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News - 1 April 2016

It’s a YES! Businesses Vote to Invest Millions in Brighton

Brighton city centre to benefit from £1.8m of investment over the next 5 years as businesses vote to renew the Business Improvement District [BID].

During March, businesses have been voting to see whether they wish to continue investing over £1.8m in a range of projects designed to make Brighton city centre a thriving, safe, clean and vibrant place to be for the next five years. The final result of an independent referendum has now been counted and verified by Electoral Reform Services and shows 74% of business in favour by vote, representing 68% by rateable value.

This means that the renewal of the current Business Improvement District [trading as Brilliant Brighton], has been successful and the new Business Plan will commence delivery on 1st July 2016 [the day after the current BID expires] for a five year term until 30th June 2021.

The projects include; the city centre Christmas lights displays, the City Centre Ambassador service, an evening security support function and the return of banners, bunting and hanging baskets to city centre streets from July to September. On top of that, the Brilliant Brighton website will be developed along with the @brillbrighton twitter feeds and other social media platforms to keep members of the public up to date with all the best deals, special offers and news from the city centre. There is also a range of additional benefits designed to help support the 517 unique businesses that make up the retailers, bars, café’s, restaurants and clubs in the city centre.

Gavin Stewart, BID Manager said, “This is a great vote of confidence from the BID business community in Brighton City Centre. For the last five years, we have been working hard to deliver a range of projects that help support the trading environment for our businesses".

"In turn, we’ve proposed a new business plan that reduces the amount more than 50% of the businesses in the area are asked to contribute, while simultaneously delivering more projects than we have in the past. We are all looking forward to the next five years in helping to create a vibrant city centre that everyone can enjoy.”

For more information on Brilliant Brighton visit


Positive by votes 74%

Positive by rateable value 68%

Turnout 39%

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