BID BUSINESS SURVEY - Closes October 4th
The NairnConnects BID team will be carrying out a postal survey during September. The BID is posting out on a paper survey form to local non domestic rated property owners and operators. The survey asks local business people what they see as the strengths and weaknesses of the area, what they see as priorities for the BID and what they want the BID to focus on. If you have a non domestic rated business property and have not received a questionnaire by 15th September please contact Alan Rankin . The survey closes on 4th October.
BID OPEN MEETING 30th AUGUST
The NairnConnects BID held a successful Open Meeting at the Golf View on 30th August. over 60 people attended and shared views on what they saw as priorities for the BID. If you wish to learn more about what was discussed please contact Alan Rankin.
Common BID Activities
Firstly, no two BIDs are the same! Each town has different priorities and different challenges and opportunities. Towns like Nairn have focussed on the tourism and visitor economy. This has led to first time national marketing campaigns, marketing grants from VisitScotland or in some towns a focus on a year long programme of events. Others have gone for safer streets if they have a booming city night-time economy whilst others have prioritised bringing all the groups in a town together and pulling resources. What's right for Nairn will come from extensive local discussions before any decisions or priorities are agreed. Other BIDs in Scotland are listed here
Here are just some ideas that the NairnConnects BID could consider.
- Putting a town back on the tourist map
- Improving the looks of Nairn
- Savings on buying costs
- Year long event calendar
- Welcome and orientation signs
- Business training support
- Working with schools and young people
- ... what is decided is up to local businesses..........