Find out how the Business Improvement District could boost firms in Bassetlaw

Companies wanting to find out more about plans to create a Business Improvement District in the district can do so at a number of information events to be staged from the end of April.

Members of the Business Improvement District with chair George Buchanan.
Members of the Business Improvement District with chair George Buchanan.

The ballot on the proposed initiative began this week and businesses are being urged to vote ‘Yes’ to transform the area into a BID to secure £3.2 million in funding which can be spent in Bassetlaw over the next five years.

The BID initiative was officially launched at a recent event held at Hodsock Priory, which gave businesses across the area the chance to hear more about the project and its aims.

Now a series of one-day events are being staged at venues across the area to give even more businesses the chance to discuss the plans and have their questions answered.

Steve Bennett, managing director of Traffic Labour Supplies, Retford and vice chair of the BID Steering Group, said he decided to get involved with the BID because of the potential it can unleash for the area.

“From large businesses to community projects, it will make a difference and help pave the way for continued improvement,” said Steve.

“It excites me to know that there are like-minded people out there that want to see this area improved.”


Tuesday 25th April 2017 – 10am - 2pm at Harworth Town Hall, Harworth; Wednesday 26th April 2017 – 11am - 2pm, Saint Gobain offices, Manton Wood Industrial Estate, Worksop; Thursday 27th April 2017– 10am - 2pm, opposite Clarks Shoe Shop, Carolgate, Retford; Tuesday 2nd May 2017 - 11am - 2pm, next to Take-a-Break Café, Hallcroft Industrial Estate, Retford; Wednesday 3rd May 2017 - 11am - 2pm, next to Tasty Bite Café, Dukeries Industrial Estate, Worksop; Thursday 4th May 2017 - 11am - 2pm, the front car park, The Turbine business centre, Shireoaks; Tuesday 9th May 2017 – 10am - 2pm, opposite Boots Chemists, Bridge Street, Worksop; Wednesday 10th May 2017 – 11am - 2pm, Paintman Paint, Unit 7, Trinity Park Industrial Est, Sloswicke Drive, Retford; Thursday 11th May 2017 – 10am - 2pm, Sally Mitchell Fine Arts & Museum of the Horse, 1 Market Place, Tuxford