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29 March 2017c0sk8dBid


  • Bournemouth’s Coastal Business Improvement District (BID) to launch ‘Yes’ campaign, ahead of their renewal vote.

The Coastal BID will be delivering its 2017-2022 Business Plan at a dedicated launch event on Thursday 30th March 2017. The event will encourage businesses to invest collectively in improving their trading environment by voting ‘Yes’ when renewal ballot papers are posted on 2nd May 2017.

Running across Bournemouth’s coastal strip, from Westbourne to Hengistbury Head, over 760 eligible businesses will need to return their votes before ballots close on the 30th May 2017. Promising revised vigour, the BID is planning to invest more in communities, promoting Bournemouth as a destination by emphasising the uniqueness of its trading districts. The Coastal BID is also planning to attract more residents and visitors through targeted marketing and events.

Chris Rocker, Owner of Just Shutters in Southbourne comments:

“The BID has supported a wide range of visitor attracting events in Southbourne. We need these attractive events to continue for the next five years.”

They will also be increasing expert support to give businesses a competitive advantage.

Peter Ruscoe, Manager of the Sovereign Centre in Boscombe, has said:

“The excellent business support provided by the Coastal BID had enabled us to extend our marketing and increase footfall.”

Established in 2012, the Coastal BID is an independent, not-for-profit company that has already invested over £3 million to enhance Bournemouth as a vibrant, attractive, eventful and successful environment for businesses to thrive.

Paul Clarke, Chairman of the Coastal BID comments:

“We have some ambitious plans for the next five years. With the support of local businesses, we will deliver practical and achievable actions. We urge you to grow our momentum and vote “YES” during the renewal ballot.’’