Through its collective voice, CDA is able to influence the policies and decisions that affect our business community. This includes the Mayor of London, local authorities, and various other stakeholder groups.
CDA BID brings together the five neighbourhoods of Holborn, Bloomsbury, St Giles, Clerkenwell and Farringdon.
CDA see investment into the streets and shared public spaces that centre and connect our neighbourhoods as an important opportunity. Enriching these spaces can create distinctive and vibrant places to enjoy, welcoming places to connect or peaceful places to rest.
Our public realm investment is guided by seven key objectives that reflect the BID's strategic priorities and the principles of people centred design. These objectives provide a clear route for the BID to direct investment to the public space improvements that will have the greatest possible positive impact.
Our Security Patrol operates Monday to Friday and is there to help encourage a safe atmosphere, including sensitively dealing with anti-social behaviour. They also report and monitor into the local authority and the Metropolitan Police.
The On-Street Cleaning Team, working Monday to Friday, provides an extra layer of litter picking and jet washing along our public highways. The team is on hand to support our community if there are any environmental concerns that need dealing with.
Our ambassador has an important role to play being another set of eyes and ears on the street, helping people with wayfinding and directions, imparting valuable local knowledge and also making sure that the area stays clean and safe.
Businesses today are engaged in creating wider social value, through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) related programmes. There is a growing body of evidence linking commercial success with responsible and sustainable business. Our campaigns align themselves to these principles and deliver tangible results and return on investment.
For the past three years, we have used the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (SDG) to inform campaigns that will drive long-term sustainable, commercial, economic and social growth. By providing hyper-local knowledge and driving collective action, we will transform our SDG from theory into practical, immediate and tangible actions and results.
Launched in early 2022, Your Future Talent is designed to bring businesses, young people and local job seekers together; supporting them in employment, skills and training and provides access routes into local apprenticeship schemes, through a variety of initiatives.
The projects we are delivering will not only equip and upskill local people for careers in hospitality, but will create a new workforce of budding and talented employees to help businesses in the district replenish their staff levels.
Our Social, Environmental, and Economic Strategy will deliver a comprehensive approach to sustainability based on circular economy principles.
We have commissioned experts to capture footfall
data which will be made available to our members to help inform policy-making and drive inward investment.
At the end of 2020 we made a £10,000 donation to both Camden Giving and Islington Giving to support their inspiring work in their respective communities.