National recognition continues for pfbb UK managed BIDs

Four Business Improvement Districts developed and managed by pfbb UK have received national recognition for key aspects of their work to improve their town or city centre.

Luton BID and Northampton BID  achieved coveted ‘Purple Flag’ status – a sought after accreditation for towns and cities that provide a vibrant mix of dining, entertainment and culture, while promoting the safety and wellbeing of visitors and residents.

Derby’s St Peters Quarter and Cathedral Quarter BIDs were jointly shortlisted in the Partnership of the Year category at the Association of Town and City Management Industry Awards 2018 – in recognition of their pioneering work with key partners in the city to address crime and anti-social behaviour.

The Cathedral Quarter BID were also voted Runner Up in the ATCM Best Event Award for its CQ Saturdays programme of free street entertainment which includes circus acts and provides a platform for local talent such as singer-songwriters to perform.

Pfbb UK BID managers Ashley Lewis, Ian Hinds, Fergus McLardy and Chris Barker picked up the awards on behalf of the local businesses at the Association of Town and City Management Industry annual conference and awards dinner held in Hull

Ian Ferguson said: “As BID project managers we were delighted that both Northampton BID and Luton BID have achieved Purple Flag status. It is also a great accolade to have awards shortlisted within Derby. We were keen to to showcase the partnership work that we are achieving with key partners in two very different aspects of city centre life. These awards are great accolades for the spirit of cooperation that is alive and well in the city.”

  • Photo courtesy of Edwin Ladd of Ladd Media