The SWBA is a limited company, formed in 2007, with the aim of improving the condition of the South Wimbledon Business Area and supporting the many and diverse businesses located within it.
Between 2007 and 2017 the enthusiastic and voluntary efforts of a number of SWBA member company representatives and our part-time paid Estate Coordinator enabled us to secure substantial inward investment to upgrade the estate and achieve our aims, addressing issues raised by SWBA members and enhancing the business community on the estate.
This has included the provision of CCTV, disposal of litter, issues arising from fly-tipping, improved footpaths and better signage. We have also worked closely with the Metropolitan Police in an effort to keep on-site crime to a minimum.
In 2016-17 it was decided that the SWBA should seek to become a Business Improvement District (BID) in order to build upon these achievements and to develop a further range of projects to improve the estate. BID status has the added benefit of ensuring that the area has a strong and coordinated voice so that business concerns are recognised and addressed by the Council, Police and other bodies.
Following a successful ballot of businesses on the estate, the SWBA formally became a BID on 1 July 2017 for a 5 year term.