BR BID Term 2: Ballot outcome
Results of the postal ballot have now been confirmed and we are delighted to report that Bognor Regis BID’s renewal ballot has been successful.
Of the total number of ballots cast, 72% of Bognor Regis’s levy paying businesses voted yes for a new five-year term of the BID. The yes vote represented 75% of the total Rateable Value of all ballots cast.
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What businesses are saying:
Matthew Reynolds, Reynolds Furniture
As a local business owner, I’ve seen first-hand the positive impact the BID has made in achieving progress to date. I’m totally committed to supporting the BID for another five years to keep that momentum going and to ensure Bognor Regis reaches its potential with a thriving, vibrant and exciting town centre that remains vital to locals and attractive to visitors.
Nicola Ratcliffe, Resort Director, Butlin’s
Over the past five years, the BID has proven itself to be an effective agent for change, and we’ve seen positive outcomes stemming directly from their strategic direction, energy, and drive. Butlin’s is fully committed to supporting that progress for another term; that’s why we’ll be voting YES.
Jamie Boyle, Owner, The Dog & Duck
The BID has been great at promoting and showcasing my night time economy business and providing opportunities for us to get involved. I love the way they’re willing to try new things and push the bar a bit - the TASTE! event this year was brilliant, and people started seeing Bognor Regis in a new light. I want to see that continue, so I’ll be voting YES!
Jason Passingham, Owner, Heygates Bookshop
I love the way the BID has championed independent businesses through high quality features and articles online, and the way they always reference indies in press releases. Every year they’ve provided different ways for me to get involved and benefit from extra promotion and footfall. I don’t want to lose an organisation that’s working so hard to showcase Bognor Regis’s unique businesses, so I’ll be voting yes for a second term.
Stephanie Jones, Manager, Nationwide Building Society
We’ve noticed a change in the way our customers talk about the town when they come in. They’ve mentioned the banners, the way that everything seems to be “connected”, and they’ve LOVED the extra Christmas installations the BID has introduced for the past three years.
Jennie Sadler, Manager, Boots
As a national retailer, we can’t always get involved in BID activities or promotions but we’ve benefitted directly from membership of the BID’s Business Crime Reduction Partnership and the support of the Community Warden. The DISC platform helps us identify and keep out offenders, and the warden has supported our security staff to recover stock.
Srisavendran Thendchanamurthy, Owner, London Stores
My business is outside of the main town centre area, so we don’t always see the benefits of events and activities that take place at the southern end. But we do benefit from the free tools provided to report and share information about business crime and the extended CCTV coverage in our area. The small profits we make by selling the Two Hour Parking disc more than covers the cost of the BID Levy we pay each year.
Henry Green, Director, Covers Builder & Timber Merchants
There is good energy and purpose from the BID. Whilst two years of the BID mark 1 has been under COVID, it has done well to invigorate the bounce back of the town centre. We voted yes to a BID for the impact it would have on improving the town, and the money from levy appears to be well spent on local initiatives to greatly improve Bognor Regis. We will definitely be voting YES for Term 2.
Keith Buckfield, Owner, Johnstons Domestic Appliances
I’ll admit to being sceptical about the benefits of a BID for Bognor Regis, so I voted NO in 2018. However, I have nothing but praise for the Bognor Regis BID team who in my opinion have delivered outstanding results with the projects they’ve delivered for our town, and for the knowledgeable and friendly way they’ve directly helped me with some really complicated queries when I’ve reached out. I’ll definitely be voting yes for second term.