Harnessing the Power of Partnership

Pillar Two

Harnessing the Power of Partnership

As a body dedicated to constant improvement of the district, the BID will concentrate on bringing together our key businesses with the two local authorities, the Mayor and Transport for London.

Together we can agree, over time, to adopt and finance the capital projects that need to be undertaken to ensure that the district continues to operate as an International Centre.

But the power of partnership extends beyond business and government. The BID will actively engage with other elements of the Knightsbridge and Brompton Road community so that projects are selected and designed with clear understanding and input from residents and other institutions and organisations. Experience with other BIDs has shown that a positive working relationship with local residents is essential for the smooth delivery of the objectives within the Business Plan.

From the initial Feasibility Study, the promotors of the BID have engaged with resident, amenity and community groups as well as local councillors and the major cultural institutions nearby.

Everyone who invests, works and lives in our district has a clear interest in its future. By working together, we can deliver the improvements that are needed to ensure that that future is bright for us all.

The Business Improvement District will be a voice for business interests in the district. But any vision for the district can only be achieved with the support of partners in the local community and local authorities.

And the BID can be a powerful partner to help achieve the ambitions of others in the community, for example through contributing to local sustainability goals, recruitment and training for local people and ensuring that the wider community benefits from the benefits that flow from a successful International Centre.

The BID will:

  • Provide essential leadership and influence. By providing local leadership and a powerful collective voice for our members, we will inform policy and effect change on the issues that matter most to our members and the area.
  • Build positive working relationships with a range of partners to drive the adoption and successful delivery of the Business Plan’s projects and policies.
  • Establish the BID’s role as a constant and dedicated driver of change for the whole district and a catalyst to help mobilise businesses and our key public sector delivery partners, principally:
    • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
    • Westminster City Council
    • The Mayor and his key agencies particularly Transport for London given the importance of addressing problems created by the presence of the Brompton Road Red Route to the future success of the district
    • Government – BEIS, DCMS
  • Provide a platform for businesses to work together with all elements of the local community to achieve an agreed vision for the district that benefits all stakeholders.
  • Work with residents and the wider community for the Business Plan proposals.
    • Establish a positive working relationship with resident and other non-business communities to ensure that the BID’s business-led priorities also reflect and respond to their issues and concerns.
    • Provide a structure for regular engagement with local residents to discuss proposals and resolve any issues that arise.
    • Create a role for resident representation at BID Board level.
    • Identify opportunities for local residents to benefit more from the success of the International Centre, for example through local employment and small business support.

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