In January 2016 Northampton BID secured a second five year term, seeing town centre businesses pool an annual levy (whic is around £1.5 million over the five years) - which is used promote, support and celebrate the town centre and resident businesses.
The new BID will focus on three areas, each prioritised by town centre businesses during the extensive consultation leading up to the ballot. These are:
· To build on the assets of Northampton town centre as a destination and as a place and develop an identity which sets it apart from other towns and cities.
· To increase the awareness of all the different parts of the town centre and encourage people to explore and discover all that Northampton town centre has to offer.
· To encourage growth, development and investment of businesses which complement and build on the strengths of Northampton town centre.
The BID’s vision, laid out in the new business plan, is: ‘To develop the town centre into a quality destination with a clear identity, which provides opportunities for good quality retail niches, specialists and independents, which respects and nurtures its professional services, celebrates its attractive, diverse leisure and cultural offer, builds upon the town centre’s heritage and looks to the future.’
Please view the Proposal and Business Plan below or for a hard copy contact a member of the BID office team on 01604 837766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.