Many retailers and other key people in Bristol have supported the Broadmead BID from the beginning. Their testimonials speak for themselves:
“I believe that the Broadmead BID is an exemplar of how a BID strategy can bring together a local business community to transform the fortunes of a location. It’s essential that the Broadmead BID is renewed.”
"Presenting Bristol city centre as a cohesive, integrated, retail experience is essential to the success of all city centre retailers. I congratulate all retailers for the achievements they have made through the two very successful BIDs to date. Voting YES a third time will safeguard the unified and enhanced shopping experience and allow us to continue with a collaborated marketing approach for Bristol Shopping Quarter."
“If there wasn’t the BID money that we’ve had in recent years to spend on the marketing, cleansing and maintenance, there would be a real danger that the city centre wouldn’t remain as an integrated area. Broadmead would be left behind.”
“The BID is essential in being able to market and drive footfall into the city centre. The BID ensures that retailers in established parts of Broadmead can keep up with Cabot Circus.”
“As a Broadmead anchor retailer, M&S is very supportive of the BID process and its impact. The BID is driven by retailers for retailers, and has greatly improved the look and feel of the shopping area.”
“I think that the BID is worth to retailers more than ten times what we actually pay. Broadmead has to fight to get its voice heard. The BID resources make this possible.”
“Broadmead is much cleaner than it used to be. For me achieving this cleanliness is the number one priority for the BID.”