How Disc supports a sensitive approach in Liverpool
For the Liverpool BID Company and the levy payers it works for, driving down low-level crime and anti-social behaviour across the city centre is a key priority. But in this traditionally generous city, the BID adopts a sensitive approach to the problems of rough sleeping, street drinking and begging…
The Liverpool BID Company manages two adjoining Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in the city – the Retail & Leisure BID, and the Culture & Commerce BID. Together they represent more than 1,000 levy payers contributing a combined annual budget of almost £2.5m.
For that money, the company supports a wide range of services to meet the diverse needs of two very different BIDs. And ensuring a safe and secure environment for levy payers of both BIDs, their customers and their staff is a core function.
Shaun Holland joined the Liverpool BID Company as Head of Operations in 2016, after 30 years with the Met and Merseyside police. Among other responsibilities he heads up the company’s environmental and safety activities, of which its crime reduction scheme is key.