Spotlight on MID Communications
Stakehill BID would like to get to know your business better and are asking for you to tell us more about your company.

Our first Business in the Spotlight is MID Communications , who are an independent franchise of O2 based on the estate.

We spoke to Martyn Barrow, Regional Business Development Manager and chair of Stakehill BID Steering group, who gave us a great insight into how the company are operating post lockdown. Read Martyns business profile here .

Martyn has also written a blog gives a great insight into what customers in stores can expect now retail is allowed to reopen. Read Martyns Blog...

If you would like to be our next 'Business in the Spotlight' please complete our profile form and email to
Cycle to work scheme available for employers and their employees
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to many people taking up cycling not only as a hobby but also as a lifestyle choice to help adhere to social distancing by reducing use of public transport.
A government scheme is available for employers to set up as a benefit for employees who would like to take advantage of cycling to work and can help employees to save between 25% and 39% on the cost of a new bike or an electric bike.

Cycling Maps available from TfGM
You can ride for hundreds of miles in Greater Manchester on traffic-free cycle paths, or on very quiet roads.

Lots of main roads also have dedicated cycle lanes to make your journey easier.

Face Coverings now mandatory on Public Transport
Face coverings have now become mandatory when travelling on public transport.

When travelling via bus, coach, train, tram, ferry and aircraft passengers must wear a face covering on their journey to help reduce the risk of transmission when social distancing is not always possible.

The government also working with transport operators to ensure staff are provided with face coverings where appropriate.
Stakehill BID Survey
Stakehill BID are interested to find out about the issues which are important to all businesses and employees within the Stakehill Industrial Estate. 
We would be grateful if you could circulate this link to all your workforce for them to spend a few moments completing this questionnaire.

Once completed please ask them to email to

We will provide your businesses with a summary report of the findings from across the estate which will help you in your recovery planning.
We would be grateful if you could spend a few moments completing this questionnaire.
Please answer from a business perspective as far as possible.

Once completed please email to

We will provide your businesses with a summary report of the findings from across the estate which will help you in your recovery planning.
Naturally all responses will be kept entirely confidential and not passed on to any third party. 
PPE Suppliers in the UK
The Government has announced further guidelines regarding PPE and the use of it in getting the country back to work. Now is the time to consider the all-important equipment needed so your business can re-open safely once the lockdown is lifted.
Stakehill BID has pulled together a number of national suppliers of PPE to help with this task.
If you are a local supplier and would like adding to this list please email
Get in touch

To find out more and get involved in shaping the future of the BID for Stakehill Industrial Estate contact or call our project team on 0800 0803 207 or visit or
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The BID continues to build their presence on Linkedin.

To stay up to date with BID developments please join our group and we will follow back to ensure we are seeing your all important updates too.

Stakehill BID - Here to support your business

Stakehill BID has produced a comprehensive Covid-19 Business support guide which we hope you will find very useful at this time. Please click the button below to download the PDF.
We would welcome everyone to both forward this e bulletin on to colleagues or anyone else you feel would benefit from this information and contact us to ensure that we have all your contact details and discuss how we can support you at this challenging time. Please call the BID Development Team on 0800 0803 207 or e-mail