Love Great Western Road BID:
Building a more prosperous business community

Vintners, victuallers, boutiques, bookshops, bakers, makers, creators and flat whiters. Just some of the successful small businesses plying their trade on Glasgow’s Great Western Road and feeling the love for our unique and vibrant part of the west end.

A new Love Great Western Road Business Improvement District (BID) proposal is encouraging all local businesses on the corridor between Oran Mor and St. George's Cross to work collectively for a brighter, more prosperous commercial future.

The Love Great Western Road BID process is built on two main commercial objectives:

We want people to visit more often, stay longer and spend more in Great Western Road. Let’s make our part of the street more attractive and popular for locals, visitors and passers-by.
Collaboration increases our commercial power. By investing in and working on a BID together we have potential to cut costs, save money, and improve the look and safety of the area.

If agreed by a ballot of local businesses, BID status for the Love Great Western Road area would support significant improvement to our wonderful part of the west end over a 5 year period

Identifying improvement:

A full consultation to determine the most pressing issues for all local businesses will be taking place over the coming months, and the project steering group encourage you to share your thoughts and views about commercial priorities for the area.

So far, three specific themes have been identified for improvement by Great Western Road businesses, but other easy-to-deliver, low cost improvement objectives will be highlighted in the coming months.

The three themes identified so far include:

Looking good:

Improving the physical appearance of the area; better street cleaning, refuse collection, recycling points and repositioning of bins; shop front improvement grants; installation of planters.

Safety and security:

CCTV; street ambassadors, introduction of ShopWatch scheme

Strengthening the local economy:

Business diversification; consumer research/trends; shared costs and collective commercial projects; street festivals and pop-ups.