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.

Lets Raise The Bar

Lets Raise The Bar

Raise The BarThis post relates to the campaign to extend the £25,000 grant scheme. It is directed to our members who are in the retail, leisure and hospitality sector and whose business has a rateable value between £51,001 and £150,000, as listed by the VOA on the...

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BID Business Survey Results

BID Business Survey Results

BID Business Survey ResultsThe impact of Covid-19 on Leamington’s retail and leisure sector, with a particular focus on independent businesses – key findings from a business survey conducted between 04 April and 08 April 2020.   Summary and key issues Similar to...

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Focused Business Support

Focused Business Support

Focused Business SupportBID Leamington is focusing all of its resources on supporting the town centre with the impact of Coronavirus in light of recent announcements about business closures. As well as highlighting latest government guidance, including measures to...

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BID Meetings: Connect, Learn & Inspire

BID Meetings: Connect, Learn & Inspire

Last night we held one of our regular BID Business Meetings (16th October 2019), which was kindly hosted by Stevie, Lotfi and the team at the newly renovated and opened Grove Kitchen in Regent Grove who also supplied some delicious nibbles and drinks! We are not...

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Upcoming Covent Garden Meetings

Upcoming Covent Garden Meetings

Warwick District Council (WDC) are hosting two meetings relating to the Covent Garden Car Park development, which local businesses are invited to next week. As you may know, it is proposed this car park will close in around 10 weeks for approx 18 months. We have been...

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Covent Garden Update

Covent Garden Update

Much is still to be done before a robust strategy is put in place to cover the temporary loss of one of Leamington town centre’s busiest car parks. This is the view of BID Leamington, in response to an update from Warwick District Council on its strategy to create...

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Covent Garden Car Park Meeting

Covent Garden Car Park Meeting

A public meeting is to be held on the high-profile redevelopment of Covent Garden Car Park in Leamington. The event will give local businesses, employees, customers and residents the chance to put forward their questions on the development of new headquarters for...

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The New BID Town Centre Facebook Group is HERE!

The New BID Town Centre Facebook Group is HERE!

We would love you to join us on our new Facebook Group and join in the conversation today!  At BID Leamington, we want to hear what is happening inside your business and would love to have more communication with all of our retailers. Facebook is a great way of doing...

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Summer is in the Air

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,...

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Business Rates – What is the Story for Leamington?

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...

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