Established in 2018, the Acton Business Improvement District (BID) is a non-for-profit company funded and run by Acton local businesses. The Acton BID vision is to make the area cleaner, safer and more welcoming for visitors and to ensure that businesses are given every opportunity to succeed, trade and grow through representation, support and investment.
Acton is a unique and wonderful area, our objective is to build on this and to support the levy paying businesses by delivering initiatives under our main four project themes:
A Business Improvement District (BID) is a geographical area in which the local businesses have voted to invest together to improve their environment. Businesses within the defined BID boundary pay a levy charge, calculated on the Rateable Value of their business premises. This is collected and directly invested back into the area to provide support services for its members and a platform for businesses to work together to invest in services, special projects and events.
Your Acton BID is working on the delivery of a range of project and services, as described in the business plan, across four main themes:
Installing CCTV cameras across the BID area.
Providing information sharing, advice and updates on the BID website.
Installing BID branded bins in retail areas.
Organising additional street cleanses, deep cleans and chewing gum removal.
Employing Veronique, our full-time BID area ranger who patrols the area, liaises with and support businesses, report incidents such as flytipping and graffiti and works on delivering BID projects.
Lobbying authorities to address issues in relation to parking and access.
Responding to proposals put forward by the council and/or other bodies regarding parking and highways changes.
Improving signage within the town centre and industrial areas.
Arranging 15 enhancement installations across the BID area (such as public art or planters).
Reducing number of vacant units – carrying out audits of vacant premises and working with landlords to agree options to bring units back to use.
Developing a BID website including a business directory listing and secure business member area with information and updates.
Using social media to promote Acton businesses.
Publishing ‘spotlight’ articles on businesses on the BID website and in printed materials.
Publicising Acton’s highlights and encourage business to business relationships.
Delivering one event per year in the town centre.
Providing the support businesses need by reducing business costs, running central procurement schemes (including recycling and waste removal) offering training courses and developing partnerships.
Offering discounted courses for staff of member businesses including First Aid, Fire Safety and Health and Safety.
Arranging and setting up employee incentives and rewards schemes.
Leveraging in more funding through applying for grants and lobbying.
Natasha is our new Your Acton BID manager. Natasha is an experienced place manager with over 6 years career in business engagement and project management. She is very passionate about improving Acton Town Centre and Industrial Estate as well as working with Acton BID businesses.
T: 0208 746 7964 M: 0748 317 3870
Veronique is our full-time BID area ranger who patrols the area, liaises with and supports businesses, report incidents such as fly-tipping and graffiti and works on delivering BID projects. Veronique is from Canada and has many years of experience working for a BID in her homeland. She loves walking and working outdoors as well as providing support for businesses.
T: 0208 746 7964 M: 0748 317 3785
Faisal is one of the original BID directors and is Director of City Deal Estate Agents based on Churchfield Road. Faisal is also a Trustee Member for the Acton Arts Project.
Carol is a director of Acton BID and represents Ealing Council, also a levy payer in the area. Carol is the Business Growth and Inward Investment Manager at Ealing Council.