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Government Announces BID Resilience Fund

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A BID Resilience Fund has been announced by government to assist Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in recognition of the importance of BIDs in supporting businesses through Covid-19 and the vital role we will play in recovery. We are looking forward to understanding the detail of the grant, and we appreciate Stephen Hammond MP’s support in lobbying for this to ensure that Love Wimbledon is able to lead from crisis to recovery.

High Streets Minister Simon Clarke MP said:

“BIDs are uniquely placed and have a proven track record of success in supporting local businesses, empowering communities, championing our town centres and driving forward the renewal of our high streets.  It’s only right that during these unprecedented times we give them all the necessary support they need to continue operating, so that they can carry on their vital work now and crucially when we move into the recovery phase from the current crisis.”

Helen Clark Bell, Chief Executive of Love Wimbledon BID said:

“We are using our networks and partnerships to provide co-ordination and support to Wimbledon Town Centre businesses. We have been lobbying for our businesses that have found themselves ineligible for funding, whilst supporting Merton Council to release those funds promptly to those that are eligible. This fund is particularly welcome at this juncture to enable us to continue this support and lead the town into recovery in a safe and responsible way.”

Read the press release here.

Love Wimbledon Relaunch Business Website

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A better experience for you

We have relaunched the BID pages of our website packed with information about who we are, what we are here to do, how we support our BID businesses and how we achieve our aims and objectives. Using desktop or mobile you can continue to access important resources such as our Annual Report and BID Proposal and now we have added more content and easy to navigate NEW sections including:

Promote Your Business

Outlining all options that Love Wimbledon offer your business to get your brand noticed. From advertising and sponsorship to awards, partnering in our events and our employee Privilege card scheme, to your exclusive discounted rates on outdoor advertising via Global.

Business Services

Following the release of our Business Services brochure our website now lists all the services available to BID businesses. From cost saving schemes on waste, recycling and joint procurement, find information on what your Merton Chamber of Commerce membership offers you, how we work to improve Wimbledon and our marketing & promotional activity.

Choose Wimbledon

Part of our inward investment strategy is to promote what a great place Wimbledon is for business. We shout about the fantastic brands and businesses we have, what attracts investors & developers to Wimbledon and how we’re working to shape the future of Wimbledon Town Centre.

Campaigns

As a BID we are the voice for the Wimbledon business community and we lobby on your behalf on issues that matter to you. You can read about our work on issues including air quality, cleaning improvements, Crossrail 2, delivery bikes, healthy workplace and sustainability, parking and the police station.

We love hearing from our BID businesses and are here to help, so do get in touch info@lovewimbledon.org or 020 8619 2012.