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Businesses in Redditch’s Business Improvement District (BID) have voted in favour of its continuation for another 5 year term following a successful ballot.

After an intensive campaign engaging with town centre businesses, more than 74% of businesses voted in favour of the proposals for Redditch BID to continue its work and over 78% of those were positive by the aggregate rateable value.  The majority on both counts means that it has the mandate to run another term and deliver the projects that businesses themselves wanted to see carried out when putting together the 5 year Business Plan.

The organisation has been behind the popular Redditch Classic Car Show, Peter Andre’s appearance last Christmas, fully funded crime reduction radios, a dedicated Security Officer, and cost saving initiatives such as PAT testing.

Commenting on the result, Muj Rahman, Redditch BID’s Manager, remarked:

‘We are thrilled at the outcome of a successful ballot for a second term.  This is a significant achievement and a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, and a vote of confidence from our businesses, demonstrating their belief in the value and impact we have made. We are grateful for their support and are committed to building on our achievements to make Redditch an even better place to live, work, and visit.’

During the first term, Redditch BID made tremendous progress in enhancing the town centre and supporting local businesses by implementing a range of initiatives, including events, marketing campaigns, and improving safety and security, all aimed at attracting visitors and boosting the local economy.

Over the next term, Redditch BID will focus on delivering a wide range of projects and initiatives, identified through extensive consultation with the businesses, addressing their needs and aspirations for Redditch. This includes continued investment in marketing and promotion, developing safety and security, events and activities to attract visitors, and collaborative efforts to enhance the overall experience in the town centre.

Adrian Field, Chair of Redditch BID Board added

‘The successful ballot for a second term and a strong mandate will see Redditch BID continue its work until 2029. The overwhelming support from businesses demonstrates their confidence in the BID’s ability to continue driving growth and prosperity in Redditch. We will ensure that the BID will support all businesses in the BID area and deliver on the projects that they themselves want to see. The BID team have worked tirelessly to ensure that the projects earmarked for our first term were carried out and this ballot shows that the majority of businesses who voted felt that this should continue.’