The Argall BID was first introduced in 2007 to represent businesses in the Argall Industrial area.
Home to a diverse range of around 400 businesses, employing many local people, Argall BID businesses represent a comprehensive cross section of business types in one dedicated area, a unique location within the London Borough of Waltham Forest.
The Argall BID delivers additional benefits for businesses within the BID area through guaranteed financial contributions; it enables concentrated improvements in key areas identified by businesses such as security and the environment and encourages investment by property owners and local service providers. Improved working conditions tend to improve the recruitment and retention of employees and therefore the long-term economic success of local businesses.
In November 2022 businesses voted for the Argall BID to continue to manage the Argall Industrial Area for a further 5-year term. We will continue to promote and maintain the Argall industrial area as a safe, clean and dynamic working environment for all the business community.
The BID board is currently comprised of seven members – two Directors and a Management Board of five, who represent different estates across the Industrial Area. They all run, own, or work at business premises here and offer their valuable time on a voluntary basis.
The BID board meets quarterly, and the manager and board members also meet LBWF Regeneration Team and other council officers on a quarterly basis.
The Argall BID is run by the BID Manager, Juneed Asad, an experienced regeneration professional, who works for the BID on a part-time basis. Juneed has been managing the BID since 2015 and has presided over three successful BID Election periods. He works closely with BID stakeholders – the Board, LBWF, landlords, businesses and the local SNT to keep the BID area safe, clean, and connected.
The BID security team employs one night-time security executive, Andriy Zavalnyy, who works in conjunction with our security manager Scott Francis from AVS Security, who install and maintain our security networks. Our Administrator Maria Wade provides bookkeeping and parking administration services.
London Borough of Waltham Forest is the major stakeholder in the Argall BID and we work closely with the Regeneration team and other council departments to ensure the Argall Industrial area functions as well as possible. LBWF not only collect the levy for us, but they also offer information and support through their business pages.
For information on the Argall BID and to pay your BID levy via the online portal click here: Business Improvement District (BID) Frequently asked questions | London Borough of Waltham Forest.
For general information on business support, rates, commercial property, and more go to: https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/businesses
We work closely with LBWF to signpost Argall businesses to any government support initiatives as appropriate. This support has been crucial to some businesses through recent times, with a major pandemic and rising energy costs posing new challenges for the business community.
LBWF have produced a promotional video of dedicated businesses within the Argall BID and Lea Bridge area.
Since 2007 we have been working with LBWF, the local Safer Neighbourhoods Team, landlords and local businesses to ensure the estate is safe, clean and connected.
We now provide the estate with 24-hour CCTV coverage, we have 110 cameras across the estates and provide invaluable support to the local police and council enforcement teams to keep the estate safe and secure. We employ a night-time security guard and continue to work with LBWF and the SNT to minimise crime, flytipping and anti-social behaviour.
We have upgraded lighting across the estates, and have worked with LBWF to implement parking controls. We manage 2 car parks on the estate, which are for the benefit of businesses and their customers, issuing permits through the parking portal: https://argallbid.co.uk/parking/ We are in discussions regarding the installation of extra Electric Vehicle Charging points across the area, and we endeavour to ensure that estate roads remain navigable, clean and well-maintained. We work with the Neighbourhoods Team at LBWF to clear flytips and prosecute those who commit environmental crime.
We have worked with BT to supply fibre optic broadband across the estate and are looking into improving connectivity with a hyperoptic broadband in 2024. We lobbied for the reopening of Lea Bridge Station, which opened in 2015, dramatically improving estate access for businesses, employees and visitors.
We continue to promote businesses via the Argall BID Newsletter and the website, where we offer businesses the opportunity to add their business to the Business Directory.
We also offer and provide training opportunities and information on how to access grant support and other support initiatives available to businesses.
We work closely with LBWF, the local SNT and local businesses to ensure that the estate is well maintained, safe & clean.
For more information on current activity please see the current Argall BID Renewal Proposal