Supporting Business Growth

The BID secures £208,705 for city marketing, promotions and events for the next 5 years.

Our commitment is to deliver a range of business support services that encourage a thriving City Centre.

Budding Entrepreneur High Street Fund

Start-up funding and support towards set up costs or shop fit outs for eligible ground floor businesses that set up in Wolverhampton City Centre BID area.

City Centre Pop Up Shops

Explore ways of delivering a city centre pop up scheme enabling business start-ups to trial their business model in a city centre location and supporting a vibrant mix of business.

Tackling Vacant Units

The BID will actively seek to minimise the number of vacant units within the city centre.

Business Savings

Continue to offer a real financial benefit to new and existing businesses by securing preferential rates on utilities, telecoms and merchants’ fees.

For details on how you can save your business money, contact the BID Team.

WIRE Awards - Business Support Pack

Complementing the WIRE Awards programme with a package of business support, mentoring and training to help businesses to grow and thrive.

Networking

With a network of over 670 businesses we will develop a series of events that enable your businesses to connect with other city centre BID businesses. Provide a directory of business to business services available from within the BID area.

Customer Service Training

Ensuring the best possible welcome to all visitors by providing businesses with access to customer service training, regular news and city updates to strengthen the customer experience and positive perception.

A Voice For Business

Continue to be a strong and collective voice for business with influence on city centre decision making. Lobbying for improvements to the city centre and providing a representative voice on important city matters including parking, metro works and regeneration opportunities.

Pubwatch

Continue to facilitate Pubwatch meetings ensuring that licensed venues have a strong voice and remain responsive to city opportunities.

City Customer Forum

Create a customer forum seeking opinion from the local and regional community helping us to shape our offer and meet customer needs and aspirations.