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Supporting Northfield

Providing support, guidance and advice for BID businesses and continuing to influence decision makers with Northfield Town Centre issues and concerns.

 

Continuation of BID services: -

 

  • The Northfield BID Newsletter, available offline and online, specifically aimed at updating the Northfield BID business community on news that can affect their trading situation.

 

  • Annual Open Forum Meeting (annual general meeting) provides an opportunity for business owners and managers to meet with the BID directors and other stakeholders, to update businesses on the BID’s progress that year, relay, and update on issues and give BID levy payers the chance to voice any ideas or concerns.

 

  • Influencing the Key Decision Makers at the local and national levels of “power”.  We will continuously lobby on your behalf for continued and better public services and investment for Northfield Town Centre. We will constantly be exploring funding and other options that can be available and can benefit your business, including the reduction of major business and savings.

 

  • In providing, we will facilitate and advocate on your behalf, when you need to deal with statutory bodies, such as Birmingham City Council official channels of communication.This includes addressing issues relating to refuse collection, street cleaning, street traders, roadworks, parking issues, business rates etc. We are here to do this for you.We are also available to help you decipher any official forms and letters to the best of our ability.

 

  • To ensure that our BID is well governed and compliant with industry standard, we will continue to be members of .We will work with the for them to work with you in providing a “cost-effective” service to individual Northfield businesses, who are part of the Northfield BID business community.

 

New for 2022-2026

 

  • PR and Marketing Service for Northfield businesses (on the proviso that the marketing and communications officer is appointed for Northfield Town Centre).  It is envisaged that upon appointment, the officer will assist Northfield BID businesses to blend “online/offline capabilities” for individual businesses that require help with their digital marketing and communications to their customers.

  • Work in partnership with education providers and specialist organisations to provide for BID levy payers and their staff.We will endeavor to provide the training based on demand, and within the Northfield BID locality.Suggestions for training could include:-

  • Risk Assessments, Health and Safety, COVID compliance for businesses,

  • Retail Loss Prevention,

  • Basic website creation, ecommerce, and social media,

  • Basic digital marketing skills.

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