Harrogate BID Board Elections

Election Update We are in the final days of accepting applications to become a Director of the Harrogate BID Board for 1 January to 31 December 2021. The Board comprises up to 15 Directors, with a variety of complementary skills, representing various business sectors as follows: 3 National Retailers 3 Independent Retailers 2 Office and…

BID Devolution Update

North Yorkshire Devolution Explained The most significant shakeup of local government since 1974 is about to change the North Yorkshire administration map for many years to come – and whatever the outcome, due to be implemented in March 2022 – it will have an impact on all of the region’s residents and businesses. And with…

Harrogate BID appoints Interim Manager

Simon Kent, a previous director of Harrogate Convention Centre, will take over the day-to-day running of the organisation, including liaising directly with town centre businesses, reporting into the Board and fostering relations with BIDs around the country. Earlier this year, the organisation formed to promote Harrogate town centre as a must-visit destination for shoppers and…

New look board unveiled by Harrogate BID

An organisation created to promote Harrogate town centre as a must-visit destination for shoppers and tourists has unveiled a new-look board. Taking on the role of Chair of Harrogate BID (Business Improvement District) is retailer Robert Kennedy – the owner of G23 and Porters – whilst restaurateur Sara Ferguson, co-owner of Sasso and Caffe Marconi,…

2020 BID Board

The 2020 BID Board consists of: Three National Retailers: Andrea Thornborrow, Primark; Mark Robson, Marks and Spencer; and Martin Gerrard, Barclays Bank. Three Independent Retailers: Rob Spencer, Town House Design; Robert Kennedy, G23; and Robert Ogden, Ogden of Harrogate. Two Office and Commercial: Chris Bentley, Hornbeam Park and Richard Wheeldon, Berwins Solicitors. Two Food and…

Annual Review

Since the legislation was introduced in the UK in 2004, more than 300 Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) have been developed in towns, cities and business parks across the UK with a total investment exceeding £100m annually. Their mission is to introduce new initiatives in the area to boost footfall, spend, dwell time and attract inward…