BID Huntingdon was formed in autumn 2012 following a successful ballot of all businesses and organisations within the geographical Business Improvement District (BID) area. The businesses voted on a Business Plan that identified the projects that will make a positive change in our Town Centre.
The result of the ballot was as follows:
Of the businesses that voted, 81% said YES by number and 85% said YES by rateable value.
A BID is a true ‘Town Team’, where everyone works together to enhance their trading environment and make a real difference, attracting more shoppers and visitors and, in the long term, businesses wanting to invest in our Town Centre.
In Huntingdon there are four project headings:
Clean, Safe & Welcoming
Marketing, Promotions & Events
Access, including car parking
A board of up to 20 volunteer directors manage BID Huntingdon with a team of two part-time management staff and three part-time Town Rangers.
‘Huntingdon First’ is the brand name, adopted in summer 2013, and is the branding used for the delivery of all events, services and marketing undertaken by BID Huntingdon.