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Go! Southampton's 2018 Achievements

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Go! Southampton's 2018 Achievements

  1. 1. Go! Southampton’s 2018
  2. 2. Rangers Programme
  3. 3. Assisted 12,229 visitors, providing 4,725 directions to BID levy payers
  4. 4. 1,051 environmental and cleansing issues reported 84% of these issues have been fixed by BID partners
  5. 5. Cleaner City
  6. 6. New cleansing team launched in Sep 18 89% of issues fixed to date including hot washing pavements and street furniture and the removal of graffiti.
  7. 7. Animation
  8. 8. The BID sponsored the commissioning of Solent University alumnus Kev Munday to design and paint city centre bins.
  9. 9. 250,000 LEDs have been installed across the City Centre as part of the new Christmas Lights Scheme in partnership with SCC
  10. 10. Homelessness Action
  11. 11. As part of the Southampton Street Support Action group, the BID launched the new Street Support website and supported the introduction of the Southampton Rough Sleeping and Begging Charter.
  12. 12. National BID Buying Service
  13. 13. £57,870 savings identified for BID levy payers via the joint procurement service, with savings on energy, telecoms, merchant fees and pest control. Average savings per business is £4,441, with one business saving 70 times their BID levy.
  14. 14. Retaining Skills
  15. 15. The BID sponsored the ‘Get Inspired’ event in Southampton which gave 1,800 young people the opportunity to learn about the range of careers available to them on their doorstep
  16. 16. Representing Members
  17. 17. Connected Southampton 2040 – Local Transport Plan
  18. 18. Events
  19. 19. “Seaside in the Square” brought almost 30,000 additional visitors to the Cultural Quarter, increasing revenue for many businesses and gaining positive coverage for Southampton in the media.
  20. 20. Comedy Central Live, with the UK’s top comedians, launched in Southampton as the direct result of work by GO! Southampton. The BID’s “Go Giggle” fringe event saw local comedians perform in 12 venues across the city.
  21. 21. 20 city centre businesses got involved in the first “Foodie Fortnight” with over 500 people claiming their £10 and £15 offers.
  22. 22. The BID has organised city centre trails taking place in every school holiday, helping families to explore different areas of the city, including different businesses. Participants total over 2400.
  23. 23. Christmas Initiatives
  24. 24. A bigger, more comprehensive switch-on event with celebrities, musical performances, fireworks and the countdown broadcast live on ITV.
  25. 25. The Ultimate Advent initiative is giving 24 businesses the opportunity to promote their business and attract new customers through a comprehensive digital and print campaign. The BID has joined forces with Southampton City Council to promote Southampton’s whole Christmas offer through print, outdoor, radio and digital advertising.
  26. 26. Marketing the City and Businesses
  27. 27. The LoyalFree app currently promotes 65 levy payers. 45% of users who view a business profile go on to claim an offer in that business. The BID is developing a new visitor website for the city which will have a listing for each levy payer. This is due to launch on 1 April 2019.
  28. 28. Better Welcome
  29. 29. The BID has provided a tourist information stand (with information on levy payers) at all major city events (The Boat Show, Pride, Marathon etc.) as well as at more than 10 university open days.
  30. 30. The BID has commissioned the design and print of 200,000 visitor maps as well as 50,000 maps designed specifically for visiting crew.

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