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
Board Members and The Team
David Whittleton, Chairman Trustee. Arup
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)