Levy Payers

We are here to support businesses in King’s Lynn town centre. Throughout the year we provide training courses, meetings and events. This is your Business Improvement District (BID), please get in touch so that we know how best to support you and your business.

Your BID, Your Town, Get Involved

Come and talk, meet the board and get involved. Several times a year we offer meetings and events where you can find out more about how the BID can support you and what we are doing to promote King’s Lynn town centre. Keep an eye on social media or sign up to our levy payer newsletter to find out when meetings are being held.

Have a say on your BID. We want to hear from you

Marketing

Promoting the town to visitors, shoppers and businesses is a big part of what we do. We especially want to promote good news stories, events, promotions, news and activities that you are involved with.

Do get in touch to share your news so that we can promote it via our social media channels, blog or direct mailing to customers. Do you have an event you want to publicise? Let us know and we will put details on our What’s on calendar. We would also welcome your ideas about how we can market King’s Lynn town centre.

If you don’t already, make sure you follow us on social media and use #discoverkingslynn to tag us on posts.

Training and Seminars

We provide training courses for Levy Payers, either free of charge or for a heavily discounted fee. Previous courses include Emergency First Aid, Fire Marshalls and Fire Safety, Risk Assessments for COVID-19 and a variety of seminars on digital marketing topics.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for people who want to receive training in emergency first aid and is especially suited for nominated first aiders in smaller, low risk working environments.

Information

We keep you informed via weekly e-shots about grants, upcoming business events and seminars in Norfolk as well as the latest government guidance and regulations for COVID-19.

You need to be signed up to our mailing list to receive this information. Sign up here

We also have a closed Facebook page just for levy payers where we share information and ideas, email us to join that group.

Fire Marshall Training - 2020

Who should attend?

This course is designed for people who want to receive training in emergency first aid and is especially suited for nominated first aiders in smaller, low risk working environments.

What you will learn?

  • The content of this course provides basic life saving first aid and workplace health and safety regulations, covering the following:
  • The role of the first aider
  • Health and safety (first aid) regulations
  • Managing an emergency
  • Resuscitation (adult CPR)
  • Communication and casualty care
  • Seizures (adult)
  • Bleeding (minor and severe)
  • Shock
  • Burns
  • Unresponsive casualty
  • Choking (adult)
  • Defibrillator pad placement
  • Defibrillator prompts and how to respond.

This course is subsidised by Discover King’s Lynn. Spaces are £20 per person, and are limited to two per business.

First Aid Training - 2020

Who should attend?

People looking to gain knowledge and training in Fire Safety.

What you will learn?

  • Summary of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety).
  • Basic principles of Fire Risk Assessment.
  • What Fire Marshals/Wardens must do if they discover a fire.
  • The correct way to raise the alarm.
  • The procedure for calling the Fire Service, explaining changes to ARC response.
  • What to do when you hear the fire alarm, including human behaviour.
  • Compartmentation.
  • Routine checks.
  • The practical use of fire fighting equipment.

To be held at The Duke’s Head Hotel, 5-6 Tuesday Market Place, 10:00 – 14:30.

This course is subsidises by Discover King’s Lynn. Spaces are £20 per person and are limited to two per business.

How to use social media to drive sales

To support the recovery of local businesses in King’s Lynn Town Centre, Discover King’s Lynn (KL BID Ltd) have partnered with Maybe to give 500 businesses across the KL Bid area the opportunity to improve results through social media and see an increase in sales.

What you will get

Free, unlimited access to an on-line platform and training, to support you to get more out of your use of social media. You will learn to use social media to amplify your activity, reach more customers and boost business. The Maybe platform encourages local collaboration with other businesses in the Town, and will help to boost the overall profile and reach of the Town thus benefitting us all. In addition, you will get help to increase customer engagement that translates into footfall and sales.

How to get it

  • Sign up to get your free account with Maybe
  • Free weekly training and support sessions. Join us every x at x where Hannah from Maybe will be on hand cover top tips for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and steer you in the right direction to creating the perfect post.
  • Sign up for FREE Wednesday webinars
    These are live at 10am every week but everyone who registers will receive a recording of the event, in case you aren't able to make the time. The webinars contain tips and examples of great social media posts from across the country so you can start learning what works and what doesn't

Why Maybe?

Maybe is a team of marketing, tech and retail specialists that have been working successfully with BIDs, Councils, and businesses to help them get more, and better from social media. Maybe is part of the Government’s High Street’s Task Force, providing data, knowledge and expertise to towns and cities across the UK.
Maybe has identified that since lockdown, the number of businesses active on social media has dropped to 43% nationally and as low as 5% in some towns. This is despite the number of consumers active on social media increasing dramatically. Those businesses that are embracing social media to engage with customers and other businesses are recovering from the pandemic faster while building loyalty and sentiment with their customers.

Maybe has already helped thousands of businesses including Cirencester-based clothing boutique Law & Co. Within 1 month of working with Maybe Law & Co. sales had increased by 110% and their returning customers were up by 73%. Get involved in our free package of support with Maybe and see how your business can grow.

Meetings

During Business Week, the annual celebration of all things business in King’s Lynn, you can attend workshops, B2B networking events and showcase your business at Meet the Expert.

Monthly Networking and Information Sessions for Levy Payers

Now more than ever we need to support one another, keep in touch, and have the opportunity to share experience, knowledge and information. That is the essence of our monthly networking sessions via Zoom. Sometimes we will have a speaker or two, other times just a collection of colleagues with whom you can share your worries, ask questions, test an idea, or just say hello! Click below to add the date to your diary and join us.

Weds, Nov 18 th @ 11:00
and then monthly, 1st Weds of every month from Weds 2nd December onwards

Shopwatch & Pubwatch Radio Scheme

Make sure you’re signed up to our Levy Payers Newsletter if you’re a business in the town centre. You will get updates on training, events and BID news.

  • FAQ

  • What is a BID?

    A Business Improvement District is a defined area in which a levy is charged on all business rate payers in addition to the business rates bill. This levy is used to develop projects which will benefit businesses in the local area. There is no limit on what projects or services can be provided through a Business Improvement District. The only requirement is that it should be something that is in addition to services provided by local authorities. Improvements may include, but are not limited to, extra safety/security, cleansing and environmental measures.

    For further information about BIDs visit British BIDs an organisation that represents, advises and supports BIDs across the UK.

  • When does this BID term end?

    Discover King’s Lynn is in its first term as a BID. Terms run for 5 years, our term started on 1st April 2017 and will end on 31st March 2022.

  • Are there other BIDs in Norfolk?

    Yes, there are BIDs in Great Yarmouth and Norwich. Other BIDs nearby include Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and Lowestoft.

If you have any further questions about King’s Lynn BID, do get in touch here. We’re here to help.