ABOUT US
Find out who we are and what we do

Any district that aims to achieve sustainable development and Carbon Net Zero needs to have central co-ordination. The Fitzrovia Partnership does just that. Working in partnership with LB Camden and a large number of wider stakeholders and businesses, it co-ordinates and seeks to deliver sustainable solutions.

Adam Harrison, Cabinet Member for a Sustainable Camden

ABOUT

The Fitzrovia Partnership is a Business Improvement District representing more than 250 businesses in Fitzrovia.

Through partnership and engagement we help to create and enhance an economically vibrant destination, offering tangible and collective benefits to business and those that work, live and visit Fitzrovia.  Since our establishment in 2012 we have invested over £10m of BID levy directly into the area to support the themes and shared priorities of our members.  Over that period we have matured in our influence and ability to affect positive change, delivering tangible results and return on investment. 

What is a Business Improvement District?

Business Improvement Districts are not-for-profit partnerships where businesses in a defined area have voted to invest together to improve the environment of their local neighbourhood.  A BID is established through a democratic ballot process.  The services provided are additional to those delivered by the statutory authorities.

There are over 300 BIDs in the UK investing a total annual BID levy of over £110m.  These BIDs  leverage a further £175m when including funding raised from economic partnerships and commercial activity.

The BID embraces a number of representative sector groups – RetailLeisureOfficeHospitalityCommunityProperty – within its governance structure all of which contribute to The Partnership’s overall decision making.

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.

 

The BID AREA

What We Do

The Fitzrovia Partnership provides the business community with a collective voice and the ability to influence and shape the future.  It acts as a catalyst to attract public and private investment for projects that enhance the neighbourhood and helps to secure funding for the delivery of services which add value to Fitzrovia and its business community.

What We Deliver

  1. £6M INVESTMENT INTO FITZROVIA
  2. RETURN ON INVESTMENT
  3. A MORE EFFECTIVELY MANAGED AND SUSTAINABLE DISTRICT
  4. DESTINATION OF CHOICE FOR BUSINESSES, WORKERS, VISITORS AND RESIDENTS
  5. SUPPORT FOR ECONOMIC RECOVERY
  6. COLLECTIVE BUSINESS VOICE ON ISSUES THAT MATTER
  7. CONTINUITY OF THE ENHANCED SERVICE PROVISION IN FITZROVIA

A Sustainable district of choice

The Fitzrovia Partnership will place sustainability at the heart of the organisation and believes collaboration will become an esstential requirement to drive added-value solutions for business and the wider community.

Membership 

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.

View our current member businesses.

OUR THREE BUSINESS PRIORITIES

  1. Economic Sustainability
    to promote good growth 
  2. Environmental Sustainability
    to achieve a healthy environment 
  3. Social Sustainability
    to build a vibrant community

Our Six DELIVERY PROGRAMMES

  1. Voice and Representation
  2. ESG – Economic / Social / Governance
  3. Environmental and Place
  4. Reducing Costs
  5. Insights
  6. Promotion and Communication

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

  1. 2022 > 2027 Business Plan sets out businesses’ priorities for improvements for the area and area services, as well as how the BID will be managed and operated. It is legally binding once a ballot has been won and becomes the framework within which the BID will operate.
  2. Business Plan Executive Summary 
  3. Operating Agreement between a BID and their local authority governing how the BID levy monies are collected and administered and passed over to the BID.
  4. Baseline Agreement between the BID and their local authority and other service providers, which specify the level of service provision in the area. These ensure that any services the BID Documents provides are

Board Members

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

Vasiliki Arvaniti, Head of Asset Management, Derwent London

Warren Fry, Operations Manager, McDonalds

Rebecca Hossack, Owner, Rebecca Hossack Gallery

Neil Robbie, 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

Representative from London Borough of Camden Council

Paul Clarke, Inspector, The Metropolitan Police

Abbas Raza, TfL (Transport for London)

THE TEAM

Lee Lyons

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Nancy Rogers

BUSINESS SUPPORT

Mick Atkinson

HEAD OF ENVIRONMENT AND PLACE

Bee de Soto

HEAD OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

Stephanie Brown

MARKETING EXECUTIVE

Mike Fairmaner

INTERIM BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT MANAGER

Zack Thompson

BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT & SAVINGS

Rudi Raichura

INTERIM PLACE SUPERVISOR

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