Halton Business Improvement Districts
BIDs are all about businesses working together to take control of their trading environment and to collectively address the issues that affect them.
Halebank Business Park
The projects within the Halebank BID are based on the ideas put forward by the business owners and landowners on the estate. These include improving the working environment by keeping crime levels low, securing and protecting properties, upskilling staff and increasing
Astmoor Industrial Estate
The first ten years of the Halton BID has seen a range of successfully delivered initiatives, projects and services to aid businesses on Astmoor Industrial Estate.
What is a BID?
Over the past ten years the Halton BID has been working well to achieve success for the businesses on Astmoor Industrial Estate and Halebank Business Park. A BID is a geographically defined area where all of the businesses get together and agree to pay into a collective pot to fund additional services that they feel will benefit themselves and their local business community for the next five years.
Each business pays according to its rateable value. All the money that is collected buys the extras that, by common agreement, the businesses want to have. This process is controlled by the businesses themselves.
We would encourage all businesses, small or large, to get involved and reap the benefits of working together to make Astmoor a better and more prosperous estate.
We are pleased to back the BID and see this as a positive step forwards for local businesses, which can only enhance business regeneration within the area and the positives associated with this.
I believe that the programme of projects that the BID is set to deliver will have a positive effect and I look forward to them coming to fruition in the months ahead.
Since I first moved onto the estate more than 5 years ago I have found the BID extremely beneficial to my business. I can see the initiatives that have been put in place solely as a result of having a dedicated BID Manager and support network.
We all want to feel safe and secure, attract and retain the best employees, and work in an environment that looks cared for and that allows us to grow. Halton BID delivers that in Halebank.
Since the inception of the BID, I have been a supporter. It is easy to forget the challenges we faced before. But since it began I have seen the overall appearance of the estate improve, the crime rate reduce and my staff gain extra training.