Newquay Business Improvement District (BID) is set to begin its ten day roadshow to launch its business plan for the 2016-2021 period. This will begin on October 19th to coincide with the first day of Newquay Business Week. The informal roadshows will be held throughout the week in convenient locations around the town and will offer an opportunity for businesses to come to meet the BID team and Directors to talk about the business plan. The BID team will be keen to discuss what the plan means for BID members, what is next and to answer any questions that anyone may have.

The Newquay business plan has been created by the BID team to highlight its key priorities going forward if it is to be re-elected into a second term. This has been done in the lead up to the reballot which will take place in November this year. Within the business plan, Newquay BID also highlights its vision and objectives, draft projects, as well as key statistics and information.

The BID team sent out an abundance of written consultations in July this year of which some 150 local BID businesses responded to. This helped the BID identify projects and scope. The creation of the plan has been driven by a strong steering group made up of BID members and the BID’s Board of Directors, all of which would urge BID members to take the time to consider what is being proposed and to think carefully about their decision along with the outcome.

Owner of Fistral Surf Diner, Francoise Cole, says, “I am really looking forward to Newquay Business Week as it offers a fantastic opportunity for networking and tips on how to develop your businesses. I have personally been deeply involved in the creation of the 2016-2021 business plan and have really enjoyed the process. It has been great to receive all of the feedback from other BID businesses following the written consultations.”

The plan also highlights Newquay BID’s main vision which is “Continuing to grow Newquay as a leading visitor destination for tourism, business and living”. There is no such opportunity in the foreseeable future to raise £750,000 to be spent directly in Newquay. This is a chance for businesses to vote ‘Yes’ and enable the BID to continue with the projects that have been delivered and the new projects that it wants to deliver to keep Newquay at the forefront of tourism in the UK. Consequently, a no vote would see the BID ceasing its operations as of 31st March 2016.

BID steering group member, Andy Laming, Newquay Voice, says“The business plan has been created after feedback from BID member businesses. I am involved in the organisation of the Newquay Fish Festival and I see first-hand, the investment and support that the BID puts in. The Festival attracts more than 20,000 visitors at a quieter time of year benefitting local businesses and helping to extend the season. Growing events like this is just what Newquay needs to do to safeguard its future as a major tourism destination.”

The roadshow dates, time and locations for October can be seen here:

19th         8-10am                 Lewinnick Lodge

20th         9-10am                 Lighthouse cinema

21st         12.30-2pm             Lighthouse cinema

23rd         3-5pm                   The Stable

26th        9-11am                 Steam Bar

27th        9am-11am           Hotel Victoria

28th         9am -11am          Hotel Bristol

A hardcopy of the business plan will be posted to all BID member businesses but in the meantime, it is downloadable from www.newquaybid.co.uk and can be accessed via the link on the ‘Newquay Business Improvement District’ Facebook page. If you are unable to make any of the roadshow events, you can email BID Manager Eve on eve.wooldridge@newquaybid.co.uk or pop into the BID office on Marcus Hill during office hours. A member of the BID team can also come out to visit you to discuss anything around the business plan.

For more information on the ongoing work that Newquay BID has done during its existence, please see the website at: http://www.newquaybid.co.uk/