The Secretary of State’s decision that the Appeal case against the Yorkshire Coast BID is invalid has cleared the way for the ambitious programme of works to commence and the appointment of a BID Board of Directors.
Clive Rowe-Evans, Yorkshire Coast BID Task Group Chair states:
“We are extremely pleased that after a thorough review, the Secretary of State officially declared the Appeal to be invalid. At all times the Yorkshire Coast BID have not only followed but exceeded the industry guidelines and the regulations. ”
Following a successful ballot in November 2018. 44, out of the eligible 1044 businesses, just 4% of the total balloted, lodged an Appeal to the Secretary of State. Confirmation that the Appeal did not achieve the 5% threshold required by the regulations to allow an appeal to proceed has been welcomed by many businesses, wanting to work with the BID to protect and promote the Yorkshire Coast.
The next steps for the BID Company is recruiting Directors that are committed to delivering the £5m Business Plan.
Sarah Ward, Member of the BID Task Group states: “Being part of the development of the BID has been incredibly rewarding. BIDs around the UK are giving businesses a voice and making innovative changes that allow areas to regenerate and buck economic/high street trends. I would encourage businesses to now nominate themselves for a Board position and take the BID to the next level.”
Applications for Directors will be open until the end of May and it is an exciting opportunity for passionate business owners to shape the projects within the £5m Business Plan.
Apply here to become a BID Member
Apply here to become a BID Director
Business Owners are invited to speak to the BID Team and find out how to get involved prior to the official launch in August.