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Worcester Business Improvement District (BID) has been in operation since April 2010 and is a non-for-profit organisation with the aim of improving the trading conditions for the businesses who contribute a BID levy.
In November 2014 businesses have been invited to vote to maintain a BID for another 5 year period from April 2015 until March 2020. The results of a 28 day postal ballot for which 643 businesses were asked to vote were announced on 28th November 2014 with 65% by number and 71% by aggregate rateable value supporting a second BID term. There was a 50.2% turnout with 323 businesses voting. This positive vote means that over £2 million worth of investment will take place over the next 5 years on city centre initiatives.
It will allow the delivery of projects that businesses themselves have stated that they want delivered and these include many existing as well as new BID projects which will really boost the profile of Worcester and its businesses as the perfect place in which to shop, eat play and live all year round. New projects include more marketing of the city centre, spending on reducing the number of gulls in the city centre, the introduction of hanging baskets, more free training and networking events as well as schemes to reduce overheads including trade waste. To find out more please visit the BID2 pages on this website.
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Worcester blend of multiples and independents make it a high quality location for everything you need
From cosy cafes to large restaurants, Worcester caters for all of your culinary requirements
We have a fantastic array of bars, pubs and clubs as well as great attractions and leisure facilities
With a thriving professional sector and everything you need for house, home and health, Worcester has it all