ABOUT ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS TOGETHER

BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
Royal Tunbridge Wells Together is a Community Interest Company, incorporated in January 2016. We are a town centre management organisation providing co-ordination, resources and leadership, to reinforce Tunbridge Wells’ reputation as a town of substance and economic importance in the region.

Following a ballot of businesses in October and November 2018, from April 2019, Royal Tunbridge Wells Together became a Business Improvement District. A BID delivers projects and initiatives to improve and promote the town centre trading environment, on behalf of town centre businesses.


RTWT BID AREA

 

 


 

MANAGEMENT AND BOARD STRUCTURE

Our Board consists of key business leaders in the town, from areas such as retail, hospitality and legal. Tunbridge Wells Borough Council are represented by an elected member, with a senior Council officer also attending meetings in an observational role.

 


WHAT IS A BID?

A BID is a Business Improvement District.  It is a defined geographical area – in this case the whole town centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells from the Lower Pantiles up to the top of Mount Ephraim and the end of Camden Road.

A Business Improvement District is a business-led, business-funded partnership, formed via a ballot to improve a defined area to benefit its members.  A BID lasts for 5 years and then businesses are consulted again about whether they want to continue as a BID for a further 5 year period.  BID projects are always in addition to local authority services, not replacements for them.  The aims of a BID are:

To allow businesses to decide and direct what they want for the area

To allow businesses to be represented and have a voice in issues affecting the area

Invest BID levy funds to benefit businesses in the BID area

Deliver tangible benefits to local businesses

To be equitable and sustainable

 


ANNUAL REPORT

BUSINESS PLAN

OTHER DOCUMENTS

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GOVERNANCE

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RTWT BID – Articles of Association

BID Baseline Agreement

Baseline Statutory Statement

RTWT Procurement Policy

RTWT supplier justification form

Terms of Reference for Board Directors

Board Director application form

 

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