The Newquay Business Improvement (BID) has been voted in for a third term following a successful renewal ballot.

A majority 59% of voting business pledged their support for the BID’s future. The ‘Yes’ vote means that the BID will now start working on the priorities and projects which it outlined in the new business plan for Newquay (2021-2026).

The third term of the BID programme will officially commence on April 1.

Partner at Newquay estate agent, Start & Co, and voluntary BID board director, Jonathan Start said: “I am very pleased that Newquay businesses have voted to back the BID, unlocking so much more potential for the town.

“As a business owner myself, I feel we can sleep well knowing that Newquay BID is secure in its position for another five years, and that it has our backs. The next five years are critical to business recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic, so it is more important than ever that we have this support. It’s a significant result for all current and future Newquay businesses.”

Carla Jones, Newquay Business Improvement District (BID) manager, added: “We are naturally thrilled with the result of the BID ballot.

“Lots of hard work has gone into the business plan and it is very reassuring for us to see that all of the proactive businesses share our vision and have come together to make this happen.  The voting response that we have had has been really positive and it’s refreshing to see that businesses have pledged their support for the BID’s third term, reinforcing to us that we are supporting businesses and improving the trading environment.”