13 Fitzroy Street, London, W1T 4BQ. Tel: 020 7755 3192 Email: info@fitzroviapartnership.com @Fitzpartnership © The Fitzrovia Partnership 2017

A Collective Voice

The Fitzrovia Partnership provides business leadership and positions itself as the representative and authoritative voice on issues relating to the District. A leadership and advocacy programme will focus on the role The Partnership plays in the broader strategic context and the relationships and activities it engages to influence on-going economic development.

The Partnership’s work focuses on maintaining a business district of choice which is accessible, well managed and attracts high levels of satisfaction from both businesses in the area and those choosing to work in Fitzrovia. The Partnership helps to ensure that a quality trading environment is maintained and plays a role in stimulating on-going investment. The Partnership helps to promote Fitzrovia, its economic performance and overall potential. It seeks to attract new and exciting businesses and in particular independent traders that are increasingly faced with a wide choice of potential locations.

It maintains a strong relationship with public agencies to encourage greater investment in the area and an improvement in the quality of the street environment to include delivery of Crossrail and the development of The West End Project.


Reducing Business Costs

Through specialist procurement and economies of scale, The Fitzrovia Partnership provides added value for our members.

The Partnership has a range of unique and cost-effective services available to our members. Whether you are looking to improve your bottom line, recycle your waste, take a taxi or take advantage of FREE Recycling as part of our Waste Management Scheme we have a host of services that provide substantial cost savings for your business.

Our Savings Brochure 2015-16 provides details about our new and extended services and how you can save up to 50% on your current business and utility costs.

Speak to our Team to explore the savings that can be made for your business by emailing us.


Supporting the Business Community

Training

In response to member demand The Partnership has introduced a diverse Training Programme that supports our members with the provision of increased skill sets through accredited courses and vital Counter Terrorism seminars.

The Fitzrovia Training Programme includes Conflict Management, Contingency Planning, First Aid, Fire Safety, Health & Safety, Risk Assessments and more.

Contact the team to register your interest in our courses and seminars.

B2B Networking and Promotion

As a collective, The Partnership provides an opportunity for its members to engage in business to business activity through business briefings, networking events, member centric promotion and direct introductions.

Our dedicated monthly Member News provides an update on current projects, key issues impacting the area and promotional opportunities for members.

The Partnership hosts a series of Member Events throughout the year that provide a platform for members to engage with industry specialist and fellow members from the business community.

Loyalty Scheme

The Partnership’s loyalty scheme, Swipii, allows local workers and residents to access fantastic rewards from Fitzrovia’s independent retailers.

The Scheme’s top performing businesses have seen 100’s of new customers discovering just what it is that sets them apart and the great offers they have for those shopping in the area.

If you would like your business to benefit from joining the scheme as a participating merchant business or from FREE Loyalty cards for your staff please contact the team.

To view a full list of participating local businesses and download the App visit enjoyfitzrovia.


Marketing

The Fitzrovia Partnership markets and promotes its members to those who work and live in the area, to help grow the local economy. We aim to attract visitors to explore the homeware and furniture offer of Tottenham Court Road, enjoy the restaurants, cafes and bars on Charlotte Street and surrounding areas. The area has and continues to attract the arts and creatives, from past literary figures such as Dylan Thomas to its many art galleries and creative industries.

We are proud of the diverse and exciting range of businesses in Fitzrovia. Our strategy is divided into Corporate and Consumer marketing and communications. We deliver the following activities

 Corporate

  • The Fitzrovia Partnership website
  • The monthly Member Newsletter, with updates on all our projects and for members to promote their services
  • Quarterly Board Sub-Group meetings covering the office, small business, retail, restaurant and evening economy and community sectors
  • Regular member networking events
  • The free Swipii Loyalty Scheme.

Consumer

  • The EnjoyFitzrovia website
  • The monthly General Newsletter, with details of events, offers and news in the area
  • The seasonal @Fitzrovia Newspaper, showcasing the retail, food and art offer
  • The free Swipii Loyalty Scheme. Designed to reward users for repeat visits to their favourite cafes, restaurants, hairdressers and other local services.
  • Social media promotion, using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest
  • Events including Feast@Fitzrovia, The Ideal Home Show and Christmas Campaign.

 Feast@Fitzrovia, September 2017

Charlotte Street is one of London’s top food destinations. Now in its fourth year, Feast@Fitzrovia is a week of offers, exclusive dining experiences and one-off events including The Charlotte Street Summer Fayre which will take place in September 2017.


Working Towards Sustainability

Freight Consolidation – FitzOffice Supplies

From an existing TfL funded trial in 2015, we were able to work with 10 members to better understand what products they were ordering, and the impact these deliveries had on our local environment. As a result, we are delighted to launch FitzOffice Supplies, which aims to consolidate what you order most with some substantial financial savings – and help you to reduce your delivery’s carbon emissions by up to 90%.

Our new service will be able to offer you:

  • Essential savings on all your office supplies (stationery, tea/coffee, office snacks and even furniture!)
  • A speedy but consolidated service
  • Business Credit Account
  • FREE 14 day returns
  • A dedicated support manager to help you with the ordering process
  • FREE cost analysis for your company
  • An easy to use and efficient online ordering platform let us do the hard work for you!
  • Confidence that you are ordering with a FORS accredited service (a TfL accredited scheme encompassing safety, fuel efficiency, vehicle emissions and improved operations)
  • An opportunity for you to enter your savings onto your CSR balance sheet – by using our bespoke service, you are making a direct difference in reducing the number of white van and HGV deliveries into Fitzrovia, making a tangible improvement to local air quality

To register for your business account and dedicated savings, please visit our website – fitzroviaofficesupplies.com

Need help?

