BID directors L-R: Simon Martin, Debenhams, Gavin O'Brien, Clearhead and Roy Greening, The Mall
Luton BID scoops top award
Luton Business Improvement District (BID) was awarded 'Environmental Achievement of the Year' at this year's Luton's Best Awards for helping to make Luton town centre cleaner and tidier.
Luton's Best Awards honour the outstanding achievements of individuals, groups and organisations in the town, and the BID was put forward for its Tidy Days initiative which sees volunteers from town centre businesses join together during regular two-hour clean ups over the year.
Thank you to all the volunteering businesses that have taken part - you can read more about the win and comments from our BID project manager, Fergus McLardy
Bedfordshire Business Awards
Congratulations to Aviva Health and Beauty who were named Luton Town Centre Business of the Year - the BID-sponsored category at the Bedfordshire Business Awards.
We would like to thank all of those businesses who entered and also congratulate runners up, Vibe Juice Bar and Reponse Personnel.
Check out our Twitter page HEREwhere you can see pictures from the awards evening.
Luton BID Linked
The BID is pleased to be supporting the University of Bedfordshire's Graduate Work Placement programme.
If you are in a position to offer a graduate an opportunity for work experience in your business, please join us at our next Luton BID Linked on Thursday 30 November at Tokko Youth Centre, Gordon Street where Lucy Randall, Deputy Head of Careers & Employability will give full details of how to get involved.
To register for the event HERE or call 01582 510657.
Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday is a national campaign which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to 'shop local' to support small businesses in their communities.
It's taking place on Saturday 2nd December and Luton BID is planning lots of
#smallbizsatuk social media activity with pictures of town centre businesses.
If you would like our Ambassadors to take a picture of your business or if you are planning an event, activity or even something as simple as a themed window display, then let us know.
Tweet @LutonBID, message us on Facebook HEREor email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more on the Small Business Saturday website
Santa in Luton
Our next Luton BID-funded festive highlight will take place this Saturday, 2nd December, when Santa will visit the town centre.
Along with Mrs Claus, his performing elves and other entertainers, Santa will wander through the town centre from 11am to 3pm, meeting and greeting shoppers and their families.
This event is part of Luton BID's free Christmas entertainment - more details on what else is planned HERE.
Lighting up Luton
Mike the Knight and Evie entertaining crowds at the switch-on
We were delighted to work with Luton Borough Council again this year to add an extra element of surprise to Luton's Christmas lights switch-on.
People flocked to the town centre on Saturday to see Mike the Knight & Evie make personal appearances in the lead-up to Lighting up Luton.
The BID arranged the character appearances as part of our wider Christmas programme to bringmore people into the town centre.
We took some fantastic pictures at the event so head over to our Facebook page