The SWBA was formed in 2007, with the aim of improving the condition of the South Wimbledon Business Area and supporting the many and diverse businesses located within it.
Between 2007 and 2017 the enthusiastic and voluntary efforts of a number of SWBA member company representatives and our part-time paid Estate Coordinator enabled us to secure substantial inward investment to upgrade the estate and achieve our aims, addressing issues raised by SWBA members and enhancing the business community on the estate.
This has included the provision of CCTV, disposal of litter, addressing issues arising from fly-tipping, improved footpaths and better signage. We have also worked closely with the Metropolitan Police in an effort to keep on-site crime to a minimum.
In 2016-17 it was decided that the SWBA should seek to become a Business Improvement District (BID) in order to build upon these achievements and to develop a further range of projects to improve the estate. BID status has the added benefit of ensuring that the area has a strong and coordinated voice so that business concerns are recognised and addressed by the Council, Police and other bodies.
Following a successful ballot of businesses on the estate, the SWBA formally became a BID on 1 July 2017 for a 5 year term.
Our aims and objectives
Our key aim is to ensure that the South Wimbledon Business Area remains an attractive, accessible and safe business environment that is strongly represented and benefits from cost-saving combined purchasing and business promotion services.
- We will continue to represent, advocate and further the interests of the SWBA business community, particularly in relation to transport issues, council services, accessibility and connectivity
- We aim to ensure that the SWBA environment is visibly improved, better maintained, cleaner, safer and more attractive
- We will also facilitate cost-saving, combined purchasing and business promotion to help businesses reduce their operating costs, increase trade and staff retention through inter-business trading, staff discounts and joint training
- More details about these activities and proposals can be found in the BID Proposal document at this link
If you would like further information, please email Claire Morris or call her on +44 (0)7749 028 796