MANOR ROYAL BID LAUNCHES MAJOR SURVEY
23 February 2016
Manor Royal Business Improvement District (BID) has launched a survey which is asking for people’s opinion on issues they may experience either as a business owner, manager or employee on Manor Royal Business District.
Now in its third year, the BID board is keen to ensure its activities continue to meet the needs of local employers and their workers.
The Manor Royal Business District is a defined area in which a levy is charged on business ratepayers in addition to the business rates bill. This levy is used by the BID, which has been created and run by local businesses, to develop projects which benefit companies located on Manor Royal such as improvements to the broadband speeds, public realm, extra safety/security measures and environmental projects, such as Crawter’s Brook People’s Park.
The feedback provided will help the BID Board understand whether the existing programme still meets the needs of different businesses in the business district and prioritise future activities. Given there is no limit on what projects or services can be provided through the Business Improvement District, the team are also keen to hear about new projects the levy payers would like to suggest. The only requirement is that it should be something that is in addition to services provided by local authorities but can include lobbying for improvements.
BID Chairman Trevor Williams, who is also Site Director for Manor Royal based Thales, said: “This is a comprehensive survey which will take place from February to May 2016. We are contacting all levy payers to establish key issues and priorities for businesses within the business district area for the next five years. The findings of the survey will go towards determining the future BID business plan.”
Kevin Pitts of Redcare Logistics said: “As a director of a business which is celebrating 10 years on Manor Royal and a BID levy payer, I am delighted with the results achieved by the Manor Royal BID to date. However, it is important to take stock as the BID reaches the mid-way point of its first five year term, to ensure it remains in tune with business needs.”
The results of the survey will be available in May 2016, as the BID team is keen to ensure that its activities are open and transparent and available for scrutiny by the levy payers, and local authority partners. If you would like to share your views about working or running a business on Manor Royal, you may either complete the survey online via the Manor Royal BID website at www.manorroyal.org or complete a paper-based survey, available upon request from the Manor Royal BID office.