COVID-19 Hub Advice Centre

Welcome to the dedicated information hub designed to keep you up to date with the latest on COVID-19 within the Town Centre. The hub is the go-to site for Government updates. You can also see the latest store openings by clicking on the 'Store Reopening Tracker' in the menu at the top of the page. Please support us where you can and get in touch via melanie@solihullbid.co.uk

COVID-19 Advice Centre

NEW Updates

- Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government announces £20 million new funding to help businesses across England get back on track. Small and medium sized businesses in England can access grants between £1,000 - £5,000 for new equipment and technology and specialist advice.

- In England, you must wear a face covering by law in the following settings: public transport; indoor transport hubs; shops and supermarkets; indoor shopping centres; banks, building societies, and post offices.

Businesses including Bowling alleys, Indoor skating rinks, Casinos, Exhibition halls and conference centres can re-open on 15th August.

Click below to view these updates and much more information.

COVID-19 Advice Centre

It's a huge Yes to BID Term 3!

Solihull BID has secured a new five-year term representing the town centre following a successful renewal ballot of 457 member businesses. The confidential postal ballot conducted by UK Engage closed on October 31. 

A total of 90.35% voted in favour of the Solihull BID continuing, with 96.27% in rateable value. The turnout was 56.89%.

A big thank you to all of the businesses that returned their votes and continue to support our work in the town centre.

Official Ballot Result Declaration

About the BID

The Solihull Business Improvement District is the foundation on which we can build an even greater town centre for all. For the past ten years, we’ve grown, inspired and innovated. Resulting in a reduction in crime, increase in footfall and the introduction of a thriving independent scene, plus much more

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Upcoming events

Boosting both footfall and visitor spending. Events play a key role in putting Solihull and its businesses firmly on the map. Head over to the Events page to find a variety of different things to do

Store Reopening Tracker

26 May - 31 August 2020

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MonsterHero Safari

04 July - 30 September 2020

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Latest news

Find out about all of the current events and happenings from around the Solihull area below. If you would like news about your business featured on our website, please contact us

Steve Davies MD of Living Space Housing LR

Living Space Housing ramps up production to deliver 580 affordable homes over the next two years

POSTED: 6 August 2020

Solihull-based Living Space Housing has re-forecasted its business plan, in order to ramp up the production of affordable homes over the next two years. The company is delivering 580 affordable houses, apartments and bungalows, with a total value of £72m across the Midlands, Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire.

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Solihull BID 1

Solihull BID provide town centre shoppers with free hand sanitisers and face masks

POSTED: 3 August 2020

Visitors to Solihull town centre have been welcomed with free hand sanitisers and face masks thanks to a joined-up project launched by Solihull BID and Solihull Council funded through the European Regional Development Fund’s (ERDF) Reopening High Streets Safely Fund.

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GANT UK FW20 press release

GANT reclaims preppy style while seeking inspiration from the great outdoors

POSTED: 1 August 2020

GANT is reclaiming preppy style, a look it pioneered 70 years ago that still continues to be a timeless fashion trend today.

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