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COVID-19

The Board and Executive Management have refocussed priorities and objectives in order to do everything possible to assist and advise our members in these challenging times. Our broader work continues as usual.

The Midtown BID team remain committed to supporting the local business community and stakeholders and our office is now fully open Monday to Friday, and contactable on 020 7078 7077 or info@bee-midtown.com.

KEY CONTACTS
Debbie Akehurst
Chief Executive Officer
Debbie@bee-midtown.com
07944 255869
Marcos Gold
BID Manager
Marcos@bee-midtown.com
07471 018659
MIDTOWN BID RENEWAL STRATEGY

MIDTOWN BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, COMPRISING OF BLOOMSBURY, CLERKENWELL, FARRINGDON, HOLBORN AND ST GILES,LEADS ON PUBLIC REALM & TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE, SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS AND PROFILE & REPUTATION BUILDING.

WE ARE A COLLECTIVE VOICE OF OVER 400 ORGANISATIONS, REPRESENTING A HIGHLY DIVERSIFIED COMMERCIAL AND CULTURAL BASE OF CREATIVE, EDUCATIONAL, LEGAL, MEDICAL, PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL BRANDS OF GLOBAL SIGNIFICANCE – GENERATING A CONTRIBUTION TO LONDON’S GVA SECOND ONLY TO THE CITY.

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MIDTOWN BID LAUNCHES REPORT INTO COVID-19 IMPACT ON WORKPLACE

From ghost town to back to business: How getting office workers back to their desks could boost London’s economy to the tune of £41 billion and save 57,000 jobs. Midtown BID today co-launched a report looking at the economic impact of the absence of office workers in central London since Covid-19, and the devastation in […]

18th November 2020
Midtown BID promotes Health and Wellbeing Calendar

At Midtown BID we understand this will be very uncertain times and indeed stressful for your teams. Therefore, we have put together a fortnight of activities we would like to share across your company.  We want to celebrate health and wellbeing, and encourage us all to engage with one another. Please share the calendar – it […]

12th November 2020
ACTION REQUIRED: GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ON TAX FREE SHOPPING

On Friday 11 September the Government announced that it plans to stop offering tax free shopping to all international visitors after 31 December 2020. This will mean losing a £3.5 billion sector and undermining Britain’s global appeal and competitiveness. We know from talking to our business community that this is yet another blow, at a […]

22nd September 2020
SUPPORTING BLOOMSBURY FESTIVAL

Midtown BID is proud to be a major sponsor of the 2020 Bloomsbury Festival.

An annual celebration of the area’s pioneering creativity, presenting an inspiring programme of arts, science, literature, performance, discussion and reflection.

Local, Global, Inspiring – artistic choices are informed by a focus on providing enriching opportunities for artists, enticing creative engagement for residents, and the aim to promote contemporary Bloomsbury.

For ten days each October, the streets, parks, museums, galleries, laboratories and public and private buildings of this vibrant cultural quarter play host to multiple events developed with partners alongside Bloomsbury Festival Productions and Commissions.

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The destination of choice for business in london.

Midtown is the place to be for businesses. From heritage to housing, law to lifestyle, food and drink to future technology – we are diverse, innovative and we lead the way. Together we think big, do things differently and raise our profile to attract success.

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Where competitive advantage comes with the postcode.

Collective thinking makes incredible things happen. We bring together businesses in Midtown to share resources, services and expertise. It’s a powerful catalyst for cost-savings, environmental benefits and real social change.

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The place where the future is even more exciting than the past.

Faster trains, bigger stations, less crime, cleaner air, more space. Following in the world-famous footsteps of pioneering architects and innovators from years gone by, we’re catapulting Midtown into the destination of the future.

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A community of villages creating a legacy of social good.

Imagine growing seasonal produce on the roof in your lunch hour. Harvesting homemade honey from urban hives. Helping young people learn and earn – while gaining even more in return. A place where being green, clean and socially responsible is second nature. Where we volunteer, collaborate and innovate for the greater good. Where living ethically makes you feel alive. Welcome to Midtown.

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Campaigns

COVID-19: HELPING OUR HOMELESS

In light of the current climate, the homeless on our streets are more at risk of harm than ever before.

As a consequence, BEE Midtown’s COVID-19 initiated Security Patrol includes a remit to report and seek urgent care and assistance for anyone found to be sleeping rough within our district.

Our BEE THE CHANGE homeless campaign has been re-purposed as a dedicated portal for on-street reporting and links to WC1 and EC1 support services.

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Future london.

Together with the Evening Standard, Bee Midtown is creating a pilot project on sustainability and specifically the reduction in the use of plastic within our district. We will encourage good practices in the area’s offices, cafés, restaurants, bars and shops to show what is possible in the everyday busy working environment and during the commuter rush. The methods will be simple, the results should be inspiring.

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Holborn Underground station upgrade

A new-look for Holborn station to transform your commute. Making that breakfast meeting first thing. Catching your connecting train, the gym class you’ve only made once – but still pay for. Or making it home in time to read that bedtime story. We’re paving the way to give you the time that matters most in your day – making the changes needed to transform your commute at Holborn.

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There’s always a buzz about Midtown. Our district is a hive of eclectic activity where work and play go hand in hand. A place that welcomes the wild. Where green is a lifestyle choice and social responsibility is a daily objective. We’re proud of our urban environment, our heritage and the legacy we’ve been left to protect. That’s why we’re committed to preserving our home for future generations.

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A NEW LANDMARK FOR MIDTOWN

In March 2019, BEE Midtown called for submissions for the design of a new ‘focal and inventive’ information kiosk to replace the existing fixed structure outside Holborn underground station.

The existing, manned kiosk, located on Kingsway, oversees a bustling location between the City and the West End: a meeting point of history, culture, commerce, education and creativity. The structure aims to welcome, direct and interact with as many visitors as possible. However, the way people communicate, source information and traverse through cities is changing rapidly, and our interactions should change to keep pace.

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Midtown Big Ideas Exchange

Think differently, challenge tradition.

The Midtown Big Ideas Exchange is London’s most dynamic series of debates, celebrating the eclectic innovation of Midtown and its people. Bringing together the brightest minds of the moment, this is our space to rebelliously rethink London’s business, economic, environmental and sustainable future.

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Guided Walks

Free guided walks.

Our free seasonal guided walks encourage exploration of our dynamic district. We tell the powerful stories of the people, the buildings and the brands that make Midtown so successful. Retrace the steps of the Beatles in Bloomsbury, find the site of Sweeney Todd’s barbershop or uncover Midtown’s historic Little Italy.

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Bespoke walks for businesses.

If you are a local business, how about arranging a special walk for your staff? Choose from our existing programme or let us organise one on a theme of your choice. A walk makes a perfect part of a special event, staff day out, office party or leaving do.

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