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Introducing Incident Reporting Platform Implementation!

Crime against a business can take many forms: from shoplifting or non-paying diners to staff theft and burglary from premises. Poole Business improvement District (BID) are working closely with Jack Ferns (left on the image) UK Partners Against Crime (UKPAC) as the next stage of their business crime prevention initiative after two-way radios were introduced … Continued

Forthcoming Changes to Fire Safety Legislation

Written fire risk assessment and fire safety arrangements. From 1 October 2023, NEW fire safety legislation has come into effect which will impose new duties on ALL businesses and buildings owners. The main changes introduced by the legislation are: You will need to record both your fire risk assessment and fire safety arrangement in full, … Continued


After 18 months of service to the board, Georgina Bartlett, Director and Chair of the Poole BID board has resigned. The board member role of a BID is voluntary, and Georgina’s input has been invaluable, bringing significant energy and innovation to help the BID and ensure levy payers get best value. Georgina has introduced the … Continued

Business Improvement District Accreditation

POOLE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT ACHIEVES ACCREDITATION FROM BRITISH BIDS   From over three hundred Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) across the UK, Poole BID is only one of thirty who have achieved accreditation from British BIDs. The accreditation is the industries recognised standard, externally assessed by independent auditors, and designed in line with the Business Plan … Continued

Seafood & Sounds

SEPTEMBER 16TH AND 17TH 2023 Following the recent loss of two popular events, five Poole Quay businesses have collaborated to create a new free to attend event in September 2023. The owners of City Cruises, The Customs House, The Poole Arms, Saint Tropez Restaurant and Truly Scrumptious sweet shop are working together to bring this … Continued


The Cyber Resilience Centre for the South West (SWCRC) is a police led team which provides free services, sign up at www.swcrc.co.uk for more extensive support and guidance. SWCRC is directly funded by the Home Office and regional policing, to help South West-based businesses and charities. Cyber resilience can feel complicated, expensive, and unmanageable. It can be hard … Continued

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