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Retail Security Staff Briefing Minutes – 17-01-17

The minutes of the first Retail Security Staff Briefing Session (17-01-17) minutes are available online here: BID Security Meeting Minutes 17-01-17

Useful links from this meeting:

Whitechapel Centre (No Second Night Out) – www.whitechapelcentre.co.uk
Chang£ Campaign – www.changeliverpool.co.uk
Guide to Busking In Liverpool 
Upcoming BID Events – www.liverpoolbidcompany.com/key-dates

For questions regarding the security services provided by the BID Company please contact:

0151 233 2890
info@liverpoolbidcompany.com

January 17th, 2017|News|

Ziferblat announced as national business awards finalist

Today, Ziferblat has been shortlisted for the New Business of the Year in the 2016 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. Ziferblat is a new kind of pay per minute social work space where guests pay for the time they spend there not what they consume. Guests are welcomed into the “Sitting Room” with free unlimited Zifer-kitchen refreshments; the space is used as an alternative to a café or a co-working space. Ziferblat also has four meeting and event rooms available for private hire on the same pay per minute basis. Ziferblat has venues in both Manchester and Liverpool with plans to open several new branches opening before the end of the year.

 

Colin Shenton, CEO of Ziferblat said: “Ziferblat is such an exciting new business to lead, in its first 18 months it has evolved dramatically and far surpassed our initial expectations and we have beaten every projection. When prestigious awards such as the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards recognises the efforts of our committed team it is a reward for hard work, focus and the goals we have achieved thus far. I am incredibly pleased to be shortlisted from such a strong field; this will benefit our business in so many different ways.”

 

The finalists were chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated across 18 award categories. They will now prepare for live presentations to an expert judging panel who will decide the overall winners.

 

Described as “the Oscars of great British business” by David Cameron, former Prime Minister, this year’s prestigious award ceremony will take place on Tuesday 15th November, at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, where the winners will be revealed.

 

For the first time, Conor McGinn MP recently hosted a reception […]

August 15th, 2016|News|

Liverpool SkyRide – 21 August

This year it’s your final chance to experience your city on two wheels with Sky Ride.
Join thousands of other cyclists as Sky take to the streets of Liverpool for an unforgettable traffic-free ride through the city.

They’ll be spreading the cycling love with lots of free things to do on the day – style your bike at the ‘Tricks & Tunes’ area, take part in our cycling game shows, grab your free Sky Ride bib and get snapped in our photo booth.

Register for Sky Ride Liverpool and you’ll be entitled to a free expert bike check (worth £14.99) at Halfords – perfect to get you all set for the big day.

This year we’ll reach our millionth Sky Rider – so sign up to be part of it!
You can view the route, and any traffic diversions here.

August 15th, 2016|News|

£45m connectivity plan for city centre

A MAJOR new event space is to be created outside Liverpool’s iconic St George’s Hall as part of a radical, multi-million pound regeneration programme.

The proposal, which involves expanding the current plateau into Lime Street to create a “world class gateway experience”, is one of eight major projects that will transform how people move around Liverpool city centre – by foot, bike, car, coach and bus.

Another key element includes the transformation of The Strand from an eight to a four lane, tree lined highway with the simplification and removal of key junctions including the bus interchange at Mann Island to the Pier Head.

The changes, which involve altering traffic signal timings, will lead to a better traffic flow and improve the visitor experience for pedestrians walking from the city centre to the waterfront.

The new look Strand would also include a cycle lane connecting the north and south of the city as well as the creation of more public space and street furniture.

The Liverpool City Centre Connectivity Scheme (LCCC), which goes before Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet on Friday August 19, aims to boost transport links and further fuel Liverpool’s international appeal to investors, shoppers and tourists with its visitor economy, currently valued at £3.6bn a year, expected to grow by 25% over the next 10 years.

A key aim of the project is to achieve a major reduction in congestion by creating a new hub for buses to park and layover in, which will reduce bus traffic, and the repositioning of Queen Square bus station for all northbound routes and Paradise Street station for all southbound routes.

Liverpool’s first dedicated coach park will also be created to accommodate the boom in coach visitors to the city centre, which last year […]

August 12th, 2016|News|

Parker Street Public Realm Work Update

Businesses around Parker Street and Clayton Square will be pleased to see an update on timings for the public realm works taking place around their businesses.

It is advised that this timescale can change, and there will be further revisions communicated to members as they arrive.

 

Parker Street Outline Programme
263 days
Mon 15/02/16
Fri 11/11/16

   Phases 1 & 2
104 days
Mon 15/02/16
Sun 05/06/16

   Phase 5- Drainage & Eathworks
7 days
Mon 23/05/16
Sun 29/05/16

   Phase 5 – Pavements
21 days
Mon 30/05/16
Sun 19/06/16

   Phase 3 – Drainage & Earthworks
7 days
Mon 30/05/16
Sun 05/06/16

   Phase 3 – Pavements
21 days
Mon 06/06/16
Sun 26/06/16

   Phase 6 – Drainage
14 days
Mon 06/06/16
Sun 19/06/16

   Phase 6 – Earthworks
7 days
Mon 27/06/16
Sun 03/07/16

   Phase 6 – Pavements
40 days
Mon 04/07/16
Fri 12/08/16

   Steps
62 days
Tue 07/06/16
Sun 07/08/16

   Phase 7 – Drainage & Earthworks
7 days
Sat 13/08/16
Fri 19/08/16

   Phase 7 – Pavements
14 days
Sat 20/08/16
Fri 02/09/16

   Phase G – Drainage & Earthworks
7 days
Sat 03/09/16
Fri 09/09/16

   Phase – 8
21 days
Sat 10/09/16
Fri 30/09/16

   Phase 9 – Drainage & Earthworks
14 days
Sat 01/10/16
Fri 14/10/16

   Phase 9 – Pavements
28 days
Sat 15/10/16
Fri 11/11/16

 

