Many businesses are put off tendering by the jargon, the bureaucracy, and the long processes; often they cannot even find suitable opportunities to bid for.
The workshop is an introduction for both businesses new to tendering and those who have had some previous success but now want to develop their skills by learning the tricks of successful bid writing.
Dylan Thomas in Fitzrovia, is a festival to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas, one of our greatest poets.
The wide ranging festival packed with events including, performances, film, exhibitions, music and of course poetry!
The launch will take place on Monday 20 October at the Building Centre, Store Street from 6pm – FOR MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS ONLY.
View the Fitzrovia Christmas Lights, the schedule of events, and see how you can benefit from and participate in this year’s activities including:
Festive Window Display Competition
Late Night Shopping Event
One Day Outdoor Christmas Market
The Autumn edition of the Fitzrovia Newspaper is now available!
The Fitzrovia Business Crime Partnership would like to invite you to a FREE Fire Safety Level 2 training course, Tuesday 4th November.
This qualification is ideal for anyone involved in the management of fire safety in any workplace. The HABC Level 2 Award in Fire Safety is accredited and recognised internationally and has been developed to protect customers, staff, brand reputation and profits.
A free workshop run by the expert consultants from Groundwork London, to help small businesses in Camden begin the process of identifying how they can save money and win new business by becoming greener.
The BID has recently been engaging with members about our Clean Air programme to make positive change in Fitzrovia and to derive some next step recommendations, during the course of your 1-2-1 sessions with our Air Quality Ambassador.
Camden Council have an exclusive offer on the 23rd September for a fantastic FREE introductory workshop, tailored to help small businesses in Camden begin the process of identifying how they can save money and win new business by becoming greener.
Whilst contending ourselves with assessing Camden’s plans for the forthcoming West End Project and other major regeneration works such as Crossrail, we decided it was the perfect opportunity to cast our minds back to the Fitzrovia of yesteryear.
The Places & Spaces exhibition incorporates the proposed urban realms and developments outside stations along the Crossrail route. The route will run across 40 stations with 10 new stations and upgrades to several other existing ones.
The Fitzrovia Partnership attended a recent London First event in July, where Baroness Valentine interviewed Sir David Higgins on the current state of play of HS2.
The BID has commissioned Arup to conduct a Green Infrastructure Audit (GIA) this summer.
Lazzaro Pietragnoli (Lab) has been nominated as the new Mayor for Camden, with Council Leader Sarah Hayward announcing her new cabinet.
Crossrail 2 is a proposed new rail line between south west and north east London which would ease commuter overcrowding and stimulate new development opportunities along the route. Transport for London (TfL) has today (June 9) formally launched a consultation into Crossrail 2.
Camden Council remains a Labour stronghold. View the list of who’s in and out, here.
Public consultation on the West End project will take place from Monday 9 June 2014 until Friday 18 July 2014. Book your place today!
Following a year long Government backed pilot scheme, Camden council has approved plans to permanently close Warren Street to traffic.
In early April, The Fitzrovia Partnership undertook a consultation exercise with local traders and residents to determine whether or not the street should be unnavigable to permanent traffic.
Reduce The Strength was set up to encourage local off-licences and supermarkets to stop selling low cost, super strength lager, cider, and beer’s with an alcohol volume of 6.5% or more.
With high levels of pollution hitting the headlines in recent weeks, The Fitzrovia Partnership is working hard to lower the levels of pollution in the area.
During the past month, our Clean Air Ambassador, Keith Cotton, has visited a 23 BID members in order to inform you on the current issues that are facing Fitzrovia and London, and to capture your thoughts on what you would like to see happen to change the situation.
The Fitzrovia Partnership showcased London’s Capital of Homeware, Tottenham Court Road at this year’s Ideal Home Show, as we highlighted in previous editions.
A big thank you goes to all of the BID retailers who took part and donated prizes- BoConcept, Dreams, Dwell, Hammonds, Heal & Son, Highly Sprung, Lombok, Multiyork, Paolo Marchetti Interiors, Currys/PC World, and West Elm.
Earlier this month, The Fitzrovia Partnership hosted a visit from eight representatives from The Norwegian Association of Town Centre Management (NSU), and representatives of the Norwegian Government.
During 2013-2014, the Fitzrovia Partnership supported Fitzrovia Youth in Action’s (FYA) Insight programme in delivering high quality, valuable work experience placements and mentoring to young people in Camden. The Partnership provided £15,000 funding to support 20 young people to develop their employability skills through work placements and employability skills workshops.
