Supporting business growth
The BID secures £208,705 for business support and growth initiatives.
Our commitment is to deliver a range of business support services that encourage a thriving City Centre.
Change Makers Hub
The Change Makers Hub is a NEW community and enterprise hub located at Wolverhampton's new train station. Funded by CrossCountry Trains and delivered in partnership between Wolverhampton BID Company and West Midlands.
Offering programmes of community and business engagement from this centrally accessible location within the heart of the 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.
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.
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.
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.