Since its inception in 2012, the BID has been very mindful of the needs of businesses and what can be done to address their needs.  We have funded some key projects that address the collective needs of the business community in the town centre.

  • Funded six Fibre broadband cabinets which supply high speed broadband to business premises that were never planned to be upgraded.  Areas served by this upgrade are:
    • Midland Drive and High Street
    • Emmanuel Court
    • High Street and King Edward’s Square
    • Mitre Court and Lichfield Road
    • Lower Parade and Wrens Court
    • The Gracechurch Centre (installation due late spring 2018)
  • Installation of short stay car parking spaces on Birmingham Road and Manor Hill, plus new signage to allow visitors to find car parks more easily
  • Supported the needs for business representation and networking by working with Greater Birmingham Chamber Group to set up Sutton Coldfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Working with a town centre-based company we have introduced the SuttonCard scheme allowing BID levy payers to promote their business offers to local people free-of-charge
  • Developed brands to promote our restaurants (Restaurant Quarter) and pubs and clubs (Sutton Nightlife) along with funding specific security-focused initiatives requested by the night time economy businesses

Some of our work goes unseen, particularly participation in consultation exercises on issues which would affect the way businesses are able to work in the town centre.  The BID has access to both City Council and Town Council councillors, council officers and West Midlands Police which has proved invaluable in representing businesses issues

In the future we are planning some more projects which will come to fruition over the next few years, in particular, as a response to requests from businesses in the tow

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