Welcome to our 2019 annual report that for the first time encompasses both BIDs – Retail & Leisure BID and Commercial District BID. The previous 12 months have been particularly successful for Liverpool BID Company as we continue to represent the interests of 1,500 BID Levy Payers, with £1.5m worth of investment into the BID area annually.
A highlight of the last year came in the summer when 66% of Levy Payers voted yes for a fourth term of Retail & Leisure BID, extending operation until 2023, and representing a vote of confidence in the work we do to improve the Retail & Leisure BID area.
We are half way through the delivery of the £3.5m masterplan to improve the Commercial District BID which levy paying businesses voted for in 2016. Our Office Market Review demonstrated earlier this year that office take-up in the area is the highest since records began!
Looking ahead, we will continue to work closely with our partners at Liverpool City Council, Liverpool & Sefton Chambers of Commerce and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to ensure the interests of our BID levy paying businesses and areas are being met.
We will also strengthen our partnerships with Marketing Liverpool and Liverpool Hospitality Association to ensure the different destinations within the BID areas are a destination of choice for locals and visitors to work, shop, eat and play.
We will ensure that the additional services we provide such as the BID Safety Partnership will continue as we work in partnership with Merseyside Police, the BID Street Rangers and Street Support Liverpool network. Alongside our other popular events and animation, including the Christmas campaign.
We would also like to thank all our BID Levy Payers for your ongoing support. The more engagement we receive from you, the greater impact our campaigns, lobbying and services will have. Please get involved in our work in making this great city even greater.