'In the city, of the city': Leeds International Festival of Ideas
Last month, the Leeds International Festival of Ideas brought world-leading thinkers, creators and pioneers to share new ideas with audiences across different venues in the city. IPM Fellow, Joe Barratt visited the Festival to find out more and take in one of its many events.
BID leads on development of Waterloo placemaking strategy
WeAreWaterloo BID which has recently launched a placemaking strategy for its district, and hosted members of the Institute of Place Management team on a case study visit as part of its development of a new High Street Viability Index tool for place leaders and managers.
IPM joins call for high street support ahead of 'mini-budget'
The Institute of Place Management has joined a collective of organisations representing the high street in writing to the Prime Minister to request further support for businesses that face ‘spiralling operating costs’.
Over 100 destinations urge UK government to deliver 'business booster' and save retail, hospitality and leisure firms
The BID Foundation, along with over 100 UK destinations, has written to the Prime Minster to urge government to provide a ‘Business Booster’ of support measures amidst concern about further restrictions and as many businesses struggle to survive.
The BID Foundation to lead evolution of the industry as Institute's first Community of Practice
The move will see BIDs formally represented on a new IPM Membership Council which will guide the work of the Institute and its mission to professional place management. This is a significant development and demonstrates the commitment over 80 UK Business Improvement Districts have to leading the evolution of their industry and raising standards.
The BID Foundation's statement on Plan B in England
Following last night’s announcement of ‘Plan B’ in England and new measures to tackle the spread of the Omicron variant, The BID Foundation is working to support our Members and their levy payers as we enter another challenging period for towns, cities and their businesses.