Accessibility Page Navigation
Style sheets must be enabled to view this page as it was intended.
Inverness BID Your Inverness - altogether better
  • Shop Inverness Shop till you drop in Inverness’ fantastic selection of local & national stores Read more
  • Eat & Drink Inverness Let Inverness tantalise your taste buds Read more
  • Visit Inverness Whether you’re playing or staying, find out what to do in Inverness City Centre Read more
  • Services Inverness Get it done! Find the service you need Read more

Latest News

Business Comment by BID Manager in Inverness Courier

Business CommentBy Mike Smith, Manager, Inverness Business Improvement DistrictI was very struck last week by a comment made at an Inverness Chamber of Commerce talk by Michael Moore, the secretary of state for Scotland, regarding the importance of business being successful.The Liberal Democrat coalition government minister addressed his business audience with a comment: “If you weren’t there and if you aren’t successful, we couldn’t tax you and none of us politicians could argue about how to use the monies we take in tax from you.”

Iconic Inverness

BID Manager Mike Smith spoke to the Inverness Courier this week about the idea of creating an 'Iconic' festival or event in Inverness which would put the city on the map globally in the same manner as Shetland's Up Helly Ha or Edinburgh's Fringe Festival.  He now wants to open this up to wider debate and find out what residents of Inverness think.Click here to read the full article.

City Centre Signage Leads the Way

Visitors to Inverness will no longer need to ask for directions following the launch of a joint signage project by BID and Highland Council to make the City centre easier to navigate.Click here for the full story

Safeinverness Intranet Proves a Hit

Nearly 50 businesses have now signed up to Safe Inverness’ secure intranet system and are benefitting from intelligence about crime and incidents in the City centre.The system is free to all BID levy payers and allows you to receive intelligence from other businesses and the police, as well as almost real time alerts concerning incidents and crime on a weekly basis.  All you need to become a member is an email address.

BID Breakfast Makes the Best of Tourism

More than 40 City centre businesses attended a recent BID breakfast to learn more about how to make the best of the tourism market in the Highlands.The free event, which took place on Tuesday 28th June, heard from speakers Scott Armstrong, Regional Director of Visit Scotland and Freda Newton of Jacobite Cruises.With their knowledge of who comes to the area and what they are looking for both speakers were able to offer information to BID members and answer all questions on the subject.

Best Bar One Reaches 21

Twenty one licensed premises are set to take part in the National Best Bar None 2011 Awards following a launch on Wednesday 22nd June at a breakfast within The Room.The launch was hosted by Inverness BID Chairperson Craig Duncan and attended by Provost Gray, as well as a number of invited guests including city centre licensee, members of the Inverness Community Safety Partnership and other agencies.

Six Cities Pledge for Economic Growth

City leaders from the six Scottish cities have signed an agreement to work in partnership with each other and the Scottish government to boost the economy and deliver shared ambitions for growth and investment.  Inverness BID welcomes the news and hopes the pledge will lead to investment in local projects and infrastructure. Read more in the full article

Safeinverness FREE Training Seminars

We have arranged free staff training seminars in partnership with the Scottish Business Crime Centre, Northern Constabulary, Remploy CCTV and the Inverness Community Partnership.The seminars will focus on: • Theft By Shoplifting – Prevention, common techniques, staff powers• Violence at Work – Minimising risk, recognising signs.• Shop Safe Radio System – best practiceThey will take place on Tuesday 31st May from 1430-1700hrs, Tuesday 7th June from 1030-1300hrs and Tuesday 14th June from 1430- 1700hrs at the Ramada Jarvis Hotel.

Gutter Project

BID has been working with Highland Council as part of the Cleaner Inverness Campaign on a gutter project to give City Centre buildings a facelift.The level of growth in the gutters of some buildings is unacceptable and people have remarked on it frequently.

Great Easter Egg Hunt 2011


Syndicate content

Keep up to date

  • RSS
  • Twitter
  • Facebook

Latest News

Forthcoming Events