Update March 16th 2017
Want to know more about your BID? Come and join us for tea or coffee and talk to us about Halifax and your business.
We’ll be at the Windsor Suite at the Imperial Crown Hotel, Horton Street on Wednesday 29th March between:
8am – 9:30am
12 noon – 1:30pm
5pm – 6:30pm
We need you, as business owners of our town, to be involved in the management group of the BID; giving steer to the projects we deliver to improve trading conditions in Halifax. More information on the management group will be available at the drop-in sessions.
A letter and invitation from Sam Mason, Chair of the Halifax BID Steering Group…
Dear Sir or Madam,
Following up on the launch of the feasibility of a Halifax Business Improvement District (BID) last Autumn I am
pleased to say that we have now moved into the Development phase of the BID and I am sending you more information
and a survey form.
The area being considered for the Haifax BID is focused around the town centre and provides an opportunity for
businesses to shape the future of the town and build upon the exciting plans and developments the town is starting
to see. The project is being steered by a group of business people from many different business sectors and
supported by a company of BID specialists, Partnerships for Better Business Ltd (pfbb UK).
A BID ensures a sustainable way of creating a cohesive plan with funds to invest in the area that helps develop
the town as a destination and as a great place to do business. As this affects you and your business we need as
many business owners and managers as possible to get involved, shape the plan and identify what is important
to businesses here.
A BID is where the rate-paying businesses decide on improvements in a defined area. They then vote on the plan
and agree to invest in the delivery of activities which directly impact upon their business turnover and profit. This
money is then ring-fenced to provide the improvements agreed through the BID plan and can be used to generate
other revenue to boost the pot of money available to deliver the plan. We intend to take this plan to a vote later
this year in October/November 2016.
We enclose a programme of workshops in March where you are invited to meet up with other businesses from
the town to learn more and discuss your thoughts in more detail. Your input is vital in identifying priorities for the
future and shaping the new business plan.
I would be very grateful if you could spend a few moments completing the survey form and returning it to the
address below or contacting Lauren at the Marketing Halifax offices on 01422 360035 who will arrange for it to be
collected. Alternatively if you prefer to complete this electronically please go to www.halifaxbid.co.uk, download
the digital survey form and e§mail it back to Lauren Barber at email@example.com.
I appreciate your help and if you would like to arrange for a member of the Steering Group or one of the pfbb UK
team to discuss this in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact Lauren on Tel: 01422 360035 or e mail.
Chair of the Halifax BID Steering Group
Halifax BID, c/o Marketing Halifax, 2nd Floor, 4 Albion Street, Halifax, HX1 1DU