Updates

The latest news, insights from CEO Chris Turner and announcements can be found below.

BID INSIGHT FROM CHRIS TURNER - NOVEMBER

After the activity of last month, ballot life hasn’t slowed down! We have recorded fourteen ballots in the last four weeks and all were successful. Of these, eight were renewals; Blackburn, Otley, Eastleigh, Brixton, Shrewsbury, Soho Road, Alloa Town Centre, and Newcastle NE1. Six were new BIDs: Bradford, Brighouse, Rochdale, Harrogate...

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Autumn Budget 2018: Highlights for the BID industry

Budget 2018: 'Era of austerity coming to an end' Today, Philip Hammond delivered the Autumn Budget as Chancellor. It was the first Monday Budget since 1962.In this email we bring you a summary of the Budget. Before we get into the core of the Budget, whilst it's an important day, the Spending...

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BID INSIGHT FROM CHRIS TURNER - OCTOBER

It’s been a terrific few weeks for BIDs, with BID ballot successes in Giffnock Village, Broadmead Bristol, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and Bradford. Coming up later this month are Alloa, Newcastle NE1, Shrewsbury, Soho Road Birmingham, Andover, Royal Tunbridge Wells and Brixton. We can, as ever, keep you updated through Ballot Watch, our weekly ballot...

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Ministry of Housing, Community and Local Government BID Loan Fund

Last week British BIDs and the MHCLG signed a further two year contract for British BIDs to manage the BID Loan Fund. Clearly British BIDs is excited to be able to continue our support to those towns and cities that see a BID as the answer to their futures, and want to join the over...

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British BIDs appointed to support South Bank BID with 2019 renewal ballot

We're pleased to be working with South Bank BID, offering them comprehensive renewal support via Ballot Buddy. Working closely with the British BIDs team, South Bank BID will further benefit from planning, modelling, policy, research and communications support. South Bank is one of London’s most dynamic neighbourhoods: the cultural heart of...

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Faster broadband underpins UK BIDs - Openreach

Openreach have sent us this article on their Community Fibre Partnerships with case studies on Sutton Coldfield and Cardiff, read it here...

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National BIDs Conference by Ben Collins

For this November’s National BIDs conference we have strived to bring together a range of the best and brightest speakers. Speakers that will address the issues facing high streets and BIDs throughout the country, and who won’t be afraid to discuss the threats and opportunities places are facing. In fact...

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BID INSIGHT FROM CHRIS TURNER - SEPTEMBER

After the usual slow summer, the ballot period starts to get busy again. Last week the interesting Bristol Bedminster ballot showed a resounding yes, with a 51% turnout, following their failure back in March on the rateable value count; very positive news indeed. Three other ballots are coming up in...

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Is slow broadband hindering your business and do you want to do something about it?

You can get help through the Government's Gigabit Voucher Scheme that's been set up to provide grants to small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to get ultrafast broadband through having a full fibre connection. These grants have a maximum value of £3,000 per SME and can be used with Openreach to...

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BID INSIGHT FROM CHRIS TURNER - AUGUST

The summer tends to be a slow time for ballots – understandably as leave and holidays impact on voters, BID teams and electoral managers alike.  And of course, last month there were a large number of ballots. But in the last four weeks we have had a success at Fulham...

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