THE first draft of the Business Plan, which will underpin the work of the proposed Business Improvement District, was unveiled to representatives of city centre businesses and other organisations at an open meeting at the Great Victoria Hotel.
Bradford BID chairman Ian Ward, pictured speaking at the event,said transparency and good communication were among the founding principles of the more than 300 BIDs which are already in operation across the UK.
“The business plan has been developed through an extensive consultation process and it encompasses those projects which we believe have the greatest potential for improving trade and vibrancy in the city centre,” said Mr Ward.
“But it is an ongoing process and it is important that all of those 600 or so businesses and other organisations who will be asked to pay an annual levy study the plan carefully and have their say on what it contains.
“We think what’s there already accurately reflects the views of the majority but we need to make sure it’s right before we launch the final version in June and then ask people to vote on whether the BID goes ahead.”
The draft business plan is available to view and comment on at the BID website: bradfordbid.co.uk.