The Association of Town Centre Management (ATCM) is committed to ensuring that the people leading the way in shaping this new urban landscape have the tools, information and resources required to enable our collective places to reach their full potential. ATCM is a respected voice for town and city management at both a European and wider global level. ATCM is a not-for-profit organisation with members from the public, private and third sectors. They include key stakeholders and thought leaders who develop and implement shared visions, strategies and action plans for town and city centres throughout the UK and Ireland.
British BIDs (Bb) is the highly respected and long established organisation focused entirely on Business Improvement Districts (BIDs). Through the delivery of advice, training, products and services, it delivers quality and innovation to the rapidly growing UK BIDs industry. The Bb team has unparalleled, first-hand knowledge and experience of BID development, management and renewal, including involvement with policy formation across the country. Bb is the place to go for all things BIDs.
The BID Foundation was established as an industry body in January 2018 following a UK-wide consultation within the industry, which revealed the need for an independent body to provide an authoritative voice for the industry and what is a critical juncture in BID’s growth and development. In response to the Rocket Science report, a group of BIDs selected the Institute of Place Management to work with to develop the body that would be industry-led and achieve the objectives identified from the consultation and subsequent discussions. With a working title of the BIDs Alliance, the organisation emerged as The BID Foundation and has been developed through the dynamic input of members, in particular those who have agreed to serve on The BID Foundation Council.
Scotland’s Towns Partnership is Scotland’s largest towns’ collective; representing and promoting the diversity of our towns and places, and supporting those organisations and groups that have an interest in or ownership of them.
The role of the Johannesburg Inner City Partnership (JICP) is to facilitate growth and transformation for all Inner City stakeholders through collaboration between City of Johannesburg (COJ), other spheres of government and the private sector. The overriding aim of the JICP is to meet the outputs of COJ Growth and Development Strategy in the Inner City of Johannesburg, namely, to ensure there is increased job creation, skills transfer, youth and small business development, business retention and attraction, resource resilience and liveable, safe community development. An additional aim of the JICP is to support the vision of the City of Joburg through the delivery of the approved Inner City Road Map (ICRM).
Svenska Stadskärnor works to raise awareness of the importance of the city center as a growth generator. Their most prominent members work actively with urban development in various forms. Svenska Stadskärnor cooperates with Swedish municipalities and county councils (SKL), Swedish Trade, Property owners, Visita, Boverket, the Swedish Transport Administration and more than 150 individual companies, municipalities and cooperative organizations. Svenska Stadskärnor provides an important network that can inspire and support their members’ work.
The Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag, DIHK) is the central organisation for 79 Chambers of Commerce and Industry, CCI (Industrie- und Handelskammern, IHKs) in Germany. DIHK represents the interests of millions of businesses and therefore speaks on behalf of companies of all sizes and from all sectors – from the kiosk owner on the corner to the international automotive group. For 150 years DIHK has been committed to ensuring framework conditions which promote growth and prosperity: to freedom and competition, to open markets, to a stable currency, to good education and good infrastructure.