A CLEANER environment, staff upskilling and security upgrades – just some of the developments at Gadbrook Park in the past year.

Voted back in by businesses for a further five years, the Gadbrook Park Business Improvement District (BID) is looking to keep the positive changes flowing.

Funded through an additional tax to businesses, the BID initiates projects within the area.

Recent improvements have included enhanced aesthetics, the provision of training courses and 'MicroLearn' software, and investments into CCTV, ANPR, and security guards from Alpha Omega.

Northwich Guardian:

Mike Roberts, BID chairman, said: "2019 saw the BID continue to deliver a full maintenance programme of improvements to the business park.

“During the summer we installed and maintained 21 hanging baskets across Gadbrook Park, providing a vibrant splash of colour for employees and visitors to enjoy, and the litter picking service continued which further enhanced the overall positive image of Gadbrook Park as a place to do business.

“On top of this, regular image audits were undertaken across the entire area by the business park manager, identifying areas for improvement and ensuring the area looked its best for employers, employees and visitors alike.

"Throughout the last year of the BID, 119 employees received free training, with more to benefit in 2020.”

The BID team is focusing on three key themes – 'safe and secure', 'a connected and supported business park', and 'a greener, cleaner and sustainable trading environment'.

Mike said: “Our main aim now will be to ensure Gadbrook Park retains its position as a premier location within Cheshire and the north west, capable of attracting, developing and supporting a broad spectrum of companies through the provision of a safe, sustainable, clean and connected business environment."