Blackpool town centre business improvement district
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 14

Blackpool Town Centre Business Improvement District PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 56 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Blackpool Town Centre Business Improvement District. Progress Report May - October. INTRODUCTION. Aim - To inform Policy, Overview & Scrutiny Committee on the progress of Blackpool BID Ltd Review of existing operation & findings Re-focusing the BID’s modus operandi Successes & Challenges

Download Presentation

Blackpool Town Centre Business Improvement District

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Blackpool town centre business improvement district

Blackpool Town Centre Business Improvement District

Progress Report May - October


Introduction

INTRODUCTION

  • Aim - To inform Policy, Overview & Scrutiny Committeeon the progress of Blackpool BID Ltd

  • Review of existing operation & findings

  • Re-focusing the BID’s modus operandi

  • Successes & Challenges

  • Future of the BID & Town Centre Management

  • Summary


Review of company role

Review of Company & Role

  • Annual operating budget of <£300k

  • Business Plan of over 60 objectives & actions

  • Over 40 Key Performance Measures some of which have no method of ongoing monitoring

  • No overall budget ‘ownership’ by key staff

  • Disengagement and poor communications with business, Council and other partners

  • Little or no ‘partnership’ working at strategic or ‘higher’ level

  • No baseline assessment and no Service Level Agreements Council


Review of company role1

Review of Company & Role

  • Focus on festivals and events

  • Poor understanding of what the BID and its function

    BUT

  • Well motivated staff

  • Enthusiastic

  • Professional attitude

  • Realisation that there is a need for change


Review of company role2

Review of Company & Role

BID COMPANY

+

POOR TRADING CONDITIONS

THAN ADEQUATE BUDGET

ENGAGEMENT THAN NEEDED

NO CLEAR BOUNDARIES OF OPERATION

÷

BOARD

=

UNCERTAIN FUTURE FOR A

POTENTIALLY UNPRODUCTIVE

ORGANISATION


Modus operandi

MODUS OPERANDI

  • Focus onSupporting business

    Appearance of town centre

    Increasing footfall

    Building business awareness & confidence in both BID & town centre

    Identifying the existing and future challenges for the town centre

    Inclusive approach to tackling issues

    Setting and delivering a budget


Crime grime

CRIME & GRIME

Liaison visits to businesses

Growth of Crime initiatives

Joint working

Empty premises initiative

Intelligence

Re-focus on grime - SLA


Crime grime1

  • Graffiti & flyposting removal and clean up/repainting

  • Defect reporting

  • Pressure washing ‘grot spots’

  • Planters & bedded areas

  • Fingerpost audit

  • Removal of sharps

CRIME & GRIME


Marketing promotions

MARKETING & PROMOTIONS

Promotions – Link to key retail trading periods

Promotions – Link to major events and seasonal footfall

Pocket Guide

Retail Revival

Blackpool – The town centre experience

New customer focused website


Business support

BUSINESS SUPPORT

Monitoring town centre health and vitality/viability

Mystery shopper

Business Hotline

Links to Blackpool Unlimited & greater business support


Communication

COMMUNICATION

Street Association meetings

Newsletter

Monday Morning Mail - ‘Eblast’ commencing Jan 09

BID Open Meetings – Mar 09

Evening Economy Forum

Major Retailers Forum

Links to BBLG


Planning for future

PLANNING FOR FUTURE


In summary

IN SUMMARY

  • Major challenges to over come and develop more robust multi-layer relationships

  • Re-focus of priorities – Crime & Grime, Marketing & Promotions, Business Support & Communications

  • Review ongoing business plan

  • Ensure sustainability of BID/Town Centre Management


Questions

QUESTIONS


  • Login