34 episodes

The UK's first BID industry podcast highlighting the amazing work being done by Business Improvement Districts, and the many thousands of businesses that form them, to help our towns and cities across the UK.

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The UK's first BID industry podcast highlighting the amazing work being done by Business Improvement Districts, and the many thousands of businesses that form them, to help our towns and cities across the UK.

    Greening our cities with Colmore BID

    Greening our cities with Colmore BID

    We speak to Colmore BID about their green infrastructure masterplan. It's ambitious, and sets out practical approaches to getting green infrastructure into our urban areas such as vertical forests, green rooves, and urban woodlands. Project Manager Mike Mounfield explains more in the latest of our mini-conversations. 

    • 8 min
    The Golden Mile with Linen Quarter BID

    The Golden Mile with Linen Quarter BID

    We’re off to Belfast in the latest in our series looking at what BIDs are doing to build back from the pandemic. Linen Quarter BID has reinstated The Golden Mile to boost tourism and footfall in the city centre. Find out more in this mini-conversation with BID Managing Director Chris McCracken. 

    • 6 min
    Attracting visitors through the annual pancake race in Hinckley

    Attracting visitors through the annual pancake race in Hinckley

    The 11th annual pancake race was Hinckley BID's first event of 2022, one of many pulling shoppers and visitors into their town centre. More than 140 people took part, including 20 people living with disabilities. Steve Wegerif runs the BID, and joins us in this episode.

    • 6 min
    Turning business food waste into vegetables in Bournemouth

    Turning business food waste into vegetables in Bournemouth

    BIDs are leading many interesting projects right now to help their communities build back from the pandemic. Bournemouth Coastal BID has partnered with a local charity called Grounded Community to turn food waste from businesses into vegetables for food banks. Fiona McArthur runs the BID and explains more. 

    • 5 min
    Celebrating our independents

    Celebrating our independents

    This month is independents month, where we celebrate and support our incredible local independent businesses. It’s important we get out and shop local in July - but also throughout the summer, and the whole year. We braved the rain to talk to some independents along with Hemel Hempstead BID. 

    • 7 min
    The new rapidly evolving office

    The new rapidly evolving office

    We are seeing office space rapidly evolve in our towns and city centres and on the fringes. Zoe Ellis Moore from Spaces for Places and Rupert Dean from X+Why talk us through what is happening. 

    • 53 min

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