Support the BID with a 'YES' vote
Norwich BID Ballot: Friday 30 June - Thursday 27 July 2017
This is an exciting opportunity: To spend £5m over five years (2017-2022) making a clear positive impact on the vitality of the city centre and the success of the businesses within it. The funds will be raised by an annual 1% levy on the rateable value of each and every business premises (over £30,000), in the extended Norwich BID area.
Back the BID
Our proposal for the next 5 years needs a majority 'YES' vote to receive the approval from the Secretary of State to make a bigger, bolder and better BID.
Norwich BID has for the past 5 years strongly delivered many initiatives to benefit city centre businesses. We want to hear what is important to you and your business, to focus Norwich BID for the next 5 years.
Street-Meetings: Dates and Venues
What will the next 5 years look like? We want to hear your ideas, answer your questions and show you how Norwich BID can benefit your business, as the BID starts to look ahead and set out its aims and vision for the future. Please join us for a coffee and catch-up at a time and date that works for you.
Let us know your views by calling us on 01603 727930, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
An expanded, Bigger, Bolder and Better BID could provide funding for national marketing campaigns, increased Christmas light coverage, a wider area for free Wi-Fi coverage, as well as supporting businesses through cost saving, crime reduction, and coordinating a strong business voice.
Your 'YES' vote and involvement in our initiatives will help shape the BID and will turn this fantastic opportunity into a reality for Norwich...
Norwich continues to remain in a strong position with a vibrant and unique offering and a shop vacancy rate which is below the national average. The BID will be instrumental in developing innovative marketing and destination campaigns and ideas through our VisitNorwich brand. Putting Norwich front-of-mind for visitors, tourists and as an attractive commercial destination, across the UK and internationally. Campaigns will look to reach potential visitors using a range of media such as:
Norwich is a vibrant, creative city with a rich cultural heart. We will create new initiatives and campaigns to reinforce Norwich's reputation as a warm and welcoming city and one of the UK's best working, living and shopping environments. Our initiatives will encourage people to visit the city and to make return visits time and time again.
BID initiatives could include:
Lobbying for positive change collectively is proven to benefit business communities. We will respond with one strong voice, through lobbying, research and initiatives designed to give Norwich a competitive edge, secure investment and put additional resources into the hands of the business community. We will develop and lead initiatives to coordinate and drive the commercial sector in Norwich:
BID projects could include:
Please get in touch to make your voice heard, or to find out more about the ballot and renewal process.