Sunderland 'BID': main priorities

Part of Sunderland city centre could become a Business Improvement District Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The priorities for the Sunderland BID (Business Improvement District) are:

  • A cleaner, greener and safer City Centre

  • A busier City Centre, with increased footfall

  • A more vibrant evening economy, attracting more people between 5 - 10pm

  • More marketing and promotions

  • Events, festivals and celebrations

  • Better signage, access and information for visitors

  • A leadership voice for City Centre businesses

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Sunderland business plans

Leading businesses in Sunderland are launching proposals to introduce a Business Improvement District in the city centre to encourage firms to work together and bring more visitors.