The directors of Newquay Business Improvement (BID) are delighted to announce that the BID has been voted in for a second term following a successful renewal ballot.
Over the last 12 months, the BID has consulted with over 200 business via face-to-face meetings and written consultations to produce a business plan for Newquay that businesses wanted and the result was that 67% of voting business have pledged their support by voting YES for the BID and the projects that it drives and delivers for the town.
This ‘Yes’ vote means that the BID will now deliver the priorities and projects that have been outlined in the new business plan for Newquay (2016-2021).The second term of the BID programme will begin on April 1st 2016.
Newquay BID Manager, Eve Wooldridge, says: “The voting response that we have had has been really positive and it’s refreshing to see that more businesses have pledged their support for the BID for its second term, reinforcing to the BID Board and team that we are supporting businesses and improving the trading environment. This ‘Yes’ vote means that we have secured an investment into Newquay of approximately £750,000 over the next five years, which we can allocate to new projects and use as a leverage for match funding.”
Rachel Craze, Chair of Newquay BID says, “I am absolutely delighted with the result of the BID ballot. Lots of hard work by many people, especially Eve and the BID team has gone into the business plan and its reassuring for us to see that all of the proactive businesses share our vision and have come together to make this happen.”
Cllr Dave Sleeman, Mayor of Newquay says, “The BID has been fantastic for this town and we have seen a change in the town over the last five years that was very much needed. The BID has created effective partnerships and delivered new exciting projects for Newquay and now they have got a Yes vote they can continue with this for the next five years. Brilliant!”