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Manor Royal BID for Success

16 Mar 2018
Lichfields is delighted to have supported the successful renewal of the Manor Royal Business Improvement District (BID) – the UK’s largest industrial BID – for a further 5 years.
 
Local businesses overwhelmingly voted to continue the important work of the BID through a ballot on 1st March.
 
Manor Royal is one of the UK’s premier mixed employment areas and is home to over 600 businesses and 30,000 jobs, located in Crawley and adjoining Gatwick Airport.
 
Lichfields has been working with the BID to assess the Business District’s economic impact and to advise on strategy and actions to retain its competitive position. Our final report can be read here.
 
The value of this work produced by Lichfields cannot be under-estimated. It provides an up to date appraisal of the current performance of the Business District and a set of practical recommendations for what actions need to be taken – by us and our partners – to ensure Manor Royal remains competitive. We can’t be complacent about the future and the work Lichfields has done provides a good roadmap for our next strategic steps.

Steve Sawyer, Executive Director of the Manor Royal BID