A look back on 2020 BID ballots


Here we are at the end of 2020, and what a memorable yet challenging year it has been for us all. Despite the challenges we have been presented with, we must remember the strength and resilience that we all have shown in order to adapt.

BIDs up and down the British Isles have worked tirelessly throughout the multiple lockdowns and tier changes to support their places and keep our towns and cities alive for when people are able to come back and visit. Not to mention the 13 BIDs that have, for the first time ever, had a successful ballot during a global pandemic. This shows how important BIDs are and that businesses want and need the support from them in order to continue trading throughout these uncertain times. A lot of these BIDs have not only got through their ballot successfully but achieved a higher turnout than ever before.

Take a look at the BIDs and their ballot figures below.

Felixstowe Forward
29% turnout
57% in favour by number
61% in favour by RV 

Altrincham BID
40% turnout
86% in favour by number
83% in favour by RV 

Byres Road & Lanes BID
37% turnout
51% in favour by number
65% in favour by RV

Euston Town BID
56% turnout
95% in favour by number
97% in favour by RV

Purley BID
36% turnout
92% in favour by number
96% in favour by RV 

Ulverston BID
53% in favour by number
55% in favour by RV 

West Bromwich Town BID
48% turnout
84% in favour by number
85% by in favour by RV

Westside BID
29% turnout
88% in favour by number
97% in favour by RV 

Newquay BID
45% turnout
59% in favour by number
65% in favour by RV 

Nottingham BID
46% turnout
92% in favour by number
65% in favour by RV 

Birmingham Southside District BID
46% turnout
94% in favour by number
98% in favour by RV

Camden Town Unlimited
53% turnout
91% in favour by number
91% in favour by RV 

Winsford 1-5 BID
50% turnout
91% in favour by number
99% in favour by RV 

Congratulations to all of these BIDs and thank you to all BIDs that have continued to be a huge support for businesses and other BIDs in the industry who we work so closely with.

 Let’s not remember this year just for Covid-19, lockdowns, restrictions and everything else it has brought upon us, but for how we have all pulled together and supported one another.

If you’d like to listen to our 2020 wrap up podcast, please find it on Apple or Spotify.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We look forward to supporting the BID industry in 2021!

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