Welcome To The Ferndown And Uddens Business Improvement District (BID) Website. BID’s Are The Means, Authorised By Parliament, By Which Businesses In A Defined Area Can Work Together To Make Improvements.
The Ferndown and Uddens BID covers both industrial estates which together is the largest concentration of such businesses in Dorset. This BID is led and directed by a Board of business people who all run companies on the estates. They volunteer their time as they believe in what a BID can achieve. Additionally the BID has a manager, Kevin Poulton, who is paid to consult with businesses and identify their investment priorities for the BID. He also is responsible for preparing the business plan on which a formal ballot will be held.
BID’s have the capacity to make real change as 100% of the contributions through a business rate levy are retained and managed by the local business community. Investments are made according to local priorities.