Swansea BID works hard to make Swansea City Centre a better place to shop, study, stay, visit and do business. It aims to drive the City Centre forward, improving experiences, standards and adding value, working in collaboration with all sectors. We help make Swansea City Centre a cleaner, safer and more welcoming place, raising its profile through an events and marketing campaigns, bringing direct benefits to businesses and enhancing the experience of the City Centre users. We enable a co-ordinated investment in the place management and marketing of Swansea City Centre and its businesses, delivering on a set of agreed business priorities, addressing five core themes identified and agreed during the formation of the most recent business plan.
Our five core themes are –
Parking & Transportation offers INCREASING visitor and shopper numbers.
Safety & Security operations CREATING a safer and more secure visitor/shopper and trading environment.
Marketing & Events PROMOTING the City Centre and its businesses through our Big Heart of Swansea brand helping to attract visitors/shoppers.
Cleansing & Enhancement operations IMPROVING the physical visitor/shopper and trading environment.
Commercial Business & Facilitation further DEVELOPING a strong recognised and respected businesses voice, recruit new and support existing businesses through reduced business costs/bottom line and providing advise/guidance on training, networks and grants.
Our operating group meetings take place bi-monthly which are chaired by a BID board Director and include City Centre stakeholders and service providers. These operating groups work to a board agreed yearly budget and strategic plans which the groups ensure are delivered on. Like any business growth is important, so additional projects that further support and benefits City Centre Businesses, economy and vibrancy of the BID area are reviewed within the constraints of BID income providing the BIDs aims/objectives are adhered to.
In addition to the operating group meetings, we organise other meetings such as Business Intelligence Meetings, Hospitality Forum Meetings as well as 1-2-1 business meetings via the BID office and Ranger and cleansing teams. We also organise open stakeholder meetings where levy payers have come along to provide feedback, thoughts and ideas such as at our most recent meeting where circa 100 levy payers came along.
But, we can always do more and we do like to hear our levy payers feedback on our operations along with thoughts and ideas so feel free to contact us about with feedback and/or to have a chat about any BID matters via the phone (01792) 475021 or email [email protected] to make contact with a member of the team.