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Bracknell BID looking for new office space

The BID is currently exploring options for a new office space in the BID area for the BID team.  . If you have office space ...

Work has begun on new BID funded subway mural

The BID is delighted to announce that work has begun on the new BID funded mural for the subway between Downmill Road in the Western ...

New BID funded defibrillator installed at Wickes

A new BID funded defibrillator for emergency use has been installed at the front of Wickes, Western Road in the Western Business Area, next to ...

Meet our Bracknell BID board members

The BID Board directors give their time voluntarily and without payment to help govern the BID and champion the work of the BID team. Meet Peter ...

Artist confirmed for new subway mural

Award-winning artist Lynne Hollingsworth has been commissioned to create a new mural in the pedestrian subway which connects the Southern and Western Business Areas in ...

eCargo Bike Grant Fund

. A grant scheme has recently been made available through the Energy Saving Trust to help towards the purchase of e-cargo bikes for organisations. . ...

Bracknell BID Longshot Lane Industrial Estate Survey

The Bracknell BID has compiled a survey for businesses in the Longshot Lane industrial estate which was delivered by the BID manager to businesses last ...
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Thames Valley Police Cyber Protect Newsletter – latest edition

The new TVP Cyber Protect newsletter has been released to businesses. . This latest edition covers: NCSC updated ‘Cyber Security Tool kit For Boards’Configuring Office ...

Welcome to the new PCSO for the Western Business Area

Police Community Safety Officer (PCSO) Olivia Harrison has recently taken over from PCSO James Leggett to cover the Western Business Area. . PCSO Harrison will ...

Longshot Lane Recycling centre booking system survey

The Recycling centre on Longshot Lane has put together a short survey for local businesses to gauge the impact of the booking system which was ...

Get Started With Analytics – 18th November

Our ongoing partnership with Google Digital Garage continues to give businesses the opportunity to receive free live webinar training and upskill your workforce. . Join ...

Get Started With Digital Advertising – 20th October

Our ongoing partnership with Google Digital Garage continues to give businesses the opportunity to receive free live webinar training and upskill your workforce. . Join ...

Get Your Business Visible On Google – 5th October

Our ongoing partnership with Google Digital Garage continues to give businesses the opportunity to receive free live webinar training and upskill your workforce. . Join ...

Bracknell MP praises work of Business Improvement District

The MP for Bracknell James Sunderland has praised the work of the Bracknell Business Improvement District (BID) as it supports economic growth following the pandemic. ...

Google Digital Garage Courses available to businesses

Bracknell BID has partnered with other BIDs across the country to deliver free Google Digital Garage courses to businesses. . All businesses in the Bracknell BID area ...

Bracknell BID partnering with Eco Rewards

Bracknell BID have partnered with Eco Rewards to have the Carbon Saving Reward Scheme take in the BID developed 5K Healthy Walk/Run Route. This scheme ...

Meet our Bracknell BID board members

The BID Board directors give their time voluntarily and without payment to help govern the BID and champion the work of the BID team. Meet ...

Bracknell BID webinars – Berkshire Business Growth Hub and Activate Learning

The Bracknell BID hosted webinars with Berkshire Business Growth Hub on supports available to small businesses and with Activate Learning on the Kickstart Scheme. . These webinars ...

Call out for volunteers to paint new subway mural

As part of works to improve the Oldbury and Downmill Road pedestrian and cycleway link, which connects the Southern and Western Business Areas, the Bracknell ...

Bracknell BID funds three new defibrillators

Bracknell Business Improvement District (BID) has funded three new defibrillators for people to use in an emergency in the Western and Southern Business area. . ...

Meet our Bracknell BID board members

Our Bracknell BID Board directors give their time voluntarily and without payment to help govern and champion the work of our BID team. They help ...
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Thames Valley Police: Cyber Protect Newsletter

Thames Valley Police have issued their Cyber Protect newsletter for July-August. This newsletter is aimed at bringing the key National Cyber Protect guidance to the Public, ...

