During the month of November we balloted every single eligible business in Bankside to give each of you the chance to vote on the continuation of the work we do and the services we offer. The results are in and we are thrilled to announce that we were successful, from a 42% turnout, a majority of 88% businesses voted ‘Yes’ to another five years of Better Bankside. This equates to a 76% majority and 55% turnout by aggregate rateable value.
Our new term begins on 1 April 2015, and our area will be extended west to Blackfriars Road and south along Great Suffolk Street. We are excited to welcome these new businesses into our network and look forward to working with them, and our existing business community, until at least 2020.
Better Bankside CEO Peter Williams commented on the result. "It’s been a pleasure for the team to see so many of our members during the course of the ballot. The extended membership represents a wide range of size and type of company, and hearing their different experiences of operating in Bankside has been invaluable in planning for the next five years. We are very grateful for the incredible level of support indicated by the ballot result, and very determined to provide the highest level of service in return."
We’d like to sincerely thank you all for your support and hope you can join the Better Bankside team for our annual winter party on Wednesday 28 January 2015.
See the full breakdown of results here.