Enterprising Penrith is the part of the BID where we focus on improving the professional approcach 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.
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As part of Enterprising Penrith, we are delighted to announce some new training courses for 2018/19 that are FREE for BID members. The courses are arranged in conjunction with local professional trainers and are designed to help you improve your business …
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.
We have developed a modern, “smarter” town centre where customers can benefit from access to free WiFi and take advantage of the growth of promotions and offers available through social media.
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. We are also looking to develop this further to include Web and Social Media Support, Telecommunication Solutions, Energy Comparisons and Food Supply.