Bracknell BID Project Group site visit

The Bracknell BID Project Group, which is made up of Board Directors to oversee the delivery of projects by the BID team, met for the ...

ESDP Summer Event – Monday, 19th July, Easthampstead Park 12 noon to 2.00pm

The Economic Skills and Development Partnership (ESDP) are hosting a summer event focused on economic resilience and recovery within Bracknell. . The event will take ...

New BID funded defibrillator installed at Bailey’s Garage

A new BID funded defibrillator for emergency use has been installed at the front of Bailey's Garage, Bilton Industrial Estate in the Southern Business Area. ...

Meet our Bracknell BID board members

We’re continuing to highlight our dedicated Bracknell BID Board directors, who give their time voluntarily and without payment to help govern and champion the work ...

Bracknell BID Newsletter for June

Last month the Bracknell BID team sent out a newsletter to all businesses in the BID area. This newsletter provides an update on what has ...

‘Cyber CCTV’ on offer to all businesses in South East

Police CyberAlarm helps business understand and monitor malicious cyber activity.Every business in the South East can now access a free digital tool designed to help ...

New Peer Networks programme launched for business leaders in Berkshire

Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub has announced it will run a second peer-to-peer networking programme for Berkshire businesses following the success of last year’s ...

Market Street Redevelopment

Bracknell Forest Council and Countryside Properties have established a joint venture known as the Cambium Partnership to redevelop and regenerate sites around Bracknell.  . The ...

Bracknell Forest Council highway works on A322 starting 5 July

Bracknell Forest Council will be starting highway works on the A322 at the Sports Centre Roundabout (next to Bracknell Leisure Centre) on 5th July for ...

Meet our Bracknell BID board members

Our Bracknell BID Board directors give their time voluntarily and without payment to help govern and champion the work of our BID team. They help ...

Useful webinars on fraud, scams and cyber crime

Neighbourhood Watch has shared some useful webinars on scams and cyber crime, click on the following links to join. . Webinar (click to book onto ...

Bracknell BID holds first ever AGM

Bracknell Investment Group Ltd, trading as Bracknell BID, which has the responsibility of delivering the Business Improvement District Business Plan, held it's first ever Annual ...

Trading with the EU and SME Brexit Support Fund

If you move goods between the UK and countries in the EU, you need to follow new customs and tax rules. . Your business will ...

Invitation to BID area businesses to get involved in Bracknell Forest Futures 2021

This is a Virtual Careers Insight event for young people aged 14-19 in the Bracknell Forest area, taking place on Wednesday, 23rd June 2021 from ...

New BID funded Welcome Signage erected at Fujitsu on Peacock Lane

New BID funded Welcome Signage has been erected at Fujitsu on the Peacock Lane side in the Southern Business Area. The Welcome Signage is clearly ...

Second defibrillator funded by the BID installed at Greggs on Western Road

A new defibrillator has been purchased and installed by the BID at Greggs on Western Road. This is the second defibrillator the BID has funded, ...

Call out to follow the BID on social media

. This is a call out to all employees and businesses in the BID area to follow the Bracknell BID on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. ...

Child Employment info graphic

Bracknell Forest Council have released a Child Employment info graphic to businesses which contains key information about employing young people. Please find it here. This ...

Invitation to become a member of Bracknell BID

Businesses within the Bracknell BID who pay a BID levy are invited to become a member of Bracknell Investment Group Ltd, the registered company limited ...

Shiva Foundation and Stop the Traffik webinars to address modern slavery risk to SMEs

Shiva Foundation and STOP THE TRAFFIK will be running a series of webinars for small and medium sized enterprises to help them address modern slavery ...

Employment of young people – advice to businesses

April is Child Employment month and Bracknell Forest Council Child Employment Team is taking part in a campaign to raise awareness of the employment of ...

