BID helping Bassetlaw businesses get ready to leave lockdown

Businesses in north Nottinghamshire are being urged to get ready for the easing of lockdown restrictions with support from North Notts BID.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 9:00 am

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, North Notts BID has been working with businesses in the district to support them in as many ways as possible through a range of BID members benefits, the sharing of information and guidance and supporting Bassetlaw District Council to re-open the high streets safely last year.

Now, with the UK government announcing its roadmap to normality, members are continuing to take advantage of the services offered by the BID to get them ready for re-opening.

Alongside its popular maintenance service, the BID offers free training courses via its new, flexible online training platform that provides training courses to BID members and their staff, and members have signed up to more than 100 courses since its launch in February.

Andy Tomlinson, of BID, supporting Porter and Brown Emporium with external maintenance.

Sally Gillborn, chief executive of North Notts BID, said: “The last year has been extremely challenging for businesses across the district and we’re glad that we have been able to provide support and opportunities for them throughout this difficult period.”

The BID has also relaunched its savings service – which has previously saved members hundreds of thousands of pounds on their utility bills – through new savings partner Save the High Street, and introduced the DISC crime prevention website and app to support its Business Crime Partnership.

With the government’s proposed roadmap out of lockdown ending in June, the BID is also planning to run two of its most popular events, which had to be postponed in 2020.

The North Notts Food Festival is set to return to Worksop on Saturday, July 3, while the Party in the Square – featuring Alexandra Burke – will take place in Retford on Sunday, August 29.

Coun Simon Greaves, leader of Bassetlaw District Council, said: “I am hopeful that the Food Festival and Party in the Square will be able to safely go ahead and send a clear signal that are we are on our way back to a more normal life.”

For information on how the BID is helping businesses click here.