It is hard enough to trade on the high street in 2015 without the added worries of declining standards across your area, being unable to keep up with the online market and the long-term uncertainty surrounding the Tesco development.
From nurturing better relationships with key partners such as the various markets, the parks, housing associations and the like to lobbying and influencing the public sector on behalf of the business community, the BID will work tirelessly to support businesses at an individual and collective level for the duration of its five-year term.
Equally, the BID will support businesses to access the tools that are needed to enable them to compete and make it easier for them to network locally to create collaborations and attract new customers.
- Increase business to business and collaboration opportunities for BID businesses
- Help businesses to reduce their running costs and improve individually thus raising overall standards
- Reduce vacancy levels across the BID area, increase variety and improve the retail mix
- Introduce collective bargaining agreements
- Implement business costs reduction service
- Develop business training programme
- Develop an inward investment pack
- Take on management of empty units
- Implement mystery shopper campaigns
- Introduce business awards
- Communicate regularly with levy-paying businesses
- Lobby Birmingham City Council for appropriate and needed planning approvals and new developments