Ripon BID Helping Bounce Back

Ripon hospitality and leisure businesses have been awarded a total of £141,342 from the Omicron Hospitality & Leisure Grant.

Ripon BID made sure that all of its eligible levy paying businesses were aware of the grant through emails, the monthly newsletter and follow up phone calls.

Lou at Oliver’s Pantry on North Street said: “We encountered an issue with our application and Lilla at the BID supported us in sorting it out and receiving payment. We really appreciate the support received from the BID and look forward to all the other good works they are doing to improve the city for its businesses.”

Pietro at Prima Pizzeria on Kirkgate said: “Having only recently taken over the business, I didn’t know anything about the OHLG until Rick Jones, one of directors at Ripon BID, called me. Rick showed me how to apply and then when my application was missing some details helped me correct it and I have now received my grant. I am very grateful to Rick and Ripon BID for helping with this.”

Ripon BID has appointed Place Support Partnership to visit BID businesses and reduce their business costs such as energy, telecoms, water, merchant fees etc.

David of David Harrison Picture Framers on Kirkgate said

“I had a very successful meeting with Place Support Partnership, it was a very simple process and well worth the forty minutes of my time. I have made savings of between £1,500-£2,000 per year. I am more than happy with this great service from Ripon BID.”

Place Support Partnership will be visiting Ripon businesses again on 18th May with its FREE no obligation service – register your interest at or call 01765 530910 and start saving!