The BID Buzz – blogs from the BID to you…

Blog posts from the BID team that reflect on past, present and future activities, issues and challenges, which may be relevant to businesses trading in Leamington’s Town Centre.


Summer is in the Air

Summer is nearly here and along with warmer temperatures and longer days, we continue to see a period of unprecedented political and economic change as well as big changes to business rates across the town. While these things are unsettling and not easy to influence,... read more

Business Rates – What is the Story for Leamington?

After long delays, the revaluation of business rates has been announced. The government presented this largely as a ‘good news’ story but businesses up and down the country have been raising concerns, prompting MP’s to urgently seek feedback. So what’s the real story... read more

BID Meeting with a Twist – Spaghetti and Segways!

Spaghetti and Segways were on the menu at a local BID Leamington business meeting for Leamington’s retailers and restaurateurs. BID Leamington, which works to promote the town and its retail, food, and drink offering to visitors, organised the open networking event... read more

Tapping into Our Strong DNA

Summer is just around the corner and once again we will be tapping into the town’s strong DNA and working together to create fun and opportunity in the town center this summer. This can be seen in our incredible entrepreneurial history, beautiful architecture,... read more

A Word from Mary!

Over the bank holiday I had the chance to hear from none other than Mary Portas – Britain’s very own ‘Shop Girl’.

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Marching On in The Face of Change

We have been doing lots of reflection and planning over the last few months, so we wanted to draw your attention to some of the things we have been thinking about.

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The Tricky Question of Business Rates

The recent budget announcement (March 2016) on changes to business rates relief for small businesses was welcomed by many, but it has left many asking about ‘what this means for them?’

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Mind the Gap – Living Wage & Pensions

Overall, the changes to business rates are good news for many, but you need to mind the gap as there are other changes you need to factor. This includes the increase in the living wage from the 1st April 2016 and the introduction of compulsory pensions.

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Food & Drink Festival Applications

Applications for BID Levy paying businesses to take a stall or pitch at the Food & Drink Festival are open on the 1st January until the 1st March. On the 1st March, applications are open to outside traders with a priority first given to local businesses.

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Welcome to ‘BID Buzz’

Kicking off the New Year we are pleased to welcome you to ‘BID Buzz’ … reflections on issues that will impact you, your business or the town centre.

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