Town Centre Business Re-opening Support Grants

Harrogate BID are keen to support levy paying businesses in making adjustments to re-open their businesses following lockdown, by providing financial support to buy equipment through match funding. The funding can be used to purchase signage, barriers, screens or other equipment to facilitate the re-opening of businesses, and that is required by the re-opening regulations…

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Covid-19 Secure Guidelines for Hospitality Businesses – Now Available

Positioning Hospitality for an Optimum Recovery COVID-19 Secure advice and risk assessment for hospitality businesses UKHospitality and partner organisations have consolidated advice and good practice from many parts of the hospitality and visitor sector into one guidance document, to help businesses make their workplaces COVID-19 Secure, in line with Government guidelines. You must refer to…

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Guidance on Reopening Your Business – Now Available

The government’s COVID-19 recovery plan aims to safeguard livelihoods, but in a way that is safe and continues to protect the NHS. Many retail businesses are now allowed to reopen (from 15 June onwards) but shops cannot operate in the same way that they did before. Every business must make sure they are COVID-19 secure…

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Harrogate BID launches coronavirus business impact survey

Harrogate BID has launched a coronavirus impact survey, so it can better understand what assistance businesses require now – and more importantly what support they will need once the lockdown ends! The questionnaire, which is being sent out to BID members and can also be found on the Harrogate BID website, will help determine the…

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Harrogate BID urges local businesses to support “Raise the Bar” campaign

Harrogate BID is urging town centre traders to back a campaign calling on the Government to increase the rateable value threshold to £150,000, enabling more businesses to access much-needed emergency grants. Under current rules aimed at supporting businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced those with rateable values up to, and including, £51,000…

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Harrogate BID newsletter April 2020

Hello, and welcome to our April Newsletter As the country prepares for another three weeks in lockdown, we want to reassure you that Harrogate BID has not gone into isolation – in fact far from it! The Board is continuing to meet on a regular, though virtual, basis, and has been busy working hard on…

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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…

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Covid19 Business lockdown crime prevention advice

Security Measure! LK Bennet in Harrogate have cleared stock from their display window Harrogate BID, working in partnership with its colleagues at North Yorkshire Police, is asking businesses to make sure it is not only their employees who are staying safe during the coronavirus lockdown, but their premises too. Whilst the Police across the country…

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