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Sent on behalf of the Staines-upon-Thames BID Steering Group

The Staines-upon-Thames BID Business Plan 2017-2022  will be hand delivered to businesses on Monday and Tuesday next week.  A second copy will accompany ballot papers on 1st November.  Businesses have 28 days to vote and return ballot papers.  Pending a successful ballot, Staines-upon-Thames achieves Business Improvement District (BID) status and secures £1.6 million of investment to deliver new initiatives under the following five themes:

  • A well known town – marketing, promotion and PR
  • An eventful town – high quality events to boost trade and footfall
  • A safer town day and night
  • An attractive town – street and parking improvements
  • A productive town – business support and a collective business voice

If you missed the launch of the Staines-upon-Thames BID on Wednesday evening you can speak to members of the BID Steering Group over the next few weeks between 10-11am in the new Nostrano Lounge at 55 High Street, Staines town centre on the following days:

  • Monday 24th October
  • Thursday 27th October
  • Tuesday 1st November
  • Friday 4th November
  • Tuesday 8th November

We would be happy to answer any questions you have on the BID, discuss the business plan or just have a coffee with you.


Michelle Baker

Staines-upon-Thames BID Development Manager

Vote YES! Back the Staines-Upon-Thames BID

BID, StainesThe Staines-upon-Thames Business Improvement District (BID) development is going from strength to strength with the appointment of a Chairman and Vice Chairman.

Steven Harvey, Managing Director of Oasis Estate Agents in Clarence Street has been appointed as BID Chairman with Stephen Gould, founder of The Optical Shop in the Elmsleigh Centre as Vice Chairman.

Baxalta UK choose Staines-upon-Thames for new HQ

20 kingston roadBiopharmaceutical company Baxalta has chosen to set its UK Headquarters in Staines-upon-Thames, with plans to house around 100 employees.

The $6 billion global biotech was launched on July 1st after separating from Baxter International in a move designed to accelerate innovation and optimise R & D productivity.

Baxalta, which has a strong foothold in the haematology and immunology arenas, is planning to launch 20 new products across the globe by 2020.

Commenting on its new HQ, Nicole Farmer, Managing Director of Baxalta UK, said the firm will work with “all stakeholders- patients, healthcare professionals and policymakers- to ensure access and improve standards of care to medicines for patients” across the country.

LIM Signs ServiceNow for Staines-upon-Thames

strataLa Salle Investment Management has signed IT Operations management group ServiceNow for 60,000 sq. ft. offices as the first tenant at Strata its speculative development in Staines.

ServiceNow is set to move from the 18,000 sq. ft. offices it occupies at the nearby Future House in Egham, Surrey and is understood to be paying circa £34 per sq. ft.

It will take just under 60,000 sq. ft. across the ground and first floors. There is understood to be strong interest in the final floor remaining, the 29,000 sq. ft. second floor.

LIM and development manager Bell Hammer speculatively developed Strata offering 89,893 sq. ft. of offices and 29,000 sq. ft. floorplates in the centre of Staines close to the river and the railway station.

LIM is advised by Knight Frank and Montagu Evans; Colliers International advise ServiceNow.