New Publication: BIDs and COVID-19

New Publication: BIDs and COVID-19



Announcements / Business Advice / Security

We are excited to announce that WeAreWaterloo’s Chief Executive, Natalie Raben, published a research paper in the Journal of Place Management and Development. Analysing the response of Business Improvement Districts to the pandemic, Natalie and her co-writer Nikos Ntounis discuss how BIDs shifted their operations when faced with COVID-19 to become integral facilitators of place management initiatives in their local areas.

The paper draws upon both interview and survey data from a wide variety of BID Managers to understand how their organisation’s business plans responded to the pandemic, before proposing a disaster management framework to help inform the localised response of place managers to future large-scale disruptions. The research paper suggests that a greater emphasis on communication strategiespartnerships, resilience and public safety during the lockdown periods has led to an elevated positioning of the UK BID role in coordinated disaster management through place leadership

Read the full research paper: Carving a place for UK business improvement districts through COVID

See all of WeAreWaterloo’s Reports & Strategies here.



Revive our Free Little Library


Our Free Little Library is calling for some love! Through this 24-hour book exchange box, we aim to inspire readers and expand book access – but our Little Free Library is running low on books! If you have some books gathering dust on your shelves, drop them off at the Free Little Library. This book-sharing

Sustainable Ventures to help Lambeth Businesses


We are pleased to announce that our friends over at Sustainable Ventures are here to help businesses and enterprises in Lambeth! The next round of the Lambeth Net Zero Innovation Challenge is starting now.  In the Challenge, established businesses are matched with cutting-edge cleantech innovators who develop bespoke solutions to support sustainability objectives.  Running for

Welcoming Roti King to Waterloo


We are super excited to welcome Roti King’s legendary roti canai to Waterloo! Originally a street food concept and renowned for its Malaysian cuisine, Roti King has gained incredible popularity and is set to open its third London restaurant on Lower Marsh. The tradition of crafting fresh roti daily continues, showcasing the process in the