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Industry insights and news including Bb Chief Executive Professor Chris Turner's observations, thoughts, updates and announcements can be found below.

Bb joins national campaign to encourage workers back to offices

Return to the office British BIDs is working with a whole range of our members on restarting their economies. We know that the past few months have been incredibly difficult for everyone but slowly cases of COVID have continued to fall in most of the country. In many BID areas...

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TURNING BUSINESS FOOD WASTE INTO VEGETABLES IN BOURNEMOUTH

Guest BlogBy Fiona McArthur, Bournemouth Coastal BID Over lockdown, we were lucky enough to get one of the Covid Additional Restriction Grants, and we used some of that money to invest in a fully electric truck. The truck has been busy deep cleaning our town and supporting our businesses...

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BACK TO PLAN A, NOW NO MORE TO-ING AND FRO-ING!

We are no longer being advised to work from home. This is especially good news for our city centres which rely on their large office populations, and our new part-home part-office work weeks will no doubt continue to benefit our suburban towns too. We hope this is the last of...

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January's Insight from Chris Turner

Insight January 2022 This is the first Insight for 2022 and I wish you a very happy New Year. The Prime Minister has now announced the withdrawal of Plan B lockdown rules and we do seem to be looking to a 2022 that might see the beginning of a post-pandemic...

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Businesses need clarity from government in 2022

We begin the new year with depressing figures for our high streets and shopping centres. December, supposed to be the traditionally busy month for our hospitality and retail, saw a slump in footfall.Figures from Springboard show footfall down by more than a fifth on 2019 levels, and 24 per cent...

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Over 100 destinations urge UK government to deliver 'business booster

We have partnered with Croydon BID and over 100 more businesses to call on the Government to support the retail, hospitality and leisure sector before it is too late. The campaign reaches every town and city across the UK as we look to support our businesses at a time of crisis. The...

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December's Insight from Chris Turner

We end the year in a position not dissimilar to last year; with BIDs continuing to work hard to protect, celebrate, and make the most of our towns and cities, and government not helping us in any great fashion. The Covid pandemic continues to affect us all, we were presented...

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Plan B: £4bn Loss Predicted for hospitality sector

In light of the recent announcements made by the Government, British BIDs along with Croydon BID, UKHospitality, Mayor of London, ATCM and The BID Foundation amongst others are joining calls for greater financial support for the hospitality sector this Christmas. UKHospitality, Croydon BID and Mayor of London joins call for urgent...

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Small Business Saturday Spotlight: BRINGING FAMILIES TO TOWN WITH THE HELP OF SNOW QUEENS AND ICE FAIRIES

To celebrate Small Business Saturday, we have been catching up with BIDs around the country on how they are supporting their small businesses in the lead up to Christmas. There are many ways you can get involved and support Small Business Saturday and you can find more information here.Below is our second blog...

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Small Business Saturday: Wizard of Oz comes to Saffron Walden

To celebrate Small Business Saturday, we have been catching up with BIDs around the country on how they are supporting their small businesses in the lead up to Christmas. There are many ways you can get involved and support Small Business Saturday and you can find more information here. Below is our second...

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