All news and stories related to Liverpool City Central BID

Liverpool BID Company launches security initiatives to improve safety on city streets

Liverpool BID Company launches the first of a series of support measures to improve safety for its BID businesses, their customers and visitors during evenings.

August 15th, 2017|City Central BID, Commercial District BID, News|

Independents’ Week coming to Liverpool in July

The spotlight will be on the very best of Liverpool’s independent businesses next month, when Independents’ Week rolls into action from July 3, culminating in an exciting one-day celebration on Bold Street.

June 21st, 2017|City Central BID, Commercial District BID, News|

Businesses hear how to respond to homelessness

Businesses heard how to respond to homelessness in the city at a forum held by the Liverpool BID Company.

December 12th, 2016|City Central BID, Commercial District BID, News|

Guide to make the most of IFB2016

Guide to make the most of IFB2016

June 13th, 2016|City Central BID, Commercial District BID, News|

Award-winning Paratrooper to lead city centre BID

An award-winning former paratrooper has been appointed the new Chairman of Liverpool’s City Central Business Improvement District (BID).

Ian Strettle, a Falklands War veteran who won the British Empire Medal for re-opening a police station within six weeks of it being bombed, swapped the army for retail management 15 years ago and currently runs Clayton Square Shopping centre.

The ex-sergeant major, who now has a Diploma in Shopping Centre Management, has been on the BID Operating Board for seven years and takes over from Ian Ward – former manager at St Johns Shopping centre.

The Liverpool born 58-year-old father of two, who cites hill walking as a major passion, said he was relishing the new role.

Ian added: “Liverpool city centre needs a strong, professional BID and I will be doing my utmost to ensure the Operating Board and BID team represents its members in the best possible way.

 ‘’I want to see better collaboration between the many different organisations in the city centre to ensure we can create a consistently clean and safe destination, so shoppers and visitors will return again and again.’’

City Central BID covers Liverpool’s retail core, representing more than 620 businesses, including three major shopping centres which attract more than 1 million people every week into the city centre.

It annually invests almost £700,000 on providing environmental, safety, marketing and animation programmes for businesses and their customer to benefit from, such as the free to download ThIS Liverpool App, which promotes offers in the city centre.

In the past 12 months City Central BID has used its levy on businesses to fund a new police team, launched a new digital platform to combat shoplifters and hosted the Snowflake Trail at Christmas.

This week it is hosting its 7th annual Mystery […]

May 25th, 2016|City Central BID, News|

Liverpool in London May Members’ Event

Liverpool in London Members' event is back to Launch22 rooftop on Thursday, 5 May.

April 11th, 2016|City Central BID, Commercial District BID, News|

WWI stories to transform iconic building

Letters and photographs from World War I are to be used in a poignant art installation that will transform an iconic Liverpool venue into a giant canvas.

March 29th, 2016|City Central BID, News|

From loose change to real change

A new initiative has been launched today, aiming to show locals, visitors and tourists how their spare change can have big impacts on the lives of people sleeping rough in Liverpool city centre.

February 25th, 2016|City Central BID, Commercial District BID, News|

Liverpool Sales & Footfall Stats – January 2016

Liverpool Sales & Footfall Stats - January 2016

February 12th, 2016|City Central BID, News|

Big Issue North gets big name guest sellers for Vendor Week

High-profile people from the world of politics, music, the arts and business are joining forces to sell Big Issue North alongside its regular vendors this week, including the Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Rev Paul Bayes, Councillor Gary Millar, businessman and priest Bill Addy and musicians Keith Mullin and Ian Prowse.

February 4th, 2016|City Central BID, Commercial District BID, News|