About the BID
All business premises within the BID boundary voted on the Beddington BID Business Plan and 98% voted ‘YES’. This means that we achieved BID status and all business rate payers contribute through the BID Levy which is calculated at at 1% of a business premises rateable value capped at a maximum of £6,000 per property per annum for 5 years. The upper cap only affects a few of the largest businesses.
If you are within the BID boundary as a business you are liable for the levy but will also be part of the community that receives the benefit of being a member of the BID.
The BID gives local businesses a greater ownership of their area. The BID gives you, as a business, greater control to improve the area in ways that can benefit your business, your customers and your employees. Many businesses experience the same issues but we have to deal with them individually, the BID is addressing your concerns and ideas.
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10 Great reasons we have a BID:
Gives the business community in Beddington a strong unified voice to identify our needs
Improve safety and security for our businesses, our staff and our visitors
Improve the Image:
Create an attractive and well maintained environment
Introduce branded way-finding signage
Campaign for improvements to local roads and infrastructure
Make the BID cost neutral for businesses
“Beddington for Business” is our moto and we have already installed superfast broadband for all businesses in the BID area
Promote our Local Businesses:
Raise profiles and strengthen our competitive edge
Attract Additional Funds:
Seek sponsorship and grant funding from additional sources – Sutton Council has already agreed to contribute to the BID’s wayfinding signage project
Ensuring BID services are additional to those which the council and police provide