NE1 established a youth employment programme in Newcastle. It’s primary objective is securing jobs for young people. Having placed more than 300 young people into employment, education and training, the average cost per ‘post’ is c£400. This compares favourably with similar government schemes, some of which can cost up to £14,000 per placement.
Dig the City
Manchester BID’s urban summer garden festival ‘Dig the City’ attracted over 1 million people and generated over £4m pounds of media coverage.
Newcastle City Marina
Newcastle City Marina was built in 2011. The facility was delivered in a timespan of only six months, from conception to completion and has been responsible for a transformation of Newcastle’s Quayside. The 132m pontoon regularly hosts visiting yacht crews from Europe, round the UK sailors and locals – all keen to berth their vessels in the heart of a busy city centre. Capital investment by the BID was a modest £125k (before other grants) and there has been a 5x ROI in terms of additional spending since opening. The Marina has created a strong additional element to the city’s offer to attract business and tourism.
percentage vote in favour of renewing commercial district BID
leading retailers are represented by Manchester BID, in the second biggest retail economy outside of London.