Read about our new Luton BID Directors, our Business Group Meetings and more
Our Business Group Meetings give businesses the chance to have their say on future BID projects and initiatives and feedback on the projects
which are specific to their particular area.
Our next series of meetings will take place in early August and BID business owners or employees based in the named streets/areas are welcome to attend the meetings which will take place
Wednesday 2nd August, 10am, Conference Room 2, The Hat Factory, 65-67 Bute Street, Luton LU1 2EY
Wellington and Manchester Street
Wednesday 2nd August, 3pm, Tasty Beans, 17 Manchester Street, Luton LU1 2QB
Thursday 3rd August, 11am - AW House, 6-8 Stuart Street, Luton LU1 2SJ
Thursday 3rd August, 2pm - iOccupy, 78 Park Street, Luton LU1 3EU
Call 01582 510657 or email us
by close of play on Tuesday 1st August if you would like to join us.
The Luton BID Ltd AGM took place on Wednesday 19th July and during the meeting five new directors were voted onto the board. They are:
Gabi McKeowne - Brewery Tap and Luton SAFE,
Diane Quick - The Galaxy Centre,
Martin Blower - A Plan Insurance,
Simon Martin - Debenhams and
Stuart Sadler - Sadler's Hair and Beauty.
They will join
Gavin O'Brien, of Clear Head,
Helen Bailey, of The University of Bedfordshire,
Marie Kirbyshaw, of Luton Culture,
Cllr Sian Timoney, of Luton Borough Council,
Roy Greening, of The Mall and
Abbass Shaffi, of Tasty's Chicken and Tasty Beans.
After the AGM, other BID based businesses joined the open meeting to network, meet the BID
and hear what the BID
is planning and
has achieved in the past year.
If you would like to get more involved with Luton BID please visit
or email us
Luton BID Linked Update
Our next Luton BID Linked Update is Thursday 27th July, 9-10.30am, at The Hat Factory.
Come along and meet our Luton BID project manager, Fergus McLardy, who is keen to hear your ideas or issues. It's also your chance to find out about our exciting projects or get more involved.
For more information, email us
Bedfordshire Business Awards sponsorship
We are delighted to announce that for the second year, Luton BID will sponsor a category at the annual Bedfordshire Business Awards.
All businesses in the BID area who are up to date with levy payments are welcome to submit a nomination for the award.
Luton BID is sponsoring the Luton town centre Business of the Year category, one of 13 categories which will be celebrated at an exclusive ceremony on Thursday 23rd November.
These awards aim to recognise and celebrate excellence, innovation and development and fit perfectly with the BID's commitment to promoting town centre businesses.
The application deadline is the Friday 29th September. Download full details
New town centre businesses
Luton BID would like to welcome a number of new businesses that have opened in the town centre s
A huge welcome to:
- a coffee shop on Manchester Street
The Phone Shop
- on Upper George Street
- the new hairdressers located on Wellington Street
The Dress House
- a bridal wear specialist on Guildford Street
- the new Lebanese restaurant on New Bedford Road
- Indian restaurant on Wellington Street
and beauty specialist on George Street
- a new body art and piercing shop based in Rivergate House
- estate agents on Upper George Street
Real House Kebabs
- takeaway restaurant now on Cheapside
- a new town centre hotel
in The Mall
How to Get Involved
All businesses are encouraged to get involved by attending working groups to help steer projects.
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