Contact us at officesupplies@fitzroviapartnership.com or 020 7755 5836.

Commercial Waste & Recycling Consolidation

Whether your business is a retailer, restaurant, office or small business, you can support the aim of improving air quality in Fitzrovia by helping to reduce the amount of commercial vehicles on our roads – whilst benefiting from exclusive prices negotiated with a single supplier, meaning the savings are passed directly to you, our members.

Our ‘Zero to landfill’, carbon neutral, ISO 14001 and 9001 accredited Waste Management and FREE Recycling service, in partnership with First Mile, has significantly reduced CO2 emissions in the Fitzrovia area. Our objectives are to:

  • Reduce the amount of waste collection vehicles within Fitzrovia
  • Reduce the amount of commercial waste sacks left on Fitzrovia’s streets
  • Help your business reduce costs

What do we collect?

We will collect the following items from your premises for FREE:

Mixed Recycling and cardboard

  • Paper
  • Plastic
  • Cardboard, such as large flat-packed boxes
  • Glass
  • Metal

And for a discounted rate, we will also collect:

  • Anything that cannot be recycled – General Waste (Zero to Landfill)
  • Food recycling
  • Confidential recycling
  • Toner recycling
  • Battery recycling
  • Fluorescent tube recycling
  • Electrical (WEEE) recycling

When do we collect?

Partnership members will benefit from the following times:

  • AM waste collection: 0700-1000
  • PM waste collection: 1900-2100
  • PM waste collection (Charlotte Street only): 2300-0100

Need help?

Contact us at info@fitzroviapartnership.com or 020 7755 3395.

A Greener Fitzrovia

Across London, Green Infrastructure is becoming more instrumental as a means of addressing poor air quality and improving the local streetscape environment, with studies such as our Green Infrastructure Audit making national headlines.

 


Increasing Safety & Security

The Ambassador Service

Our team of Ambassadors make an important contribution to the quality of life in Fitzrovia for our members, their staff, visitors and the local community. In partnership, they provide a wide range of services to meet the demand for a clean, safe, and well-presented area. They are also the public face of The Partnership, offering visitors a friendly, confident and well-informed welcome to Fitzrovia.

Some of the issues our Ambassadors report on:

  • Illegal street trading
  • Busking and noise pollution
  • Litter, street cleaning problems and general refuse
  • Street lighting
  • Damage to paving and highways
  • Graffiti and fly posting
  • Prostitute cards in telephone boxes
  • Damage to street furniture
  • Criminal activity
  • Anti-social behaviour

Our Ambassadors provide a street presence between Monday to Saturday, working to a shift pattern. They act as a conduit between our business members, along with our partners, providing information such as crime trends, reports on anti-social behaviour, developments and general news.

The team ensures members are kept informed on issues that may affect day to day operations of your business.

Have a street based issue to report?

View our Contact Information Card for details of the best contact information for emergency, non-emergency and street based issues. The comprehensive card enables your business and staff to have the correct numbers to hand when you need it most.

The Ambassador team can be contacted via email or directly by phone on 020 7755 3398.

Alternatively you can contact:

  • David Fereday, Operations Manager via email  or on 020 7755 3398
  • Lee Lyons, BID Manager via email or on 020 7755 3193

Prevention of Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour  

As part of the Business Crime Reduction Partnership, reducing the effects of crime and anti-social behaviour to provide a safer environment for our businesses and the community is priority.

Fitzrovia Business Watch is a monthly meeting chaired by The Fitzrovia Partnership which allows businesses to meet with the Police and Camden Council to share and discuss details of suspects, crime trends and local issues.

To register please email the ambassador team or call on 020 7755 3398. 

Radio Link – The Fitzrovia Partnership offers access to a Radio Link Scheme for business members to enable to ability them to share fast time information with other members.

To register for the scheme please email the ambassador team or call on 020 7755 3192.

The Partnership provides crime prevention advice and equipment – The use of Chelsea Clips significantly reduces the instances of “table surfing” and ”theft from person”, both reducing but persistent crime issues for area.

To find out more about the information, advice and equipment we can provide please email the ambassador team or call on 020 7755 3398.

Ambassador Service – The Ambassador Service contribute to the deterring of crime and anti-social behaviour, monitoring the street environment, assisting in event management and providing an additional uniformed presence with particular respect to visitor wellbeing.

Enhanced Enforcement – The Partnership works closely with the Police and Camden Council to ensure that there is an adequate level of Police and PCSO presence in the area providing a safer and more secure environment.

Counter Terrorism and Contingency Planning

Working with the Metropolitan Police, The Fitzrovia Partnership provides numerous Counter Terrorism Training Events and Briefings throughout the year to help members review and develop Business Contingency Plans to help them through any emergency that may take place.

The Training Programme includes Contingency Planning, Counterfeit Note Training, Fraudulent Document Awareness, Mail Handling, Risk Assessments and more.

Contact the team to register your interest.

Counter Terrorism Alerts and London Protect Security Updates

24 May. Change in Threat Level for International Terrorism to CRITICAL.

London Protect Updates
Read the latest London Protect Update, 24 May regarding change of security level to critical

Street Management

The Ambassador Service monitors waste in the area and identifies issues that affect the public realm, such as cleansing and litter.  We work in partnership with Camden Council to ensure a speedy resolution is found for these issues and provide feedback to our members.