We will be a strong body to help support businesses in a number of ways.
We will make sure businesses have a voice in the strategic planning of Chelmsford and on specific issues.
As business rates move towards being retained locally, we will monitor and champion effective spending and will provide support to businesses that need help with appeals
We will provide business seminars and networking events throughout the year and help link businesses with the local community
We will install counters across the city to monitor the footfall trends and the visitor journey.
We will provide businesses with year on year data and review against local trends to ensure Chelmsford remains the county’s premier destination.
We recognise that for some businesses, retention of staff can be difficult when competing with nearby centres of employment such as London. In addition to consolidating Chelmsford City Centre’s recent renaissance, we will develop employee benefits such as exclusive local offers and social-networking events to help build strong local connections.
We will offer an employee benefit scheme to give those who work in the city offers and discounts from within the BID area. This will be delivered through the One Chelmsford app.