BID Newsletter Spring 2019 We’re delighted to share our Spring Newsletter with you. Click the link to find out all about what’s been going on with the BID over the last few months. Copies will be distributed to town centre …
Through Enterprising Penrith the BID focuses on improving the professional approach of Penrith through training, communal initiatives, and filling empty shops with new businesses or services. Consultations with businesses in the town centre identified the need to fill empty shops with new businesses or services as their third highest priority going forward in 2017 (66% high priority).
This project will be delivered in three parts:
1. Facilitate and encourage an increase in investment in the town centre including assistance, as appropriate, to encourage new enterprise and use of vacant premises within the BID area.
2. Encourage take up of collective purchasing schemes such as the Recycling initiative and other schemes that could reduce the costs of business in the town centre.
3. Encourage a professional approach to business in the town centre through a rolling programme of relevant training courses.
Through year-on-year growth in the numbers of businesses participating in training courses organised and funded by the BID, we have been encouraging a Professional Penrith; helping to ensure that businesses in the BID area maximise the opportunities to invest in the professional development and skills of their owners and staff.
More recently the BID has established ‘Connections Recycling Initiative’ which is growing quickly and creating a positive attitude towards recycling and opening new ways to reduce the costs of running a business in the BID area.