Competing for the future

  • Five year budget £120,705

Banging the drum for Twickenham businesses in an ever-changing and competitive landscape, the BID is designing and executing on initiatives to future-proof the town’s economic lifeblood. It prioritises opportunities for free and subsidised support, networking events and drop-in sessions, training courses and advocacy, representing the needs of businesses – operational and otherwise.

The BID is driving for Twickenham businesses to remain inspirational and innovative, and it provides a voice at the table in regional and national dialogue.

Building on existing partnerships and joint working arrangements, the BID will ensure it stays connected with both internal and external town centre environment organisations (e.g. TFL, LBRuT, RFU, British BIDs, ATCM, Richmond Chambers of Commerce).

Advocating and Staying Connected

The BID will continue to aim to be a voice for Twickenham town centre by encouraging businesses to have their say on matters in the BID Area.

Advocate

We will be the voice of our levy payers and show input into all that is happening and due to happen in Twickenham town centre. The BID will act as a powerful advocate group to ensure that the needs of businesses – operational and otherwise – are represented, and that planned projects are good for the town centre and fit into its aspirations. We will also be working with local commercial agents to assist with the active marketing of vacant units, to encourage a balance in retail uses and offerings.

Staying Connected

Building on existing partnerships and joint working arrangements, the BID will ensure it stays connected with both internal and external town centre environment organisations (i.e. TFL, LBRuT, RFU, British BIDs, ATCM, Richmond Chambers of Commerce).

Richmond Council fully supports the Twickenham BID and the valuable work it is doing for the Twickenham business community. We look forward to continuing to work with the BID and making Twickenham an even greater place to shop, work and visit in the future!

The team at Try Twickenham has been a great source of support with respect to the Twickenham Riverside Trust’s community events hosted on the Diamond Jubilee Gardens on Twickenham Riverside. The Trust has benefited from the support of Try Twickenham for at least the past four years, and we hope that we can continue to benefit from what they bring to the town. Thank you, Team Try Twickenham!