Friday 13th Spells Success For Ealing BID

Town Centre businesses say yes to another five years


Ealing Shows its Love For The Independents

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Traders in Ealing town centre have given overwhelming approval to the body that represents them - Ealing Business Improvement District (BID) - for another term.

The BID supports local businesses on issues of common concern and aims to save them money through joint purchasing schemes.

‘Make It Ealing’ is the consumer brand used by Ealing Broadway BID for marketing and promotion purposes and recently launched a new free consumer magazine 'The Line' aimed at attracting more visitors to Ealing.

Peter Smith, Chair of the BID said: ''This is a resounding endorsement for the work of the BID which gives us momentum going forward and encouragement that what we do is of real value to the businesses we serve.''

Ann Hunter, Chief Executive commented ‘Business led and business focussed, this result for the BID is a real testament that our Ealing town centre businesses have benefitted from our projects and services and see the effect of increased investment in the area. Over the next five years – the BID team – who I am incredibly proud of, will continue to work hard for our businesses.’

Between 15 October and 12 November 2015 eligible BID businesses (properties with a rateable value of £10,000 and over that fall within the BID boundary) voted to continue being part of Ealing Broadway BID (Make it Ealing) and pay a Business Improvement District (BID) levy to fund the projects outlined in a five year business plan 2016-21.

The results

259 businesses voted – a turnout of 58%
91% voted 'YES' (by number)
88% voted 'YES' (by rateable value of property)

The ballot was run independently by Ealing Council and Electoral Reform Services.

The new BID term will run 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2021.

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13th November 2015





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