4-consulting were asked by the Linlithgow Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) to be understand the extent to which their current business plan and BID projects were meeting the needs of the BID levy payers. The BID was interested to assess the enthusiasm and how levy payers might vote in a re-ballot for another five-year term when the BID is up for re-ballot in September 2019.
4-consulting produced a detailed survey for all the Businesses of the town centre in order to establish their views, as well as conduct in-depth Face-to-face interviews.
4-consulting showed that Linlithgow has one of the lowest rates of vacant business properties of any town in Scotland. 4-consulting also showed that Linlithgow is also among the best performing five towns for the number of long-term vacant units.
The report showed that just over half (51%) cited that the BID had supported community groups within the town. Also, almost half (47%) of levy payers felt that the BID has given the businesses a unified voice. The report showed that in 2005 accommodation & food service accounted for just over one in ten (12%) jobs rising to over one in four (26%) by 2015.
“We have worked with 4-consulting on numerous projects. On each occasion, they have provided professional and in-depth analysis of research. The consultancy team are efficient, friendly and provide a high level of research expertise as well as worked closely with BID at every stage.”
Stewart Ness, Linlithgow Town Centre BID Manager