22/05/2023 in Uncategorised

We’re recruiting – Marketing and Memberships Manager

We’re recruiting for a Marketing and Memberships Manager who will manage communication with our members. The role is a varied one and will involve delivering an annual programme of events, keeping members up to date with what the BID can…

03/05/2023 in Business Environment Events Stronger

Angel Responsible Business Network – time to get involved

Thank you to all those who attended the launch of the Angel Responsible Business Network (ARBN) on 26 April. Almost 50 representatives from local businesses and organisations gathered at the Crafts Council Gallery to mark the occasion, meet other like-minded people and hear…

03/05/2023 in Angel Police Team Business Police

Join us at the first Angel Business Crime Reduction Partnership meeting – 11 May

A key output from the Angel Business Crime Summit held earlier this year was the re-establishment of the Angel Business Crime Reduction Partnership (ABCRP).  We can now confirm that the first meeting of ABCRP will take place at 9am on Thursday 11 May at the…

13/04/2023 in Business Events Uncategorised

Notice of Annual General Meeting – Wednesday 17 May

The Annual General Meeting of the Angel Business Improvement District Ltd (trading as will take place on Wednesday 17 May at 8:30am in the Executive Centre at the Business Design Centre. Refreshments will be available from at 8am. All…

04/04/2023 in Business Shopping Uncategorised

Highbury & Islington named as most resilient retail area in Greater London

Highbury & Islington has taken the number one spot in a study of retail resilience in outer London town centres.  The study, by property consultancy Savills UK, examined 40 outer London high street areas and ranked them in terms of ‘health, vibrancy, size…

04/04/2023 in Uncategorised

Announcing our Angel Spring Clean week – 17 to 21 April

The Angel Spring Clean week (17 – 21 April) will be five days of consolidated activities and initiatives to make the Angel’s public realm as clean and presentable as possible for all who work, live and visit the town over the spring and summer…

04/04/2023 in Uncategorised

Join us at the launch of the Angel Responsible Business Network

We are inviting businesses to join us at the Crafts Council Gallery on Wednesday 26 April from 5 – 7pm for the launch the Angel Responsible Business Network. The Angel Responsible Business Network will be a group formed from organisations in the Angel area that wish…

16/02/2023 in Brighter Business Research Stronger Uncategorised

Help shape the future of the Angel

We are carrying out research to shape our plans for the coming years and create an updated ‘place identity’ for the Angel that will benefit every business by creating a coherent and appealing message to attract workers, shoppers and visitors. We want…

15/02/2023 in Uncategorised

Business Crime Summit and Crime Survey 2023 Results

Last week we held the inaugural Angel Business Crime Summit. The event, attended by over 30 businesses, examined the current level and nature of crime affecting businesses in the Angel and looked at ways that this can be addressed both in…

15/02/2023 in Business Guidance Uncategorised

Check your business rates valuation with the VOA now

The 2017 non-domestic rating list is closing, so it is important for business ratepayers to check before 31 March that the information held by the VOA is correct to ensure you don’t lose out on any reliefs or adjustments to your…

15/02/2023 in Architecture Brighter Business Council Environment Stronger Uncategorised

Chapel Market development consultation

Islington Council has opened its public and business consulation for its plans to make significant place-making changes to Chapel Market. The plans aim to make the market more welcoming, attractive, easier for users to navigate and make it a better place for traders to…

07/02/2023 in Business Council Food & Drink Grants Uncategorised

Grant opportunity for small independent food service businesses

Islington Council has today – Tuesday 7 February – launched a grant opportunity for small independent food service businesses in the Borough. Grants of £500 will be provided upon successful application to 150 businesses in the Council’s Energy Relief Scheme. The aim of the scheme is to help with energy…

01/02/2023 in Uncategorised

Angel Business Crime Summit – Register Now

Angel business owners and managers are invited to attend the first Angel Business Crime Summit taking place on Thursday 9 February at 10am at the VUE Cinema in Angel Central. The Summit will review the results of the Angel Business…

24/01/2023 in Architecture Brighter Business Council Shopping Transport

Charlton Place and Camden Passage environmental changes

Following consultation with businesses and residents last summer, Islington Council has announced its plans to take forward improvements to Charlton Place and Camden Passage.  The proposed works will include pavement widening, outdoor seating, tree planting and changes to the road and…

17/01/2023 in Angel Police Team Business Events Police Safer Uncategorised

Angel Business Crime Survey 2023

To help understand the current level and nature of crime and anti-social behaviour in the Angel town centre, and to inform future crime prevention activities, we ask Angel business owners and managers to complete the Angel Business Crime Survey 2023.  The survey takes less than 5 minutes…

19/12/2022 in Cleaner Council Environment Recycling

Business collection and recycling services – Christmas and New Year duty schedule

