Many retailers and other key people in Bristol have supported the Broadmead BID from the beginning. Their testimonials speak for themselves:
"The Broadmead BID is a product of the remarkable partnership that has transformed Bristol city centre. Whatever challenges businesses face in the years ahead, I am sure the BID team will bring passion and energy to finding collaborative solutions. I urge you to vote YES for this BID."
"The Broadmead BIDs have been integral to the success of Bristol city centre as a retail destination. Voting YES for a further BID will enable us to safeguard the many achievements and to continue with our collaborative marketing approach for Bristol Shopping Quarter. Cabot Circus is fully supportive of the BID and would urge retailers to vote YES."
"The Broadmead BID allows us to market Broadmead, The Galleries, The Arcade, and Cabot Circus as a single unified destination under the Bristol Shopping Quarter banner. Without this, I am sure fewer shoppers would venture into all areas, missing out on our great variety of shops."
“The Broadmead Business Improvement District (BID) is so fully integrated into our working lives, helping to maintain our competitive edge, that we can forget it is something we could all lose.
"As the current BID comes to an end in October 2018, now is the time to consider what life would be like without the Broadmead BID.
"Picture our streets if there was no BID funding to clean them to a standard where they seamlessly blend with the neighbouring Cabot Circus and The Galleries. Consider not being able to maintain and replace our street furniture. Imagine if there was no money for Christmas lights, marketing or events. Visualise not having a Broadmead management team to call on for all the countless issues that arise in our working lives. Whatever challenges Broadmead faces, having this vital resource behind us makes a difference.
"Through the BID, the Broadmead retailers have achieved so much together - so I am delighted that businesses have voted YES for another five year BID."
“From initially seeing it as just an extra bill to pay, over the years I have come to experience that the BID's worth to independent retailers is more than ten times the amount we actually pay.”
"As the manager of a business on the outer reaches of the BID area, I have been grateful for the support of the Broadmead BID team. I particularly appreciate the work they do to keep the area clean and tidy. If I report an issue it is always dealt with promptly."