Uxbridge Business Improvement District (BID) was launched on the 1st October 2017 and will deliver over £2.5 million of investment to the area over a five-year period, funded by businesses and controlled by businesses. Not only do we see this as an opportunity to improve Uxbridge for businesses, residents and employees; it is vital that we do not fall behind our competitors, with BIDs already well established in Ealing Broadway, West Ealing and Hammersmith. A BID for Uxbridge will be focused on ensuring our town is a fantastic location in which to shop, socialise, work, and live.
A BID is set up when an interest thinks the trading environment of an area could be improved by additional services beyond what is already provided by the local authorities and council. Local businesses in the area are then consulted about the kind of service they want. A suite of services are encompassed into a business plan and proposed to all the businesses in the area, and there is a ballot administered by the local authority. If a majority say yes, then a Business Improvement District (BID) company is formed to provide those services for a term of up to 5 years. It is funded by local businesses and run by a board made up of local businesses and stakeholders.
Uxbridge BID was successful at ballot:
89% by number
93% by rateable value
The BID wants to make Uxbridge an attractive, welcoming and safe place to shop, socialise, work and live. It will operate as a powerful voice for the business community; ensuring ease of access and empowering a thriving local economy by improving the town centre environment and marketing to a wider audience, as well as creating opportunities for local businesses.
Office: Helping Make Uxbridge an Excellent Place to Work
Retail: Raising The Profile
Leisure and Entertainment: Ensuring Uxbridge is the Place for a Great Night Out
Uxbridge BID is committed to delivering the objectives set out in the Business Plan and to supporting its Levy Payers. If you would like to find out more about the work of the BID and how what we are planning to achieve over the next few months then please get in touch with us.
We'd like to keep you informed of the BID's work to improve Uxbridge via monthly updates, and also occasionally send details of important upcoming dates which you & your business can be involved with.