City Centre BID Business Breakfast

business breakfast

The City Centre BID hosted a business breakfast for its levy payers at Bambalan on Thursday 4 October. This was a free event and we were delighted to see it well-attended.

The event gave businesses the opportunity to discuss with a panel of industry experts the challenges around rough sleeping and on street anti-social behaviour. They come from Caring in Bristol, St Mungo’s, Avon & Somerset Constabulary,  and Bristol City Council.

These professionals, who work daily to provide services and support in this area, were able to equip businesses and individuals with the knowledge needed to pro-actively support the work currently being delivered. They discussed the services and support currently available; how you or your business can make a positive impact; what help is available to your business; the changes we should expect to see in the future; and what success looks like.

Those attending were told how Caring in Bristol is working with the city centre BID to educate business owners on how to engage with vulnerable people they might encounter.

The charity has published a ‘survival handbook’, along with charity Arkbound Foundation and Bristol City Council, which contains advice for companies including information on night shelters, day centres, food, health care, legal advice and housing support.

The handbook will be sent out to all businesses in the city centre BID area, along with a poster containing steps on how to engage with homeless people.

For further information, read THIS REPORT, published in the Bristol Post on Friday 5 October 2018.