Barrow's Business Improvement District is set to launch its brand new website.
The new ‘Barrow-in-Furness’ site will be online at barrowbid.co.uk from this coming Monday - the 16th of October.
The new website will not just focus on the BID area, but the whole town and beyond.
The BID board says it recognises that bringing footfall into the town centre means linking to the broader area and with so much on offer, it is hoped that, over time, the Barrow-in-Furness website will be the place to go to find out everything about Barrow – what is on, where to eat, where to stay and anything else that is happening in and around the town.
Chair of Barrow BID, Simon Craig, said: “The previous website was fine for the purpose of getting the BID known about, especially leading up to the ballot period last year.
"However, the Board felt it was both too corporate and to limited to be of benefit going forward and so we commissioned local developer, Windmill Websites, to work on a brand-new site for us.
“This site will be bright, informative and easy to navigate as well as including a host of new sections to inform locals and visitors alike.
"We have also added a Business Directory to give BID levy payers the opportunity to promote their own businesses.”
With several events happening in the lead up to Christmas, the new site will add to the marketing potential of the BID.
BID Manager, Phil Collier, said: “The launch of anything new is exciting. Naomi, from Windmill Websites, designed our new, fun logo in the summer and she has been working hard to develop a site that will see the BID move away from our previous, corporate image.
“At the time of launch, we have only a small number of BID levy payers in our new Business Directory, so I would take this opportunity for a call-to-action and say 'get in touch' so that we can include your business.
"This is a free marketing proposal for all levy paying businesses, so why would they not want to take advantage of this?”