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Croydon BID

Tue 04 Jan 2022 at 12:14pm

Croydon launches extra support for local businesses impacted by Covid-19

Pubs, clubs, restaurants and entertainment venues that make up Croydon’s night-time and evening economy, will receive further funding from a package of support which provides much-needed cash to businesses, protecting thousands of local jobs. Venues that provide workspace opportunities will also be eligible for extra support. The funding ...

Thu 23 Dec 2021 at 2:02pm

Seasons Greetings from Matthew Sims, CEO

There is no escaping the severe challenges facing businesses not just in Croydon but across the country as we approach the festive season. It has been a year fraught with uncertainty as we grapple with the impact of the pandemic which has affected each and every one of us both ...

Tue 21 Dec 2021 at 2:11pm

Business Booster Response to Chancellor's Financial Support

“This isn’t the bailout businesses across the UK need and have been waiting for since Plan B was announced over two weeks ago.

Sun 19 Dec 2021 at 11:02pm

Business Booster - Calling on the Government to ACT

Croydon BID with its partners British BIDs, BID Foundation, Association of Town & City Management, Night Time Industries Association, British Beer and Pub Association, Bart & Taylor and New West End Company are calling on the Government to support the retail, hospitality and leisure sector before it is too late. Our campaign ...

Fri 17 Dec 2021 at 11:35am

Mayor and London leaders call on the Prime Minister for urgent support

The London Covid Business Forum, supported by Croydon BID has issued a letter to the Prime Minister urging the Government to come forward with an immediate package of support for the culture, retail, hospitality, leisure and tourism sectors in light of new restrictions and advice which have been introduced in ...

Tue 14 Dec 2021 at 12:20pm

Skating across the ice in Croydon raises £2,500 for homeless charity this Christmas

Croydon’s Christmas Skate raised £2,500 for homeless charity Crisis as we look to support our street population this Christmas. Croydon Business Improvement District (BID) has, over the past few weeks, been injecting festive cheer into the town centre bringing with it smiles, laughter, glitz, glamour, baubles, theatrics, nutcrackers, ...

Thu 09 Dec 2021 at 2:53pm

Plan B: £4bn Loss Predicted for hospitality sector

UKHospitality, Croydon BID and Mayor of London joins call for urgent financial assistance for the UK’s hospitality sector following announcement of Plan B. Financial support can be provided by redirecting surplus funds from The Additional Restrictions Grant or by introducing a new discretionary fund, or both. The UK&...

Fri 29 Oct 2021 at 5:21pm

Turtle Bay Croydon announces reopening date

The Caribbean restaurant and bar situated at 16 High Street is currently undergoing a major transformation and new manager Donnie Julian is ready to welcome customers back to the restaurant. Having been closed since the start of coronavirus pandemic, Turtle Bay Croydon is now getting some serious TLC, with the team ...

Fri 22 Oct 2021 at 12:45pm

Croydon town centre businesses back Croydon BID for five more years

With a voting majority of 91.25% by number and 94.86% by rateable value, businesses voted in favour of Croydon BID continuing for another five years from April 1st 2022 to March 31st, 2027. The total turnout was 53.55%. Croydon faces several challenges as it looks to reboot and restore the local economy and to offer ...

Tue 19 Oct 2021 at 10:48am

Turtle Bay Croydon is back!

The Island-inspired restaurant, which has been closed during the coronavirus pandemic, is currently being completely refurbished ready to welcome back customers for good times this winter, with customers being able to expect new furniture, illuminated artwork, vibrant colours, and natural materials. Matthew Sims, Chief Executive of Croydon BID, said: “...