An Exeter BID - Presentation to Cathedral Yard & Close businesses, 01.11.10
City Centre Manager
BID (Business Improvement
Cathedral Yard/Close Briefing –
1 November 2010
BIDs – The Technical Stuff
Strengthening local leadership
Engagement with ALL local businesses
Effective business voice
Increased consumer confidence
Increased business confidence
Visible and measurable outcomes – ‘seeing is
What can a BID provide?
Better marketing & promotion
More animation and events to Cathedral Green
Make more capital out of the Cathedral Green area
as a tourist attraction
Improve staff recruitment – and retention
Additional action to tackle crime & deal with
perceptions of crime
Measures to support inward investment
Brighter, cleaner, safer streets
More effective business voice
Improvements to Park & Ride
What A BID could deliver for Cathedral
Yard, Cathedral Close & Exeter
Assists capital value growth
Increases occupier interest
Assists businesses in lower footfall areas
How do property owners/developers benefit?
What will it cost me?
I already pay rates – why should I pay more?
If I vote against the BID can I opt out of paying
Is there evidence that BIDs work?
Who runs the BID?
How can I influence the BID?
Does this let the public sector off the hook?
Often asked questions…
…needed to feed in to the business plan
Use your imagination
Keep the ideas coming
What’s the perspective of…
…our workers and colleagues
It’s all about YOU…
The Business Plan – ‘Manifesto’