Plans to introduce Birkenhead’s own Business Improvement District (BID) have been officially launched in a campaign to help businesses take the lead in re-generating the town.
The BID campaign, In partnership with local businesses and Wirral Council, was unveiled by Wirral Chamber of Commerce which plans to encourage Birkenhead based businesses to come together to look at initiatives and plans which will help make the improvements area needs.
At the launch event held The Lauries Centre in Birkenhead, attended by over 50 businesses, Wirral Chamber of Commerce outlined its intentions for a BID and will be releasing a consultation questionnaire for which businesses are being urged to complete to ensure that their voices are heard.
A Business Improvement District or BID is a scheme where businesses located within a designated area come together to fund improvements to their local business environment over and above what is already provided by the local authorities.
BIDs are a global phenomenon and there are currently over 200 operating in towns and cities across the UK with this number increasing every week. Liverpool has two BIDs, with the oldest established in 2005, and both Chester and Southport have recently approved the creation of a BID.