Business Parks and Industrial Estates
Business Parks and Industrial Estates provide significant levels of employment across Scotland and are home to many of our small and medium sized businesses.
The BIDs sustainable financial model provides the means for businesses on business parks who wish to work and invest collectively to improve their surroundings, services and facilities.
Business Parks can be remote to residential centres, suffer from a lack of services by the statutory authorities and be subject to crime and vandalism amongst many other issues, making it difficult to attract staff, presenting an untidy and neglected appearance and a burden on the businesses in terms of safety and security both for the business itself and for their staff.
A BID allows businesses to address local issues and concerns such as,
Ø public transport provision
Ø a cleaner and improved environment
Ø safety and security issues - CCTV, mobile patrols, lighting,
Ø waste management
Ø staff recruitment and retention
Ø local facilities
Ø business to business selling
Ø greater efficiencies through local procurement
Ø collectively invested money which works harder and smarter - sharing costs and responsibilities
Ø the opportunity to attract additional funding
Ø strong and effective private - public partnerships
Ø joint effort and drive towards a shared vision
Ø a competitive regional advantageØ improved private and public sector investment and
Ø a strong local voice for business
For advice and guidance on developing and delivering a business park or industrial estate BID please contact Ian Davison Porter Project Director BIDS