About Argall BID

What is Argall BID?

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.

Improving the area

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.

We are currently in the final year of our third five-year term and we work to promote and maintain the Argall industrial area as a safe, clean and dynamic working environment for all the business community.

Governance

The BID board is currently comprised of 9 Directors, 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 LBW Regeneration Team and other council officers on a quarterly basis. 

The Argall BID is run by the current BID Manager Juneed Asad, an experienced regeneration professional who works for the BID on a part-time basis. Juneed 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 currently employs one security executive, Peter Noseda, who manages the CCTV and Security in coordination with AVS security who install and maintain our security networks. We also employ a bookkeeper, Tank Green, who does our invoicing and accounts.

Partnering with LBWF

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

Joined up working

Staying strong during the pandemic

Throughout the COVID pandemic we have worked closely with LBWF to ensure Argall businesses benefit from the relevant available government support in what has been a challenging climate for many businesses. 

LBWF have produced a promotional video of dedicated businesses within the Argall BID and Lea Bridge area.

Our Achievements

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.

10 years of improvements

Safety & Security

We now monitor the estate with 110 CCTV cameras and provide invaluable support to the local police and council enforcement teams to keep the estate safe and secure. We work with LBWF and the SNT to minimise crime, flytipping and anti-social behaviour.

Environment

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, and we endeavour to ensure that estate roads remain navigable, clean and well maintained. We work with LBWF to clear flytips and prosecute those who commit environmental crime.

Connectivity

We have worked with BT to supply fibre optic broadband across the estate; we lobbied for the reopening of Lea Bridge Station, which opened in 2015, dramatically improving estate access for businesses, employees and visitors. We are in discussions with LBWF to see how we may upgrade and improve the broadband access across the estate in future.

Argall BID Newsletter

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.

Training Opportunities

We also offer and provide training opportunities and information on how to access grant support and other support initiatives available to businesses.

Working Collaboratively

We work closely with LBWF, the local SNT and local businesses to ensure that the estate is well maintained, safe & clean.

Review our latest proposal

For more information on current activity please see the current Argall BID Renewal Proposal