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 the coming months as they assess the feasibility of BIDs in the towns and then hopefully taking them through to ballot next autumn. They are excited to see the improvements that BIDs can bring to both Newtown & Brecon.
Stuart Owen, Chairman of the Newtown BID Steering Group, congratulated Revive & Thrive for successfully securing the tender, saying that he and others look forward to working with the Revive & Thrive project team over the next 12 months.
Iain McIntosh, local businessman and member of Brecon Chamber of Trade & Tourism, said “I’m very pleased that Revive & Thrive has been chosen to help deliver a Business Improvement District (BID) scheme to Brecon and Newtown. A lot of work will be carried out over the coming months informing businesses in both areas about the benefits that BIDs can bring. BID schemes have been around for a few decades in other countries, more recently they have been introduced to dozens of other towns across the UK, helping businesses and local authorities work together to regenerate town centres, increase tourism and improve business sustainability. As a local businessman and member of Brecon Chamber of Trade & Tourism I look forward to working hard with Revive & Thrive and I’m sure all businesses in Brecon will take this opportunity to improve the town we all love.”
Matt Powell, Revive & Thrive Director and project lead for these two BID developments, added “over the last five years, Revive & Thrive has developed and worked with BIDs across England and Wales but we are thrilled to be working on two new BID projects in our business’s home county. Newtown and Brecon will both benefit over the next year and beyond from the team’s experience of working nationwide and of the promotion that they will receive via our magazine, social media reach and our regional and national events.”
The first part of the BID process will be a feasibility study which will begin imminently and Revive & Thrive will be visiting businesses in both areas to discuss the BID and how it can help them both individually and as part of the community that they trade in.