Newquay Business Improvement District (BID), the not for profit organisation that delivers projects and services in the town, funded by businesses, is in the final year of its second term which is due to end on 31st March 2021. The BID is looking to be renewed for a further five years subject to a new business plan being published and a ballot held in December 2020.
Newquay BID is now consulting with all levy payers who contribute financially towards the BID to provide their feedback on existing projects and services to date and to gain some insight on how they would like to see the next five year term of BID shaped and what businesses feel the focus and aims should be.
We are keen to hear from as many BID levy paying businesses from across all sectors, from retail, licensed premises, cafés and restaurants, accommodation providers, professional services, local authorities and garages.
The BID’s third term consultation survey has been launched and emailed to over 400 businesses within the BID area.
Carla – Marie Jones, Newquay BID Manager said, ‘Newquay is such a great town, home to many superb businesses whom we would like to continue to support through delivering services that generate the greatest value in return for their money. We can only do this if businesses engage with us and tell us what they think so I would urge all businesses to have their say and fill in the first of several surveys. Now is your chance to share your experiences, note the value or inform us of new ideas which you would like to see come to fruition in Newquay over the coming years.’
Newquay BID began in 2011 and over the past 10 years a wide range of projects and services have been delivered to make Newquay safer, more vibrant, more welcoming and to improve and support the business community. Details of which can be found in the current terms business plan.
Andy Cole, Chair of Newquay Regeneration Forum and BID Director said: ‘The BID has done a fantastic job and is vital for the ongoing success and essential to the re-build of Newquay post COVID. From hanging baskets, to graffiti removal, marketing campaigns and media exposure, myself and my customers when I was in the café, over the years have commented on what a difference these things have made to our lovely town over time. The shoulder season events such as Zombie Crawl and Christmas Parade are fabulous as well. I would be really disappointed if the BID didn’t continue and it would be such a shame for Newquay to lose this vital local business representation.’
The Newquay BID Board of Directors comprising BID levy payers from across the town, recognise that this is a very challenging time for businesses and that time is in short supply, so we have had to rethink how we would usually engage around renewal due to COVID and re-plan our timelines in line with this. We will be heavily reliant on media, social platforms, direct emails, calls and postal correspondence as we need to ensure we can reach as many BID levy paying businesses as possible, given the communication challenges which COVID19 has presented.
Jonathan Start, Start and Co Estate Agents said ‘What I really like about Newquay BID is it allows us to be all part of a community, working together to identify priorities and collectively funding these projects and services. Without the BID, we aren’t as united, we have less influence and no money to make improvements locally. I am convinced that the BID will be able to build on its achievements so far and deliver a great third year term. It deserves all our support’
For more information on Newquay BID, please visit www.newquaybid.co.uk
The survey is now available online https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/NewquayBID/
If you require this survey in an alternative format, or for any more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org