Lead an Award-Winning Town Centre
Salary: £40,000 – £50,000 p/a, dependent on experience, plus performance related bonus
Working Hours: 37 hrs per week
Contract: Fixed term to 31st May 2022
Application Deadline: 22nd February 2019
We have an excellent opportunity … click here to read on
Revive & Thrive is proud to announce and welcome Tammy Sleet to the team as the Company’s BID Development Manager. Tammy will be joining us in early January. It’s a very exciting time for Revive & Thrive, and Tammy is … click here to read on
As we pass ten years of BIDs in Scotland it is fitting that Enterprising Bathgate, the very first BID in Scotland should recently have held its renewal ballot, achieving a successful renewal on the 23 August 2018.
This was Enterprising … click here to read on
Judges from the Great British High Street (GBHS) team visited Northwich on Thursday 11th October to tour the town and see how it shapes up compared to other locations around the UK.
The town has been nominated in the … click here to read on
Town Councils have no direct powers to influence the economic health of high streets but can support the need to go ‘beyond retail’. ‘Putting Health into Place’ is NHS England’s Healthy New Towns Programme. Social interaction in attractive streets and … 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
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
It’s the time of year we all tend to reflect on what’s just happened and plan for what we do differently. So, we thought we would share part of our thinking for an interview schedule we are using to identify … click here to read on
Businesses of Chippenham and the nearby area are starting to jostle for place as entries are now open for the Chippenham Business Awards 2019. Chippenham BID and Awdry, Bailey and Douglas are inviting entries from businesses within 5 miles of … click here to read on
The BID Business Plan is split into four key “pillars” – Safe, Clean, Alive and Promoted.
Under the “PROMOTED” pillar, marketing and promoting the city centre, bringing in more visitors and encouraging investment will be right at the top of … click here to read on
Local Powys based company, Revive & Thrive, has been awarded the contract to deliver Business Improvement Districts in both Newtown & Brecon.
The Revive & Thrive team are really looking forward to working with businesses in Newtown and Brecon over … click here to read on
The nationally recognised accreditation standard which has been specifically designed for Business Crime Reduction Partnerships (BCRPs) has received a ringing endorsement.
It came at a meeting organised by Revive & Thrive, one of only two of the scheme’s authorised Assessing … click here to read on
Based in Poole, Active Research has grown over the last 21 years from humble beginnings into a market leading manufacturer of intelligent marine electronic products. Celebrating its anniversary, the company has achieved global success and now works with over 70 … click here to read on
With the growing debate on the future of the high street and the rise of ‘food deserts’ as quality food stores leave urban areas we should perhaps take time to step back and think about the various functions of … click here to read on
Revive & Thrive has just been announced as one of only two organisations in the UK to deliver assessments for Business Crime Reduction Partnerships (BCRP) to towns and cities nationwide.
A BCRP is a subscription-based, business-led, non-profit making action … click here to read on
Think about these questions : How does your place create noise to raise its profile? Does it depend on your audience? Is it strategically planned or does it just happen? Does it matter if the noise is created top down … click here to read on
Social media marketing experts from #WDYT (What do you Think?) joined forces with Visit Tetbury this week for an event bringing together Tetbury businesses to help promote the town as a tourist destination.
A new identity for Tetbury was … click here to read on
BIDs & Business Crime: A Manifesto
This Manifesto has been written on behalf of the members of the National Business Crime Solution (NBCS). The NBCS is a not for profit initiative that enables the effective sharing of appropriate data between … 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
Institute of Place Management and Revive & Thrive working together for UK Places
Revive and Thrive is proud to announce that it is now a Partner of the Institute of Place Management (IPM), which is the professional body for the … 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
Do you know where your town ranks in the UK Digital Influence Index?
GFirst LEP recently shared the results of the successful #WDYT campaign with the LEP network, inviting towns to find out where their High Streets rank in the … 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
A celebration of social entrepreneurs
On 23rd January UnLtd held their first event since the announcement of the collaboration between themselves and Local Trust.
Held in the spectacular setting of the Conservatory Terrace at the Barbican Centre, the … 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
Lights go on in Ilfracombe
Congratulations to the winners of our Blachere Christmas Lights Competition 2017, Combe Christmas, who finally saw their prize light up Ilfracombe at the end of November.
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 Role of Art in Placemaking
According to PPS, placemaking is both a process and philosophy, strengthening the connection between people and the places they share. It capitalises on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential with the intention of … 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
High Street Heroes continue to inspire
Many years ago (well, about five, actually) when Mark Barnes launched Revive & Thrive it was in part off the back of a Twitter campaign he created and ran called “Retweet for towns” day – #RT4towns.
The … 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.
… 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
Communities should nurture civic pride
In a recent white paper, the Local Government Association acknowledged a growing recognition of the importance of cultural activities in the lives of people, communities and places. It states, “What is local and … 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