A Business Improvement District (BID) is an arrangement where businesses identify opportunities to the benefit of their own activities in their local area.
On 22nd April 2010 the Kirkcaldy BID (now called “Kirkcaldy4All”) was formed following a positive Business Improvement District ballot result being recorded on 5th March 2010.
Kirkcaldy4All’s vision is:
“To promote Kirkcaldy Town Centre as a place where people want to work, shop and spend their leisure time in a welcoming environment which is customer focused and investment-friendly”.
Kirkcaldy4All’s objectives are to:
• create a well promoted and vibrant town centre
• increase the number and quality of events
• create a family friendly atmosphere
• attract more visitors and increase spend
• raise Kirkcaldy’s profile by improving people’s perception of the town
• help create a safe and welcoming town centre
• create a cleaner, more attractive town centre
• help businesses make cost savings
• address green issues
Kirkcaldy4All aims to deliver value to those businesses who have invested in the Company through their BID levy. This ranges for business development to reductions in business overhead costs. The Company also leverages funding streams over and above the BID investment levy to deliver the various projects and activities for the benefit of the BID levy payers. In common with almost 2,000 BIDs in existence in the world today, Kirkcaldy4All also aims to positively contribute to the “Place Making” as the Company’s Vision states.
The BID area includes over 450 businesses from a variety of sectors and takes in all the key entry points into the town centre, from the Railway Station to each end of the Esplanade. The area encompasses all the positive attributes about Kirkcaldy:
Retail : Fife’s largest retail centre, with a good blend of major High Street stores and quality independent retailers represented.
Cultural Quarter : Kirkcaldy Museum & Art Gallery & Adam Smith Theatre.
Eating & drinking : cafes, restaurants, bars and night clubs.
Transport Hubs : East Coast Mainline Railway Station and Fife’s largest Bus Station both serving east central Scotland.