Our Stakeholders & Supporters

All these important, influential individuals and organisations partner the BID.

Dorset Council
This fruitful partnership enables the business voice to be heard with greater clarity to promote economic growth.
The Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership
The Ferndown and Uddens BID is particularly important as it is the largest business concentration of its type in Dorset and has considerable potential for further growth.
Police and Crime Commissioner
The Ferndown and Uddens BID provides an important opportunity to further develop partnerships with the local business community to understand better policing needs for the area and provide new mechanisms for addressing them.
Police Digital Security Centre
The Police Digital Security Centre (PDSC) is delighted to be working in partnership with the BID to support local businesses in reducing their vulnerability to cyber crime.
SWL Security
Working in partnership with the BID improves security for the estates, especially during evenings and the weekend.
Bournemouth and Poole College
The College fully support the renewal of the BID and is very keen to engage closely with the BID to ensure local businesses have access to the training that they need, and to help them secure the workforce of the future.
QE School
Our links with businesses on the estates has been enhanced greatly by the work of the BID particularly in partnering with us in projects to support the development of students.
Dorset Engineering & Manufacturing Cluster
Dorset Engineering and Manufacturing Cluster works in collaboration with the BID to support the 70+ manufacturing and engineering companies operating on the Estates.
Our partnership with the BID will help tackle congestion, parking, road safety, speeding and encourage cycling.
Christopher Chope MP
I am delighted to give my enthusiastic support for the Ferndown and Uddens BID extension for a further five years.
Dorset Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Business Improvement Districts are able to make a significant positive impact for businesses within the defined area.
Dorset Police
The innovative partnership formed with Dorset Police has provided effective methods to reduce crime and increase business security on the estates.
Ferndown Town Council
The Town Council supports the BID and its actions to enhance the estates which are a major asset for the Town.
Bournemouth University
Collaborative activity with BIDs underpins the effective engagement with the regional business community. We fully endorse the proposal.
Ferndown Upper School
We are excited to be partners in the collaborative project to help our students develop self awareness and employability through professional input and engagement with local businesses on the estate.
WSX Enterprise Ltd
The BID area is a major hub in the county and success in achieving these aims will have a major economic impact both locally and across the region and we are delighted to offer our support.
Go South Coast
Morebus is pleased to work alongside the BID to find ways to improve public transport accessibility to Ferndown and Uddens Estates.

Security Group

In order to help progress actions to enhance security on the estates a Security Group has been established. The Security Group also includes Dorset Police and SWL who provide evening and weekend security for the estates together with security specialists from levypayers.

BID Factfile

A Business Improvement District enables groups of businesses to join together and commission improvement projects. Covering both industrial estates your BID is managed by the Ferndown and Uddens BID Ltd. The BID generates an income through a levy of 1.25p in the pound of rateable value for each business ratepayer over £7,500. Since 2014 the BID has delivered significant improvements that have enhanced the trading environment for our business community. In 2019 businesses on the estate endorsed this mandate by a 73% support for the new Business Plan.

What's our mission?

To implement the Business Plan and to continuously improve the trading and working environment on the Estates, so that it is a great and safe place to do business and to work. The Ferndown & Uddens BID is here to bring genuine improvements and value to the business community on the Estates. The BID developed out of the collaborations of the Ferndown and Uddens Business Forum and Security Association. Thanks to the support of businesses through the initial ballot in 2014 and the renewal ballot in 2019 together with our partner organisations the BID has been able to make real improvements for the business community. 350 businesses. 3,500 people. One voice.


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