The Northwich Business Improvement District (BID) has launched a recovery strategy survey to collect data from businesses to establish what their plans are for re-opening when lockdown restrictions are eased.

Designed for all types of businesses and organisations in the town centre whether BID members or not, the questionnaire will help with the mapping of a coordinated safety strategy and the creation of consistent messaging and communication with consumers.

Companies who submit their details will also be able to outline areas that they will need support in going forward. This includes marketing and communications, signage solutions, advice on PPE and social distancing and the management of public space.

Northwich BID Manager Jane Hough has outlined why it’s so important that businesses take the time to complete the survey.

“By registering your plans and asking for support if you need it, you will be part of planning and promoting a robust recovery plan for Northwich town centre,” said Jane. “It will also help to shape how we support businesses with sustainability and innovation.

“We want to help businesses get back on their feet and aim to work with all our partners to create and promote Northwich as a safe and healthy place to shop, visit and do business.

“That is why it is vital that as many businesses as possible take part in the survey because we will then be able to move forward as one and give Northwich the best chance of bouncing back strongly.”

The launch of this survey is the latest in a series of measures that the Northwich BID have put in place to support businesses since the Coronavirus outbreak began, as the organisation tries to make sure retailers can keep trading and hopefully re-open when it is safe to do so.

Businesses can take the survey here: