Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID) has just finalised its plans for 2019 which sees it delivering many projects throughout the year and working in partnership with other organisations to support initiatives that it deems worthwhile for the city and its members – more than 800 businesses within a defined area of city centre, operating in the retail, leisure, office and education sectors.
January will see the return of Nottingham BID’s highly successful Wellness Week – an initiative designed to improve the mental and physical well-being of people that work for BID members in the office sector
This year the initiative will include activities such as yoga and massage sessions, circus skills workshops and wellness packs containing ideas for helping people combat stress in the workplace.
In February it will be supporting two events that will take place in the city centre. The first of these is the UK Young Artists City Takeover of Nottingham when over 250 artists from 25 countries will be coming to Nottingham for six days to exhibit their work. The city will be animated with all sorts of different arts and there will be lots of free events for people to enjoy.
Nottingham BID will also be supporting Light Night which will be happening in Nottingham city centre on Friday 8 February 2019.
In the spring, the BID will once again be organising the It’s in Nottingham Home and Living campaign and its annual Fashion initiative.
For the first time ever it will be organising a Big Spring Clean of the city and a Cask Ale Week.
In the summer months there will be the popular Big Lunch, a scheme designed to encourage people who work in the city, to eat out at lunch time and the Independents campaign will once again return to showcase the great range of independently owned businesses in the city.
It will also be organising Craft Beer Week and in addition supporting Nottingham Pride and the National Trampolining Finals which will once again be taking place in the city.
With over 70,000 students at Nottingham’s two universities, this represents an important market sector to Nottingham BID and its membership. Therefore Nottingham BID will be creating a Student Trail – an online and printed guide including a map, showing where to find businesses and tourist attractions as well as information about events and initiatives such as Purple Flag.
Come the autumn, the highly successful Nottingham Cocktail Week will be repeated along with the Best Bar None awards and a family fun Halloween initiative.
Thoughts will then turn to Christmas with the production of a Christmas Party Booking Guide and other Christmas related activities, building on the success of the 2018 campaign.
In addition its support of the Street Pastors, Taxi Marshals and additional cleansing of the city will continue.
Commenting on Nottingham BID’s plans for 2019, the organisation’s chairman, Jeff Allen said:
“Last year was a busy year. We successfully delivered more projects than ever and we will be looking to build on this in 2019, repeating and enhancing those that worked well as well as adding new ones to our calendar such as a Coffee Week, Cask Ale Week and a Big Spring Clean.”
“We will be working in partnership with other organisations that are delivering initiatives we believe will benefit the city and our members, to support them in whatever way we can.”