The Swansea Business Improvement District (BID) has gained the British BIDs Accreditation which has become the industry standard to measure a BID’s quality and management systems. Obtaining this Swansea BID area businesses can be satisfied that the BID is well managed, has strong governance and that it complies with legislation and guidelines which regulates it.
Swansea BID is also members of the Association of Town Centre Management, BIDs Foundation and The Institute of Place Management coupled with being members of The Federation of Small Businesses and South Wales Chamber of commerce.
The Swansea BID office team are –
Russell Greenslade | Chief Executive | t: 01792 475021
Amelia Rudman | Projects Manager | t: 01792 475021
Brendan Bottomley | Evening & Night-time Economy Officer* | t: 01792 475021
Rangers** – For over a decade the Rangers have been providing a warm, friendly and knowledgeable welcome to visitors and businesses alike. The Rangers act as human signposts, thanks to their expert City Centre knowledge, enhancing the welcome for all. They provide information on the activities in the BID area, and they help inform vital customer profile intelligence and details on how the city is being used. They also provide maintenance support whilst assisting partners in identifying and dealing with crime and disorder.
Taxi Marshals – For more than ten years our Taxi Marshal team has improved people’s experience of the City Centre at night. The team works collaboratively with partners and members of our BID Against Business Crime (BARC) to help reduce anti-social behaviour. The primary role is to manage the City Centre’s night time taxi ranks, controlling queues and assisting vulnerable people.
Evening & Night Time Economy Marshals – The Marshals work collaboratively with partners and BID Against Business Crime (BARC) members on crime prevention, and to help identify anti-social behaviour. They liaise with venues, door staff, street pastors and emergency services to ensure Swansea City Centre is a welcoming and safe place to visit.
Cleansing & Enhancement Team – For over a decade our cleansing team has been helping enhance the look and feel of the City Centre. The Swansea BID cleansing team is highly visible, carrying out an enhanced cleansing service, with a programme of planned street washing, chewing gum removal and deep cleans in key areas, as well as reactive cleans on both public and private property, to respond to direct requests from businesses.
*Position contributed towards by South Wales Crime & Police Commissioner/Local Authority
** Contributed towards/funded by BID managed by Local Authority