We all care about Northampton Town Centre. For many of us it is much more than our place of business; it is a unique place which occupies a special part in the hearts and minds of all those fortunate enough to spend time here. Our vision is 'To develop the town centre into a quality destination with a clear identity, which provides opportunities for good quality retail niches, specialists and independents, which respects and nurtures its professional services, celebrates its attractive, diverse leisure and cultural offer, builds upon the town centre's heritage and looks to the future'.
This Business Improvement District (BID) runs for five years from 2016 to 2020. During that time it will generate an investment of around £1.7 million for the town centre area. This will come from a levy collected from the eligible businesses as well as voluntary contributions. It is intended that further funding opportunities will be identified to attract additional inward investment into the town centre and its businesses.
During the life of the BID we are committed to enhancing the image of Northampton Town Centre, its profile and competitiveness in order to develop its position as a leading commercial and cultural centre in the heart of England.
We will act to deliver the projects and services in the BID Proposal and business plan that the businesses themselves have voted for. These services are additional to and will not replace the existing council services. In order to do this, we will work with statutory, business and voluntary partners to meet the following objectives:
PROMOTION: To develop, build awareness and promote, locally and regionally the identity of Northampton town centre and the strengths of the different business sectors; retail and health and beauty, culture and leisure and professional services.
EXPERIENCE: To create a sense of place for visitors and people working in the town centre to enjoy.
BUSINESS GROWTH & INVESTMENT: To encourage growth, development and investment of businesses which complement and build on the strengths if the Northampton town centre.
Download a copy of the BID Business Plan here.
For a quick roundup of just some of the things we have been involved in over the last 12 months please, download our 2016 Highlights and Achievements document here.
Please contact BID project manager Chris Barker for more information about the BID projects performed over the last four years at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01604 837766.