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Industry insights and news including Bb Head of Research Chris Turner's observations, thoughts, updates and announcements can be found below.

British BIDs supports Business Resilience Survey

COVID-19 BUSINESS RESILIENCE SURVEY We are supporting Manchester Metropolitan University and MHCLG with new research into the economic impact of COVID-19. We have been asked to share this Business Resilience Survey and would appreciate your participation. The purpose of this survey is to understand more about the impact on business of COVID-1...


Get involved in our response to Government

We are currently responding to Government on the very vital review of business rates and also the BEIS inquiry into the UK’s industrial strategy. We are looking particularly at the impact of any of the proposals on BIDs and would like BIDs to get involved in this work, please find out more on how to get in...


Preparing for localised lockdown webinar follow up

Yesterday we held an exclusive webinar attended by over 50 people where we shared insight on why a second spike might occur and how you can spot this early on. If you attended the webinar and would like the recording, then please get in touch contact@britishbids.info. The webinar was hosted...


Look back on lockdown - BIDs (part 2)

It's in Nottingham The Nottingham BID website and social media channels have been kept up to date with the latest government support, advice and guidance.Ensured issues facing businesses are communicated into the national picture through the national #RaiseTheBar campaign. Launched a Facebook group for independent businesses to encourage them...


July's insight from Chris Turner

July has been another very dramatic month for BIDs across the British Isles, with the reopening of bars and restaurants on the 4th of July in England, a similar opening across the other administrations during the month and then the reopening of gyms and beauty salons. BIDs have been very...


Webinar with high street expert Bill Grimsey

We recently saw the release of ‘Build Back Better’, a COVID-19 supplement to the Grimsey Review. It offers a thought-provoking read, with one of the emerging thoughts being that the pandemic could be the shock needed for high streets to thrive in the future. You can read the full document here...


Ruth Duston joins British BIDs Advisory Board

British BIDs have announced that Ruth Duston OBE, OC, Managing Director of Primera is the latest expert to join its Advisory Board. Ruth’s career in regeneration spans more than 30 years, from working with some of the most deprived communities in the country while in local government to shaping major redevelopment...


Towns Fund – updated guidance

On 27th July 2019 the Prime Minister announced that the £3.6 billion Towns Fund would support an initial 100 town deals across England. See further details of the announcement here. The 100 places invited to develop proposals for a new generation of multi-million-pound Town Deals was then announced on 6th...


Look back on lockdown - BIDs

BIDs play a crucial role in managing our town and city centres, and that didn't stop when we entered lockdown on 23rd March. Since then, BIDs have been extremely busy keeping levy payers updated with relevant news, and keeping towns and cities safe and secure, ready for the reopening that took place on 15th...


June's Insight from Chris Turner

This month has clearly been dominated by the reopening of a wave of retail outlets on our high streets in England, although in Wales and Scotland that has yet to take place. For the past three months, the BID community has been immersed in looking after, nurturing and keeping safe...


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