BID Business Growth Hub webinar

Bracknell BID was delighted to host a webinar for BID area businesses with Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub this morning. . The webinar covered ...

Bracknell Forest Council A3095 Highway Improvement Scheme – Information for businesses

Due to the A3095 Highway Improvement Scheme there are scheduled road closures which may affect businesses in the BID area, please see the following for ...

Bracknell BID – Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub Webinar 15th April

Bracknell BID is hosting a webinar for BID area businesses with Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub on 15 April, 2021 from 11.00-11.30am. . This ...

Bracknell BID levy update is now available to view online

The Bracknell BID levy update is now available to view online. It has also been sent in the post to liable account holders with BID ...

Deadline nearing for a number of Business Support Grants

Various grant schemes which have been available under the various lockdowns and tier system are due to close to new applications from Wednesday 31st March. ...

£20 million SME Brexit Support Fund opens for applications

Smaller businesses can now apply for grants of up to £2,000 to help them adapt to new customs and tax rules when trading with the ...

Ban on commercial evictions extended to 30 June to ensure businesses are supported as they re-open

Business owners – many of whom have had to cease trading entirely during lockdown – are being given extra support after the government extended the ...

Information about A3095 Highway Improvements from Bracknell Forest Council

Bracknell Forest Council have released information to all businesses in the Western and Southern Business areas regarding upcoming work on the A3095 Crowthorne Road highway ...

Protect yourself from scams

Stay vigilant about scams, which may mimic government messages as a way of appearing authentic. Search 'scams' on GOV.UK for information on how to recognise genuine HMRC ...

The Lexicon community art project – There will be brighter days!

The Lexicon has announced a new community art project in Princess Square to recognise that while the last year has been difficult for us all… ...

Support for small businesses, landlords and leaseholders: government charges up the electric vehicle revolution with £50 million boost

Government announces financial boost to encourage electric vehicle use and launches consultation on improving the charging experience. For more information click here.

Moving goods between the UK and the EU

If you move goods between the UK and countries in the EU, you need to follow new customs and tax rules. . Your business will ...

Thames Valley Police Automatic Number Plate Recognition Survey

As part of a national survey, Thames Valley Police is looking for your feedback around the use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) across our ...

Bracknell BID monthly virtual drop-in sessions

Bracknell BID will be hosting drop-in sessions via Zoom for BID businesses and employees from 9.00am - 10.00am on the first Wednesday of every month ...

BT Openreach PSTN and ISDN service switch off by 2025

BT Openreach has committed to the ending of PSTN and ISDN services by 2025. Announcing the switch-off date now means that businesses have a number ...

New EU Exit Business Readiness Initiative for Berkshire: Are you EU ready?

To support SMEs across Berkshire and help improve resilience now that the UK has left the EU, a new three-way collaboration has been launched between ...

An Invitation for Businesses – The Imagination Library Programme for Bracknell Forest Children

Bracknell Forest Council are looking to launch the Imagination Library Programme, which aims to improve literacy and school engagement of children and are inviting businesses ...

Health and wellbeing for businesses

Please see two Health and Wellbeing presentations provided by one of the BID’s partners for businesses and their employees on how to manage: •             Sleep ...

Bracknell Forest Council Budget 2021/22 – Consultation with Business Ratepayers

Bracknell Forest Council is required under s65 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 to seek the views of representatives of local non-domestic ratepayers on ...

Thames Valley Berkshire LEP AGM

Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership Annual General Meeting: Recovery and Renewal – Building back a more resilient and sustainable Berkshire, is taking place on ...

Customs Grant Scheme

The Customs Grant Scheme was set up to help businesses prepare for new customs arrangements from 1 January 2021. This includes supporting businesses who trade ...

UK Finance warns public to be aware of parcel delivery scams in the run up to Christmas

UK Finance is warning consumers to be vigilant against criminals looking to defraud them by posing as parcel delivery companies, as more people across the ...

