Love Gt Western Rd Emerging BID
Exciting post for a multi talented individual or team.
The Gt Western Rd Traders Association is seeking a project team or individual to take the lead in the development of the BID for Love Gt Western Rd
The Love Gt Western Rd BID project is managed by a steering group which liaises with the local authority and others in the development of the BID.
This contract is offered on a fixed fee basis of 25,000 from start of commissioning to completion of ballot. This is anticipated to be a minimum of 12 months to a maximum 14 months. The decision to offer this in this way was a desire to get the best resources for Love Gt Western Rd in the most flexible innovative way .
The contract will be awarded to the team or individual that can demonstrate their ability to deliver all the key elements outlined below.
Gt Western Rd is home to a diverse range of owner managed ,independent businesses and we need a team who will engage with this sector to communicate the vision of the steering group for a vibrant local economy. We recognise that the skill set of engagement and administration may not be found in one individual, accordingly we welcome applications for a team approach.
Submissions should be sent by email to and
For initial background contact Iain Scott at
Closing Date 11th October 2017 5.00 pm
Who Are We Looking For?
We are looking for a team or individual who has
· Excellent people and communication skills.
· Excellent marketing and engagement skills
· Comfortable with creating a data base and gathering information
· Knowledge and understanding of small and micro businesses.
· Ability to identify ,develop and manage a small team to deliver agreed tasks where appropriate.
· Evidence of working in partnership with a number of different organisations and agencies from the private and public sectors at a local and national level and have, preferably, an existing network of contacts in relation to BID area.
· Evidence of a proven track record in dealing with the local business community or similar.
· Evidence that they can swiftly develop knowledge of local issues, businesses and politics, and would have the trust of local agencies and businesses from the beginning.
· Evidence that they have a reasonable level of existing knowledge of the Business Improvement District process in Scotland and how this will be applied to the development of a BID for Gt Western Rd Traders Association.
· Understanding of business planning coupled with knowledge of Public Sector and work experience in relevant area.
· Able to take ownership of diverse workload.
· Ability to deliver database and marketing management
· Good written and oral communication skills.
What Does Love Gt Western Rd Want You To Do ?
Engage with local businesses and community
Working with traders to develop the BID programme and presenting options to the traders for the definition of the BID area.
Carrying out publicity and other project work, including developing a website and e marketing associated with raising awareness and support for the BID within the local business community, the local community and public sector stakeholders.
The steering group has placed a priority focus on developing the plan in a collaborative way. It is vital that you or the team meet regularly with the local businesses to help gather their valuable knowledge and insight into the issues facing the area and then to convert that into the business plan.
Ensure effective operation
Managing all development stages of the BID project including the production of a business plan(which must be done in a collaborative manner), arrangements for the BID ballot and the setting up of a BID company. Ensuring systems are in place for the future monitoring of the BID.
Develop a small team to support the administration and the delivery of the project and also the administration of the BID project finances.
Work with local authority and agencies
Work with council staff, elected members, the community council and other statutory and local organisations to enable productive dialogue during the BID development process.Liaising with the council’s Department of Legal and Administration Services regarding the legal aspects of the BID and establishing support for the administration of the .Liaising with the Council’s Department of Finance in the setting up of the financial arrangements for the collection of the BID levy. managing the development of the BID databases.
Performing any other duties and responsibilities as may be appropriate to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the BID project as directed.
What Will The Key Tasks Be ?
· Engage with all the local business. Get to know them and gather qualitative and quantitative date to develop a viable BID Business Plan including details of identified projects, service improvements, costs, proposed structure for delivering the BID and relevant performance measures.
· Develop and agree, with stakeholders and businesses, a timetable for the BID process with key milestones. Monitor the timetable on a regular basis.
· Establish a BID communication strategy to facilitate effective liaison, consultation and communication with key stakeholders and acceptance of the BID proposals. This to include email marketing, twitter, and other social media.
· Develop and maintain a database with relevant details of all businesses within the BID area.
· Develop mechanisms for the BID voting process and collection of the levy with the relevant departments of the local authority.
· Quantify and benchmark existing public services to ensure that BID projects and services demonstrate real additionality.
· Attend a minimum of four business improvement network meetings known as Scottish Business Improvement Districts Academy meetings per year, throughout the period of the development of the Business Improvement District to ballot.
The contractor will be responsible for ensuring fair, equitable and non-discriminatory treatment of all colleagues and clients, in accordance Database management with the key values and objectives.
This project is offered on a fixed fee basis as detailed above.
Assessment of Applications
The assessment of applications and interviews will be at the discretion of the Love Gt Western Rd panel.
Where possible, examples of relevant past experience should be submitted with the application.
Applications should be addressed as follows and sent by email to and
The Scottish Government is supporting the development of Business Improvement Districts (“BIDs”) as a model to assist the regeneration and asset management of a town or city centre, tourism areas, business park, rural area or in any area where businesses (by sector or theme) wish to improve their trading or business environment.
A business improvement districts is a means by which local businesses can work together, share risks and costs and make improvements to their trading environment, creating new platforms for growth and strengthening the local economy whilst giving businesses a voice in the future development and direction of their business area. Community led regeneration rooted in the community. They are established following in depth consultation with the businesses in the proposed BID area and subject to a successful ballot, raise funding to deliver projects and services of benefit to the businesses and the local community.
Following a successful ballot a BID Company is set up to ensure that the BID Business Plan is implemented. A BID term normally lasts for a period of 5 years after which it must be renewed through a renewal ballot.
The key elements of a BID are;
· A BID is not a substitute for central or local government investment and services but is an additional investment in projects identified by the businesses as benefitting their business area.
· A BID involves partnership working between local businesses and the local authority, in addition to other stakeholders and public and private bodies.
· BIDs are developed, managed and paid for by the private sector by means of a compulsory levy, which the businesses within the BID area must vote in favour of before a BID can be established.
· A BID will only go ahead if more than a 25% turnout is achieved by number and property rateable value and more than half the businesses who vote, vote in favour by number of ballots and by ratable value of the businesses that have voted.
The proposal to seek BID status for was agreed by the Love Gt Western Rd in 2016
Funding A BID seedcorn grant application was submitted to the Scottish Government and a £20,000 grant awarded in 2016 with Glasgow City Council supporting with a match fund.
Love Gt Western Rd Emerging BID