Today on the blog, we sit down with Sara Homer from Brackmills BID here in Northampton…
Name and job title: Sara Homer, Brackmills Industrial Estate Business Improvement District Chair
Company: Brackmills Industrial Estate Business Improvement District (BID)
Category sponsored: Achiever of the Year
Your business: In a few words, can you tell us what your company does?
Brackmills Industrial Estate BID is an active, business-led partnership with a clear business plan that was voted for by businesses on the estate. The BID works with local and regional stakeholders to define quality services and standards throughout the industrial estate, and to undertake additional activities and services to complement those provided by partners, such as the Police and Borough/County councils.
We organise, run and lead a host of initiatives and events that will benefit resident businesses, including a focus on crime and security, ensuring access on and off the estate, such as additional winter gritting, a new and improved bus service and extensive road improvements.
Brackmills Industrial Estate is home to a range of logistics and distribution companies but also to manufacturing, SMEs, printers, food and drink outlets and many more.
Why have you chosen this particular category to sponsor and what aligns your business to the Northamptonshire Logistics Awards?
Brackmills Industrial Estate BID covers one of the most prominent locations for logistics and distribution in the country. It is also home to a wide variety of important manufacturing, service and trading companies which all make valuable contributions to the local economy in Northamptonshire. We chose the Achiever of the Year category as one of our objectives is to encourage and support relationships and schemes between businesses and organisations which seek to develop skills and have a positive impact upon their current business performance and future business development. Our category enables us to celebrate and recognise a diverse range of talented individuals working in thriving and innovative companies. We would urge businesses from across the county to really think about the talented staff they employ – and don’t forget you make more than one nomination.
What major challenges do you think the logistics sector faces?
Our driving workforce are in reality getting older and we need to recruit sufficiently skilled younger people into the logistics sector, which is too frequently not appreciated for the phenomenal sector it is and the range of job opportunities it provides. We also need to think about suitable sites for business operations.
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