Welcome to the BID website for Royal Leamington Spa

In 2008, local businesses and property owners voted to establish a Business Improvement District (BID) within Royal Leamington Spa. This was subsequently renewed for a further 5 year term in 2013 and then most recently in 2018. Since then, BID Leamington has made excellent progress in delivering services and projects, agreed by the BID Board and its partners, which increase the appeal of the town and improve trading performance.

Throughout this website, our aim is to inform and support the 355 levy paying businesses and our voluntary members who, through BID Leamington, contribute towards creating an attractive, safe and well-promoted town.

Coronavirus: Business Support

As you are all aware the ground is moving rapidly in respect to Covid-19 and the implications this will have for your business and the wider town centre and community. We wish to reassure our members that BID Leamington is here to support you. In the coming weeks, assessing and responding to this will be our primary concern and we welcome your feedback and support. This will also be the focus of the BID Board of Directors who will re-focus as a dedicated working group.

In the short term, we know that accessing financial support is an immediate priority. Please note that we are actively engaging with the Local Authority (Warwick District Council) and can advise that grant funding is being actively processed. Eligibility and registration details can be found here. We are also in contact with our MP and through The BID Foundation have direct contact with the UK Government, so we are also looking for your feedback to ensure the right kind of additional support is made available going forwards.

Key questions for us at this time are:

1. How this is impacting you, your business, staff and /or sector? e.g. trade, footfall, morale
2. What are the specific challenges you are facing at this time?
3. What support do you need?

As a member of the BID Foundation National Council we have regular contact with executives from the UK Government High Street Task Force and the Institute of Place Management who are both in regular contact with treasury and other government departments. We are actively lobbying on issues important to you and supporting the lobbying efforts of other organisations. Together, this plays a big part informing important decisions about programmes of support.

To help inform this work we would be very grateful if you could compete this survey… This one has been created by Warwickshire County Council and is a short survey which they are sending to all businesses across the County to understand what support for businesses in the future might look like.
Please complete the survey here: Warwickshire Retailer Business Support Survey
It will take less than 10 minutes

Please do contact us directly to discuss your situation and plans as we are working on a range of ideas and we know that individual circumstances vary. You can email us on info@bidleamington.com or phone 01926 470634. The more you can tell us, the more we can do to focus our resources and help.

Please see our new Covid-19 page for the latest updates and information. 

Latest News from BID

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COVID-19 Information Update: 6 April

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Please find below our latest update (April 6) which is based on GOV.UK updates, questions and conversations we have had over the past week. This is quite long, so please use the summary below to jump to the sections relevant to you. Our conversations have covered a...

BID Business Survey Results

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The New BID Town Centre Facebook Group is HERE!

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