Archive for April, 2015

Bb Press Cutting – 17th April 2015

Friday, April 17th, 2015

It is great to see so many BIDs creating coverage of the industry in their local media. See below for our top selections.

Bath BID
Bath in Fashion 2015 attracts global fashion talent Anna Sui and Susie Lau

Blackburn BID
Nature themed festival offers opportunities to traders to take advantage of free June promotion and increased visitors

Camden BID
Business rates reform should give firms of all sizes a fair chance to grow

Centre for Cities
Cities and the General Election

Croydon BID
Fresh plans to tackle public disorder

Darlington BID
Taylors takes to the streets for festival fun

Hammersmith BID
Outstanding CCTV operator picks up two awards from Metropolitan Police

Hull BID
Beauty retailers celebrate city

Newham BID
Changing brands & parc signs will deliver signage for Newham & the port of Truro

Pontypridd BID
Businesses meet in a BID to improve Pontypridd town centre

Plymouth BID
Plymouth loves fashion and celebrates in style

Solihull BID
Leadership helps drive down crime in the town for second year in a row



Press Cuttings – 2nd April 2015

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

It is great to see so many BIDs creating coverage of the industry in their local media. See below for our top selections.

Angel Islington BID
Keeps an eye on elderly who look lost – centre’s plan to help dementia sufferers

Baker Street BID
Local businesses collaborate to restore gardens for The Portman Early Childhood Centre

Bristol Broadmead BID
Bin your gum!

Bournemouth BID
Meet the man who’ll be taking on Bournemouth’s BID

DCLG Coastal Community Team
Q&A for announcement on Coastal Community Team Pilots

Edinburgh BID
Partnership is central to city’s success

Greater London Authority
Adaptation to the risks of severe weather

Leicester City Centre
Government provides £50k to help set up BID

Liverpool Commercial BID
Major funding boost for commercial district

LA Guidance notes
BID: Guidance and best practice

Newcastle BID
We need to tell the world Newcastle is a contender

Reading BID
A double anniversary this April

Back to growth in shopper confidence?

Bb Update – Sutton Winson – April 2015

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

In Sutton Winson’s last update they focused on Management Liability they discussed how to protect a BID’s Directors & Officers and its reputation. This update continues the discussion looking at protection from incompetent contractors, dishonest employees and their disputes.

Services provided by your BID

BIDs are trusted to provide professional and valuable services and advice to their communities and, as such, are seen as the experts to deliver those services.

There could be an incident, where your BID appoints a contractor to undertake work for a business, and, unfortunately, that contractor fails to meet the expected level of skill and care.  The contractor may make a mistake in designing, planning or logistics meaning they may not be able to deliver on time.  They may accidentally disclose commercially sensitive data or breach their legal obligations.  Subsequently, the business might want to seek compensation for the poor service provided by the appointed contractor or the BID.

This is where Professional Indemnity insurance comes in. It could protect your BID from bearing the cost of legal defence fees and compensation. If you already have Professional Indemnity insurance you should ensure that it lists all the services provided by the BID and that the BID’s last completed annual income is disclosed to insurers.

Employment law protection

Increasingly, legislation has sought to give more protection to employees and not the employer. In the past few years, we have seen many employers having had an unfair dismissal trial brought against them with many tagging on a discrimination claim. They are becoming more frequent and costly and it is increasingly difficult for an employer to keep up with the continually changing legislation.

Employment Practices Liability (EPL) insurance is an essential part of any organisation’s insurance programme. The financial and commercial consequences of non-compliance with employment law are serious and present a significant threat to all employers.

You can cover your BID’s legal liability following an employment dispute. In addition, your legal costs and expenses are covered in respect of attendance at an employment or health and safety investigation.


Theft by your Employees (Fidelity)

Do we really know the person sat next to us? We think we do.

Employee fraud is becoming increasingly common at all levels of an organisation. Unfortunately, dishonesty and fraud can never be eradicated.

Fidelity insurance will cover the loss of money and/or goods, diverting cheques, fictitious invoices and suppliers, forgery, overstated billings or misuse of a BID’s assets following an act of fraud or dishonesty by an employee.

Speak to the  British BIDs Insurance Provider, Sutton Winson, who understands how your business operates and can ensure you are appropriately covered, email or call 0845 688 9088.


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