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Partners

Croydon BID works with a number of partners to support the needs of not only our BID members but the entire business community. Below are just some of the business partners we work with to add value to Croydon Town Centre.

Croydon Business Crime Reduction Partnership

020 8603 0055
The success of our Croydon Business Crime Reduction Partnership in tackling business crime relies on effective communication between local businesses, the Metropolitan Police, Area Enforcement Officers and other partners.

Via its four operating arms - BusinessWatch, PubWatch, TransportWatch and Hotel & LeisureWatch - the CBCP helps spearhead numerous crime reduction initiatives in the town centre as well as dealing head-on with repeat offenders.

Croydon Council

020 8726 6000
With a workforce of about 10,500 staff, including teachers in schools, Croydon Council is the largest employer in the borough. Spending over £900 million per year, the council makes a significant contribution to the local economy. Croydon BID works with the Council, providing additional value to the town centre focused on five priority areas.

Croydon Metropolitan Police

The police work closely with the council, Croydon BID, the Safer Croydon Partnership and other agencies to identify local policing priorities within Croydon and to develop and implement strategies to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.

Through a match-funding arrangement with the Metropolitan Police, Croydon BID funds ten extra police officers for the town centre annually and works closely with our colleagues at Croydon Police to reduce the impact of crime.

British Transport Police

British Transport Police police Britain’s railways, providing a service to rail operators, their staff and passengers across the country. They also police the Croydon Tramlink.

Creating a safer transport network is high on our agenda at Croydon BID. We support the British Transport Police with annual funding to increase resources throughout the network locally at key times.

The Croydon Partnership

0207 269 9365
Over the next few years, the Croydon Partnership, a joint venture between Westfield and Hammerson, will transform Croydon’s two main shopping centres Whitgift and Centrale into a retail and leisure destination which will reposition Croydon as the best place to shop, work and live in South London.

Croydon BID continues to work closely with Westfield and Hammerson, ensuring the views of the town centre are realised and that our members have access to the latest information and news.

Develop Croydon

020 8726 7968
Develop Croydon is a private sector-led body promoting development and economic renewal in Croydon.

Croydon BID is a committee member of Develop Croydon and a partner of the Develop Croydon Forum, investing in the future development of our great town. Discover the latest development news and events from Develop Croydon.

Croydon Old Town Business Association

Croydon Old Town Business Association (COBA) was formed in May 2012 after being chosen as one of twelve towns nationally, to be awarded the sum of £100,000 as part of the Department of Communities & Local Government's Portas Pilot scheme.

It helps lobby the Council, promotes and organises events, works with organisations to bring in footfall and increase occupancy, providing a place for people to work, shop and relax.

Croydon BID represents the views and opinions of the town centre on the Croydon Old Town Business Association.

Transport for London (TfL)

0343 222 1234
TfL was created in 2000 and is the integrated body responsible for the Capital's transport system.

Its main role is to implement the Mayor's Transport Strategy for London and manage transport services across the Capital for which the Mayor has responsibility.

Croydon BID works with Transport for London to ensure the views of the town centre are realised and that our members have access to the latest information and news.

Tramlink

Croydon Tramlink is the UK's number one tramway carrying 22 million passengers a year over a 28km (18.5 mile) modern tramway system covering South London.

Croydon BID works closely with Tramlink through its Croydon Business Crime Reduction Partnership and TransportWatch scheme to support safer journeys both night and day.

Croydon Chamber of Commerce

020 7556 2391
Croydon Chamber of Commerce supports small and medium sized businesses by delivering opportunities to trade. Part of the London Chamber of Commerce, it has access to a network of 2,500 members.

Croydon BID works with Croydon Chamber of Commerce to support the needs of businesses with the latest information.

Check Out Croydon

020 8603 0050
Check Out Croydon brings you the latest news and information on what's on, where to go and how to get around the bustling heart of Croydon, plus details of some of the fantastic offers available from local businesses - all at the click of a button.

Brought to you courtesy of the Croydon Business Improvement District (BID), Check Out Croydon provides you with an easy to navigate guide around the centre of south London's most vibrant and cosmopolitan destination, enabling you to find and locate what you need for a great time out, day or night.
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Croydon College

020 8686 5700
With over 8,000 students choosing to study at Croydon College each year, the College is considered one of the largest providers of Further and Higher Education courses in the South East.

Croydon BID works with Croydon College on a number of projects to support the future of our town. Croydon BID's Chief Executive sits on the College's Board of Governors.

Croydon Commitment

020 8774 3680
Founded in 2004 Croydon Commitment has one aim: to help Croydon businesses help their local community.

Croydon Commitment acts as a much-needed conduit between local businesses, charities and voluntary groups. With effective collaboration, they can make a greater impact and achieve far more than just working in isolation.

Croydon BID is a founder member of the ‘In Croydon 4 Croydon’ initiative, aimed at working with businesses to provide the time and resource to support small and large improvement projects.

Destination Croydon

Destination Croydon is a conference bureau service aimed at promoting Croydon Town Centre as a destination of choice for hotels and conferencing facilities close to the capital but without the high cost.

It is funded in part by Croydon Business Improvement District with support from key partners in the town's hotels and conferencing sector, assisting with arrangements and bookings as required.

Coast to Capital

01403 333840
Croydon BID is a member of the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership.

Formed in 2011, it focuses on delivering economic growth for one of Britain's most economically important areas which includes the airport economy surrounding London Gatwick. It represents a population of 1.9 million people and more than 85,000 businesses supporting more than 776,000 jobs and 141,000 self employed individuals.

Association of Town & City Management

020 7222 0120
Croydon BID is a member of the ATCM - the largest membership organisation of its kind in Europe, focused on ensuring that town and city centres reach their full potential.

The ATCM's membership spans the private, public and third sectors. For the past two decades, it has evolved into an influential voice for the town and city management community, and as a widely respected authority on policy, innovator of research, and best practice example of partnership working and cross sector engagement.

British BIDs

0845 112 0118
British BIDs is a professional industry body focused entirely on Business Improvement Districts, their development, management and renewal.

Its focus is on maintaining a mix between knowledge and advice exchange between BIDs, levy payers and policymakers while also delivering a range of services of direct benefit to BIDs, through the delivery of events, forums and networking opportunities.

Our CEO sits on the British BIDs Advisory Board and we also have a seat on Marketing Forum and the Management and Operations Forum .

London Businesses Against Crime

Croydon BID and the Croydon Business Crime Reduction Partnership are members of the London Businesses Against Crime forum.

The forum is comprised of business crime reduction partnerships from across London and meets quarterly to share best practice and engage with the Metropolitan Police

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