About Purley BID

Between October 15 and November 18, 2015, business owners in the Purley CR8 2 postal district and some streets alongside will vote on the future of Purley. A YES vote will create a BID - a Business Improvement District with the one aim of making business in Purley better.

As chair of the Purley Business Association, I have seen how the recent poor economic climate has made business in Purley decline and face tough times. Purley has changed and will change drastically in future years, with developments both in Purley and around it in Croydon and Coulsdon.


We must act together to create a better economic climate and capitalise on those changes.What we certainly must not do is let others take revenue away from the town by failing to take action ourselves.The BID is a very special opportunity for the future – and the opportunity to do it is NOW!

By putting together a BID scheme for Purley we, the businesses of Purley, can take into our own hands the creation of better business for every business in Purley.

That’s why I and a few others are stepping up to the challenge of championing the BID and with your help, fellow business owners and managers, we can get started on Purley’s future economic growth.

If you, the business owners of Purley, want to improve and promote Purley town together then

Vote YES on October 15th.


In this guide, we will explain the work that has already been going on for several months and we will make clear what the BID can do for Purley business; why your contribution will pay off in improving Purley as a place to live, shop and work, increase trade and benefit YOUR business.

The time is right for all businesses and the public sector to come together in order to provide a busier and more attractive town for Purley. The YES vote is supported by Croydon Council for all of the 5-year BID period.

We are on the verge of a great opportunity that I hope Purley businesses will collectively embrace and support as a key tool in ensuring the town’s competitiveness in coming years.I strongly urge you to vote yes in favour of the Business Improvement District in order to make Purley, a great place to work, shop and above all, to do business.

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Purley Business Engagement logoWe know our levy payers have a real desire to ensure their voice is heard and their needs are met. Our aim is to represent businesses’ interests and lobby on their behalf. We also keep businesses informed of our progress and activities through regular newsletters, e-communications, workshops and events.

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