Mayor of Greater Manchester shows support for Middleton Stakehill BID

Date published: 16 November 2020

The Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has spoken about the importance of business communities to the wider region at a virtual event, held as part of a proposal for Stakehill Industrial Estate to become a Business Improvement District (BID).

The virtual event, hosted via Zoom on Wednesday 11 November, was also attended by the leader of Rochdale Council, Councillor Allen Brett.

Both Councillor Brett and Mayor Burnham discussed the plans for the BID, the opportunities for businesses on the estate in Middleton, and Stakehill’s strategic role within the wider region.

Mayor Burnham expressed the combined authority’s support for the Stakehill BID and discussed the strategic significant of the estate, both regionally and nationally. He said: “When a BID works well it builds a sense of community. A BID helps make sure the voice of business is heard, the timing for this proposal is perfect.”

Martyn Barrow, Stakehill Steering Group Chair who represents MID Communications, said: “It is brilliant to receive this level of support from these two political influencers and it shows that we’re on the right track in promoting Stakehill and in turn the wider business community.” 

BIDs are an investment in the local trading environment through the provision of added value services and are funded by local businesses through a regulated levy; therefore, all beneficiaries pay.

A ballot of the businesses on the estate is due to be held in February 2021 to determine whether the industrial estate will become a Business Improvement District in July 2021.

Businesses from Stakehill can get involved in the BID by:

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