Town Centre Businesses Invited to Harrogate BID Club Networking Event

West Park Hotel Businesses within Harrogate town centre are being invited to attend a networking event this Wednesday (March 11), courtesy of Harrogate BID. Being held between 5.30pm and 7pm at the West Park Hotel, The BID Club is an opportunity to meet some of the new BID Board members, including Chairman Bob Kennedy and…

Details

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,…

Details

Harrogate Christmas Shop Window Competition

The winners of the Harrogate Christmas Shop Window Competition have been announced. Twenty six shops had asked to take part and Mama Doreen’s Emporium on Station Square has been named as the overall winner. Woods Fine Linens in Station Parade was the winner in the large shops category, Mama Doreen’s Emporium won the medium shops…

Details

Welcome to the Harrogate BID newsletter

Welcome to the Harrogate BID newsletter, keeping you informed about all matters BID. We are delighted to introduce you to our new look Board. Established in January 2020, it is a great mixture of the town centre businesses we represent. The last few months has seen the Board working behind the scenes to develop strategic goals…

Details

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…

Details

Stuck for a last minute Christmas present, or unsure what to buy?

The Harrogate Gift Card offers the perfect solution – with 100 businesses to shop from! As 100 businesses across Harrogate now accept the Harrogate Gift Card, the iconic tearoom Bettys, which marks 100 years in the town, has backed the scheme. Bettys on Parliament Street features on the front of the Gift Card. The cards…

Details

Winter 2019 Newsletter

Message from John Fox, Chair of Harrogate BID Christmas is a vital time of year for our High Streets. We’ve been busy supporting events, delivering robust marketing campaigns and new initiatives this winter. A new campaign in October encouraged footfall for our food and drink sector. ‘Eat Out for £10’ engaged a wide-range of venues.…

Details

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…

Details