Bradford BID Coronavirus Statement


    As the current situation regarding coronavirus is having a huge impact on us all we at the BID want to show our support and advise you on the help that is available during what is an extremely challenging time for everyone. We understand the Government’s stance of ‘lockdown’ and only travelling away from home when absolutely essential but we also understand the impact this has on all of our businesses who have had no choice but to close or drastically reduce their service until this crisis is over. Rest assured, we are working closely with other local BIDs, the BID Foundation and with the Council to ensure we can provide the safest, most productive support for all our levy payers. We also wanted to make all of our levy-payers aware that the Bradford BID has not ceased working on your behalf in this short term situation. The BID Office will continue to work, all be it at home, and we are your voice to the Local Authorities and will provide you with the most up to date guidance. After all the BID stands for ‘Business Improvement District’ so we want to help your businesses as much as possible even in times of immense adversity and we are here to help get everyone back on their feet once the situation allows. We want to keep working closely with you, finding out how best we can support you and your business at this time. We are working on a recovery plan alongside our partners under the #TogetherBradfordCan for when normality resumes, however, we need your input into what help you need now in the short term and what help you need in the long term when this is over. Please do keep in contact with us via email and on social media and keep checking our website for more details.

    We will keep providing you with important web links to stay well-informed and to get all the information you need to help your business including the new Government ‘roadmap’ document. Please also check out our Newsletter Page where you will be able to download all our latest newsletters which go through information that has come straight from the Government and NHS England and what the BID can do for you. You can also sing up to receive our newsletters hot off the press via email by using this link. This time of unsettling and uncertainty for us all will pass and we are here to support you all the way! In the meantime please do check out our website to see all the amazing things the BID have done before the current situation put a pause on things. We will be back bigger and better than ever!

    Please visit the COVID-19 Page to find all the useful web links to keep up to date on all the advice and support available.

    Stay Safe, Stay Positive, Stay Well-Informed and Stay United!

    The Bradford BID Team

    A Statement From The BID Chair

    “These are unprecedented times for businesses and we know that many of you are worried not just about staying safe but about how you can ride out the most testing economic conditions since the Second World War. One thing is certain: you are not in it alone and there are many people in Bradford – not least your BID – who are working hard to ensure that support is there and your voice is being heard where it matters. Keep checking our website and reading our newsletters and stay strong – and safe.” – Ian Ward, BID Chair

    A Statement From The BID Manager

    “It seems likely there’s a long way to go until this crisis is over but our key priority is looking ahead and planning for the future post-lockdown. We are working hard on our recovery plans and we would be very pleased to hear your concerns and ideas for how we can ensure the city centre is best placed to come back fighting when the storm has passed. Please let us know what you might need in the weeks and months ahead so we can build a plan to ensure Bradford comes back even stronger.” – Jonny Noble, BID Manager

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