About business partnerships
Burntwood Business Community
Retailers in Burntwood are working together to invest over £50,000 high street innovation funding to boost the local area through a business forum called Burntwood Business Community. Projects include improved road signage, new welcome signs in key retail areas, and better promotion and marketing. All local Burntwood traders are welcome to join the Burntwood Business Community. Find out more.
The Lichfield BID was voted in by Lichfield city businesses in summer 2015 and formally started on 1 October 2015. It is run by a new company called the Lichfield BID Company, which is totally separate from the council. As a business ratepayer in the city, the council will pay money into the BID. It also collects the BID levy on behalf of the BID and all money it collects is passed to the BID to deliver projects in the city. The Lichfield BID will deliver £1 million investment in a range of exciting city centre projects between 2015 and 2020. Find out more about the BID.
Please note: The Lichfield BID incorporates the Lichfield Town Team which helped to establish the BID and generate a yes vote. Thank you to all traders who took part in this great initiative for the city.
Lichfield Chamber of Trade & Commerce
A membership organisation for local businesses (£40 a year to join). Members benefit from representation in consultations with local authorities, such as the council and police. Monthly member meetings are hosted so members can share views on local issues. The chamber also provides the hanging baskets in the city and organises the Christmas fayre. To contact the Lichfield Chamber of Trade & Commerce, email Richard Lewis.
Lichfield City Forum
This neighbourhood forum brings together residents and businesses, through a network of local residents' associations and other neighbourhood organisations such as North Lichfield Initiative. Lichfield City Council provides the secretariat and members include the police, fire & rescue service, as well as schools and businesses. To contact the Lichfield City Forum, email Christopher Moulton.
Lichfield District Tourism Association (LDTA)
A membership organisation for all tourism related businesses (£25 a year). Run by Visit Lichfield it offers marketing initiatives, reduced price training, networking meetings and more. Find out more about the LDTA.
Tamworth and Lichfield for Business
Tamworth & Lichfield for Business is the name for the shared development service for Lichfield District and Tamworth Borough Council. Its aim is to promote economic growth for Tamworth and Lichfield. Find out more about Tamworth and Lichfield for Business.
A membership organisation for city retailers, primarily concerned with crime and safety issues. Provides the StoreNet radio scheme and the business exclusion scheme. Membership is £100 and members benefit from a book of known city shoplifters and updates. Members can also join the StoreNet scheme for a further cost. To contact the TownSafe Partnership, email Richard Lewis.