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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Harrogate BID’s hat-trick of initiatives

Harrogate BID’s hat-trick of initiatives proves a winning combination for town centre trade A hat-trick of initiatives supported – and promoted – by Harrogate BID has proved a winning combination for town centre businesses. In its first year, the organisation – set up to increase footfall within Harrogate town centre – has sponsored free busses,…

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Harrogate BID newsletter 20 March 2020

We are sharing with you information which we hope you will find useful during these unprecedented times. In addition to it going out with this newsletter, we will be posting them on our social media sites too. We are also going out videoing those businesses that are remaining open, and these will be posted on out Facebook…

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Harrogate BID partners Transdev to complete 12 months of Sunday Freeway

An initiative that has delivered a major boost to Harrogate’s retail sector has celebrated its first birthday. Thanks to the support of leading town businesses and Harrogate BID (Business Improvement District), Transdev has been able to run the Sunday Freeway, a free service to and from town on its fleet of electric buses. In its…

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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…

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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,…

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