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David Lloyd Business Breakfast, 14.07.2011 - Presentation by John Harvey, Exeter City Centre Manager

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David Lloyd Business Breakfast, 14.07.2011 - Presentation by John Harvey, Exeter City Centre Manager

  1. 1. John Harvey City Centre Manager David Lloyd Business Breakfast 14 July 2011 City Centre Update
  2. 2. CHANGE INVESTMENT ENGAGEMENT INNOVATION RENEWAL MOMENTUM COMMUNICATION PARTNERSHIPS FOR CHANGE HIGHEST ASPIRATIONS ‘ CHALLENGES’ & ‘CHALLENGING’ COLLABORATION DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC CHALLENGES HISTORY REGIONAL CAPITAL COMMUNITY
  3. 3. <ul><li>My remarks today can be broken-down as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>What We’ve Delivered </li></ul><ul><li>Former Debenhams </li></ul><ul><li>Exeter BID </li></ul><ul><li>Bus Station… </li></ul><ul><li>Community Leadership… </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Building on Princesshay… keeping momentum going… </li></ul><ul><li>John Lewis At Home already announced… </li></ul><ul><li>Key to unlocking further inward investment… </li></ul><ul><li>Current vacancy figures… </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Stepping Stone’ for further change… </li></ul><ul><li>City Centre Vision… </li></ul>Former Debenhams…
  5. 5. <ul><li>Business Rates = local tax on business, spent nationally… BID = levy on top of annual business rates, with all BID money collected spent in the BID area to directly benefit business </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery, delivery, delivery… Great ideas – & the budget to make them happen… </li></ul><ul><li>Massive boost to expenditure on promoting the City Centre… </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrating local distinctiveness… </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver improvements across the City Centre… …businesses large and small will benefit </li></ul><ul><li>About engaging with ALL local businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping admin costs to a minimum… Lean management… </li></ul><ul><li>Business Led & Managed </li></ul>BID – Key Messages…
  6. 6. <ul><li>Attract more visitors, more shoppers & more investment </li></ul><ul><li>See improvements across the City Centre – from Southernhay to Queen Street and everywhere in between </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver a cleaner, greener and safer City Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver a City as welcoming & vibrant at 10 at night as at 10 in the morning </li></ul><ul><li>Make first impressions count – and make sure that they’re great ones! </li></ul>BID ‘Themes’…
  7. 7. <ul><li>The ‘Big Idea’… …Area Based Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Up to £120,000 annually… </li></ul><ul><li>Investing in areas away from ‘High Street’ – areas that make Exeter special… </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrating the uniqueness of City Centre quarters </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas include delivery of free Wi-Fi, updating local area websites, ‘gateway’ signage, local fiestas and events and making greater use of public spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Devolving power… Delivering engagement… </li></ul>BID – The ‘Big Idea’
  8. 8. <ul><li>Annual budget of £735,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses drive priorities for spending… </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses will achieve greater benefits from pooling resources and effort… </li></ul><ul><li>No more than 10% of levy to be spent on administration </li></ul>Exeter BID – ‘The Money Thing’
  9. 9. Exeter BID – ‘The Money Thing’ The levy… £3,585 / £298.75 / £68.94 £239,000 High Street Bank £1,290 / £107.50 / £24.81 £86,000 Medium sized café / restaurant £240 / £20 / £4.61 £16,000 Small independent shop £450 / £37.50 / £8.65 £30,000 Average Office Unit BID levy – annual/monthly/weekly Rateable Value Size of Business
  10. 10. John Harvey Contacts: e-mail – [email_address] Mobile – 07885 760 496 Office – 01392 665 664 Twitter – www.twitter.com/exeterccm

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