One of the Plymouth Waterfront Business Improvement District’s (BID) projects has been shortlisted for a national award within the UK BID Industry. From more than three hundred UK BIDs, just nine projects have been shortlisted to receive the ‘BID Industry Favourite 2019’ award including a Plymouth Waterfront project. It’s now up to the public to choose the winner!
The industry favourite award is new for the UK BID industry which celebrates the very best of BID work across the country, decided by public vote.
Plymouth Waterfront Partnership has already been shortlisted for Special Recognition from British BIDs for its efforts in reducing single-use plastics in partnership with local businesses and organisations including Environment Plymouth, Plymouth City Council, the National Marine Aquarium, the University of Plymouth and others during 2018. This partnership secured the ‘Plastic Free Plymouth Waterfront’ accolade from Surfers Against Sewage as a result of the commitments of businesses, community groups and schools to reduce their reliance on single-use plastic.
This exceptional work was applauded as Plymouth Waterfront became the first city district in the UK to achieve the status and now the partnership work has been recognised for yet another national accolade.
Cllr Pete Smith, Deputy Leader of Plymouth City Council and a Director of the Plymouth Waterfront
Partnership said “Plymouth City Council works together with partners to serve the best interests of our city and its communities. It’s great news that the city partnership that worked hard to secure the Plastic Free Plymouth Waterfront accolade is now being recognised within the national BIDs industry. I’ll be voting for Plymouth’s Waterfront and we’re keeping our fingers crossed that the public vote for
Plymouth’s Waterfront too.”
Plymouth Waterfront Partnership went on to further support the city’s efforts to reduce single-use plastic when the BID partnered with the National Marine Aquarium to put on last year’s Polar Bear Explorer trail.
The trail is due to be repeated again this Christmas, this time adopting the theme of climate change.
Sarah Gibson, Waterfront Manager and Chief Executive of the Plymouth Waterfront Partnership said
“Plymouth Waterfront deserves this national recognition. For Plymouth Waterfront to be in the running
for both a Special Recognition Award and the BID Industry Favourite 2019 Award is absolutely brilliant.
We’re delighted that the BID Industry has recognised the hard work and success of our collaboration and partnerships to drive change in the Waterfront area. It’s all down to the public vote so we need everyone who loves Plymouth Waterfront to vote now!”
Penny Tarrant, Chair of Environment Plymouth and Director of Plymouth Waterfront Partnership added
“Earlier this year Groundwork awarded Environment Plymouth with Best Community Group Award for
Environmental Sustainability to reward our part in the effort to secure Plastic Free Plymouth Waterfront.
So we’re hopeful that the Waterfront Partnership should receive the BID Industry Favourite award, we’ll be voting for it!”
To cast your vote for Plymouth Waterfront, visit the British BIDs website awards page at:
Or vote HERE.
But hurry, the vote closes on 31st October 2019, so get voting today.