Aware of the need for a unified voice representing business, Solihull’s businesses voted to establish the Business Improvement District (BID) in 2010 and, for the past nine years, we have worked tirelessly to fulfil the promises we made – first in our initial business plan (2010-15) and then in our modified and evolved approach for our second term (2015-2020).
Your ongoing feedback has provided a clear direction on how best to apply resource. By prioritising the areas where local business wants to see improvement, we have developed a safer and more secure environment and a vibrant, connected and sustainable economy that continues to grow in strength as we enter our third term (2020-25).
Solihull BID works with the local authority, police and other key partners to ensure a smooth delivery of our services. We are recognised as the main delivery partner for town centre projects, which bring new visitors to the area, increase footfall, foster collaboration among businesses, build social cohesion and enhance the safety and security of our town centre.
We are a democratically elected not-for-profit organisation, with a voluntary Board of Directors that is representative of the town’s businesses. Under government legislation all BIDs have a five-year tenure, at the end of which they must be re-elected in order to continue their work. We are therefore running a renewal ballot in October 2019.