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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.

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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.

    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
    Pent up demand?

    Pent up demand?

    It’s been just over 3 weeks since we started reopening our towns and cities - and we checked in with Saffron Walden BID to see how their high street is doing. The BID's Shara Vickers joins us in this episode to discuss everything from how they're reopening their historical town, to the appeal of their independents, to al fresco dining in their market square. 

    • 17 min
    Reopening Bradford after Covid

    Reopening Bradford after Covid

    In Bradford, the BID is thinking outside the box as it gets the city back to business. While big events may still be out for now, they are getting the cleaning the done, showcasing the city and highlighting what's on offer. Nikki Chadburn joins us in the latest of our business recovery conversations.

    • 8 min
    Reopening Putney after Covid

    Reopening Putney after Covid

    We’re in Putney (virtually) where outdoor dining, deep street cleaning and maps for households are all on the BID’s agenda - as businesses prepare to reopen on Monday. Nicola Grant from Positively Putney joins us in this episode.

    • 8 min
    Reopening Croydon after Covid

    Reopening Croydon after Covid

    Just a few days left until April 12th, when many businesses can open their doors after a long old lockdown. Business Improvement Districts like Croydon BID are bringing their communities together and leading the way to recovery. Matthew Sims joins us in this episode.

    • 11 min

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