BID supporters

The Lichfield BID development gained support from businesses small and large – including retail, food and drink and professional:

Supportive quotes include:

“I see Lichfield BID as a marvellous way of getting all of us in Lichfield city centre to work together on a practical and useful agenda that will help to make our city more attractive and better known.” The Very Rev’d Adrian Dorber, Dean of Lichfield

“The BID is all about businesses taking control. On behalf of all chamber members, I urge you all to vote YES for the BID.” Richard Lewis, President of the Lichfield Chamber of Trade & Commerce

“Keelys is delighted to support the Lichfield BID. A strong local trading environment brings more customers to your door – from more local jobs for recruitment firms to promote, through to more companies seeking IT, legal, marketing, design and financial support.” Paul Roberts. Partner at Keelys

“Lichfield BID is vital for businesses like mine.With more shoppers visiting the city and more trade passing my door, my business can only benefit – and all for less than the cost of an ad in the local paper!” Matt Burnell, The Smile Centre

“We’ve got one chance and I truly believe that this is an opportunity we business owners cannot afford to miss if we want to see our city thrive.” Paul Maddox, Owner of the Three Spires Coffee Shop & The Scales

“Lichfield BID will brand, market and promote Lichfield as a centre for retail, services, leisure and tourism, making our city more competitive.” Angela Burns, The George Hotel

“The BID will help Lichfield City benefit from the additional footfall the planned Friarsgate development will bring – it will help to rebalance the city and ensure new customer footfall flows into and enjoys every area the city has to offer.” Simon Lumb, Owner of Friary Shoes

“I’m backing the BID because it’s committed to addressing the very specific needs of the city’s many smaller independent businesses like mine that make Lichfield such a unique shopping environment. That’s better parking, better marketing and much more.” Marie Johnson, Owner of Rieve Shoes

“We’re proposing a marketing-led BID that’s all about footfall.That’s why nearly 30% of our total £1 million budget is dedicated to marketing and events.” Adam Burns-Mace
Owner of The Tudor of Lichfield and Tudor Row

“At Three Spires we know just how vital the right marketing is and the difference it can make to footfall and sales. It’s crucial Lichfield BID creates a cohesive marketing strategy so our money is spent in the right way, to achieve the best results for all of us.”
Lisa Prokopiou Centre Manager at Three Spires Shopping

“We need to make every event count and ensure they don’t just bring people to the city, but tempt them into our shops and businesses too. That’s why we need new events that celebrate our great retail offer.” Anna Riley Owner of Cure ladies boutique

“Lichfield has so much to offer after dark but it’s crucial that people keep thinking it’s a safe and fun place to visit and Night Angels are a great way to do this.” Sean Craven, Le Reve

“The BID isn’t about replacing council funded services, it’s about delivering new projects and services chosen by us, to tackle the issues we know are affecting our trade. It’s an opportunity to work together to achieve better results for all of us and our city.” Judith Lundie, Owner of Room to Inspire

“Trading conditions are tough and we are all competing with the internet as well as other towns. That’s why Lichfield needs a BID. It’s the opportunity we’ve been waiting for to get together and tackle the issues head on.” Sally Osborne, Owner of Mooch

“This isn’t only about making Lichfield a nicer place to eat and shop, it’s about ensuring the business community has a more powerful voice and that business interests are better represented.” Guy Gibson, Staffordshire University

Local organisations that actively supported the BID include:

Local businesses and organisations supporting the Lichfield BID


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