The collection and recycling services provided by will continue over the festive period. Our team will be working on the 23rd, 28th, 29th and 30th December. The team will continue to undertake their bespoke collection services and will deliver…

19/12/2022 in Safer

Business crime team – Christmas and New Year duty schedule

Our Business Crime Manager will be working in the Angel town centre up to, and including, Tuesday 20th December and will return on Tuesday 3rd January 2023. Please remember to follow these procedures if you need the assistance of the…

07/12/2022 in Uncategorised

Have your say on the Traffic Management Order for Chapel Market

Since May 2021 a temporary traffic management order has been in place on Chapel Market extending the hours during which traffic is prohibited from entering the market. The aim of the traffic management order was to make the market a safer, more pleasant…

28/11/2022 in Uncategorised

Where to watch (or avoid!) the World Cup in the Angel

Love football? Hate football?  Either way we’ve got you covered with our round-up of venues in the Angel to catch the big World Cup games, or places to go and things to do if you want to avoid the silly football in Qatar. Where…

03/11/2022 in Uncategorised

Angel Christmas lights switch-on event: 17 Nov 4pm to 8pm

We are pleased to release details of the ‘Glow in the Angel‘ Christmas lights switch-on event, taking place on Thursday 17 November from 4pm – 8pm . The website for Glow is now live – – detailing what’s going on during the evening. We…

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19/10/2022 in Uncategorised

What’s on in the Angel – Autumn / Winter 2022

Glow in the Angel 2022 – 17 November This year’s Glow in the Angel event – when the Christmas lights across the Angel are switched on – is taking place on Thursday 17 November.  From 4pm to 8pm there will be extra-special ‘happenings’ across the Angel encompassing Camden…

06/10/2022 in Brighter Entertainment Events Music Stronger

The Angel is all set to ‘Glow’ on Thursday 17 November

We are delighted to confirm that our ‘Glow in the Angel’ event, that includes the switching on of the festive lights in the Angel, will take place on Thursday 17 November.  We are working with partners to create a series of activities…

06/09/2022 in Business energy Grants Guidance Stronger

Cost of Doing Business – Practical advice hub

We are very aware of the ‘cost of business’ pressures currently faced by our members.  One of out strategic partners, the London Business Hub, has developed a ‘Cost of Doing Business Hub‘, bringing together practical resources and support to help businesses adapt and navigate the…

08/08/2022 in Business COVID-19 Grants Stronger Uncategorised

Help to Grow: Digital – Eligibility for funding widened

Help to Grow: Digital, one of the government’s schemes to support businesses post-pandemic, has been expanded to include discounts on new types of software and smaller businesses. Small and medium-sized businesses across the UK can now apply for a discount of 50% off…

08/08/2022 in Access Business Council Environment Safer Stronger Transport

Charlton Place and Camden Passage Traffic Consultation

As part of their commitment to make Islington a cleaner, greener and healthier place for all, Islington Council is proposing to implement amendments to vehicle access and environmental changes to Charlton Place and Camden Passage. Details of the proposals can be seen HERE. Businesses, residents and…

29/07/2022 in Brighter Business Entertainment Events Food & Drink Music Stronger Theatre

Angel Loves Summer events programme 2022 is live!

This year is loving summer. To celebrate, we’re hosting a programme of amazing FREE activities and events throughout August exclusively for those who work in the Angel. It’s our way of saying thank you for being part of the area. From cocktail…

08/07/2022 in Brighter Business Charity Cleaner Environment Events Stronger Uncategorised

Take part in a Volunteering Taster Day on 19 July

The BIG Alliance invites local businesses to volunteer alongside others at Caledonian Park, a much-loved community green space in Islington.  Date: Tuesday 19th July 2022 Timings: The day will be split into two shifts, with an AM and PM session. Volunteers can opt to attend either…

08/07/2022 in Business Guidance Safer Training

Free fire safety checks for Angel businesses

07 July 2022 – As businesses recover from the pandemic, one of the very worst things that could happen is to have a fire or emergency in your premises that puts you, your workers and customers lives in danger or stops you…

21/06/2022 in Business Events Food & Drink Stronger

We’re hosting our first Angel Business Breakfast – come join us!

On Tuesday 28 June we will be hosting our first ‘Angel Business Breakfast‘ at the recently opened NOCI restaurant ( on Islington Green.  The relaxed networking event will take place from 8.30am to 10am on Tuesday 28 June and is completely free for Angel BID businesses to attend….

31/05/2022 in Angel Police Team Business Cleaner Environment Police Recycling Safer Uncategorised

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend operational update

BUSINESS WASTE AND RECYCLING Standard business recycling services will continue over the extended bank holiday weekend, so please present your bags and stickered cardboard bundles out for collection as normal. Recycling bags & Stickers – If you require recycling bags and stickers to cover the extended bank holiday…