Thames Valley Berkshire Smart City Cluster project – showcase event on 17th December

The Smart City Cluster initiative is designed to demonstrate how smart technology can help local authorities deliver better public services. Backed by over £2million of ...
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Bracknell Forest Council Survey of Businesses and Organisations who Employ Apprentices

Bracknell Forest Council’s Education, Skills and Growth Overview and Scrutiny Panel, chaired by Cllr Mrs Gill Birch, is seeking views from Businesses and Organisations within ...

New Police bicycles and branding for Bracknell BID Area PSCOs,

PCSO James Leggett and PCSO Aaron Pearce based in the Bracknell BID area were handed over their new police bicycles this week for patrolling the ...

Can you help the Bracknell Foodbank?

Bracknell Foodbank is part of a national network of foodbanks, giving out nutritionally balanced emergency food to people in financial crisis who have nowhere else ...

Completing Customs Import Declaration

The government has advised that the UK Transition period ends in 46 days. If your business trades with other countries from Europe or you represent ...

Kickstart Scheme – Bracknell BID Partners with Activate Learning

The BID is working with Activate Learning (Bracknell & Wokingham College) who is a registered Gateway Organisation for the Kickstart Scheme, providing training, coaching services ...

Plan for Jobs: Chancellor increases financial support for businesses and workers

The government announced it will significantly increase the reach of its winter support schemes to ensure livelihoods and jobs across the UK continue to be ...

Employer Bulletin: October 2020

HMRC publishes the employer bulletin 6 times a year, giving employers and agents the latest information on topics and issues that may affect them. A ...

”Creating A Wellbeing Programme for SME’s and Corporates”

Everyone cares for their staff, working with them closely they become friends not just colleagues, especially at these challenging times when taking time to think ...

Kickstart – full funding for businesses to employ young people

The BID is looking for businesses in the Bracknell BID area who are interested in providing fully funded 6 month job placements for 16 – ...

Bracknell ‘Industrial’ signs identified!

A recent audit of directional signposts commissioned by the Bracknell BID and undertaken by Ringway, responsible for looking after over 50,000 kms of the UK’s ...
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ESDP’s Autumn Event ‘Securing Bracknell Forest’s Business Future’

BOOK NOW ESDP’s Autumn Event ‘Securing Bracknell Forest’s Business Future’ Tuesday 20th October, 9:00am to 10.30am On-Line via Microsoft Teams Securing Bracknell Forest’s Business Future: ...

Welcome to Bracknell

Bracknell BID has its first sign installed thanks to Segro, who own the sign and have provided the site free of charge and Smartsigns of ...

Test and Trace – Legal requirement for certain businesses and organisations

Designated venues in certain sectors must have a system in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff to help ...

Government extends support to stop business evictions this year

Commercial tenants will be protected from the risk of eviction until the end of 2020 helping businesses to protect jobs. The government has extended support ...

PCSO’s named for Bracknell BID area

Bracknell BID has secured a commitment from Thames Valley Police to develop closer working relationships with the businesses across the Southern and Western Business Areas ...

Travel options

As schools start the new term, more people start to return to work and some restrictions public transport people may well be reviewing their options ...
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ESDP Autumn Event ‘Securing Bracknell Forest’s Business Future’ Tues 20th October, 9:00am to 10.30am

The Bracknell Forest Economic and Skills Development Partnership’s 2020 Autumn Event, ‘Securing Bracknell Forest’s Business Future’, will explore current strategic planning and visioning aimed at ...
Coronavirus protection

Guidance for businesses and organisations on how to recognise, contain and report incidents of coronavirus

COVID-19 early outbreak management information has been created to make sure that people who run businesses or organisations: Know how to recognise and report an ...

COVID-19 Early Outbreak Information

This campaign communicates advice on how to respond to an outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) to individuals that own, manage or are responsible for a specific ...

