What is a Business Improvement District?

A Business Improvement District (BID) is a geographical area which the local businesses have voted to invest collectively in improving their environment. BIDs provide additional or improved services as identified and requested by local businesses. They are business-led organisations funded by a mandatory levy on all eligible businesses, who become members, following a successful ballot and operate for a maximum of five years within the legislative framework.

About The Fitzrovia Partnership

The Fitzrovia Partnership is a Business Improvement District currently in its second BID term (2017 – 2022). It has more than 250 voting members and approximately 50 voluntary members. The membership is made up of 67% offices, 21% retail, 12% restaurant and evening economy.

The BID Area

Our Core Purpose

‘Through partnership and engagement with the business community, we help to create and enhance an economically vibrant destination, offering tangible and collective benefits to those who work, live and visit Fitzrovia, whilst promoting a strong sense of local identity’
The Fitzrovia Partnership works with community groups, residents and Local Authorities to deliver the key themes identified by our members and set out in our business plan.

What We Do

We represent our members’ interests and provide tangible deliverables:

Our Six Business Priorities

Membership: The Fitzrovia Partnership

Members with a rateable value of £160,000 or more in Fitzrovia are automatic voting members. The mandatory levy on all eligible businesses is calculated based on your Property’s Rateable Value and varies from year to year. The BID levy is collected by Camden Council.

To arrange a visit from one of our team to run through your membership benefits, please by email or call 020 3146 4260

Governance: The Fitzrovia Partnership

The Board endeavours to secure members from a combination of large and small businesses within the BID constituency and representation from different sectors within the district. Quorum is a minimum of three Directors. BID constituents should always form the majority.

The Board consists of up to 18 members represented by:
Up to 2 Board members from each of the sector based sub-groups and the community sub-group; up to 6 Board members from the BID constituency; up to 4 positions from voluntary members; up to 2 small businesses who do not form part of the formal BID constituency; up to 2 property owners within the BID district.

The Board sub-groups consist of between 6 and 12 members representative of their particular sector.
Business led sub-groups are invited from the BID constituents and from small business voluntary members whilst membership of the Community Group is invited from those organisations advised by the London Borough of Camden.

In addition, the following organisations may sit on the Board as Observers to the Board, to act in an advisory role:

London Borough of Camden, Metropolitan Police, Transport for London

BID Documents

Board Members and The Team

CHAIRMAN

David Whittleton, Chairman Trustee. Arup

MAIN BOARD
David Byrne, Chief Executive, The Doctors Laboratory

John Bonning, Director, The Building Centre

Fiona Clark, Practice Director & Co-Owner, David Miller Associates

Niccolo Consigli, General Manager, My Bloomsbury

Rebecca De Souza, Retail Director, Heal’s

Tom French, Associate, Derwent London

Warren Fry, Operations Manager, McDonalds

Rebecca Hossack, Owner, Rebecca Hossack Gallery

Tom Leathart, Assistant Director, City of London Corporation

Jimmy Munoz, Local Director, Metro Bank

Aristos Papasavva, Owner, Gigs

Jason Parker, Director, Make Architects

Simon Wolny, UCLH


OBSERVERS TO BOARD

Cllr Adam Harrison, Cabinet Member for Improving Camden’s Environment, Camden Council

Genny Fernandes, Business Opportunities Manager Camden Council

Richard Berns, Inspector, The Metropolitan Police

Abbas Raza, TfL (Transport for London)

The Team

Lee Lyons

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Bee de Soto

HEAD OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

Nancy Rogers

BUSINESS SUPPORT

Farid Aliev

PLACE MANAGEMENT SUPERVISOR

Omar Charlemagne

SAVINGS PROJECT MANAGER

Stephanie Brown

MARKETING EXECUTIVE