2018 saw the BID support the first ever Purple Tuesday in November. This is the UK’s No. 1 Accessible Shopping Day and is orchestrated by Mike Adams OBE, CEO of We Are Purple. The day itself was heavily reported on across national news channels and we were very honoured to have Mike finish his day on Chelmsford High Street, where the BID had illuminated the Shire Hall purple. This was broadcast live on BBC news! Following the success of Purple Tuesday and the fact that it has now gone global, One Chelmsford are very proud to announce that we are the first BID in the world to become Purple Partners. As part of the partnership we will receive consultancy throughout the year on making Chelmsford a more accessible city for those that visit and work here. 2019 will see Purple conduct an Access Audit for us to act as a baseline for the BID to work with our businesses and local authorities to identify and improve accessibility. The audit will be reported on to our members later this year.