The Fitzrovia Partnership are providing a number of training courses for all members to take part in for FREE. These will vary from Counter Terrorist training sessions (Project Argus) and workshops to to healthy lifestyle opportunities. BOOK NOW.
Air quality in Fitzrovia is amongst the worst in London and has a significant impact on the health of those working, visiting and living in the area. Whereas in the 60s, the smog was visible, today it is invisible – misleading us all into thinking there is no problem, or not being aware at all. So we’ve now got a new Clean Air Ambassador to help us change things.
Following on from the Business Crime Survey that was completed in September 2013, which saw 40% of respondents suggest that more crime prevention advice and workshops would reduce crime levels in Fitzrovia, the Partnership have been discussing issues with business on a regular basis, both at the Crime Partnership meeting and on a 1-2-1 basis.
Shanta Bhagwandin joins the team from Kingston First BID, where as Events Manager, she was responsible for writing and delivering a creative events and marketing strategy that was able to increase footfall that delivered a positive profile of the Town Centre.
Crossrail may handle a quarter of a billion visitors in Central London every year by 2026, according to the latest research conducted by world-leading engineering firm Arup.
The report, entitled ‘The impact of Crossrail on visitor numbers in Central London’, has identified that Crossrail could well deliver significantly more passengers to the heart of the capital than previously estimated.
Reduce the Strength is a pilot initiative for the south of Camden which involves all licence holders of Supermarkets and Off Licences voluntarily removing the opportunity to sell super strength lagers and ciders in Fitzrovia and surrounding areas.
The Metropolitan Police, NHS Foundation Trust, Camden Council, and The Fitzrovia Partnership are working together in an effort to end the sale of this kind of alcohol, which has serious effects on consumers and communities.
Air quality in Fitzrovia is amongst the worst in London and has a significant impact on the health of those working, visiting and living in the area. Whereas in the 60s, the smog was visible, today it is much worse and is invisible – misleading us all into thinking there is no problem, or not being aware at all.
As a levy paying business, you have the opportunity to have your existing energy contracts reviewed by your Fitzrovia Partnership BID savings team.
They will ensure that you are on the right contract and obtaining the very best market rates. If you are not, then your BID savings team will do all the work for you to ensure that everything is in place to counter the effect of the UK wide energy price increases. To date, Members have saved over £137,000.
This month, the BID’s Fitzrovia Business Crime Partnership, which has been established for local businesses to identify and share information and pictures of known criminals operating in the area, is now hosting its latest steering group meeting next month.
The initiative, with the support of the Ambassadors, Neighbourhood Policing Team and Camden Business Against Crime,will begin with a steering group that will meet on a monthly basis to discuss issues and see where resources would be best used.
The Close the Door campaign works to stop shops wasting energy by keeping their doors open when using heating or air-conditioning. It is a business-friendly, non-profit organisation who’s admin staff and campaigners work on a voluntary basis. The campaign is active in cities around the country and works nationally with head offices of the chains.
The festive period may now be a distant memory, but our Christmas @Fitzrovia promotion will certainly carry a long legacy.
The well received Christmas @Fitzrovia newspaper was packed full of fantastic gifts, offers and festive ideas available across the area, including Tottenham Court Road, such as at the street’s flagship store Heal’s and Paperchase. In our Eat @Fitzrovia section, BID Members such as Pied a Terre and Pescatori showcased some of the more unusual Christmas dinners that were on offer at the world renowned Charlotte Street. Our 30,000 copies were snapped up before the end of the campaign, with a record number finding their way into local offices, homes and eager visitors.
The Fitzrovia Partnership has an innovative and FREE Recycling service for our Members.
Together with our partners Paper Round, and as part of our commitment to an ethical collection service, we will come and collect your used Christmas tree – whether from your office, retail unit, or restaurant – free of charge in January(terms and conditions apply*).
Following on from the successful Christmas lights switch-on for Fitzrovia, The Fitzrovia Partnership Business Improvement District and University College London Hospital (UCLH) are today launching a gift appeal and calling on local businesses and the community to make a difference this Christmas by spreading some festive cheer, raising a smile and ensuring that the many children who are receiving treatment at the UCLH over the festive period, don’t miss out.
On Thursday 21 November, local traders and residents welcomed the BID’s first ever set of Christmas lights and decorations to our vibrant streets thanks to The Fitzrovia Partnership and you, our Members.
The Fitzrovia Partnership works on behalf of all the businesses to promote Fitzrovia as the Homeware Capital for London and the West End’s Food & Drink Quarter.