The Bid

Do Business owners need more expense ? Will it benefit the town ?

BUSINESSES are being urged to support plans to launch a Business Improvement District (BID) in North Nottinghamshire to help business to prosper locally, compete nationally and also to help to drive inward investment. Some of the biggest investors in the area are backing the creation of a BID and a feasibility study is currently underway to provide a report of the opportunities and benefits it could bring. Led by the North Notts Place Board, which includes business leaders from a number of high profile companies including Handelsbanken, DDC Outsourcing and Gamston Airport, the Board has formed a BID steering group to drive forward plans. Historically, BIDs have focused very much on individual towns or industrial estates, but the Place Board has ambitious plans to create a BID for the North Nottinghamshire area. This is a real trailblazer, and if successful, it will be one of the largest in the UK and will put North Nottinghamshire well and truly on the map.

It all sounds like a good idea....But do local bussiness really need the extra cost involved in hard times ?

Please comment ........


Introduction: by Michelle Baker Firstly to introduce myself, I am currently undertaking the feasibility study for a Business Improvement District for North Nottinghamshire which includes businesses in Retford and Worksop.

To understand whether there is appetite for a BID and the types of projects that businesses would like the BID to focus on to raise the profile of the town and boost footfall we need as many businesses as possible to get involved with the BID Survey.

It can be completed online by clicking on the link below. Complete online:>

Pending sufficient interest and support the North Notts BID would be developed over the next 12 months with a ballot early next year.

BIDs are 100% business led and business managed and there are currently 220 Business Improvement Districts across the UK including Nottingham, Lincoln and Mansfield.

For further information contact Michelle Baker 07527 016 338 or

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