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 “Health of High Streets”
For many of us working in place management, our focus is on creating dynamic events; eye catching marketing; and public realm enhancements.
Rarely do we consider safety and security, yet this is perhaps the most fundamental element of all.
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 “A Short History of BIDs in Scotland”
Jackie Mulligan, founder of shop local initiative ShopAppy has won the prestigious 2018 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in the Service Industries category. ShopAppy beat off some tough competition with over 3000 businesses entering the awards nationally … click here to read on “ShopAppy wins 2018 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Award”
As BID managers, town and city centre managers, the focus of work can often seem geared towards businesses and strengthening our local economies. But we need to see these roles as important for the social as well as economic sustainability … click here to read on “Are we in danger of long term social problems…?”
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 “Revive & Thrive awarded contract to deliver BID in Newtown & Brecon”
Sometimes in life we forget to celebrate what we are good at.
In life and business, we tend to focus on the problem. Which means whichever way the economy is going we are constantly looking at a problem so:
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 “Great British High Street judges visit Northwich”
August 2014 marked the centenary of the start of the First World War. Since then the Council and Inspiring healthy lifestyles have been committed to delivering a four-year commemorative programme to remember those that fought and lost their lives across … click here to read on “Commemorating the First World War – remembering the fallen”
How do you measure the overall impact of temporary installations in a city centre? If the temporary installation is a park do these offer the same benefits as permanent parks or do they serve different benefits? Some of the main … click here to read on “Impact of Pop Up Parks on the health of a city centre”
Next month’s Purple Tuesday will put the spotlight on accessible shopping.
There are 13.9 million disabled people within the UK, who along with their families have a collective spending power of £249 billion per year. Yet, three quarters of disabled … click here to read on “Retail that breaks down boundaries”