The British BIDs Podcast

The British BIDs Podcast

By British BIDs
The UK's first BID industry podcast highlighting the amazing work being done by Business Improvement Districts, and the many thousands of businesses that form them, to help our towns and cities across the UK.
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Coronavirus BID industry information: Coventry
Towns and cities across the UK are busy planning how they restart post COVID19. Trish from Coventry BID joins us to discuss their efforts in kick starting their local economy - and how they're helping prepare Coventry to become next year's City of Culture. Please forgive the sound quality as we're recording these remotely to keep everyone safe. 
23:24
May 23, 2020
Coronavirus BID industry information: Croydon
#RaiseTheBar is a campaign calling on government to raise the £25,000 rateable value threshold to help our retail, leisure and hospitality survive through COVID19. Croydon BID is behind it, and Matthew Sims joins us to tell us how it came about, and how Croydon is navigating the recovery phase.
12:58
May 15, 2020
Coronavirus BID industry information: MallComm
Good communication between BIDs, levy payers, landlords and customers will be key as we navigate the crucial recovery phase after COVID19. That’s why we are thrilled to parter with MallComm and introduce their tool to our towns and city centres. Michelle and Ed explain more.
12:00
May 11, 2020
Coronavirus BID industry information: St Ives
Today we're off to Cornwall (remotely of course) where we catch up with Helen from St Ives BID.  Businesses there are using real ingenuity to get through the crisis - a fisherman has set up a Facebook page with PayPal links, takes orders on Messenger, and delivers your fresh fish the next day!
20:55
May 1, 2020
Coronavirus BID industry information: Cambridge
Health and safety, machinery, staff, stock, public safety - just some of the challenges businesses in Cambridge are grappling with as they look to the coronavirus recovery phase. Ian from Cambridge BID joins us to discuss this and more. 
13:53
April 29, 2020
Coronavirus BID industry information: Milton Keynes
Business Improvement Districts are helping their communities during the coronavirus lockdown in innovative ways. Melanie from My Milton Keynes is putting unused BID assets to work to deliver food parcels to vulnerable residents. Mel joins us remotely to discuss this and much more in our latest episode.
20:03
April 24, 2020
Coronavirus BID industry information: The West End
BIDs up and down the country are using the COVID-19 lockdown as an opportunity to improve their communities. New West End Company is deep-cleaning the streets of London’s West End while they're empty. Chief Executive Jace Tyrrell joins us for our latest episode to discuss this and much more. 
21:34
April 22, 2020
Coronavirus BID industry information: Orpington
BIDs such as Orpington 1st are stepping up to promote local businesses as they evolve their services during the COVID 19 lockdown. Chris from the BID joins us remotely to talk about their work and its impact in this latest episode of our industry podcasts. 
08:31
April 17, 2020
Coronavirus BID industry information: Hemel Hempstead
Be it gyms or pubs, businesses up and down the country are showing real entrepreneurial spirit and innovation in serving their communities during this COVID-19 crisis. And when this is all over, we will flock to our high street businesses. We talk about this and much more with Naomi from Hemel Hempstead BID.
10:56
April 9, 2020
Coronavirus BID industry information: Hammersmith
Business Improvement Districts, such as Hammersmith BID, are working hard for their high streets, towns and cities during this horrible outbreak of COVID-19. In Hammersmith, they are getting banks together virtually to help local businesses bust some of the jargon and complex information.  Patricia from the BID joins us to discuss this and much more. 
19:07
April 7, 2020
Coronavirus BID industry information: Oswestry
One Oswestry Business Improvement District is working round the clock to help local businesses as they deal with the impact of coronavirus. Thanks to Adele for joining us as we discuss some of their challenges, initiatives and success stories coming out of the situation. Once again, forgive the audio quality as we are recording these episodes remotely to keep everyone safe, and we're getting information out as quickly as possible.
14:51
April 1, 2020
Coronavirus BID industry information: Manchester
Over the coming days we are recording a series of industry information podcasts, sharing practical advice and some of the amazing work being done by BIDs and businesses during this challenging time for our towns and cities. We're pleased to be joined by Vaughan from CityCo on the big effort happening in Manchester in the face of coronavirus. Forgive the audio quality, these episodes are being recorded remotely to keep everyone safe and we're getting information out as quickly as possible.
22:14
March 31, 2020