Get connected in Bath
Bath has a particularly active, vocal and vibrant business community. Entrepreneurs and business representatives are getting involved in a variety of membership bodies and networks (including those listed here) in order to maximise the potential of their built and commercial environment.
The Bath Business Improvement District is a designated zone covering most of the city centre in Bath. Within this area, all businesses of a certain size pay an annual additional fee, which is ring-fenced for spending within the designated business zone on additional projects and services which benefit those businesses.
A board of levy-paying business representatives decides how that funding is spent. Projects and services including city centre marketing and promotional campaigns (including the development of the Bath App), extra street cleaning and rubbish collection, and joint procurement projects.
Representing independent traders situated in Bath, this group works to lobby the Council and other policy makers to ensure the best trading environment for independent traders in the City, and particularly in order to maintain the unique retail offer that the independent sector provides in the City. Areas of interest include traffic and parking issues, rents and business rates.
To get involved and for more information, contact Maureen Lechmere, from the Fudge Factory, and Martin Tracy, from the Framing Workshop, both centrally located.