What better way of learning about us than from those who we have worked with

Cathedral Quarter,

“pfbb UK have been key to creating the Cathedral Quarter BID in the first instance and managing the project delivery during the last BID and during the second (current) BID term. pfbb UK lead the renewal to build upon the success of the first BID having succeeded in delivering the vision which was to ‘Create the Cathedral Quarter as a destination’.

As part of the renewal programme pfbb UK have taken the BID Business Plan from one which addressed the basic issues of the way the place looked and felt to one which is now exerting significant influence on the strategic direction of the area, attracting new businesses and investment and embedding its reputation as a premium retail area with a great night time leisure offer and as an attractive business district.

I highly recommend pfbb UK as a company which has a strong technical ability, delivered with care and passion for their client in a highly professional manner.”

Martin Langsdale
Chair of the Cathedral Quarter BID

Brackmills Industrial Estate,

“pfbb overall were extremely hard working, helpful and produced high quality work in a tight timeframe. pfbb built up a good relationship with the business, NBC, NEL and the Police and were able to be professional and approachable encouraging the businesses to work together to take the BID forward. pfbb ensured they took the time to visit the majority of the businesses on the estate and almost without exception they were convinced that the BID was the best way forward for Brackmills, this can be seen in the impressive result.

Northampton Borough Council would recommend pfbb to assist in setting up any future BIDs.”

Katie Nial
Regeneration and Development Officer NBC


“We initially engaged PFBB as our consultants and as our project management team to lead and support the Newcastle under Lyme BID engagement and subsequent ballot process.  I can recommend the professional and diligent  approach that PFBB adopted in assisting Newcastle under Lyme BID in deliver a BID business plan that resulted in a successful ballot.  Subsequently, PFBB have been engaged and retained as valued advisers to the Newcastle under Lyme BID board.”

Eddie Leligdowicz
Chair of Newcastle-under-Lyme BID Board


“The Bracknell BID Team enjoy a strong working relationship with pfbb and as a result, benefit from a high level of support. We have been working with pfbb leading up to Ballot (October 2019) and are currently working with Ian Ferguson and the wider Team to prepare for go live in April 2020.
The pfbb Team have shared their expertise, provided strong guidance and work very collaboratively with the Bracknell Team – working relationships are strong and we look forward to an ongoing relationship with pfbb as we move to delivery of our Business Plan.
Pfbb are our supplier of choice and provide exceptional value with lots of goodwill support. Thank you to Ian and the Team and we look forward to a long term relationship for the benefit of the Bracknell business community.”

Maria Sabey
Chair of Bracknell BID Board

Northampton Town Centre

“Northampton BID appointed pfbb UK as Project Managers with just eighteen months to go before the first BID was due to end. Before pfbb UK were appointed, the role of the BID in Northampton had become confused and businesses were seriously questioning its value. Once pfbb UK were appointed they were able to help create some clarity and demonstrate effective project delivery in line with the BID Business Plan. This played a significant part in changing perceptions about the  BID and enabled us to consider renewal with much more confidence.

pfbb UK lead the renewal process and supported the Board, helping us to unify and develop into a more influential body, laying the ground work for an improved relationship with the Northampton Borough Council. There was considerable engagement with the businesses and pfbb UK were able to use this to develop a BID Proposal and Business Plan which much more accurately reflected the needs and the desires of the businesses. Through this considered renewal plan and effective project delivery, at an early stage in the second term, the BID is already demonstrating that it is starting to exert more influence on the future direction of the town centre than it was able to do before.

I highly recommend pfbb UK as a highly professional and competent team who deliver valuable benefits to BID business levy payers.”

Jessica D’Aulerio
Chair of the Northampton BID

BID Tamworth

“Following a professional tender with a personal touch and backed by an excellent track record, BID Tamworth appointed Ian Ferguson and the team at Partnership For Better Business (PFBB) to support the development and delivery of our BID.

The challenge of bringing together a Town Centre, Riverside Area and Retail Park was ambitious to say the least but Ian and the team at PFBB did an excellent job supporting, guiding and advising the Steering Committee and Wider Business Community to secure engagement, shape and deliver a vision backed by an excellent business plan to support its delivery.

Ian provided a great deal of leadership and guidance to the Steering Committee combined with deep knowledge of BIDs, as Chair I personally benefitted from his counsel and experience as we navigated our way through the BID process whilst working alongside the public and private sector, maintaining engagement, networking and overcoming barriers to unlock the potential of a BID.

On this occasion BID Tamworth didn’t cross the rateable value hurdle, largely as a result of the Retail Park, however, Ian and the team at PFBB continue to support the Steering Committee at BID Tamworth with our ‘Plan B’ demonstrating that this project and its success goes beyond a financial return for PFBB, I applaud you Ian Ferguson and would recommend you and PFBB to anyone looking to appoint a professional BID consultant.”

Rob Holder
Chair of BID Tamworth Steering Committee and Branch Manager of John Lewis Tamworth

Huddersfield BID

We have been working with PFBB UK for a number of years, during this time we have found them to be very professional in all aspects of Business Improvement District, they helped the Huddersfield Partnership get the Huddersfield BID voted in by the businesses in our town. Without their guidance this would not have been possible and as we enter the next phase of our journey they have continued to support us.”

Vernon O’Reilly
Chairman of the Huddersfield BID