Brews with BID downtown recovery meetings begin

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BRADFORD BID is hosting a series of special events to help businesses network while learning more about the organization and its plans to help drive downtown recovery and development.

Bradford Business Improvement District (BID), the taxpayer-funded limited company to help promote and develop the city center, will host four quarterly ‘Brews With The BID’ – with free tea and coffee topping the order of the day.

Morning meetings will take place at the Midland Hotel in Forster Square and will also provide a face-to-face opportunity to discuss with the BID team ideas for improving the shopping, office, hospitality and leisure area. neighborhood.

Nikki Chadburn, Head of Business Engagement, said: “Brews With The BID are exclusive networking meetings that will take place approximately four times a year.

“There are more than 600 member companies and organizations of BID – all the key players in the city center – and these meetings are a great opportunity for either of them to come together, to share the good practices and hear news and updates from Bradford BID.

“Our goal is to create a strong partnership between all of our member companies and our members and to help them feel part of a special club all working together in the interest of the city, with access to exclusive benefits, updates and, most importantly, a voice.

“The BID is owned by the members who pay to it through the annual levy and it is essential that their priorities, suggestions and concerns regarding aspects of the city and daily life that the BID can provide are heard and incorporated into our plans.”

The first of the Brews With The BID events takes place next week, Wednesday, July 21, and starts at 8:30 a.m.

There will be an overview of Bradford BID, including updates on city center maps, as well as two guest speakers from LoyalFree, who operate BID’s smartphone app for trails and offers, and the development of the Darley Street market.

Each meeting will have a specific topic or theme with a variety of guest speakers.

Bradford BID Director Jonny Noble said: “We are really excited to be able to resume hosting events like this following the restrictions caused by the pandemic.

“Creating networking opportunities is an extremely important part of the role of the BID, bringing people together to talk about the challenges facing the downtown area and listen to their ideas on how we should approach them and what our priorities should be is vital. .

“The past 18 months have been tough for all businesses and it’s great to be able to meet some of these people who make Bradford a great place to live, work, shop and spend your free time.

“But it’s also a great opportunity for companies across all industries to talk to each other about how they are doing and share their experiences, hopes and plans as we work to bring Bradford back to normal and go forward.”

To register for the first Brews event, companies must complete the form on the BID website at bradfordbid.co.uk.


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