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19th Aug, 2022

BID picking up pace with BIG plans for Redditch 

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A REDDITCH food festival, a vintage day at the bandstand, Redditch business awards… just some of the things we have to look forward to.

If you haven’t heard about Redditch BID that might be because we’ve just been through two years of a pandemic.

However, fear not… you’ll be not only hearing about our fantastic local BID team soon but also hopefully getting involved in all their exciting Redditch events.

Just before the pandemic hit, Redditch businesses in the town centre elected in favour of establishing a Business Improvement District (BID), with the aim of improving the commercial landscape in which local businesses can thrive.

Nearby towns like Worcester, Leamington Spa and Solihull have seen the magic local BIDs can bring to their high street landscapes and Redditch wanted in on the action too.

Under the leadership of BID Manager Muj Rahman and the support of the BID Board, Redditch BID has a host of exciting plans in store to achieve the strategic vision for our town.

“I’m so exciting we can finally get going and put some of our fantastic plans into action” – Redditch BID Manager Muj Rahman

From festive feast markets to vintage days and business awards… the BID team are geared up for a stacked and exciting calendar of events coming soon to Redditch. 

Some of you may have taken part in their recent Easter Egg Hunt or attended one of the business networking events which have been huge successes, but we can’t wait for the Redditch Food Festival, the Vintage Day at the bandstand and Redditch Business Awards we hear are in the making.

Redditch shoppers will also soon be seeing a new high-profile BID Street Marshal Officer hanging around the Church Green to support the BID’s long-term strategy of providing a safe and welcoming Redditch town centre.

Providing a safe and welcoming Redditch Town Centre.

BID Manager Muj Rahman told the Standard:

“I’m so exciting we can finally get going and put some of our fantastic plans into action. It has been a difficult start to our BID term, but I hope we are over the worst of the Pandemic and can focus on a brighter future.

“I truly believe Redditch is a town that can flourish by giving opportunity to thrive and prosper again. We want to bring back a sense of pride, connecting our business community and attract national brands and independent businesses alike to create a successful town centre that will attract local residents and visitors from outside the town.

“I have great passion and enthusiasm for our town, working collaboratively with our businesses and stakeholders to help, develop, and promote a vibrant local economy and highlight Redditch as a prime destination for shopping and leisure in the Midlands.”

Revitalising Redditch with business networking events.

Muj continued:

“We are committed to being the voice that speaks up for our business community who are key to developing a vibrant local economy and delivering projects to help them achieve their goals. Our progressive and inclusive approach will help us deliver results, connect the community, and rediscover our heritage.

“We will be the voice for businesses through engagement with local authorities, police, transport, charities, and external stakeholders.

“Plus we all have some great local events to look forward to too. Exciting times ahead!”

To find out more go to www.redditchbid.co.uk

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