We are in progress on a number of projects to boost business in the Colwyn area, with lots more planned! The ColwynBID is funded by you, the business owners, and we rely on your suggestions for new projects.

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Objective 1
Developing the identity and promoting business

To develop and promote the strengths and characteristics of the Bay of Colwyn as a seaside centre for leisure and business and build awareness locally and regionally for all of its business sectors.


Define, develop and promote the identity of the Bay of Colwyn


Develop communication channels to promote what Bay of Colwyn has to offer.



Represent business interests with a collective voice.

Raise the profile and awareness of the quality and diversity of the culture and leisure economy across the Bay of Colwyn increasing the numbers of visitors enjoying this aspect of the area at all times of day, evening and night.



Create events to support professional service businesses to promote themselves and highlight particular sector strengths to other businesses in the Bay of Colwyn and beyond.


Objective 2
Functional and Appealing
To develop a functional environment for businesses and a distinctive and attractive experience for visitors and workers in the area.

Protect and enhance buildings, in keeping with the character of the area.



Vacant premises maintained, presentable and tidy.

Protect and enhance buildings, in keeping with the character of the area.




Improve parking in the Colwyn BID area

Improving access and the flow of pedastrians, traffic and business from area to area.


Improvements to appearance of streets, pavements and open spaces.


Partner with police to prevent and tackle antisocial behaviour and crime affecting businesses.

Objective 3
Area Specific

To provide support to businesses in each part of the Bay of Colwyn which is specific, relevant and appropriate to their business community.


Work with others to improve the attractiveness and access to all businesses by the local community, increasing loyalty and profile of the local population using the town.



Work with others to improve the leisure facilities and public amenities which support and increase its attractiveness, encourages more visitors and builds the profile and identity of the town.

Improve the awareness of industrial zone businesses through targeted marketing to highlight all business sectors based in Mochdre locally and regionally.




Support business networks to encourage increased local trading opportunities and attract additional business investment in the area.


Ongoing Projects

Place Branding

A brand for the BID, as an organisation for and informed by businesses, already exists. We now need to focus on a brand for the area that can marketed to businesses’ customer base outside the business community. The brief was complex and quotes have been sought from experts to deliver a brand that communicates the area’s characteristics, values and benefits to individuals, families and businesses that have money to spend within the BID.

Community Toilet Scheme

Directly responding to feedback we have received from several businesses we are addressing the lack of public toilets across the BID area. We are offering a financial package for any suitable businesses willing to offer their toilet to the public. In return we will offer wide publicity to businesses offering this service. To check toilet facilities, meet the needs of all customers (those will with additional accessibility requirements, baby changing facilities etc) we will carry out a brief audit of proposed toilets to evaluate the range of facilities available. Several businesses have already signed up for the scheme but we need more to make it work well. For information about how to nominate your business to be included in this service please email your expression of interest to info@colwynbid.co.uk.

Discounted West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce membership

Colwyn BID have negotiated with West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce to offer half price membership to all BID levy payers. For further information please email info@colwynbid.co.uk..

Free and Subsidised Training

The BID is working with local training providers to agree free or subsidised courses for businesses wishing to access essential training. To access funding for these places businesses must be payers of the BID levy and demonstrate that the training will help them to grow or access new markets. For training requests please email info@colwynbid.co.uk..

Publicity for BID Businesses

We have been profiling local businesses in the local printed press and press, highlighting the broad range of services and products available across the BID area and boosting businesses visibility. We aim to release several press releases profile local businesses each month. If you have an interesting story to tell about your business and you’d like to receive some additional publicity please contact us.

Healthy Colwyn

We are working closely with FIT Conwy and other local fitness providers to offer BID businesses incentive vouchers for their customers such as gym sessions/ free swimming and much more. The project is currently being finalised and will be launched soon.

Vacant Commercial Premises

The BID worked in partnership with local commercial property managers to brighten up vacant windows with Christmas posters. Future seasonal displays will be printed on window vinyl and supplied to commercial landlords by request. In addition, we are organising the spring cleaning of windows and guttering in vacant premises by professional commercial cleaners. Landlords wishing to participate in this scheme should contact us via info@colwynbid.co.uk.

Signage Projects

A significant aim of the BID Business Plan is improving signage across the whole BID area and to introduce systematic Business Park signage in Mochdre. This is a big project with complex issues of planning and consistency. Following a tender process, local contractor Ekult Highways has been chosen to survey existing signage, identify, source, position and design new and effective directional signage for rateable businesses of Mochdre Business Parc, Quinton Hazell Enterprise Parc, The Creamery Trade Park and Mochdre Commerce Park.
EKULT have produced a provisional report into recommended signage systems for Mochdre business parks. Planning consent is being sought before final recommendations are made. These will then be shared with business and we will seek your input and opinions on the best way forward.
We will also start looking at signage in other three areas within the next few months.

Power Solutions

Power Solutions are one of the UK’s leading independent energy consultants and offer a unique value for money service to BIDs. They can negotiate competitive rates with 20 of the UK’s largest energy suppliers, as well as managing businesses energy contracts on their behalf. Power Solutions earn their fee by taking commission from energy suppliers and pay a % of the commission back to BIDS. This means the service has no cost to businesses and adds to funds available to deliver BID projects for businesses in the area. EKULT have produced a provisional report into recommended signage systems for Mochdre business parks. Planning consent is being sought before final recommendations are made. These will then be shared with business and we will seek your input and opinions on the best way forward. We will also start looking at signage in other three areas within the next few months.

Improvements to appearance of streets, pavements and open spaces.

This will be an ongoing project we have started by painting railings in Old Colwyn and painting in Rhos on Sea will start in a few weeks. We will be sub-contracting a handy person to keep the area clean and tidy. We are collecting CV’s and will be sifting through them August 29th.