 

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May 12th, 2016|News|

Security Alert: ‘Lizard Squad’ emails

Businesses are advised to be vigilant when managing their emails – and to be aware of a current scam targeting them.

A group using the alias ‘Lizard Squad’ have been sending emails to businesses demanding payment in Bitcoins, and threatening to close down websites.

You can read the full advice note from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau here.

If you have been targeted by this group, do not respond, and contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040

 

May 5th, 2016|News|

Rock & Roll Marathon – Road Closures & Diversions

Businesses should be aware that there are planned road closures and diversions for the Rock and Roll Marathon on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May 2016.

You can read information on these closures here.
A map of diversion routes is available here.

For more information, see the marathon’s website here: www.runrocknroll.com/liverpool

May 5th, 2016|News|

Get onto the Workplace Wellbeing Charter

The Workplace Wellbeing Charter is an opportunity for employers to demonstrate their commitment to the health and well-being of their workforce.

The positive impact that employment can have on health and wellbeing is now well documented. There is also strong evidence to show how having a healthy workforce can reduce sickness absence, lower staff turnover and boost productivity – this is good for employers, workers and the wider economy.

Organisations of all sizes can use the Charter standards. The entry level has been developed as a baseline for all businesses to achieve and acts as a useful checklist for smaller organisations to ensure legal obligations are met. The criteria for small businesses should not involve significant financial investments, and there are lots of free resources and guidance.

Health@Work, based in the Commercial District BID, are able to help businesses register for this charter, and support them achieving their aims of supporting their workforce’s wellbeing.

You can download their brochure for more information here.

You can also view the national website for the charter here.

April 22nd, 2016|News, Opportunities|

Proposed new Radio Link for Night-time economy

Liverpool BID Company ENTE Radio Link
Evening and night time economy businesses are being asked if they would like to upgrade the current night radio network.
The link connects businesses with each other to share key messages and information of known offenders/issues, it will also be used by the city to share emergency messages and instructions.

Here at the BID, we now operate the day radio link for over 100 retailers and commercial properties, this system has the capacity to add in a night time channel and radio-to-radio channel.

The upgraded digital devices give businesses a clear, reliable connection to their area, offering reassurance and back-up for security teams. The devices are linked to monitoring software that allows for evidence collection, as well as key control centres and partners in the city centre. We are also working with City Watch and key partners to ensure the system is monitored.

To make the upgrade possible, businesses are asked to contribute the one-off cost of the radio equipment, which is £200(+vat);  To enable us to get enough people to make the system work for everyone, that will be the only cost for businesses if they sign up before the deadline of 25th April 2016.

In addition to this new upgraded network, businesses will also get access to the new ‘FaceWatch’ platform that is being rolled out across the city centre. This is a system that allows known subjects of interest, barred lists and intelligence to be shared, as well as reporting minor crime straight into the police.

As a package, the BID are committed to supporting all businesses on the scheme with a dedicated support officer in-house, as well as providing training and evidence advice – enabling businesses to reduce crime and show their commitment to being a […]

April 15th, 2016|News|

Hillsborough Memorials Across The City

A MINUTE’S silence will be held throughout Liverpool to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy.

The silence will be observed on Friday 15 April at 3.06pm, the exact time at which the fateful match was stopped, in remembrance of the 96 people who lost their lives 27 years ago.

As a mark of respect, flags on civic buildings will be flown at half-mast and bells at the Town Hall, Municipal Building and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral will be rung 96 times. Exchange Flags, behind the Town Hall, will be a place where people can gather to show their respects.

The Lime Street media wall, the Forever 21 screen and the M62 digital screens will display the words ‘Never Forgotten’ in a visual tribute to the 96.

In addition, public transport has been encouraged to come to a halt for one minute at 3.06pm, the Mersey Ferry will sound its horn and the barriers will be lowered at the Mersey tunnels for a minute.

Other organisations also taking part in the silence including all National Museums Liverpool venues and the Anglican Cathedral where prayers will be read prior to the silence. The Museum of Liverpool will display the number ’96’ in 3 metre-high red figures near the front entrance.

Shops in Liverpool ONE and in the Business Improvement District have been asked to observe the silence, and a team from Liverpool ONE will gather on the steps near the LFC store just before 3.06pm.

Flags on civic buildings in neighbouring authorities will also be flown at half-mast.

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “We will never forget those who died at Hillsborough, and this is a day for us to unite as a city and remember each one and also their families and […]

April 14th, 2016|News|