% of the votes to see its BID run for a third term.

Since being set up in 2012, it has generated more than £325,000 of income, in addition to levy payments. 

Living Lerwick chairman Steve Mathieson said: “We are grateful for the support of our member businesses and glad the majority feel we are doing a good job of supporting them and improving the town centre area.

“As businesses recover from an extended period of disruption due to Covid, it is more important than ever that we work together to ensure our town centre remains a thriving and attractive area to visit, live, work and do business.”

 

If you would like to see Digbeth secure a Business Improvement District when we go to ballot in 2022, make sure you come along to our regular meetings, and complete our survey so we can shape the future of our area. 

 

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