Thames Valley Police Cyber Crime Webinar – Save the Date 2pm – Wed 23rd Sept

As on-line and remote working becomes even more critical to businesses and organisations, Police are seeing an exponential increase in Cyber threats and attacks against ...

Compromised Facebook accounts used to lure victims into PayPal scam

Police are advising people to be wary of messages through Facebook Messenger from family/friends requesting to use their Pay Pal account to receive funds from ...

Online business survey

Has coronavirus affected your business? Take part in Bracknell Forest Council survey which looks at the initial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bracknell BID Website launched

Bracknell BID are delighted to announce the launch of their new website. www.bracknellbid.co.uk. The website has been designed and created by FNSCreative in conjunction with ...

Two new leadership programmes to help small business leadership and problem-solving skills in the wake of coronavirus

£20 million to improve small business leadership and problem-solving skills in the wake of coronavirus. Two new leadership programmes to help small business leaders grow ...

£20 million in New Grants to Boost Recovery of Small Businesses

Small and medium sized businesses will have access to grants of between £1,000 - £5,000 to help them access new technology and other equipment as ...
A Plan for Jobs announcement

Plan for Jobs to help the UK’s recovery

The Chancellor announced a package of measures to support jobs in every part of the country, give businesses the confidence to retain and hire, and ...
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Profiling the ‘Business Area’ and its businesses

Bracknell BID has commissioned a local photographer who has captured over 300 pictures of the area and a brand new web site is being developed to ...
Travel Survey

Travel Survey to help return

Bracknell BID has produced the first phase of a Travel Survey. This first survey aims to understand your anticipated phased return of staff to site ...
Email Phishing Warning

Genuine HMRC contact and recognising phishing emails and texts

Find out how to recognise when contact from HMRC is genuine, and how to recognise phishing or bogus emails and text messages.For further information please ...
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Bracknell Business area to find its direction

At a recent Board meeting of the Bracknell BID company it was agreed that the signage for the area needs to be consistent if it ...
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Simple Tips For Business Success As We Ease Out of Lockdown

TVBA chairman - Peter Smith joins Simon Hollingworth of the TVBA for a brief conversation on what businesses should look out for as we ease ...
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Have your say: Business Recovery Insights Survey

COVID-19 is presenting us all with new challenges and we are acutely aware of the impact it will have on businesses. We want to assist ...
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Bracknell Forest Council taking part in campaign for child employment awereness

Bracknell Forest Council Child Employment Team is taking part in a campaign to raise awareness of the regulations in relation to the employment of young ...
Trade Credit Insurance

Trade Credit Insurance backed by £10million guarantee

Government to provide guarantees of up to £10 billion to Trade Credit Insurance schemes for business-to-business transactions. The Trade Credit Reinsurance scheme, will see the ...
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Travel to Work in Bracknell podcast

Phillip Burke - Senior Transport Coordinator for Bracknell Forest Council has put together a podcast concerning getting to and from work as travel restrictions ease. ...

A3095 highway improvements – work to start 15th June

Bracknell Forest Council has been successful in securing funds to undertake improvement work to the A3095 Crowthorne Road at the Hanworth and Golden Retriever roundabouts. ...

Legionnaires’ disease warning

 Businesses are being urged to carry out vital safety processes to their water systems to avoid increasing the risk of Legionnaires’ disease as they reopen ...

Flexible working and productivity – The New Normal

Bob Collis (Chair of the Bracknell Forest Economic and Skills Development Partnership) has released a podcast explaining how you can use flexible working initiatives to ...
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PPE suppliers in the UK

The Government has announced further guidelines regarding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the use of it in getting the country back to work.Now is the ...

Bracknell BID Fraud and Cyber Crime Guidance

Bracknell BID is happy to provide advice and guidance for individuals and their businesses on how to deal with COVID-19 related malicious cyber activity. Unfortunately, ...
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