Steering group looks to benefit businesses

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Businesses from Middlefield Industrial Estate have launched their plan to turn the Sandy industrial estate into a Business Improvement District.

Businesses from across the area have formed a steering group to promote the BID, which they say will have significant benefits for all involved.

They are sending out ballot papers to all businesses to have their say on the proposal.

Michael Tucker, director of Manor Concepts refrigeration and chairman of the Middlefield BID steering group, said: “This is an exciting chance for businesses to vote for a project which will give them their own budget and a real influence on matters which impact upon the operation of their business.

“The BID will bring businesses together in a way which has been seen to make a significant difference to other industrial estates around the country.

Over the last year the steering group has worked with Central Beds Council to develop the business plan.

The two main objectives are to provide a safe and secure working environment for all businesses, workers and visitors on the industrial estate, and to provide an effective operating environment for businesses.