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We represent 564 businesses across 45 streets from these sectors – arts & culture, health and beauty, food and drink, retail and entertainment, media & creative, education and training, and professional and business services.

WHAT IS ANGEL.LONDON

We are responsible for the Angel, creating a sense of place to encourage inward investment and attract businesses here. Our thriving, sustainable area offers commercial advantage for business owners and occupiers, and an enjoyable and secure place to work live and visit.

In 2007 businesses voted overwhelmingly to set up a BID to improve the trading environment. The ideas were simple – making it safer, cleaner and brighter. In 2011 they voted overwhelmingly for us to continue with our work, and in 2016 they again voted resoundingly for us to continue.

Today we are not only delivering those efficiently but adding value and offering tangible benefits for all our members, large and small, charities. We enhance the work of charities and community groups, and the Angel extends a warm welcome to all.

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WHAT IS A BID?

There are over 210 BIDs in the UK. A BID is a geographical area in which local businesses have voted to invest collectively to improve the environment for commercial activity.

An organisation – such as angel.london – is then formed to deliver these improvements, answerable to a board of local business people.

Those services are identified and requested by those member businesses, who pay a levy to fund them. They are additional to those already provided by the police and local authority. Services may include extra safety, cleaning, environmental improvements, or member benefits.

Every five years, members vote to continue the BID for another five years. The BID at Angel was established in 2007, voted in again in 2011 and 2016.

WHAT YOU PAY
All businesses whose premises have a rateable value over £25,500 are statutorily required to pay the BID levy annually.

The liability falls on the person who pays the business rates. Landlords of empty properties are liable, as are any new business ratepayers coming into the area during the term of the BID.

Rates range from £250 and are capped at £25,000. Charities pay 1%.
Smaller businesses are exempt but are welcome to pay a voluntary membership of £250 to join the BID and receive our services. We have at least ten voluntary members for whom joining makes great economic sense.

BID BENEFITS
Your’e in control
You decide and direct how BID money is spent

Businesses decide and direct how BID money is spent
We are run by a board representative of the wide variety of business sectors and sizes at the Angel

9 officer police team
angel.london Police Team reducing crime

angel.london Police Team solve 37% of reported crimes
Our team work in three ways - as a high visibility deterrent, on undercover stings targeting phone & bag thieves and shoplifters, building trusting relationships with businesses so they report crime and share intelligence

Marketing the angel
Increasing footfall

By increasing footfall and higher potential consumer spend
we’re place-shaping the Angel as one of London’s most popular destinations, to work, live or visit

6 FREE recyling services
Six days a week - because we care

Many recyclers save more than their BID levy. Don't be left out.

Happier staff
Improved attraction of high quality staff

Our safer streets, personal security events and cool places to shop, lunch, and relax after work are often cited by employees as good reasons to work here

Look local
Higher potential consumer spend

A strong local economy means a strong local economy
Who’s on your doorstep who can meet all your business needs, from services to a local workforce. Contact us and we’ll put you in touch.

Free advice
Planning and environmental issues

Before you start, take advantage of our local knowledge and experience

Clean up
Fly-tipping or graffiti outside your business

We’re your one-stop-shop for improving the environment
Tell us about it and we aim to remove it the same day

Smarter social responsibility
We’re determined that everyone benefits

We’re creating a united and cohesive town centre, improving things for all. Focus your giving on your local charities and communities, meet them face to face. We can broker links for any mentoring or volunteering you’d like to give.

OUR AWARDS

2017, 2016, 2015 Purple Flag accreditation for a safe, interesting and well-managed night economy// 2015 Met Police Outstanding Team Achievement of the Year for Reduction in Crime // 2015 nominated for Collection Crew of the Year Award at the Awards for Excellence in Recycling & Waste Management // 2014 nominated for Collection Crew of the Year Award at the Awards for Excellence in Recycling & Waste Management // 2014 London in Bloom Silver Gilt // 2013 London in Bloom Silver Gilt // 2012 London in Bloom Gold Award // 2012 Met Police Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Total Policing // 2011 London in Bloom Gold Award // 2010 London in Bloom Silver Gilt // 2009 London in Bloom Silver Gilt // 2008 London in Bloom Town & City Centre Award