We are incredibly proud to announce that in the last month, Revive & Thrive, has been awarded contracts to carry out feasibility studies and potential subsequent BID developments in three areas of Wales: Newtown and Brecon in Powys and the … click here to read on
Around 100 Swansea City Centre businesses have signed up to a fantastic Golden Ticket competition this year, giving shoppers the chance to ‘win Christmas’, while encouraging people to shop locally.
Swansea Bid (Business Improvement District) is behind the Golden Ticket … click here to read on
Ormskirk is shining a lot brighter this Christmas thanks to West Lancashire Borough Council winning £10,000 worth of Christmas lights in July at the Annual Blachere Illuminations Christmas Lights Competition, held by Revive & Thrive Magazine.
On Sunday 25th November, … click here to read on
On the 18th July, representatives of twelve towns made their way to Fitzrovia in London as finalists of the fourth Annual Blachere Illumination Christmas Light Competition.
After towns and cities from across England and Wales submitted their entries in … click here to read on
From wasteland to areas of economic growth
Urban regeneration is simply defined as the process of reversing the effects of what I like to call the 3Ds:
However, wherever there is a wasteland, there is also an … click here to read on
Invisible Networks and How to Use Them in Your Place
Places are defined by the physical network of buildings and roads that they cover. So it is relatively easy to map the physical area a place occupies from individual streets … click here to read on
Let’s do something radical to boost town centres
By Simon Quin, Director Institute of Place Management
The Daily Mirror on Saturday 3rd March ran a story headlined “Britain’s high streets becoming ‘ghost towns’ due to brutal closures” … click here to read on
The many joys of being a Project Manager within Wolverhampton BID
Since joining Wolverhampton BID in April in the role of Projects Manager it’s opened my eyes to the diverse skills and multi-tasking requirements of the role, working in a … click here to read on
Gluten free but your residents and visitors will never know
Gluten free food is always a tricky beast to find at markets and events. Could our new Business Group member fix this issue?
Baking At Arwel is a new … click here to read on
Five things you can do for your High Street
By Cathy Parker & Simon Quin, Institute of Place Management
Can you improve the health of your High Street? Newly published research suggests there are initiatives that can be effective but … click here to read on
MayNineteen Brings Major Changes to PinPointer in 2017
January was a sober time for some of us! Personally, I opted for a damp January but for the rest of you, well done! The new year is often a time for … click here to read on
Investing in Social Entrepreneurs
Revive & Thrive is always pleased to receive and share stories about social entrepreneurs such as this one from media partners, UnLtd –
UnLtd and Local Trust have announced £2.8m will be invested in building sustainable … click here to read on
The BID Foundation launch is welcome news for the Business Improvement District industry
Revive & Thrive is very pleased to share the following announcement about the launch of the BID Foundation.
All involved in place management will know that … click here to read on
Highly-experienced town centre regeneration specialist Nikki Rolls has been appointed to head up Mansfield Business Improvement District (BID).
Nikki is the new chief executive at the BID, and brings with her a wealth of experience that includes stakeholder partnership development, … click here to read on
Winchcombe has seen an enormous rise of 753 places in the Digital Influence Index this year since working with #WDYT.
They have risen 37 places this month and 11 places this week overtaking towns such as Redruth (583) and Droitwich … click here to read on
Stafford has maintained its digital influence ranking (23rd out of 1,314 towns) for an impressive ninth week in a row.
Ranking higher than all surrounding towns, such as Cannock, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Walsall and Lichfield, Stafford is a major player in … click here to read on
SUNDERLAND residents were invited to get their skates on….
….and head to Keel Square for the opening of the Christmas Ice Rink on Thursday 30 November.
The open-air ice rink is open for six weeks from the end of November … click here to read on
Following investments into the image of Northwich town centre over the last two years, the Northwich Business Improvement District (BID) has once again funded initiatives to catch the eye of shoppers and visitors.
Not only have they invested into winter … click here to read on
Isn’t it lovely to see all the colourful festivities as Christmas approaches?
Everywhere we go we see high streets festooned with awesome lights luring us into the town centre – taking us past decorated cafes and restaurants; exciting shop window … click here to read on
After the resounding success of the Summer Trails produced by creative duo Claire and Amy of Felltarn Friends, the Lake District based design company have been commissioned to get back to the drawing board to come up with some fun,… click here to read on
Lights go on in Ilfracombe
Charmain Lovatt, who entered the competition on behalf of … click here to read on
CH1ChesterBID’s CheSTAR has returned to the city centre this year, and with it comes a photography competition where the lucky winner will bag £250 worth of vouchers
The dazzling CheSTAR is back in the city centre this Christmas and … click here to read on
On Sunday 17th December 2017, Bournemouth’s Metropole Market returned to Holdenhurst Road with a range of alternative festive entertainment.
The Bournemouth Metropole Market brought a truly weird and wonderful Christmas market experience to Holdenhurst Road. On Sunday 17… click here to read on
A behaviour change campaign promoting ‘click & collect’ for online shopping purchases instead of personal deliveries to work.
No one likes missing a delivery at home, but having online shopping sent to work addresses in town centres adds to traffic … click here to read on
Welcome to the last edition of Place for 2017
As ever, Place this month is full of stories from towns and cities around the country, I hope you enjoy reading them.
I thought I’d do something a little different this … click here to read on
Joe Pasquale takes centre stage in Chippenham
Christmas has well and truly arrived in Chippenham after Chippenham’s Christmas in Colour – a two day festive extravaganza in the town centre by Chippenham Connected in partnership with Chippenham Town Council, and … click here to read on
A new commercial waste and recycling collection service to be introduced in Leeds city centre aims to help save businesses money while enhancing street aesthetics.
Leeds Business Improvement District (LeedsBID), working in partnership with Leeds-based Forge Recycling, is to deliver … click here to read on
‘The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow’, according to Bill Gates.
But while it is true that digital spaces can contribute to informal support systems in our online relationships with family and friends, … click here to read on
Summer Trails for Town Centres –
A Case Study
Earlier this year Kendal Business Improvement District (BID) decided to research trails for town centres in order to create an even greater experience for their residents and visitors.
May 2017… click here to read on
So, I’m five months into my first term as a County Councillor.
Becoming a County Councillor was driven partly by frustration. Matt and I have yet to fully demonstrate that we are driven by outcomes and positive change for … click here to read on
BIDs are perfect, right?
Most of you reading this will, I hope, be advocates for BIDs, certainly in the sense of them being vehicles for delivering projects that support towns and cities, acting as a voice for business and … click here to read on
LoyalFree, a multi award winning loyalty app, is encouraging the general public to shop local this Christmas, by offering a huge array of rewards and deals when they decide to purchase from businesses within their local area. The key message … click here to read on
Leeds Business Improvement District (LeedsBID) has received international recognition for its work after one of its standout events scooped an award at the 2018 Downtown Achievement Awards in the USA.
As part of the 64th Annual Conference and Tradeshow held … click here to read on