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ANDOVER BID Update

Test Valley Borough Council agreed on 21 June 2017 to issue a tender for consultancy to support a BID Ballot – see: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/47841739-5c79-432d-95ea-ebff7a934c45

A business improvement district for ANDOVER

What kind of organisation could it be?


  • The BID is a business-owned, led and funded company set up by a democratic ballot.
  • If businesses vote ‘yes’ to a BID, it would run for a five-year term before another ballot is needed.
  • It is funded by a ‘levy’ on Andover Town Centre businesses based upon the current rateable value of their property. This could potentially raise £1.1 million during the five year term.
  • The BID board would then use this money to make local improvements, in addition to the services provided by Andover Town, Test Valley or Hampshire County Councils.

What can a BID do in ANDOVER?

Now the BID Steering Group is keen to consult with town centre businesses on the types of services that a BID could provide to address local issues. Potential projects are listed under the following theme areas:


Better for Andover

  • Promotion
  • Branding
  • Marketing & Events

Better for Business

  • Cost savings
  • Recruitment
  • Networking
  • Business to Business trade

Better Town Centre Experience

  • Parking management
  • First class upkeep of streets and public space
  • Managing anti-social behaviour

Future Andover

  • A voice for business in determining the future of the town centre
  • Targeted information about new developments

How can I contribute to the discussion?

You can help determine what happens next by:

Joining the BID Steering Group. Contact Susie Barlow to be added to the circulation list.

07803 503 974

Andover Town Centre BID Steering Group Members


Dave Stanbridge Tip Top Balloons
Nigel Terry Mail Boxes Etc
Mark Leech White Hart Hotel
Claire Britcliffe-Brown Marks and Spencer
Lisa Armstrong Active Staff
Steph Briggs La Di Da
Bev Botha Travelling Cupcake
Keith Enders Myddelton & Major
Steve Cotney Chantry Centre

Sarah Robinson Oaktree Accounting
David Wiseman Job Centre Plus
Adam Phillips Santander
Charlee Blanchard John Russell Fox/Wetherspoon
Ken Amin The Paper Shop
Alex Gillies The Station Inn
Tony Noakes Rock House
Crescens George BeWiser Insurance