Listening to your needs and improving the trading environment.
The BID Board has listened to the needs of businesses on the Penrith Business Parks and is committed to helping shape and improve our shared business environment.
That’s why the BID is commissioning several major projects in 2019, each designed to make a real difference to our business community. These initiatives will tackle the most common priorities and challenges identified by businesses on the Penrith Business Parks.
All the BID’s projects will help improve the trading environment for everyone and contribute to a prosperous and sustainable future.
A clean environment
The BID is working to promote a clean and appealing environment across the Penrith Business Parks. Damage to property and goods, loss of amenity, constant cleaning and safety issues create their own ongoing costs. The BID will take a smart, coordinated approach to
Seagulls and rodents damage offices and stock and create ongoing cleaning and repair costs. They pose a risk to health and reduce the appeal of the location. The BID is currently seeking advice from several specialists on how best to manage pests across the Penrith Business Parks.
Clean Estates Campaign
We’ll run a Clean Estates Campaign to help businesses find smart solutions to manage their waste. Negotiating together, we’re in a strong position to ensure council services meet our needs and we’re also in talks to try to increase the number of waste bins available on the Penrith Business Parks.
Safety & security
Full of valuable goods and often empty at night – business parks can be a magnet for criminals.
As well as bearing the cost of property damage and insurance premiums – crime and safety issues also harm the image of the Penrith Business Parks, lower staff morale and waste time. Everyone should feel safe to walk to their car or lock up the building and leave for the night.
The BID has begun talks with Eden District Council and Cumbria Constabulary to address crime across the Penrith Business Parks. The aim is to help authorities prevent and deter crimes rather than react after the damage is done.
New ANPR Cameras
Security cameras are a great deterrent against crime and antisocial behaviour, but they can’t stop crimes as they’re occurring. The BID is aiming to install Automated Number Plate Recognition cameras at the entrance to all three business parks. This means authorities will know if a stolen or suspect vehicle appears, reacting to tackle crimes in a timely manner.
New street lighting, parking and traffic management
The BID will work with local authorities to help bring about improvements in these key areas – contributing to a safer trading environment for businesses, staff and visitors.
Improving our image
The BID has created a bright, modern identity for Penrith Industrial Estates. The new, unified brand will help to raise the profile of every business on the three estates that make up the Penrith Business Parks – and create a strong platform for businesses to market themselves. This brand will be a valuable resource for future projects and collaborations and make it easy to explain what
The Penrith Business Parks website will provide a comprehensive platform for businesses to promote their services and a valuable resource hub for information and new opportunities. The website will encourage collaboration and innovation and showcase the Penrith Business Parks as a great place to work and do business.