BID Development in a COVID World

BID Development in a COVID World

Heartflood were delighted to have been selected to support the development of the Christchurch Business Improvement District in late-2019 and we anticipated no major problems with the project.

Our confidence continued through the initial stages of supporting a new Steering Group of local representatives to widely consult businesses and organisations about their priorities for the town – and we were eager to report the findings back at a series of public meetings, which took place in March 2020..and then something called Covid-19 hit the UK…

We thought that this may add a few months to the timescales and valiantly tried to retain momentum, although it soon become clear that this was somewhat of a gamechanger…

The great news is that, having steadily resurrected the project earlier this year, we are now finalising the BID business plan and are hugely excited about the launch event, which is due to take place in early-August…fingers hugely crossed!

We would therefore like to pay tribute to the tenacity and resilience of all involved with the Christchurch BID and hope that not even a worldwide pandemic can keep a great place down in terms of the all-important BID ballot, which is due to take place in September…somewhat later than originally planned!